A new capillary-based lithography technique of liquid droplet deposition is further developed. Main advantage of this method in comparison with others techniques is that it is non-invasive both to the substrate and to the writing tip. The method is studied both theoretically and experimentally. To adequately describe bridge dynamics between the capillary and the substrate, proper boundary conditions must be set in the model for the liquid-surface interface. Based on literature review, two laws of contact line motion are identified: Tanner’s law and Blake’s equation. These two approaches are tested in multiple experiments with different retraction speeds from 3 microns/s to 300 microns/s. Analysis of the experimental data show that both Tanner’s and Blake’s equation can describe the correlation between the contact line velocity and the dynamic contact angle. In addition, both laws are employed in the direct numerical simulation of the bridge dynamics using 3D spectral boundary element method. Modeling results are compared with experimental data and show good agreement.

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