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Sensors: Functional Inks

Functional Ink Options

Printed sensors comprise a functional ink printed on a flexible substrate.​ The functional inks create traces and contact pads which conduct the flow of electricity. ​

  • silver inks provide conductivity and are used to print most of a sensor's circuit
  • silver-chloride inks can interact with the properties of the skin, making them prevalent in biosensors ​
  • carbon inks can be used standalone, but they are more often used to overprint silver-ink traces to prevent oxidation and lessen resistance
  • dielectric inks are able to transmit electric force without conduction, prevent oxidation, and coat exposed conductive traces
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Consider prototypes to help you vet the design and functionality of your product before you invest in a full production run. 

Contact our design engineers to see if prototyping is a good fit for your project.

Call (800) 733-4133 or email to discuss your prototyping or sensor needs.

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