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    Red face Printing mask for PCB etching

    I dont know in which place goes this my question. So I put it in offtopic.
    Anybody knows for specialized printer for printing mask for PCB etching for making prototype?
    If exist specialized printer to print "Happy birthday" on birthday cake, then maybe exist also this.

    Hapy printing to all


    Pony

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    Default Re: Printing mask for PCB etching

    Pony/Ponny, a DIY approach: https://www.instructables.com/PCB-Etching-prototyping/.

    There are plenty of specialist printers that will produce prototypes for you but they are expensive: duckduckgo.com/?q=pcb+fabrication+services.

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    Default Re: Printing mask for PCB etching

    Hi not sure but create the design and save as SVG file then you can use software for a etching type printer
    I have a 3D printer and I do my designs the out put them in svg and use Tinkercad for creating the 3D code for my printer
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    Default Re: Printing mask for PCB etching

    Yes, I saw this. On this page, the PCB picture is transfered to PCB via film.
    But i believe there is more direct way - via some type of printer to print direct to copper foil on PCB.
    Then comes etching of PCB with solution of ferrum chloride in the water for exmple.
    But yes, direct transfer picture from computer to PCB, without film.
    And yes, I expected very high price of this printer, if exist.

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    Default Re: Printing mask for PCB etching

    Quote Originally Posted by Ponny View Post
    Yes, I saw this. On this page, the PCB picture is transfered to PCB via film.
    But i believe there is more direct way - via some type of printer to print direct to copper foil on PCB.
    Then comes etching of PCB with solution of ferrum chloride in the water for exmple.
    But yes, direct transfer picture from computer to PCB, without film.
    And yes, I expected very high price of this printer, if exist.
    Is this because you're making one PCB or making hundreds?

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    Default Re: Printing mask for PCB etching

    One, of horse. Prototype. For 1000 in fanbric uses technic named "screen printing". Sorry, google translate from slovenian to english. But from there get name "printed circuit". Because of technic from printing mask for etching to PCB. For just one sample is this too complicated.

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    Default Re: Printing mask for PCB etching

    Quote Originally Posted by Ponny View Post
    One, of horse. Prototype. For 1000 in fanbric uses technic named "screen printing". Sorry, google translate from slovenian to english. But from there get name "printed circuit". Because of technic from printing mask for etching to PCB. For just one sample is this too complicated.
    No, but most people would print onto acetate and then use a photo sensitive plate to etch their board, or even just draw it using transfers/etch resistant pen. It's been over 30 years since I did one so I would imagine this is simple to do with tons of examples on google about how to do this simply.

    I could look this up for you, but you could easily do that for yourself.

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    Default Re: Printing mask for PCB etching

    Quote Originally Posted by Ponny View Post
    r to print "Happy birthday" on birthday cake, then maybe exist also this.
    use a stencil

    I agree with paul - I have used a pen way back, acetate works well;
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    Default Re: Printing mask for PCB etching

    I used recently marker, or adhezive tape, or letraset symbols. But all this is handwork.
    I wish to use some automatic. Automatic transfer from computer file to PCB.

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    Default Re: Printing mask for PCB etching

    Quote Originally Posted by Ponny View Post
    I used recently marker, or adhezive tape, or letraset symbols. But all this is handwork.
    I wish to use some automatic. Automatic transfer from computer file to PCB.
    It took me 30 seconds to find this.

    https://fritzing.org/learning/tutori...iy-pcb-etching

 

 

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