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Subject: Re: Etch resist Ink with Ink Jet printer Direct on PCB ?
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 09:50:55 +0100
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On Thu, 12 Sep 2002 02:58:11 +0000 (UTC), Jim Yanik
>firstname.lastname@example.org (Bill Sloman) wrote in
>> Jim Yanik wrote in message
>>> "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 ?
>>> > Greezt,
>One other thing to consider is that ink-jet inks soak into paper,but will
>not on a copperclad surface,perhaps getting smeared from moving printhead
Lot of mis-truths in this thread, how about the new Epson that prints
directly to CDs, the ink doesn't soak into the plastic! Secondly
earlier Epsons did have water soluable ink but my Epson Stylus Photo
(a few years old now) uses a non water based ink, leastwise when
printed on paper the print is water proof.
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