SCREEN & DIGITAL PRINTING
ECI offers both Screen printing and digital printing. Both have their strengths and weaknesses and both can be equally dynamic esthetically.
Screen printing is a printing technique that uses a woven mesh with an ink-blocking image or stencil. The attached stencil forms open areas in the mesh that allows printable materials to be pressed through the mesh onto a substrate. A "squeegee" or rubber blade is moved across the mesh, forcing ink into the open areas for transfer during the squeegee stroke.
Screening Strengths & Weaknesses
- Bold vibrant colors but not halftone friendly
- Repeatable color match
Digital printing refers to methods of printing from a digital-based image directly to a variety of substrates using laser or inkjet process.
Digital Strengths & Weaknesses
- Half Tone capability but difficult to match colors batch to batch
- 3D appearance but poor opacity
- Exotic graphics
ECI will work with you to decide what technology works best with your needs.
Printed Electronics are changing our world each and every day. ECI works in conjunction with our customers to develop and produce conductive printed electronic solutions for a wide variety of industries. Combining various printed materials such as Nickel, Carbon, Silver, Zinc, Tungsten, Silver/Silver Chloride and others, we work to find the perfect blend of materials for your application.
Some potential uses are:
- Bio Feedback - EKG and ECG Sensors
- Time Release Transdermal Patches
- Capacitance Switching Systems
- Photovoltaic Cells
- RFID Antennae