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womblenz

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OK More Etching Questions
« on: June 26, 2009, 02:50:59 AM »
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OK guys couple of questions

I have just ordered one of these  http://www.web-tronics.com/lowcosetsysw.html

What type of printer do you use for transfer sheets and diferent types of transfers sheets

Thanks muchly for your input

Cheers Warren

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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2009, 04:01:39 AM »
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Transfer sheets?  Are you using the press and peel stuff?  I have never used it so can't help.

I print out on clear transparencies (made for an ink jet) and use a crappy HP F335 to print. These are the exact sheets I use:
http://cgi.ebay.com/Hammermill-Premium-Inkjet-Transparency-Film-100-sht_W0QQitemZ360132741282QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item53d99588a2&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116
Way cheaper than anywhere else.

For the resist film I use the Micro Mark stuff:
http://www.micromark.com/PHOTO-RESIST-12-x-19-PKG-OF-2,8354.html
Just ordered 6 more packs today.

That tank set up looks pretty cool. It will take longer than 4 min. though. They are talking about copper on a PC board, not a solid sheet of brass.
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womblenz

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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2009, 06:39:13 PM »
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Thanks Chris


I'm looking into printers will let you know when i find one

I'm unsure on which method i'll use yet some playing will be required for a cad programme i have Coreldraw 13

I've had great trouble finding ferric cholride here but have ammonium persulphate as a replacement so some playing needed for that to ::) ???

Cheers Warren

Chris333

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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2009, 07:05:43 PM »
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See with the press-and-peel stuff I believe you print right on to that. Then you fold it over the metal and iron it down. I heard it is hard to keep both sides aligned that way.

So even though I haven't tried it, I'd say the transparencies way is easier.

Ferric Chloride... I buy it in powder form and just mix it with water:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270412362267&_trkparms=tab%3DWatching
I'd have to look it up to be sure, but 1 pound should make a gallon.

You can get it in liquid form here:
http://www.micromark.com/FERRIC-CHLORIDE-ETCHANT-16-OZ,8350.html

Once my etchant starts to go weak I just pour in some muriatic acid (pool acid) to give it a boost.

womblenz

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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2009, 07:10:55 PM »
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Thanks Chris

Problem is international shipping I'm in New Zealand things can get tricky to get at times

I'll just play with what i can get here.

Cheers Warren

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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2009, 09:12:00 PM »
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Thanks Chris

Problem is international shipping I'm in New Zealand things can get tricky to get at times

I'll just play with what i can get here.

Cheers Warren

Dick Smith Electronics stocks ferric chloride, Warren. Seems to be widely available in NZ

womblenz

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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2009, 09:55:02 PM »
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Hi Mark

When i spoke with them i was told limited stock discontinued item

Jayar stock Ammonium persulphate 16 bucks for 400gms makes 1.5 lt of etchant

Thanks for the advice

Cheers Warren

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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2009, 03:56:20 PM »
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Radio Shack has the acid, if you have those over there.
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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2009, 04:14:57 PM »
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Radio Shack... all the ones around here stopped stocking electronics. Seems all they care about now is cell phones.

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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2009, 06:27:15 PM »
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I guess I got lucky when I went to the Fairhope Alabama one.  I did get their last bottle.
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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2009, 09:12:37 PM »
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We don't have Radio Shack in NZ, an alternative but more expensive source is Radio Spares or Farnell.

http://newzealand.rs-online.com/web/

http://nz.farnell.com/

Beware there's an account fee and prices are high.
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womblenz

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Re: OK More Etching Questions
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2009, 04:12:43 AM »
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Ok guys

The etch tank has a arrived and looks good to use but time will tell   ??? ::)

As for the printer

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/us/en/sm/WF05a/18972-18972-3328059-14638-3328066-3435674.html

worth 163nzd from local store

opinions on printer please

Cheers Warren