Fabrication and application of TiO2-based superhydrophilic- superhydrophobic patterns on titanium substrates for offset printing

Kazuya Nakata, Shunsuke Nishimoto, Atsushi Kubo, Donald Tryk, Tsuyoshi Ochiai, Taketoshi Murakami, Akira Fujishima

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A fabrication process for superhydrophilic-patterns titanium substrates prepared a combination of an ink-jet and site-selective decomposition a self-assembled monolayer (SAM) by a TiO2 photocatalyst under irradiation is described. We demonstrate the prepared titanium is applicable as an offset plate with high resolution (133 150 lines per inch). Furthermore, superhydrophilic-superhydrophobic on the substrate can be deposited after elimination of the by photocatalytic decomposition TiO2 under UV irradiation. A printed image with the renewed showed no significant difference image quality compared with the initial image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)984-988
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Patterning
  • Photochemistry
  • Surface chemistry
  • Titanium
  • Wettability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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