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October 31, 2011 AT 5:08 pm

NEW PRODUCT – Conductive Silver Ink Pen – Standard Tip


NEW PRODUCT – Conductive Silver Ink Pen – Standard Tip. Experiment with paper electronics with this silver conductive ink pen that will let you draw traces! We like the make of this pen, it has a nice liquid silver ink that flows easily, and it works great. In just 3 minutes from opening the packaging, we made the image above, a coin cell holder with an LED.


There are two ‘tips’ available – standard and micro. The microtip allows for finer control but is a little harder to use (because it doesn’t deposit as much silver at once). See the image above with a demonstration of the kind of traces you can draw with each of the lines.


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  1. Is the weight of the pen sufficient to begin the flow of ink, or does the pen need to be squeezed (like some white-out pens) to get a good trace? I’m trying to determine if an “egg-bot circuit” would be feasible. cheers

  2. @glenn – squeezed a bit works best.

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