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Large Area Stencil Printing

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#56590

Large Area Stencil Printing | 19 September, 2008

Hi,

We would like to do low volume large boards, and does anyone know what options there are for stencil printing larger boards. The board we are doing is 412mm x 685mm so it's quite large. Pick and place is ok, just stencil printing.

Is there something low cost and manual around?

Grant

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#56592

Large Area Stencil Printing | 19 September, 2008

I asked the stencil house we go to for quote on 29"x29" & anything larger stencil.

Your board size converts to just 16.22"x26.9685". I don't know the next stencil size after 20"x20". Maybe, common is 29"x29"?

I also asked about "frameless" stencils (www.qtsframe.com).

My stencil house said they can do largest at 36"x36" (framed) and then the sales person referred me to some manual printer website at: http://www.apsgold.com.

None of these websites mentioned about larger than 29"x29" printing capabilities.

But your size is within their printer's limit.

I told him for possible large size, 36"x36", especially framed, we may plan on doing LITERALLY MANUAL printing, using squeegee spread by hand. We do this anyway when all our printers are occupied, in service or for low volumn printing, small or large.

Hope the above helps.

mi

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#56596

Large Area Stencil Printing | 19 September, 2008

Four Points supplies materials to stencil fabricators. Four Points, SMT Stencil Supply: Standard Frame Sizes 8" x 10" I.D. Cast Aluminum 12" x 12" I.D. Cast Aluminum 15" x 15" I.D. Cast Aluminum 12" x 17" I.D. Cast Aluminum 15" x 15" I.D. Cast Aluminum 20" x 20" I.D. Cast Aluminum 24" x 24" I.D. Cast Aluminum 23" x 23" x 1.0" x 1.5" O.D. Tubular Aluminum 29" x 29" x 1.5" x 1.5" O.D. Tubular Aluminum 23" x 23" x 0.5" x 1.5" Space Saver Frames 29" x 29" x 0.5" x 1.5" Space Saver Frames 29" x 29" x .375" x 1.5" (solid) Space Saver Frames Fuji , Sanyo, Panasonic , Sony, MPM SPM, frames

Large Format Frames: 50" x 72" x 2" x 4" 40" x 55" x 1.5" x 1.5" 40" x 49" x 1.5" x 1.5" 48" x 48" x 1.5" x 1.5" 36" x 36" x 1.5" x1.5" 34" x 34" x 1.5" x 1.5"

Other sizes available upon request We have no relationship, nor receive benefit from the company referenced above.

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#56612

Large Area Stencil Printing | 20 September, 2008

Hi,

Thanks for the info and I really appreciate it. I will contact the companies and see what we can do!

Grant

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