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carlmart 9th February 2019 04:52 PM

Simple pcb transfer system
Today I found a pcb transfer method in YouTube that I found simple and interesting. Willing to move to 2TB | [H]ard|Forum

The only things you need are:

1) A magazine with color pages. I imagine several should be tried until you find the right one.
2) A laser printer. Which I do not have but can pay for the print
3) A bottle of nail polish.

No UV light or laminator, which are the critical parts.

The tracks on the video look thin enough to trust track will be solid. I am not sure if specific laser toners are necessary/

Dual-sided pcbs would be critical, but such pcbs are always difficult to DIY.

If someone tried this method and has any warnings, please come forward.

nigelwright7557 10th February 2019 11:34 PM

With JLCPCB doing 10 off 10cm by 10cm for $2 there is little need to go the DIY route.
DIY pcb making is troublesome and messy at best.

carlmart 11th February 2019 08:58 AM


What if I need just two pieces or even one of each pcb?

avtech23 11th February 2019 09:02 AM

There is an advantage to be had for fast prototyping though. If you want to try multiple versions of a board in an afternoon then self made is a good way to go.

Otherwise pay $18 or so for FedEx and wait a few days. Or go the cheap option and wait a month...

carlmart 11th February 2019 09:14 AM

Just simulated a quote.

Real cost starts at $10.37, because minimum shipping is $8.37.

But it's interesting anyway, particularly because you can then have two-sides.

I don't know how they call through-hole vias, to connect both sides copper when necessary.

aparatusonitus 11th February 2019 09:18 AM

carlmart, a YouTube link is not a valid one...

carlmart 11th February 2019 09:26 AM

What do you mean is not a valid one?

carlmart 11th February 2019 09:35 AM

Oh, now I see. The link is wrong:



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