An experimental study of the evaporation dynamics for an inkjet-printed drop on a solid substrate has been attempted. Using fluorescent spherical colloids, the internal flow of an evaporating drop has been observed directly. During the initial stages of the process, a novel inward radial flow carries the particles as a single group towards the center of the drop. Once the particles have converged near the center, a significantly slower outward radial flow proceeds. These flow regimes are qualitatively analyzed and their relationship to a possible thermal Marangoni flow is discussed.

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