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Gregory Hayes

PROJECTS VINYL PCB RESIST

VINYL PCB RESIST

Etch your circuits the easy way — with a resist pattern you make on a vinyl cutter.

By Chris Connors

There are lots of ways to etch a circuit board, but all of them create a path for electricity by preserving and removing portions of the copper coating on the board. You might have tried drawing a circuit on copper with a pen or grease pencil, or silk-screening it, or transferring toner from a laser printer, and then chemically etching the board. A substance used in this way is called a resist because it resists the etchant and protects the copper.

One of the easiest and most reliable resists ...

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