Author Topic: Transfer alternatives to PNP for enclosure etchings  (Read 2407 times)

esauvisky

Transfer alternatives to PNP for enclosure etchings
« on: March 26, 2013, 06:05:07 PM »
Hey guys! I've spent the last two weeks trying to figure a good way to transfer decorations into my aluminum enclosures for etching, as PNP is not avaible here in Brazil and it's freaking expensive to buy online (~ $5 per sheet).

Has anyone succeeded in using alternatives to PNP? Which ones and how did you do the transfering process?

deadastronaut

Re: Transfer alternatives to PNP for enclosure etchings
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2013, 06:43:08 PM »
yep much cheaper alternatives..

glossy photo paper..150gsm laser toner..

glossy magazine paper..laser toner..

checkout the etched enclosures thread...lots of info and pics there.. ;)

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esauvisky

Re: Transfer alternatives to PNP for enclosure etchings
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2013, 08:15:37 PM »
Thanks. I've already tried glossy paper, magazine paper and transparency paper and they didn't work out. Some of the toner always stays in the paper, no matter how I do it.  >:(

I'm guessing that the problem must be the toner itself or the printer brand: I'm actually printing my designs at a copy shop...

Do you think I should buy a printer and do it myself? Or is there something I can try before spending my bucks?  :-\

defaced

Re: Transfer alternatives to PNP for enclosure etchings
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2013, 08:29:42 PM »
Dry film photo resist.  This is how professional PCBs are made.  Applying the film isn't fun, but it's a very good resist. 
-Mike

deadastronaut

Re: Transfer alternatives to PNP for enclosure etchings
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2013, 08:36:11 PM »
copy shops usually won't turn off their toner save function.....so they won't give a nice thick image... :-\

so you may be better off buying a printer...i use samsung ML 1660.



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