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From: Jim Yanik
Subject: Re: Etch resist Ink with Ink Jet printer Direct on PCB ?
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 02:08:03 +0000 (UTC)
Organization: Friends of Lummox
NNTP-Posting-Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2002 02:08:03 +0000 (UTC)
"Coolkits" wrote in
> 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 CD's.
> Has anybody tried this ? would normal ink work or should a special
> ink be made ?
I suspect most ink-jet inks are water-soluble,and thus would dissolve in an
etching solution. The performance of other inks would be questionable.How
are the printhead seals and gaskets going to tolerate the solvents?
Jim Yanik,NRA member
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