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'[OT]: PCB printing acetates'
2002\07\02@124533 by Dave Roseman

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Hi,

Does anyone know where I can find the acetates used for printing PCB layouts on to before transferring to copper clad using the UV equipment ?

Can I use these in a standard inkjet printer?

tia

Dave  
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2002\07\02@125146 by Brendan Moran

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My guess would be Staples or Office Depot.  I've had fairly good luck with
laser printer acetate in a laser printer.  I see no reason that an inkjet
would be any better or worse.  I'd say try the inkjet acetate, and see how
it works.


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Hi,

Does anyone know where I can find the acetates used for printing PCB layouts
on to before transferring to copper clad using the UV equipment ?

Can I use these in a standard inkjet printer?

tia

Dave

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2002\07\02@125753 by Joe Farr

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Dave,

I use parchment paper (like thick tracing paper) 150 gr./m2.
It works fantastic in my HP 895 inkjet printer and you only need to print the image once.
Some people have to over-print the image several times to get the black dense enough when using acetates.

I get the paper from - don't laugh - hobby shops that sell needlework supplies.
I pay 6.85 (GBP) for 25 A4 sheets but they also sell it on long roles of several meters.

Try http://www.pergamano.com for more info.

I tried all sorts of acetates (including IBM's own which are flipin expensive here) but the black areas always had fine lines which allowed the copper to etch in the wrong places.

Joe.


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2002\07\02@125809 by Sid Weaver

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In a message dated 7/2/02 12:46:51 Eastern Daylight Time, spam_OUTdjrosemanTakeThisOuTspamYAHOO.COM
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> Does anyone know where I can find the acetates used for printing PCB layouts
> on to before transferring to copper clad using the UV equipment ?
>
> Can I use these in a standard inkjet printer?
>
> tia
>

You should be able to find those at Staples or Office Depot.  You can use an
inkjet but you have to let it dry for 24 hours.  The ink will still smudge
but you can use it if you are very careful.

Sid

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2002\07\02@131727 by Pic Dude

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I put my graphics on a disk and take it to the local Kinko's,
where they put it on transparency for me for $0.75. Actually,
they occassionally charge me $0.25 for "re-sizing".  They'll
even print a bunch of copies until they get it right (nice
and dark/clean).  For my very infrequent use, a buck is a hell
of a deal.

Cheers,
-Neil.




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2002\07\02@143658 by Andy Reynolds

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You need acetates which are designed for ink-jet printers - like the guys
say: available from most PC/office suppliers.

Andy
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2002\07\02@161233 by Peter L. Peres

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On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Dave Roseman wrote:

>Hi,
>
>Does anyone know where I can find the acetates used for printing PCB layouts on to before transferring to copper clad using the UV equipment ?
>
>Can I use these in a standard inkjet printer?

No, the ink will puddle. Buy transparencies for injket printers. They are
expensive and you need to put something on the tacky side before it can
touch anything. Another clear foil will do. I tried saran wrap. It works
but it's a pain to get rid of the wrinkles.

Peter

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2002\07\02@161421 by Peter L. Peres

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On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Joe Farr wrote:
>I use parchment paper (like thick tracing paper) 150 gr./m2. It works
>fantastic in my HP 895 inkjet printer and you only need to print the
>image once. Some people have to over-print the image several times to get
>the black dense enough when using acetates.

This is great. Which side do you print on ?

>I get the paper from - don't laugh - hobby shops that sell needlework
>supplies. I pay 6.85 (GBP) for 25 A4 sheets but they also sell it on long
>roles of several meters.
>
>Try http://www.pergamano.com for more info.
>
>I tried all sorts of acetates (including IBM's own which are flipin
>expensive here) but the black areas always had fine lines which allowed
>the copper to etch in the wrong places.

Aha. So you rely on the parchment's sucking ability to remove the lines.
Clever.

Peter

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2002\07\03@023502 by Joe Farr

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Either - it dosn't seem to matter.



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On Tue, 2 Jul 2002, Joe Farr wrote:
>I use parchment paper (like thick tracing paper) 150 gr./m2. It works
>fantastic in my HP 895 inkjet printer and you only need to print the
>image once. Some people have to over-print the image several times to get
>the black dense enough when using acetates.

This is great. Which side do you print on ?

>I get the paper from - don't laugh - hobby shops that sell needlework
>supplies. I pay 6.85 (GBP) for 25 A4 sheets but they also sell it on long
>roles of several meters.
>
>Try http://www.pergamano.com for more info.
>
>I tried all sorts of acetates (including IBM's own which are flipin
>expensive here) but the black areas always had fine lines which allowed
>the copper to etch in the wrong places.

Aha. So you rely on the parchment's sucking ability to remove the lines.
Clever.

Peter

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2002\07\03@082049 by mike
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Use Tracing paper - if using a laser this works better than
transparancies and is cheaper. It also works well on SOME inkjets.
On Tue, 2 Jul 2002 17:35:47 +0100, you wrote:

>Hi,
>
>Does anyone know where I can find the acetates used for printing PCB layouts on to before transferring to copper clad using the UV equipment ?
>
>Can I use these in a standard inkjet printer?
>
>tia
>
>Dave  
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2002\07\03@141831 by Peter L. Peres

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On Wed, 3 Jul 2002, Joe Farr wrote:

>Either - it dosn't seem to matter.

Hm. I need to try this. The parchment I can get here has a rough and a
shiny side. I think I tried to print on the shiny side and the ink ran. On
the other side it sucked too much. I use the commercially purchased foil
but when I have a delicate prototype I go to the digital printer. Who
whacks me with $5 for an A4 foil out of a large Xerox laser printer (desk
size - I don't remember the make).

Peter

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