Creation of patterned, efficient, and saturated color hybrid organic/inorganic quantum dot light emitting devices (QD-LEDs) is dependent on development of integrated fabrication and patterning methods for the QD layer. We show that micro-contact printing can be applied to QD deposition, generating micron-scale pattern definition, needed in pixilated-display applications. We demonstrate saturated color QD-LEDs with external quantum efficiencies in excess of 1%. Combining this technique with the use of wide optical band gap host materials, and a new synthetic route for the creation of blue emitting (CdS)ZnS nanocrystals, it is now possible to fabricate QD-LEDs with saturated color emission in the red, green and blue regions of the spectrum.© (2005) COPYRIGHT SPIE--The International Society for Optical Engineering. Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.