Printing Technologies

  • Leonard W. T. Ng
  • Guohua Hu
  • Richard C. T. Howe
  • Xiaoxi Zhu
  • Zongyin Yang
  • Christopher G. Jones
  • Tawfique Hasan


Printing is a mature, ubiquitous industry and is used extensively across the globe for mass producing a wide range of decorative products; from books and magazines through to packaging, advertising posters and even automobile dials. This chapter will provide an in-depth description of four of the most widely used methods: inkjet, screen, gravure and flexographic printing. In addition, 3D printing as a deposition method will also be discussed. The chapter includes an overview of the vital parameters of note for each of the different printing methods and gives a quantitative description of the different interactions within individual printing systems. Finally, generic starting formulations of 2D material inks unique to each printing method are also provided.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard W. T. Ng
    • 1
  • Guohua Hu
    • 1
  • Richard C. T. Howe
    • 1
  • Xiaoxi Zhu
    • 1
  • Zongyin Yang
    • 1
  • Christopher G. Jones
    • 2
  • Tawfique Hasan
    • 1
  1. 1.Cambridge Graphene CentreUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Novalia Ltd.CambridgeUK

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