The "Starter kit" contains everything you need to start making single and double-sided PCBs in just a few minutes... transfer paper, copper laminate and sealing foils.
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The only other items you'll need besides the Starter Kit and the TIA applicator (or a calibrated houshold iron) is your laser printer or copier, a bowl of water, paper towel, etchant of your choice and a small can of Acetone to remove the toner image from the board after etching.
With this Starter kit and the recommended "Apache" Toner Image Applicator "TIA" you will have the ability to make high density, high quality single and double-sided PCBs, first time, every time in about 8 minutes. Plus you can do it WITHOUT using an etching tank! We developed this really unique technique a few years back that you've got to try for yourself. See the MENU item: TECH SUPPORT > No Etching Tank).
The "PCB Fab-In-A-Box" kit comprises 3 basic "components". All items are available separately so when a particular supply runs low, you can always reorder it separately.
Toner Transfer Paper
The first step in our process is to get your PCB design out of the printer via a special transfer medium coated with a special water-relase agent for perfect transfers when subjected to heat & pressure (from the laminator above).
Blank PCB Laminate
Toner Reactive Foils
The GreenTRF foil is fused over the transferred circuit image on the board to seal the toner from "etch through".
The WhiteTRF is optional for a parts insertion "silk-screen" layer.
This page of test circuit images is printed using a new "branded" toner cartridge for guaranteed known density of toner to make perfect transfers. For optimum performance, you never want to use an "after-market" toner cartridge. They are just inferrior to "branded" cartridges. Having good toner density is most important for proper transfers to the copper's surface. If you find your are having transfer problems, that's when you'd use one of these images. It will immediately point to the source of the problem... either your laser printer is not putting out enough toner density or the TIA laminator is not working properly.
<-Click the image here to see the incredible level of detail you will be able to achieve!
As with all of the products we produce, you have a full month to "kick the tires" after you recieve your system. If at any time you aren't absolutely in love with what our process can do for you, we'll buy it back at full price... even used, and no silly restocking fees, or discounting your refund. "If you don't love it, we want it back!"
If you are having any problem with any of our products, give us a call and let us trouble-shoot your situation to make you a happy-camper. Tech Support from us is unending.
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