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Press-n-peel Blue PCB Transfer Paper Film Etch Circuit Board Jewelry

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Press-n-peel Blue PCB Transfer Paper Film Etch Circuit Board Jewelry

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In Stock: 50470
Backorders allowed, will ship in 5-7 days.

Press-n-Peel Blue Transfer Film - print PCB image on a laser printer and transfer it to PCB. Sold by letter size (8.5 x 11”) sheets.

Product Information
dipmicro Code DE2706
Manufacturer Techniks
Manufacturer P/N PNPB
Stock Type New from manufacturer
Restockable? No
Shipping Weight first 0.11kg / 3.81oz
then 8.0g / 0.282oz
Ship Cost Canada CP O/S Letter C$4
Ship Cost USA USPS First Class $4
Technical Summary
Packaging bulk

This paper cannot be used with INKJET printers!

If you intend to use BROTHER printers, keep in mind that Brother toners have higher melting temperature than other toners. It may be difficult to transfer image made by BROTHER printer. I was able to make a transfer using BROTHER printer, but only by hand and iron pressing for 1-2 minutes. GBC laminator did not transfer even smallest piece of image made by BROTHER printer. If you have BROTHER, first experiment several times or get different laser printer, there are very inexpensive models out there.

PnP Blue produces high quality prototype PCB resist layouts making your design ready to etch. PnP Blue is a Mylar (Polyester) backed material in which several layers of release agents and resist coatings are applied. An image is printed or photocopied onto this film, using a laser printer or photocopier (dry toner based), and subsequently ironed or pressed onto a cleaned copper clad board. The image area applied to the film is subsequently transferred to the copper board, along with the high quality resist (blue). The film is removed and resulting board is ready to etch in ferric chloride.

How to

Photocopy or Laser Print circuit image onto the dull side (emulsion) of Press-n-Peel Image Transfer Film.

Prepare: Clothes Iron, Steel Wool #00 (or SOS/Brillo with all the soap washed out), Packaging Tape,Photocopy or Laser Printed Circuit Image, & Directions

Prepare Press-N-peel   Press-N-peel

Cut Press-n-Peel, leaving a 1/4" border around the circuit image. Cut board to size. Clean copper board with steel wool, S.O.S. or Brillo pads. Rinse cleaned board with soap and water. Be sure to remove all soap residue. Dry thoroughly with lint-free cloth. Be sure to scrape any burrs that appear on the edge of the board that may have resulted from the cutting/shearing process. Burrs tend to keep the iron from making solid contact with the Press-n-Peel Film

Clean copper board   Cut Press-N-peel

Place Press-n-Peel with image face down onto clean copper board. Iron the Press-n-Peel Film to the board a peice of plain paper between the iron and the film to reduce friction. Temperature setting on the iron is critical, and dependant upon your laser printer or photocopier. Suggested starting temperature is 275-325 degrees F. Iron setting is generally "polyester". Iron temperatures vary. Iron until board has completely and fully reached the temperature of the iron. Time varies with the size and thickness of the board. Generally this is 1.5 to 10 min. DO NOT USE THE STEAM SETTING!

Place Press-N-peel   Iron Press-N-peel

Quench the board/film combination under cold running water. Peel the film off.

To remove small "fills" in between traces and "filled donuts", cover the imaged copper board with clear packing tape, and then remove. This will pull all unwanted filled areas off the board.

Peel the film off

After removing "fills", trim the board (if necessary) to the final size. Wash the board in soap & water before etching to remove surface oxidation. Etch with Ferric Chloride (Note: Techniks does not sell PCB etching supplies -- available through local electronic supply stores & Radio Shack)

Trim the PCB

Using steel wool, scrub the Press-n-Peel image off as to reveal copper traces. This is best done under running water. Suggestion: Do not do this until your ready to drill and populate the board. The Press-n-Peel transfer resist protects the board from oxidation.

Scrub Press-N-Peel Image off   The PCB