Creating PCBs Help

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Hi guys, I'm trying to make my first PCB using the toner transfer method but I'm not having any luck.

I suspect that it is due to my iron not being hot enough. Does anyone have a measurement of how hot the iron should get?

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I'm using stables glossy photo paper, and a HP Photosmart 8250 printer.

After 10 min of pressure and heat I start to see ink bleeding though the back of the photo paper BUT it still doesn't stick to the copper clad board. I am getting enough heat however to melt the glue off the double sided carpet tape that I am using around the edge.

I'm using the following kit for the board and chemicals.
http://www.thesourcecc.com/estore/product.aspx?language=en-CA&product=2761576&category=PC+board%2fSockets&catalog=Online&tab=1#more

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Not too long ago I started too with home-brewing of PCB's.
Here's the thread: https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=44698&highlight=

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HP Photosmart 8250 is a ink printer. You need a laser printer for the toner transfer method.

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I just bought a HP1018 laser printer at Microcenter for $65! (regularly $130 with a $65 mail in rebate) I bought it specifically for doing PCBs this way. I got tired of running to the office to make my transfers.

Mike.

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Plons wrote:
Not too long ago I started too with home-brewing of PCB's.
Here's the thread: https://www.avrfreaks.net/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=44698&highlight=

Nard

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gr82bdad wrote:
I just bought a HP1018 laser printer at Microcenter for $65! (regularly $130 with a $65 mail in rebate) I bought it specifically for doing PCBs this way. I got tired of running to the office to make my transfers.

Mike.

I just got one too :wink:
I should know how well it works in a few min :D

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Hi,

You must be from canada as the source is a canadian company.

I use staples picture paper works pretty well and it is cheap. If you are in toronto you can pickup a cheap copper boards at supremetronic and some etching solution from them, I think the name of the etching solution I use is feric-chloride (it is feric-something).

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toalan wrote:
Hi,

You must be from canada as the source is a canadian company.

I use staples picture paper works pretty well and it is cheap. If you are in toronto you can pickup a cheap copper boards at supremetronic and some etching solution from them, I think the name of the etching solution I use is feric-chloride (it is feric-something).

Thanks for the info, yes I am from Canada. Funny enough I love close enough to Toronto to see its light pollution but far enough to not smell its air pollution :? .

I'll be in the city next week so I'm going to make a stop by supermetronic.

To answer you next question. I hate the Leafs but love the Argos.

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