NovaCentrix offers a kit of materials that can be used by industrial and academic research and development groups to learn about new developments in the field of inkjet printed electronics firsthand. This kit is being used to rapid prototype a printed conductive ink design, fulfill basic R&D requirements and begin to understand the manufacturing benefits and challenges associated with inkjet printing. This entry level kit uses a common off the shelf piezoelectric inkjet printer with aftermarket refillable cartridges to make it possible to produce printed electronics with everyday tools. JS-B25P conductive ink will air dry to approximately 150 mohm/square when printed on the Novele included in the inkjet printing kit.
JS-B25P inks printed on porous media, such as Novele and various coated or uncoated papers, may be cured in a conventional oven though the porous media may curl above 100°C. JS-B25P will air dry to approximately 150 mohm/square when printed on Novele. Please refer to the JS-B25P datasheet for the thermally cured resistivity data. You may mail these samples to NovaCentrix for curing with PulseForge tools to achieve best results. Please provide a return label.
JS-B inks may be used with non-porous substrates if you have modified the printer to remove the metal gripper rollers on the machine's outfeed. You may cure this type of sample >200°C on a hot plate or in an oven. Be very careful of static electricity as this will interfere with the print quality. Static may be removed with ionizing blowers or by preheating the substrate at 100°C.
ICI inks are intended to be cured with PulseForge tools very soon after printing. Please refer to the ICI-003 datasheet for resistivity data. ICI-003 inkjet ink may not be cured in a conventional oven and they will dry too significantly to return to NovaCentrix for curing.