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[DPRG] Ink Jet Resist Application for PC Board Production

Subject: [DPRG] Ink Jet Resist Application for PC Board Production
From: Gil Meiri gil_meiri at hotmail.com
Date: Tue Jan 26 16:10:31 CST 2010

 Dear Ron,
I know that people (not me) have used a modified Epson printer to do this. In fact there is a very long discussion on the issue on this forum:

I personally have never etched. I am not to thrilled with etching since there are many hazardous materials involved so health and disposal are problematic. I have been wanting to build my own cnc that will mill my designs straight onto a copper board. I know that it has been done. Ever since I heard that smd's can be baked on I've been wanting to make my own pcbs.


From: DeltaGraph at aol.com
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 21:58:45 -0500
To: dprglist at dprg.org
Subject: [DPRG] Ink Jet Resist Application for PC Board Production

Has anyone used an ink jet printer to direct print resist on copper clad PC 
board? I saw a youtube video where someone made a fixture for an Epson printer 
that can print on CD-ROMs. The fixture holds a 3.5" x 2.5" x 1/32" board 
 (or some such size). Another video used a printer without a fixture and 
standard ink, but baked the ink to dry it. I have played with laser toner 
transfer in the past and have found it to be a pain.
CD-ROM fixture - special ink
no fixture -- standard ink -- bake
Of course the cats meow would be (might be?) a direct 
print conductors process. Someone, (Mike?) was telling me 
about directly screening on PC board conductors using something like a 
high temperature solder paste -- sounded interesting. 
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