STENCILS – 8.5″x11″x.0035″
We are providing kapton stencils up to 8.5″x11″x.0035″ in size that are to be used in the production of prototype and short run printed circuit board designs with surface mount components. Due to the high material cost of Kapton ($300/lb), all stencils will be trimmed to fit a 1″ border surrounding all SMT pads or the pcb outline of your board if it is provided. If you have a unique frame configuration please specify this to us when you send your files and we will size the stencil appropriately.
Orders with multiple designs require that each design have the appropriate outline. Do not worry about optimizing this layout as we will depanelize each design with a 1/2″ border. All stencils will be a minimum size of 4″x4″. This assures that you will have enough Kapton to properly lay paste on a board that is small. Multiple design orders can have up to 6 designs. If duplicates are in the order we will only process the original design (Kapton is very durable and duplicates are rarely needed).
TURN TIMES/SHIPPING – 1-2 Business Days
Submit your order on any business day before 1600 hrs and your stencil will ship within 1-2 days. We aim for next day shipment, but depending on volume this could take an additional day.
PRICING – $25 per sheet + Shipping
We understand that research and development of prototype designs can be expensive and have streamlined our order process to provide you with the lowest cost and highest quality kapton stencils available.
CAPABILITIES – BGA, DFN, TQFP, ETC
Our laser uses a 1.5″ Focus Lens to produce the smallest spot size possible. To this end we can cut surface mount pads for nearly any sized SMT package. We will review your design and let you know if there are any problems before cutting.
FILE REQUIREMENTS – GERBER (RS274X) format
We require that RS-274X gerber files include the board outline and cream/paste layers. Please place all files in a single .zip file with no subdirectories. It is not necessary to pre panelize your designs. We will depanelize the designs at the time of manufacture. Up to 6 designs with a total area of 93.5 sq in are allowed per order.
FILE SUBMISSION – FILE UPLOAD AT CHECKOUT
File submission is completed at the time of checkout. This is not a rigid requirement and if you would rather us preview your designs before submitting payment please go ahead and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.