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Good Manual Printer for Large Boards

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#57449

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 30 November, 2008

Hi,

We have a custom large board and we need to do about 10-20 of them a month. Can anyone recommend a good quality manual stencil printer that we could use for it? Does not make any sense purchasing an automatic printer for such low volume.

Grant

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#57455

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 1 December, 2008

Hi Grant, Just a few questions if you don't mind... How large is this large board? What type of packages are on this board? QFPs? BGAs? Is it a double sided assembly? I would almost recommend just purchasing a stencil and taping PCBs down to a bench top and printing them manually. Just use a couple of Clamps to secure the stencil to the bench to prevent it from shifting during the printing process. Call me crazy, but I've done this in a previous life. (Btw...don't really call me crazy. Us crazy folk don't much like that)

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#57459

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 1 December, 2008

there are NO good manual printers. Better do it the way Crazzled Man offers. Emil

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#57462

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 1 December, 2008

Hi,

The board is 412 x 685 mm. I don't really want to use a stencil taped down, as that's much worse than using one stretched over a frame, and protected from damage. It's got a lot of fine pitch, so I need to do it in a controlled way if possible.

Grant

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#57463

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 1 December, 2008

#57464

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 1 December, 2008

#57469

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 2 December, 2008

Hi,

Thanks for the suggestions. The manual one looks too small, but the odd Japanese companies product looks really interesting. Not sure how you found these guys, as their web site is less than helpful, but looks like a really interesting product!

Thanks for the suggestions!

Grant

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#57483

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 3 December, 2008

They make manual printers that fit 29X29 inch stencils. We use one every day. It's an old Svecia model.

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#57491

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 3 December, 2008

Hi,

Ok, and thanks for the heads up on that, and I will contact them and see what model that is. I liked one of their manual printers, as it looks like the board slides back on linear bearings and then lifts up under the stencil, instead of the usual manual printer way of angling up from the back the stencil above the PCB, which is the big limitation of manual printers I feel. Might be a nice manual printer if they can do the size!

Grant

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#57494

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 3 December, 2008

transition automation made, what I feel, a good manual screenprinter and squeegies.

Again is has everything to do with the component mix.

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#57503

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 4 December, 2008

Hi,

Just checked with the manufacturer of that printer, and they cannot to the larger size. Shame, as it looked like a really good design.

Anyone know of any other brands?

Grant

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#57508

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 4 December, 2008

These guys make some pretty big claims.........

http://www.smtprinters.com/largest.html

Don't know what models you'd look for on the used market or what they'd go for, though.

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#57511

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 4 December, 2008

We have a vintage 2006 SMT Techniques Semi Auto machine that would do it. Link to the machine and specs:

http://www.reconsales.com/equipmentDetail.asp?ItemID=943

Mike

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#57523

Good Manual Printer for Large Boards | 5 December, 2008

A good manual or magazine are hard to find these days. Most people just look at the pictures anyway! Just a pet peave of mine. Oh well it's the week end. got a case of beer in the truck and I'm thinkin of showering this weekend too. Anyone see my brother feel free to punch his mug. He never showed for work and now I gotta unload the wave as well as load it which really stinks. Him and his close friend Mike are out shopping for Hard Def TVs. Give me my rabbit ears any day!

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