Paper-Based and Printed Electronics


:EP Paper Cross Section and X-Ray Analysis Carbon content

Using local and sustainable resources such as wood along with local recycling or reuse of our wastes such as cellulose or carbon-based electro-functionnal materials enable the production of  more virtuous products life-cycles, as well as offering open-source hardware resources, knowledge and technologies for for applied developments in electronics & IT.

Our research in Materials Sciences for paper, printing and converting engineering processes has now been widely exploited and applied to the study, prototyping and developments towards industrial production for a variety of Human Computer Interfaces and other connected objects with embedded custom electronics.





Multi-Disciplinary Projects

Papier Logik technologies started being explored since 2003 with specialised research centers at Pagora INP-Grenoble, France, and APPI Monash Uni. Melbourne, Australia.

These research in Materials Sciences quickly found a strong development potential and multi-disciplinary collaborations started with other engineering labs in electronics and computer science under the lead of the MUSICTECH and PPRC research center at McGill University, Canada.

Input Device and Music Interaction Laboratory, MusicTech, McGill

This research resulted in a PhD thesis on paper-based touch sensors for Digital Music Instruments, and various other related Master or PhD Thesis world-wide. We also published various conference publications and journal articles such as this article in the Computer Music Journal, MIT Press in 2014.



Global Knowledge for Local Life-Cycles

Papier Logik Sustainable Resources for Custom Electronics

Paper-based electronics can be produced, used and recycled or disposed locally with a low carbon print and this can be done everywhere there is a renewable access to fundamental resources such as wood or other organic fibers and water.

Thus, basically any country in the world can make clever use of among the oldest and best industrial processes along with our project database to develop local, autonomous and sustainable electronic industries.


Join an International network of a variety of  scholars, designers, researchers, artists, or else just Geeks that already benefit and contribute to this world-wide project. Strengthen local collaborative antennas and provide access to those technologies to ensure an optimised economic and ecologic Life-Cycle for this Project.

It is never too late for getting back to studies and the internet can make science easier and more entertaining: the Grow Seeds pages were written to re-initiate you to basic knowledge for a useful and safe practice of electronics.



Multi-Applicative Technologies

The Papier Logik Project aims to provide a full Data Base of Fundamental Knowledge, Know How, Resources and Tools that are linked to our Research and Developments.

These resources can enable anyone to make use of sustainable goods through a variety of Application examples.

We then hope you will find great usage of these project resources to learn, practice, produce, repair hack and re-invent your own custom electronic devices and future technologies.


A more Efficient and more Sustainable Development Potential

Efficiency is not only how good is a tool but also how Sustainable it is: if a knife cuts well but breaks easily, this is not sustainable, especially if its life-cycle require consequent water and energy consumption and if materials are not recycled.

We aim to find the best compromise between high products efficiency, high usage resilience and low economic and ecologic impact, which involves to explore various fields of sciences and technologies.