Clean your boards thoroughly. I used acetone and steel wool.
Here the Press-N-Peel blue has already been printed in reverse
on my laser printer.
ink jet and other types of printers do not work with this method. However older
laser printers like my HP Laserjet III can be had for less than $150 these days and
possibly even for free. Press-N-Peel is also not your only choice of paper.
Here is a list of the types of paper that can be used. I haven't tried all of them, so the
results will vary, but you should be able to get something going with one of
these: JetPrint Graphic Image Paper, JetPrint Multi Project Paper, Fortune No.3 70# gloss,
80lb clay coated paper, Centura 70# gloss, Productolight No.2 60# gloss, and
Frostbright 60# matte.
T-Shirt heat press
I print t-shirts and paint signs and lots of other graphic types of work. One of the things I used to do was
was iron ons so I have this t-shirt press and it works great for printing pcb's, adjustable heat, pressure, and time.
but a hand held iron will also work just remember to keep it moving and bear down.
Here I am rinsing the board after heating, do not skip this
step if you try to peel the paper while it is hot the toner will
come off with it. However if I remember correctly you want to remove the other suggested papers while still hot.
Touch-up using a sharpie marker
The best way to cut the boards is with tin snips as recommended
by John Olson of Tigerbotics.
You will spend a fortune on blades if you try using a scrollsaw, a bandsaw may work also but I
dont have one so I use the snips.
Heres the etching almost done.Do not do what I have done here
ALWAYS use gloves these chemicals are corrosive
and do not dispose of them down you kitchen sink or your pipes may go away
( 1-12-05 Thanks to John Olson at Tigerbotics our club now has an etching tank that I have outfitted
with a submersible aquarium heater and a bathtub whirlpool attachment both of which I purchased at Goodwill
for less than $2)
OK I skipped a coupla steps but the boards were trimmed with
the snips and sanded on my drill press
to their final shape. Here the motor mounts (fuse clips) have already been soldered to the boards.