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Screen Printing Techniques for Printed Electronics: 5 points of comparison

Printing Pace and Continuity

The first important difference is pace, directly influenced by continuity. Flatbed screen printing is practically done in 2 strokes. In rotary screen printing, these same steps are combined in a continuous process. Rotary screen printing can use lower squeegee speeds, but achieve the same or even faster output, with a more constant printing result.

Printing High Volumes and Reproducibility

For some applications - such as printed circuit boards - Printed Electronics are required to be mass-produced. Rotary screen printing is a rotary process that can run longer than other screen printing techniques. This ensures that the print line can continuously reproduce products and higher volumes are possible.

Blockages of Printing Holes

For screen printing techniques, downtime and clogging of holes are the main deal-breakers. Because the rotary screen printing process is a continuous process the printing result is much more consistent than other screen printing techniques.

Lifespan of Screens

Another aspect that can save costs in the long run, is the lifetime of tools. A frequently mentioned advantage of rotary screen printing is that the lifespan of screens is relatively high. Although the equipment investment for a rotary screen printing process is higher, less downtime and lower start-up costs result in a much higher lifespan of screens and thus lower costs in the long run.

Integrating for Various Purposes

Finally, integration with your existing print line is an important topic for many companies. The integrated implementation of rotary screen printing is fairly easy when compared to flatbed screen printing.

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Since SPGPrints invented rotary screen printing in 1962, we have taken the concept into many exciting directions. Among the most successful applications in recent years has been printed electronics.

Seamless printing

Rotary screen printing is now very commonly used for manufacturing printed electronics. Contrary to flatbed printing, our technology allows for seamless printing, hence, uninterrupted and fast high- volume production.

Fast return on investment

While the initial investment in rotary screen printing may be substantial the ROI is short because of low running costs and the screens' long lifetime.

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