PCB STENCIL SERVICES
- We manufacture a wide variety of stencils that will fit nearly any stencil printer or application.
- Order before noon MST, and most orders can ship same day!
- We use only high grade stainless steel.
- Stencils are cut using a gas assisted Fiber Laser, ensuring the finest quality aperture wall and finish from a laser cut process.
- Proprietary Permafid® process creates permanent, non-removable, and non-fading fiducials.
- An experienced stencil engineer analyzes each order and tailors the stencil for best performance.
- All fixed frame stencils are double bonded to allow for maximum reusability.
- Plates are available with Skin Guard® safety features to protect against accidental cuts due to sharp edges.
Fixed Frame Stencils
PCB Prime takes common Fixed Frame stencils to the next level. We use an exclusive permanent border bonding treatment that, combined with our epoxy process, creates a bond that won't fail.
We stock all standard rigid sizes, we can even manufacture custom sizes if the need arises. Frames can be cast aluminum (solid frame) or extruded (hollow frame).
The ProFrame®II is a reusable frame that can quickly swap out new foils. This system greatly reduces stencil costs. Rather than ordering frames on every stencil, order a ProFrame®II and all your future stencils can be frameless. This cuts down on stencil and shipping costs, plus it's a lot easier to store foils than bulky framed stencils.
Just like our standard fixed frame stencils, ProFrame®II gives you superior registration, precise, reliable on or off contact printing, longer stencil life, consistent repeatability, and improved yields.
QTS Wizard 20x20 Frame System
The Wizard Frame System consists of two frames and a stencil. The first frame is a plastic Container Frame which protects against injuries during handling of the stencil's sharp edges. The stencil is held firmly in the molded plastic Contain Frame (available in green for lead free).
The second frame, The Wizard, is a durable, lightweight aluminum stretch frame, designed to mate with the plastic Container Frame. The Wizard frame pneumatically tensions equally on all four sides.
Great for small run prototypes, no stencil printer needed. Easy and simple to use for quality results. Desktop stencils can be up to 10" x 12". An Oversize Desktop stencil can be manufactured for larger sizes.
- Simply tape the supplied plastic mounting bracket to a flat table surface.
- Place your PCB inside the L-shaped bracket.
- Tape the opposing edge bracket to the table to ensure the board does not shift.
- Align the stencil over your board.
- Tape the stencil's top edge to the bracket.
- Now you are ready to use the supplied squeegee to spread the solder paste of your choice onto your board.
Foil Only Stencil
If you have one of our ProFrame®II frames or another type of reusable universal frame like SMT, QTS, or SPR, we can cut the stencil to any size required without attaching it to a frame. This is a great way to reduce stencil costs.
Maximum Stencil Image By Frame Size
The dimensions given for framed stencils are the outer dimensions of the frame. Your PCB image needs to be smaller than the frame but by how much? The chart below will help you choose the correct size.
TIP: Make sure to check with your assembler to determine the best overall stencil size for their equipment. Not all stencil printers can accommodate all stencil sizes.
Typically, a stencil frame is 1" wide, so an 8"x10" frame will have a maximum foil size of 6"x8". Then we need a 1" gap between the edge of the image and the edge of the foil. This reduces the usable area of an 8"x10" frame to 4"x6". See the chart below.
It is possible to place the top and bottom sides of the PCB on the same stencil. In these instances, we like to separate the top from the bottom by 1" (25.4mm). This can reduce costs since only one stencil needs to be manufactured rather than two.
Stencil sizes and max usable area
|Desktop Prototype Stencils||Cost||Description|
|Hand Stencil||$99||Single component rework stencil, bent up on two sides for handling|
|Desktop Prototype Stencil||$99||Prototype stencil (up to 10" x 12"), squeegee, and board holder|
|Oversized Desktop Prototype Stencil||$139||Prototype stencil (exceeding 10" x 12"), squeegee, and board holder.|
|Desktop Prototype Stencil Kit-Leaded||$159||Prototype stencil (up to 10" x 12"), leaded solder paste, pick & place tool, temperature marker (331° thru 379°), 1 pair of gloves, and 2 alcohol wipes.|
|Desktop Prototype Stencil Kit-Lead Free||$159||Prototype stencil (up to 10" x 12"), lead free solder paste, pick & place tool, temperature marker (390° thru 450°), 1 pair of gloves, and 2 alcohol wipes.|
|Oversized Desktop Prototype Stencil Kit-Leaded||$199||Prototype stencil (exceeding 10" x 12"), leaded solder paste, pick & place tool, temperature marker (331° thru 379°), 1 pair of gloves, and 2 alcohol wipes.|
|Oversized Desktop Prototype Stencil Kit-Lead Free||$199||Prototype stencil (exceeding 10" x 12"), lead free solder paste, pick & place tool, temperature marker (390° thru 450°), 1 pair of gloves, and 2 alcohol wipes.|
|Foil Only Products||Cost||Description|
|Prototype Flat Foil||$99||Flat foil used for hand printing (up to 10" x 12")|
|Oversize Prototype Flat Foil||$139||Flat foil used for hand printing (exceeding 10" x 12")|
|Frameless Stencil for Universal Frame||$149||Frameless stencil to fit an interchangeable plate system. Includes SMT, PRO 2, QTS, SPR|
|Frameless Stencil for Zelflex Protect 22.5 x 22.5||$199||Frameless stencil for use in a Zelflex Protect Frame|
|8 x 10 Cast Framed Stencil||$199||Cast Aluminum 8" x 10" framed stencil|
|12 x 12 Cast Framed Stencil||$199||Cast Aluminum 12" x 12" framed stencil|
|12 x 17 Cast Framed Stencil||$229||Cast Aluminum 12" x 17" framed stencil|
|15 x 15 Cast Framed Stencil||$249||Cast Aluminum 15" x 15" framed stencil|
|20 x 20 Cast Framed Stencil||$299||Cast or Extruded 20" x 20" framed stencil|
|29 x 29 Cast Framed Stencil||$269||Extruded Aluminum 29 x 29 framed stencil|
|29 x 29 Low Profile Framed Stencil||$269||Low Profile (1/2" thick frame) 29 x 29 framed stencil|
|20 x 20 Extruded Framed Stencil||$299||Extruded Frame 20 x 20 Stencil|
|23 x 23 Extruded Framed Stencil||$309||Extruded Frame 23 x 23 Stencil|
|23 x 25 Extruded Framed Stencil||$309||Extruded Frame 23 x 25 Stencil|
|29 x 29 Extruded Framed Stencil||$325||Extruded Frame 29 x 29 Stencil|
|SPR Plate (16" x 19" APS20)||$149||SPR Plate (16" x 19" APS20)|
|Fuji4000 Framed Stencil||$299||Extruded Aluminum Frame for Fuji 4000|
|Pick and Place Tool||$35||Pick and Place Hand Tool|
|Solder Paste Only-Lead Free 12 grams||$31||Lead Free RoHS solder paste - ZeroLead No-Clean Solder Paste 12 grams in a 10cc syringe. Part# ZLSP-10cc|
|Solder Paste Only-Leaded 12 grams||$29||Leaded solder paste - ZephPaste Eutectic Solder Paste SPE-0012 - No-Clean 63Sn/37Pb Solder Paste 12 grams in a 10cc syringe.|
|QTS 20 x 20 Universal Frame||$1,650||QTS 20 x 20 Universal Frame|
|Pro 2 20 x 20 Universal Frame||$890||Pro 2 20 x 20 Universal Frame|
|SMT 20 x 20 Universal Frame||$1,450||SMT 20 x 20 Universal Frame|
|AssemblyPro Fixture||$99||Fixture for assembling double sided PCB's. Requires a Prototype stencil for each side of the board. Fixture custom machined to order. This product has a 2 day lead time from receipt of order.|