[Application] A template used for printing is implanted to change the properties of the materials it is composed of. This template may have multiple surfaces that define indentations. The ion species that is implanted may be C, N, H, F, He, Ar, B, As, P, Ge, Ga, Si, Zn, and Al and is configured to render the implanted regions hydrophobic in one instance. This will reduce adhesion of a polymer to the template during a printing process. The implant may be at a plurality of angles so all surfaces of the template are implanted. In other instances, a film on the surface of the template is knocked in or hardened using the ion species.