The mass-printing methods are very famous in the market compared to other printing methods due to their enhanced productivity. Their throughout is up to 10.00m²/h, and hence, especially suitable for a dramatic reduction of fabrication costs. These methods are so well developed that that they allow for high resolution down to 20µm and below. They are used for high quality and for large achievable layer properties as well. Some of the most famous methods under mass-printing are given below.
The principle of Rotogravure is similar to the intaglio printing process. This printing is based on engraving the image onto an image carrier. In this method, a copper cylinder is used as image carrier. Hence, we can say that this technology is based upon printing on a roll of paper rather than sheet of paper. It provides high layer quality; due to this, it is suitable for quality sensitive layers such as semiconductor and dielectric interfaces in transistors.
Offset printing is a very common technique in which the inked image is transferred from a plate to a rubber blanket. The image is then transferred to printing surface from that rubber blanket. However, the non-printing area uses a water-based film called fountain solution for keeping itself ink free.
This technology is used for printing inorganic and organic conductors. This is also used in computer to plate (CTP) printing technology.
This is a process of printing in which a flexible relief plate is used, and this technique is an updated version of the letterpress. This method can be used for any type of substrate such as plastic, metallic films, cellophane, and paper.
For printing electronics, this method is better than offset printing and can be used for inorganic and organic conductors.