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Subject: Re: Etch resist Ink with Ink Jet printer Direct on PCB ?
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 00:04:45 +0100
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> Has anyone every tried putting Etch resist Ink in a BubbleJet or
> InkJet printer and printing a PCB design directy onto the copper side
> of a PCB. In this way one could skip the UV lighting and developing
> stage. I've seen that some Epson printers can print directy onto
> thick hard materials, but thats only been used to print directly onto
> Has anybody tried this ? would normal ink work or should a special
> ink be made ?
Ink-jet ink is water-soluble, so a no-no. A laser printer or photocopier
can be used, and the printed track ironed onto a board.
There's a commercial kit (Press 'n Peel) or you can use some glossy
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