Selective surface modification of PET substrate for inkjet printing

  • L. P. Yeo
  • B. K. Lok
  • Q. M. P. Nguyen
  • C. W. Lu
  • Y. C. LamEmail author


We present the results of inkjet printing of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)/poly(4-styrenesulphonate) (PEDOT/PSS) conductive ink on selective surface-modified polyethylene terephathalate substrate via vapor coating of 1H,1H,2H,2H-perfluorooctyltriethoxysilane (FOTS) and atmospheric oxygen plasma. Selective surface modification was carried out using a nickel stencil with ~50 μm line width and spacing. PEDOT/PSS-conductive ink was found to wet the hydrophilic surface-treated line widths spontaneously while avoiding the hydrophobic-treated regions.


Inkjet printing Selective surface modification Large area manufacturing PEDOT/PSS conductive ink 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. P. Yeo
    • 1
  • B. K. Lok
    • 2
  • Q. M. P. Nguyen
    • 1
  • C. W. Lu
    • 2
  • Y. C. Lam
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Singapore Institute of Manufacturing TechnologySingaporeSingapore

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