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Direct Inkjet to Printed Circuit Board Products

Our simple yet carefully designed Direct Inkjet to PCB Products set the standard for rapid prototyping and DIY PCB boards. Our technology is superior to almost all non-commerical processes in terms of ease of use, speed, repeatibility and cost.

By taking advantage of piezoelectric inkjet CD printers such as the Epson R280, we have developed specialized tools that allow direct printing of PCBs. After printing, the board is dried and then etched immediately, no complicated/unreliable toner transfer or expensive/slow UV light curing or messy CNC milling! In addition we have assembled fully comprehensive a step by step tutorial taking you from the PCB design software to print settings to etching time. No where else has this process been described in such great detail.

Watch a video how easy it is to print directly onto a PCB:

Full Inkjet Direct PCB Starter Kit

Everthing you need to print PCBs except the printer. Includes:

  • Lasercut Acrylic PCB CD Stencil
  • Special Inkjet PCB Resist Prefilled Inside a Black Refill Cartridge for Epson Artisan 50, Stylus RX580, RX595, RX680, R260, R280, R285, R290, R380
  • 10x Double Sided 3.5"x2.5"x1/32" Copper Clad
  • Only $65

Laser cut Acrylic PCB CD Stencil: The Full Spectrum Engineering Custom PCB holder is a unique and extremely well thought out product. Made of durable acrylic and laser cut to .001" accuracy, this device will last a lifetime. The thickness and radius edges are exactly like a normal CD to fit in any inkjet printer that accepts CDs. The cutout is eactly shaped to accept our 1/32" thick copper clad boards. Four access holes on the corners allow easy PCB removal and fine placement adjustment. Two edges are straight cut so that one can use a machinist square to ensure the PCB is aligned 90 degrees to the direction of travel. Double sided registration is no problem. Just flip it over and rest assured it will exactly match the other side! You need this CD holder!

Buy now for only $25 (no copper clad boards).

Special Inkjet PCB Resist Prefilled Inside a Black Refill Cartridge for Epson Artisan 50, Stylus RX580, RX595, RX680, R260, R280, R285, R290, R380: If you print with regular ink, it will just wash off and your PCB will not etch properly. We have specially designed an etch resistant ink that will harden when heated into a solid that will resist the PCB etch resist. This ink is compatible with most Epson inkjet printers but is especially designed for the Epson R280 printer. In addition, this special ink is yellow for optimal etch resistance but refilled inside a black ink cartridge. If you read our tutorial, you will see it is easiest to generate and print black and white images with Windows so in order to make best use of the ink, we put it in the black cartridge even though the color is yellow. Super easy to use: just put it in and print - no learning how to refill ink or spilling it all over the place! Warning: use at your own risk. We have tested this ink extensively but take no responsibility for inkjet clogging or color changes. We replaced the original black ink and it prints/looks fine even after using our PCB resist ink but your results may differ. You should consider making direct PCBs only on a dedicated inkjet printer.

Buy Now: $30

Special Inkjet PCB Resist Prefilled Inside a Black Refill Cartridge for other Epson Printers: We can refill some other Epson printers. E-mail us your model number and we can specially fill a black cartridge for your printer. Since the empty holder is a special order, there is a 1-2 week shipping delay and slightly higher price.

Buy Now: Prefilled Black Cartridge with Etch Resist Ink (Custom Epson Printer) for $45

Extra blank 3.5"x2.5"x1/32" high precision double-sided copper clad boards: These copper clad boards are cut to high tolerance on all edges and designed to fit perfectly into the Custom CD Holder. These special boards facilitate rapid prototyping. Just drop in the board, print it and etch! Double sided boards have never been easier. Just flip it over and rest assured it will exactly match the other side!

Buy now: 10x Double Sided 3.5"x2.5"x1/32" Copper Clad for $25

20x Double Sided 3.5"x2.5"x1/32" Copper Clad for $40

100x Double Sided 3.5"x2.5"x1/32" Copper Clad for $150.