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Printed Electronics partners with IDS to expand Aerosol Print Technology Distribution 

Integrated Deposition Solutions Inc (IDS) and Printed Electronics Ltd (PEL) announce their recent agreement for  distribution of the IDS product lines in the UK and Europe. The addition of the IDS aerosol printing technology  expands on the portfolio of technologies presently carried by PEL. 

Please see – NanoJet Aerosol Print Technology


“Partnering with IDS is a logical step for us in our strategy to provide our customer base with a broad array of  technology solutions” said Neil Chilton, Technical Director at PEL. “IDS has a singular focus on aerosol  technology and has a product line that has proven itself mature, reliable and production ready. Plus, the fact  that the IDS products are in a much more affordable cost category gives us great confidence that we can  significantly contribute to the growth IDS has already experienced”. 

PEL represent multiple product lines targeted towards the rapidly growing printed electronics industry,  including SIJ Technology and Neotech-AMT. The addition of the IDS aerosol products complements the range  of solutions that can be offered by PEL 

IDS and its NanoJet Aerosol Print System are experiencing rapid growth. “We are seeing increasingly  applications coming out of the labs and heading for production. The excellent stability in production  performance that the NanoJet has proven is one of the key elements”, said Dave Keicher, Vice President at IDS.  “Having PEL as a partner to support our growth in the European market is exciting. PEL has a long standing  reputation in the industry and have the experience to understand customer needs.” 

IDS is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico ( and has several patent positions in the field of  aerosol printing. The innovative, self contained aerosol print head is unique and delivers superior print results.  The NanoJet print system is available as a sub-system for integration in a broad spectrum of motion platforms  or can be provided complete in a desktop configuration for laboratory and prototype uses.


Electronics engineer

The applicant should have a detailed knowledge of electronics, design, PCB layout and practical knowledge of assembly of conventional electronic circuits. The applicant will bring plenty of enthusiasm and will be keen to work in a dynamic and challenging environment.

Printed electronics is a new and exciting field of electronics which will suit an enthusiastic engineer keen to develop electronics for new applications in interesting areas. PEL are looking for practical, self-starting, forward thinkers with good levels of communication who are able to drive their own projects forward. A great deal of autonomy will be given to the right candidate – the role is defined by customer needs but can be what you make of it. Self-confessed geeks are most welcome to apply.

The successful applicant will be fully trained by PEL to use advanced and unique printing equipment such as inkjet and 3D print systems to design and make electronic products.

Salary will depend on the level of experience and will be competitive. Qualifications: – Degree level qualification in Electronic Engineering or related fields plus work experience preferred.

Skills – all or some of the below

Communication ability

Autonomous working

Deep knowledge of electronics

Programming – ideally in C#, Visual Studio

Knowledge of 3D printing

Mechanical skills – ideally mechatronics

To express your interest, please send your CV to

PEL – inkjet and digital print methods in the PRA Print and Ink Technology Course

Print & Ink Technology
21-23 May 2019 ,

A specialised three-day course. Taking as a guide for its content a review of the market volumes and growth areas, the course covers the formulation, application, manufacture and testing of inks, and reviews in the context of the inks, the substrates and the associated drying methods for all the various printing processes. Practical demonstrations and other media are used to illustrate the different inks and printing methods. Designed to appeal to a wide cross section of interests.

PEL taught a short course at IS&T Printing For Fabrication 2018 in Dresden (September 23-27, 2018).

See link here

SC16: Adapting Functional Materials for Ink Jet Deposition 

Instructor: Clare Conboy, Printed Electronics Ltd.
Track: 3D/Digital Fabrication Technology
Level: Introduction

Inkjet printing is becoming increasingly widely adopted for applications outside traditional graphics printing. The ability to easily alter the image to be printed makes inkjet an attractive technique for one-off and short-run printing and consequently a good prototyping technique in the development of electronic circuits and 3D structures.  As drops can be directed to specific target areas, it is also finding use in diagnostics, tablet manufacture, and biological-related activities on the one hand and in printing color filters or emissive polymers devices such as tv screens on the other. This course concentrates particularly on the formulation of material for deposition using inkjet printing.

This course will enable an attendee to::

  • Appreciate the types of materials that can be deposited by IJP
  • Understand some of the limitations imposed by the technique
  • Indicate whether a material might be suitable for depositing by IJP
  • Discern the basics of formulation for ink jet printing of functional materials
  • Distinguish between ejection properties and functional properties of an ink
  • Recognise the significance of processing methods and additives used in ink formulation

Intended Audience: scientists and engineers interested in inkjet printing as a manufacturing technique; product managers with potential applications in additive manufacturing and ink formulation chemists moving into inkjet

PEL exhibited at INNOLAE 2018 in Cambridge. January 23rd to 24th 2018.

The 4th annual Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2018) held at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre in Hinxton, Cambridge, UK on 23-24 January 2018. The conference programme highlights the most innovative and exciting aspects of large-area electronics (including printable, flexible or organic electronics) emerging technologies, their manufacture and the development of products incorporating large-area electronics. Through innoLAE, we provide a platform to help bring innovation into the market and accelerate take up of new technologies.



PEL presented at EIPC 2018 Winter Conference in Lyon, France. Feb 1st and 2nd 2018.


PEL presented at ASTEC Japan with our partner SIJ Technology

Feb 14th to 16th 2018



Printed Electronics Europe, Stand I-21
Estrel Berlin Hotel and Convention Center
Sonnenallee 225
12057 Berlin


PEL exhibited at Printed Electronics Europe in Berlin on 10-11 May 2017. Our stand number is I-21, which is over near the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN). If you are going to the show then we look forward to seeing you. If you aren’t aware of the show, then please click on the logo above to find out more.

Past Events

IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School 2017

IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School
Jetting Functional Fluids

15 – 16 June 2017
Ghent, Belgium


The IMI Europe Inkjet Summer School is the ideal way to learn more about key aspects of inkjet technology, from the basics through to advanced courses on inks, printheads and applications.

Dr Neil Chilton, the Technical Director of Printed Electronics Limited will be the course leader for the Jetting Functional Fluids course. In this course we will focus on the practicalities of inkjet printing of these challenging fluids.

The programme will include live demonstrations.

H2020 Consortia Opportunities

Horizon 2020 European Brokerage Event
Thursday 15th June 2016
09:00 – 16:00
Austin Court Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK


PEL are members of several H2020 bids already. This UK launch event and international partnering platform to kick off the 2017 H2020 NMBP round of calls is one of several H2020 events that we plan to be at. Please contact us if you are looking for a proven partner for your H2020 or other grant application.

This is a FREE one-day event that will introduce the calls for proposals in 2017, present insights and expectations from the European Commission, and offer a unique international networking experience to forge the winning partnerships of the future.

The programme will include presentations from the European Commission and its evaluators and an opportunity to pitch your expertise in front of leading research organisations and cutting-edge innovators from across industry.

The afternoon brokerage event will allow you to expand your international network and create strong consortia through scheduled one-to-one meetings. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet with National Contact Points, the Knowledge Transfer Network, Innovate UK and the Enterprise Europe Network.

Main topics

The event will target upcoming calls in the following thematic fields:

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Processing (NMP)
  • Nanotechnologies and Advanced Materials
  • Factories of the Future (FoF) & ICT Robotics
  • Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB)
  • Sustainable Process Industries (SPIRE)
  • Bottom-up topics (Fast Track to Innovation, SME Instrument)

CPI (a PEL Partner) Event

The Internet of Things: Emerging Electronics
Tuesday 15th March 2016
10:00 – 14:00
CPI, NETPark, County Durham, TS21 3FG

Click here for more details


What is Emerging Electronics and the Internet of Things?

Printable electronics is not an end in itself, but rather an enabling technology. The development of printable electronics
will deliver new and exciting hybrid electronic applications that incorporate the functional benefits of flexible
electronics but also the efficiency and durability of traditional electronics.

The Internet of Things represents an evolution in which objects are capable of interacting with other objects.
Hospitals can monitor and regulate pacemakers long distance, factories can automatically address production line
issues and hotels can adjust temperature and lighting according to a guest’s preferences, to name just a few examples.
Printable Electronics is aligned with this emerging technology through the opportunities that the printing of electronic
functionality and sensing brings to applications.

CPI is supporting the development of such components with a range of technology partners (including high growth
SMEs) and is doing this with a specialist equipment set and industrial expertise. CPI has the capability to integrate
printed electronics with conventional electronics to create new form factors for sensors, switches, power sources and
data communication that be more readily embedded into print, packaging and moulded products, thus creating new
smart products for the Internet of Things. The capability at CPI allows for the demonstration scale production of
products and samples, enabling customers to produce trial quantities for market testing and investment purposes.

NOV 9th and 10th 2015

PEL was proud to exhibit at Innovate 2015 in London on Nov 9th and 10th (2015).

April 2015

PEL exhibited alongside CPI at IDTechEx 2015 in Berlin. Here you can see a number of PEL demonstrators and CPI’s flexible OLED panels.

IDTechEx Berlin 2015