Substrate (printing)

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Substrate is used in a converting process such as printing or coating to generally describe the base material onto which, e.g. images, will be printed. Base materials may include:

  • plastic films or foils,
  • release liner
  • textiles,
  • plastic containers
  • any variety of paper (lightweight, heavyweight, coated, uncoated, paperboard, cardboard, etc.), or
  • parchment.


Printing processes such as silk-screening and photolithography are used in electronics to produce printed circuit boards and integrated circuits. Some common substrates used are;[1]


  1. ^ Rogers & Plett, p. 162


  • Rogers, John WM; Plett, Calvin, Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit Design, Artech House, 2010 ISBN 1-60783-980-6.