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Old 19th March 2002, 03:16 PM   #1
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Question PCB Artwork Transfer Paper

i feel very trouble to printed circuit boards,
or anyone can give other easy method to print?
did anyone use this PCB Artwork Transfer Paper?


is it workable?
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Old 19th March 2002, 08:04 PM   #2
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I have used similar transfer paper several times with great results. Its very easy, much easier that photo etching.

Just make sure you don't crease the paper. I also find that you have to really Iron it a lot to get a good transfer.

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Old 21st March 2002, 03:21 PM   #3
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thanks for reply, could you tell me which similar transfer paper you are using? thanks.
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Old 21st March 2002, 03:46 PM   #4
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I have used a paper made from <a href="http://www.watershedmedia.org/paper/paper-PROFbag.html">BAGASSE</a>, after ironing on to the very clean Blank PCB, I'd soak it in water for a few hours and the paper would just disintergrate, gave very good results. Of course I was lucky to have samples of Bagasse paper to experiment with.

Another method I have heard of but not tried uses the backing sheet from laser printer labels, just remove the labels and print on the shinny surface, when cooled the Toner should stay on the PCB when you peel off the label backing.

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Old 22nd March 2002, 02:18 AM   #5
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Another one that I found on the web was Press-n-Peel

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Old 22nd March 2002, 02:18 AM   #6
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I've tried a few of the different papers made specifically for pcb transfers. I also tested EPSON "Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper" (#S041062) with an old IBM laser printer. Almost all of the papers produced good results, with the epson being one of the best. My little brother's high school is now using the epson paper with a t-shirt thermal transfer press, and have reported really good results.

The iron-on method is probably the easiest method I've ever used. Anyone who wants to try this method should try the epson paper. (It's way cheaper than most papers) The detail I've gotten from the iron-on is at par with the photo-resist method.

If you have access to a laser printer I'd definately recommend trying this method...

p.s. I realize I've written "method" 5 times(6 now), but I'm an electronics guy, not an english major...

p.s.s. Me fail english? Unpossible!!!
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Old 22nd March 2002, 03:05 AM   #7
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Default Some help

For cheap alternative
xerox the pcb board into a transprancy paper used for over-head project.
Then iron on the artwork on to the copper board.
Cheap and good but needs patience
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Old 23rd March 2002, 03:49 AM   #8
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i am using Epson inkjet printer, i will try the T-shirt transfer paper later, it seen to be a very easy method, thanks you for your precious comment!
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Old 23rd March 2002, 03:19 PM   #9
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i have seem the epson transfer paper, but i have some qeustion.
i found that the areas of colours and white are also coated on the T-shirt,

but for using in printed circuit, i hope that the areas of white are not coated, just the areas of colour are coated. then the etching solution will etch the areas of white only. it will maintain the copper in area of colour.

is it o.k.?
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Old 3rd April 2002, 04:20 AM   #10
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Hi Daniel,

Sorry for the late reply, I have been on holidays, no computers allowed!

I use Press-n-Peel Transfer Film. It is quite expensive, but for me seems to be the most reliable and easy to use.
I have tried transparencies and normal paper, but found them inconsistent.

I have heard a lot about using the Label Backing, that and the Epsom paper I will try next.

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