Inkjet DMF with an office printer


#1

Hi all,

Our latest paper on inkjet printed/roll-coated DMF chips was just published in Lab on a Chip. It provides detailed methods for printing electrodes using an off-the-shelf Epson printer and commercial silver ink. This should provide a nice chip fabrication setup for anyone new to DMF.

The roll-coated dielectric/hydrophobic layers are also really cool, but perhaps less useful if you don’t have access to a roll-coater.

A pdf copy is hosted on the lab’s website (along with all of our other papers).

-Ryan

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#2

Very great to know!

在 2016年11月30日星期三 UTC-8上午8:11:52,Ryan Fobel写道:

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Hi all,

Our latest paper on inkjet printed/roll-coated DMF chips was just published in Lab on a Chip. It provides detailed methods for printing electrodes using an off-the-shelf Epson printer and commercial silver ink. This should provide a nice chip fabrication setup for anyone new to DMF.

The roll-coated dielectric/hydrophobic layers are also really cool, but perhaps less useful if you don’t have access to a roll-coater.

A pdf copy is hosted on the lab’s website (along with all of our other papers).

-Ryan


Ryan Fobel | Postdoctoral Fellow | Wheeler Microfluidics Lab | http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca
DropBot: open-source DMF | http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca/dropbot | http://sci-bots.com
Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering | University of Toronto
160 College Street Room 440 | Toronto, ON M5S 3E1
Tel: +1.416.946.5138 | Fax: +1.416.946.3865


#3

Ryan,

Can you comment on how you masked off the contact pads for the roll coated devices and the dip coated devices. From the image it looks like the roll coating may not have included the pad area but this is not clear.

–Michael

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On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:11:52 AM UTC-8, Ryan Fobel wrote:

Hi all,

Our latest paper on inkjet printed/roll-coated DMF chips was just published in Lab on a Chip. It provides detailed methods for printing electrodes using an off-the-shelf Epson printer and commercial silver ink. This should provide a nice chip fabrication setup for anyone new to DMF.

The roll-coated dielectric/hydrophobic layers are also really cool, but perhaps less useful if you don’t have access to a roll-coater.

A pdf copy is hosted on the lab’s website (along with all of our other papers).

-Ryan


Ryan Fobel | Postdoctoral Fellow | Wheeler Microfluidics Lab | http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca
DropBot: open-source DMF | http://microfluidics.utoronto.ca/dropbot | http://sci-bots.com
Institute of Biomaterials & Biomedical Engineering | University of Toronto
160 College Street Room 440 | Toronto, ON M5S 3E1
Tel: +1.416.946.5138 | Fax: +1.416.946.3865