Introduction: Making PCB With Heat Toner Transfer Paper and Laminator.

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There are many ways to make PCB.

My favorite method is with Heat Toner Transfer Paper and Laminator.

Step 1:

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Cut the copper board and clean the surface.

Step 2:

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Print PCB pattern on paper with draft mode.

Put the Heat Toner Transfer Paper on printed draft image and taped.

Then print PCB pattern again with high quality mode.

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Cut printed Heat Toner Transfer Paper and put on the copper board and taped.

Put the copper board and Heat Toner Transfer Paper into the laminator about 10 times.

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Put off the Heat Toner Transfer Paper.

Check the pin holes and dot on them with marker.

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ThomasK19 (author)2016-02-02

I'm currently hacking my laminator and replaced the old electronics with a little controller so I can use it for what it's intended and also for transferring at higher temperatures. So far it seems to work, but I have to watch it for a moment - don't want my house burned down... Hope I can publish an i'ble about that soon.

saharaupro (author)ThomasK192016-02-03

Hi, ThomasK19.

I think it is very important and is not easy to select good laminator or doing good hacking. I was lucky to find nice laminator.
Your report must be helpful for hobbyists.

ThomasK19 (author)saharaupro2016-02-03

Most likely, though I've seen a video from a Russian guy who had a quite primitive laminator with a bi-metal thermo switch that he replaced with a higher rating. Mine has a NTC/thyristor switch which I could rework so I can adjust different temperatures. As said, I have to do a little more testing. But when it's working I'll publish the results and leave a note here.

Eric Brouwer made it! (author)2016-02-02

I make use of the same method.
I use "Press-a-Peel" transfer paper. I found out that 12 times through my laminator at 175um setting gives excellent results.

For etching, I use Ammonium Persulphate.

For etching, I use

saharaupro (author)Eric Brouwer2016-02-02

Hi, Eric.

I had previously used Press-n-peel Blue.

That is 20 times as expensive as Heat Toner Transfer Paper :'(.


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