Understanding wax printing: a simple micropatterning process for paper-based microfluidics.

@article{Carrilho2009UnderstandingWP,
  title={Understanding wax printing: a simple micropatterning process for paper-based microfluidics.},
  author={Emanuel Carrilho and Andres W Martinez and George M Whitesides},
  journal={Analytical chemistry},
  year={2009},
  volume={81 16},
  pages={7091-5}
}
This technical note describes a detailed study on wax printing, a simple and inexpensive method for fabricating microfluidic devices in paper using a commercially available printer and hot plate. The printer prints patterns of solid wax on the surface of the paper, and the hot plate melts the wax so that it penetrates the full thickness of the paper. This… CONTINUE READING