Choosing a PCB Printing Solution

The gadgets Printed Circuit Board industry is advancing as new creation advancements end up accessible effortlessly. Direct computerized printing is making advances into the customary photolithography and screen printing forms that have been utilized to fabricate PCB throughout the previous twenty years. PCB assembly

Here we will concentrate on the utilization of direct computerized printing to individualize PCBs only before their gathering. The objective is to print a one of a kind imprint on each board that can be utilized to distinguish the board. The imprint must be lasting and will most likely contain 1D or 2D machine meaningful codes alongside alpha numeric characters. The imprints must have a 600 DPI (spots per inch) goals or better because of size limitations on the PCB. We will likewise concentrate on applications that require more that 1,000,000 sheets for each year. At these volumes robotized material dealing with begins to wind up essential to the general accomplishment of the framework. 

High volume PCB fabricators use screen printing with thermally relieved ink to print the legends that spread each side of the board. As of now computerized printing can not print the entire side of a board at a value that contends with screen printing. Despite the fact that numerous printers, including the PPS7000, could print all the terminology on the board, here we will concentrate on utilizing computerized printing just to print the individualizing marks.

A few individualizing choices exist including the accompanying:

Preprinted Label Application

Many low volume items begin with marks imprinted on office gear and hand connected to each PCB before or after gathering. As the item volumes slope the unwavering quality and cost of hand applying marks turns into an issue. Computerized frameworks that print and apply names are accessible. (see this site ) Because of PCB space requirements these frameworks must place marks very precisely, a major issue for some name application frameworks. The names are not lasting. At high volumes the names are more costly than other stamping strategies.

Favorable circumstances

Low Initial Cost

High Contrast Mark


Not Permanent

Higher Incremental Cost

Hard to Change Label Size On The Fly

Mechanical Complexity For Automated Application

Dissolvable Based Continuous Ink Jet Digital Printing

Constant ink-stream innovation has been adjusted to stamp on numerous modern items including PCBs. With these frameworks a persistent stream of ink beads is controlled to the ideal area utilizing electromagnetic fields. Dissolvable put together inks produce perpetual imprints with respect to permeable surfaces. The imprints are less perpetual on non-permeable surfaces where spreading might be an issue for the brief timeframe its takes to dry.

Points of interest

Focused Incremental Cost

High Contrast Mark

Numerous Colors Available


Complex Ink Viscosity Process Can Be Difficult To Control

High Resolution (Greater Than 300 DPI) Difficult To Achieve?

Solvents May Be Released Into Atmosphere, Many Companies Trying To Reduce Solvent Issues

Imprint Not Resistant To Some Cleaning Solvents

Laser Ablated Ink Patches

Numerous ventures use lasers to etch marks onto an assortment of parts. Lasers have been utilized to etch marks onto PC sheets with restricted accomplishment because of the absence of complexity of the subsequent imprint. A more up to date approach is to have the circuit sheets printed with ink fixes, the ink fix is then specifically evacuated (removed) by the laser making the imprint to be printed. (see here ) PPSI has the capacities to build up a laser based checking framework.

Points of interest

Focused Incremental Cost

High Contrast Mark If Ink Patch Is Used

Extremely Fine, Highly Reliable Marks Available With Laser Galvo Head


High Initial Cost

Requires Preprinted Ink Patch

Indeed, even At Low Power Laser warmth May Damage (by Fracture) Traces, Causing Intermittent Reliability Problems

Molecule Generation May Require A Cleaning Step

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