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Dip coating is a useful coating technique for large or rectangular substrates such as stainless steel panels. Hereby, the substrate immersed into a tank containing photoresist is slowly (few mm/s) pulled out of the tank.

During dip coating, the solvent composition is an important parameter for a homogeneous resist film thickness: Solvent fractions with a high vapour pressure make the resist film rapidly sticky enough in order not to flow back into the tank immediately after the substrate leaves the resist volume. Solvent fractions with a low vapour pressure give the the resist film enough time to smoothen. The photoresist film thickness homogeneity attainable by dip coating is not comparable to the spin-coating technique, but more than sufficient for many processes such as stainless steel etching with FeCl3.

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