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Liquid Deposition

Inkjet technologies as utilized in the traditional digital printing industry are perfectly suited to controllably dispense small and precise amounts of "liquid" to precise locations. The "liquid" materials can encompass low to high viscosity fluids, colloidal suspensions, frits, metallic suspensions, and almost any other material that can be dispersed in a liquid carrier material. The carrier material can be aqueous or non-aqueous based solvent material.

All digital inkjet technologies are suitable for liquid and fluid deposition, depending upon the specific application and requirements. The available inkjet technologies include:

  • Continuous inkjet
  • Drop on Demand inkjet
    • Thermal inkjet
    • Piezo inkjet

Torrey Pines Research recognizes that successful integration of inkjet technology requires the careful integration of the three critical elements of inkjet printing:

  • The fluid or liquid material
    •  Typically defined by the application
  • The substrate upon which the liquid will be deposited
    • Typically defined by the application
  • The inkjet dispenser or head, including driver electronics

TPR understands the critical nature of these interactions and is expertly positioned to find and/or develop the right match for your application. 

Torrey Pines Research is uniquely positioned as an independent integrator of inkjet technology for your specific application because TPR is technology and supplier �neutral�. As such, TPR is best able to select the most appropriate inkjet technology & head supplier to integrate with your application requirements for the fluid and substrate.

Typical application requirements for liquid deposition, metering, dosing, dispensing, masking, and coating include the following:

  • Liquid materials
    • From solutions to colloidal suspensions
    • Usually expensive ($/lb)
  • Small area coverage
    • Relatively low volumes of material
  • Small & precise metering
    • Requiring drop sizes from ~ 3 to 100+ Pico liters
    • High resolution
  • Precision drop location
    • Sometimes within +/- 1 micron
  • Non-contact process
  • Typically for testing and/or manufacturing

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