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How do you number your stencils ?

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#37354

How do you number your stencils ? | 27 October, 2005

We just bought a new/used ultrasonic stencil cleaner. The solvent we use is Zestron Vigon SC200.

We currently number our stencil frames with sharpies. The Zestron eats the sharpie markings off. I have also tried acrylic paint markers.....eats the paint markers off just as fast.

Stamping or etching numbers into our frames is not a option. Frameless stencils are not an option.

I need some type of marker that withstands the Zestron, but can be removed with some type of a more aggresive solvent.

Any ideas ?

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#37358

How do you number your stencils ? | 27 October, 2005

Putting some sort of tape cover over the sharpie is not an option? Worth a shot on asking .... sounds like the solvent might eat the tape away as well but give it a try.

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James

#37364

How do you number your stencils ? | 27 October, 2005

Ask Zestron what they would recommend.

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PWH

#37365

How do you number your stencils ? | 27 October, 2005

As Mark states, we have also used tape to cover sharpie notes and part numbers. Works well. We use kapton tape.

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#37368

How do you number your stencils ? | 27 October, 2005

Look at http://www.moonmanondarkside.com but etch them as that is the way to go. Download MoonMan's free procedures including how you do this.

MoonMan

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#37371

How do you number your stencils ? | 27 October, 2005

Just tried kapton. Solvent gets under the kapton and eats the marker away instantly.

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SuMoTe

#37410

How do you number your stencils ? | 28 October, 2005

Have you tried 'Ink-stamping" them?

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#37411

How do you number your stencils ? | 28 October, 2005

What kind of ink would I use ?

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#37412

How do you number your stencils ? | 28 October, 2005

You have to stamp or etch them.

MoonMan

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#37416

How do you number your stencils ? | 28 October, 2005

Metal stamped tags that are glued on work. http://www.emedco.com can make em'. Even have your company logo on each one.

No, I don't work for Emedco, so stop typing.

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#37422

How do you number your stencils ? | 28 October, 2005

What do you do when they are recycled? The place I used to buy stencils from would keep your returned for credit frames separate but I wouldn't think every stencil manufacturer will do this. They might not take back the etched stencil frames.

Even just a few years ago I met a guy that said a run size of 5,000 was small. But that is more rare. What I've seen more and more is 5,000 being a life span of a board not a run size. So it's not just low volume/high mix, it's low volume/high mix/high turnover of new boards.

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