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International Journal of Polymer Science
Volume 2010, Article ID 612180, 8 pages
Research Article

Photoluminescent Patterned Papers Resulting from Printings of Polymeric Nanoparticles Suspension

1Laboratory of Pulp and Paper Science and Graphic Arts (LGP2), Grenoble Institute of Technology, 461 rue de la Papeterie, BP65-38402 Saint Martin d'Hères, France
2Laboratory of Spectrometry and Physics (LSP), Grenoble University, 140 Avenue de la Physique, BP87-38402 Saint Martin d'Hères, France

Received 23 October 2009; Accepted 21 February 2010

Academic Editor: Jinying Yuan

Copyright © 2010 Pierre Sarrazin et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The printability of a copolyfluorene-fluorenone (PFFO) photoluminescent nanoparticle aqueous suspension on commercial tracing paper was here investigated. The nanoparticles suspension was obtained by miniemulsification of a suitable preformed photoluminescent organic polymer. The structural, physicochemical, and rheological characteristics of the nanoparticles suspension were first studied before considering its printability by inkjet and flexography techniques. The native properties of the nanoparticles suspension revealed to be more suitable for inkjet printing which was successfully used to print photoluminescent patterns using a very low amount of PFFO.