Tweaking Printer Driver for Improved Conductivity in Instant Inkjet Circuits Tweaking Printer Driver for Improved Conductivity in Instant Inkjet Circuits

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    • TungTaDuc Tung TaDuc
    • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
    • Wei Wei Wei Wei
    • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
    • QuanDuongMinh Quan DuongMinh
    • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
    • Yoshihiro Kawahara Yoshihiro Kawahara
    • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo
    • Tohru Asami Tohru Asami
    • Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo

抄録

We have proposed "Instant Inkjet Circuits" that allows users to print circuits using a home inkjet printer. The benefits of using this technique were the cost effectiveness, widely available toolset and very short time of fabrication. However, default setting of an inkjet printer can only print less complex circuits. Without controlling the printing process, it is hard to improve the performance of the printed circuit/pattern. For example, the sheet resistance of printed pattern, which was reportedly about 0.19 ohm per square(Ω/□)[1], has limited the performance and the usage range of this technology. For instance, we have been using an inkjet printed antenna in researching of Wireless Power Transmission for a long time. However, the resistance of printed antenna has decreased the transmission efficiency a lot. In order to increase the Q-factor of Wireless Power Transmission antenna, conductivity must be improved. In this paper, we improved the conductivity by over-printing. We tweaked the open source printer driver named Gutenprint which can be used in many ink-jet printer brands. In addition to overprinting, we also adjust the printing density to see how the sheet resistance changes. According to our measurement results, the sheet resistance of ten times overprinted pattern was successfully decreased to 0.043Ω/□.We have proposed "Instant Inkjet Circuits" that allows users to print circuits using a home inkjet printer. The benefits of using this technique were the cost effectiveness, widely available toolset and very short time of fabrication. However, default setting of an inkjet printer can only print less complex circuits. Without controlling the printing process, it is hard to improve the performance of the printed circuit/pattern. For example, the sheet resistance of printed pattern, which was reportedly about 0.19 ohm per square(Ω/□)[1], has limited the performance and the usage range of this technology. For instance, we have been using an inkjet printed antenna in researching of Wireless Power Transmission for a long time. However, the resistance of printed antenna has decreased the transmission efficiency a lot. In order to increase the Q-factor of Wireless Power Transmission antenna, conductivity must be improved. In this paper, we improved the conductivity by over-printing. We tweaked the open source printer driver named Gutenprint which can be used in many ink-jet printer brands. In addition to overprinting, we also adjust the printing density to see how the sheet resistance changes. According to our measurement results, the sheet resistance of ten times overprinted pattern was successfully decreased to 0.043Ω/□.

We have proposed "Instant Inkjet Circuits" that allows users to print circuits using a home inkjet printer. The benefits of using this technique were the cost effectiveness, widely available toolset and very short time of fabrication. However, default setting of an inkjet printer can only print less complex circuits. Without controlling the printing process, it is hard to improve the performance of the printed circuit/pattern. For example, the sheet resistance of printed pattern, which was reportedly about 0.19 ohm per square(Ω/□)[1], has limited the performance and the usage range of this technology. For instance, we have been using an inkjet printed antenna in researching of Wireless Power Transmission for a long time. However, the resistance of printed antenna has decreased the transmission efficiency a lot. In order to increase the Q-factor of Wireless Power Transmission antenna, conductivity must be improved. In this paper, we improved the conductivity by over-printing. We tweaked the open source printer driver named Gutenprint which can be used in many ink-jet printer brands. In addition to overprinting, we also adjust the printing density to see how the sheet resistance changes. According to our measurement results, the sheet resistance of ten times overprinted pattern was successfully decreased to 0.043Ω/□.

収録刊行物

  • 研究報告ユビキタスコンピューティングシステム(UBI)

    研究報告ユビキタスコンピューティングシステム(UBI) 2014-UBI-42(2), 1-4, 2014-05-22

    一般社団法人情報処理学会

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  • NII論文ID(NAID)
    110009781853
  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    AA11838947
  • 本文言語コード
    ENG
  • 資料種別
    Technical Report
  • ISSN
    09196072
  • データ提供元
    NII-ELS  IPSJ 
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