Fabrication Technologies for Flexible Printed Sensors

Johanna Zikulnig*, Jürgen Kosel*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Printing technologies are a convenient enabler for the rapid and cost-efficient prototyping as well as for the manufacturing of flexible sensors, which can be integrated in different types of materials and wearables. At the same time printing is considered to have a low environmental impact, provided that sustainable materials are used. As part of this article, a systematic review of different printing technologies for printed electronics applications is provided, including the basic working principles, the achievable resolutions and processing speeds, specific challenges, processable materials, as well as focusing on the usage for the fabrication of flexible sensors and sensor systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Sensors and Biosensors
Subtitle of host publicationVolume 1-4, First Edition
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128225486
ISBN (Print)9780128225493
StatePublished - Jan 1 2022

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  • Aerosol jet
  • Coating
  • Dispenser printing
  • Electrohydrodynamic printing
  • Flexible sensors
  • Flexographic printing
  • Gravure printing
  • Inkjet printing
  • Laser induced forward transfer
  • Nanoimprinting lithography
  • Offset printing
  • Printed electronics
  • Screen printing
  • Sensor fabrication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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