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Title: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Nov 07, 2012, 02:58 am
Looking for info on Itead for PCB prototyping.  I have only used OSH Park and, well, I'm really tired of waiting a month to get the PCB.  Itead is pretty cheap, but I noticed they have a new site for their service and a forum.  People have been posting, but no one is responding to their posts. 

Basically, what are their turn around times?  What shipping service recommendation for the US? 
Care to recommend another Fab company that have turn around times of a couple of weeks to 3 weeks...  With nice quality boards and an option for colors other than lame green...

Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: liuzengqiang on Nov 09, 2012, 03:37 am
Itead has expedited shipping service. I read from a post that a member of this forum has used that service and can get the boards in around 10 days. That's pretty good for the price. Seeedstudio.com has similar service, with free slow shipping if you buy $50 or more. I don't notice difference in their qualities on my simple boards. I've used both, both have color options. I also used DorkBotPDX, the predecessor of OSH Park. They are printing in the US and turn around time wasn't great due to small number of users.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Nov 09, 2012, 04:53 am
Thanks for the advise.

I am going to try Itead and see how they do.  OSH Park, does have really good quality boards and decent price, but the waiting for a month is getting old.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 09, 2012, 08:19 am
I have used itead for a lot of boards, no  problems. All the green boards here.
www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17
colors are available too, I just choose not to pay for that.
Delivery is generally just under 3 weeks to east coast US via inexpensive US Register Air Mail shipping.
10 boards, $9.90, ~$5 shipping. Can get a lot of parts on 5cm x 5cm.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: liuzengqiang on Nov 09, 2012, 06:32 pm
CrossRoads,

You have been pretty productive :)
For me shipping from out of the country is always slow since I'm in the middle of nowhere.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: xl97 on Nov 09, 2012, 08:28 pm
I have ordered from iTeadStudio..

(and actually have 3-orders Im waiting on currently)


MY experience is.. when it was itead.. things were addressed fast..

confirmation email.. and boards shipped out about a week later or so.. then the 'wait'..(about another 10+ days or so)

this time.. through iMall..

1.) my old/original orders from itead were NOT available for re-order
2.) I didnt get an confirmation email (status update) that my order was 'accepted' until AFTER I emailed them asking what was up?

Sent on 25th..
Nov 7th gt email apologizing saying sorry about update.. was 'shipped' out on Nov 2nd..

I check tracking.. 'says' acceptance on the 2nd.. but then sat at sorting facility for another week?

Nov 9th..
passed through sorting facility..



Colors are $5.00 extra..

(Im going to try white, black or yellow/blue myself next time) :)


previously it seemed like it moved a bit faster?  (maybe more popular now?)

Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Nov 09, 2012, 09:47 pm
That is what I was looking for.  I have been to the old site when it was operational and seemed pretty sweet.  What got me wondering is their new forum.  Members posting questions and then no replies for over a week.  Posts that read "Is anybody here?" 

Maybe there just ironing out the kinks.  I hope it's better than BatchPBC from Sparkfun.  Looks like they screwed everything up...
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Leon Heller on Nov 09, 2012, 09:53 pm
I've used them three times, and am very happy with the service. The boards are typically made in three days, and postage to the UK takes about 10 days.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Nov 13, 2012, 05:35 am
I placed an order of a bare PCB for testing Itead.  Well, I have not heard from them and my order is still processing.

UPDATE:  There are bugs on the new site and the PCB is in route.


Also checked out Seeed, People are complaining that they haven't received their boards when they ordered them 2 months ago...

Is there any other respectable PCB Fab house?
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Nov 13, 2012, 07:47 am
My experience would say otherwise codlink.
I have PCBs enroute from them right now, and last Thursday or Friday ordered more.
They e-mailed back for order clarification - apparantly ordering from one address, paying via paypal with another address and leaving the order # off is not the way to go.
They e-mailed back today to say the order was with factory for review & they'd let me know if there were issues - which I don't think there will as this is my 3rd oder of this particular card.
The only delay I've seen is getting thru customs on both ends, and slow shipping as that's all I've paid for.

If you have an issue, e-mail wendy @ iteadstudio dot com, and sunny @ iteadstudio dot com, they've taken of my adventures in payment & file submissions.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Nov 13, 2012, 12:35 pm
Funny, I just responded to Wendy's email about this and she advised that the board I ordered was in the mail already.  I am assuming there are some bugs in the new site.  

I read their instructions on PCB fab and I am concerned about having to put the order number on the silkscreen.  Do you know of a method that I can use as I do not want the order number printed on my board?

PS: I edited my post above to reflect these changes.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: LROBBINS on Nov 13, 2012, 02:58 pm
Having just received my first order from Itead, I thought I'd detail my positive experience.

The NANO-sized two-sided board to surface mount MCP 2551 and 2515 CAN chips and ancillary components was designed and gerbers generated with DesignSpark.  Gerber file name suffixes were changed to match what Itead wants.  Traces are 10 mil signal and 15 mil power.  Two boards (slightly different, one with ground plain copper fill, the other without) were panelized into each 5 X 5 space.

ordered Oct 18
Itead requested change in gerber Oct 19 (add outline rectangle around the paired boards)
revised files sent same day
fabbrication started Oct 20
shipped Oct 29
I failed to note when HKPost said it left Hong Kong, but
"arrived destination", i.e. in Italy, Nov 10
arrived my address Nov 13 (remarkable for Dogana Italiana - I've had as much as 15 day delays at this step)

I wasn't in a rush, so avoided expedited shipping - not only is the shipping cost higher, but one pays 21% value added tax here on that, but not on postage (and I've not had all that good service from DHL, FedEx and the like anyway).

The boards themselves seem first rate.  They are not very complex, and the traces aren't tiny, but they are certainly not something I could do in my home shop.  This is the first time I haven't etched my own boards, and I don't think that I will ever etch another!

BTW.  On another thread there was a discussion of how to cut apart panelized boards using Dremel or hack saw.  I have a simpler way that doesn't raise lots of fiberglass dust.  I score both sides with a "plastic laminate scoring knife" and straight edge, snap them apart and clean the edges with a file.  Short of having a proper shear, this seems about the simplest and cleanest way to go.  An alternative might be an old-fashioned guillotine (sp?) paper cutter, but I haven't tried that and don't have one.  The scoring laminate knife has a hard, maybe carbide, triangular insert that easily scores the board.  I also have a thinner plastic (i.e. plexiglass) scoring knife, but it doesn't hold an edge when used on fiberglass whereas the one for Formica could probably cut 1000's of boards without wear.
Ciao,
Lenny
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Nov 13, 2012, 03:18 pm
Thanks for sharing.  I will give Itead a try with a PCB fab and see how it goes.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: skootles on Nov 13, 2012, 10:24 pm
I've ordered a lot of boards from iTead, and the turnaround is typically a week. Shipping to me (Toronto) is about 2 weeks using the regular shipping option, or 3 days using DHL expedited.

The quality has always been pretty great, and their customer service is very nice. Also, sometimes you get extra of your own boards if someone else decided to open-source their project and your boards were grouped together. At least, that's what I think is the reason I sometimes get 11 or 12 boards instead of 10.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Constantin on Dec 11, 2012, 07:04 pm
Another nice feature about iTead is the 100% testing option.

I have had good experiences with their service so far. Only one order was messed up - I got 20 of a single design instead of 10 each of two designs. When I pointed it out to them, they re-ran the original order of the missing PCBs and included it in my next PCB shipment for free.

I too worry about the iMall transition. Not sure why it was needed, what it fixed. I have an order in production now, let's see what happens.

As far as shipping goes, the reason to use DHL in the USA vs. the USPS is the turn time in the customs warehouse. I've waited 3+ weeks for parts to clear the US customs when shipping with the USPS. DHL seems to have a greater interest in getting the parts delivered - 3-4 days total time from shipment in CN. Thus, I consolidate multiple PCB orders into one shipment and pay for the extra $20 to get the parts via DHL.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: skootles on Dec 11, 2012, 07:08 pm

I too worry about the iMall transition. Not sure why it was needed, what it fixed. I have an order in production now, let's see what happens.


They've been going through that "transition" since I started ordering PCBs from them many, many months ago and there's never been any issue on my end. I wouldn't worry.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Dec 12, 2012, 01:05 am
I order from OSH Park and Itead on the same day within an hour of each other. 

I received my Boards from OSH Park over a week ago and still waiting on Itead.

The last 2 batches of boards from OSH Park though have silkscreen missing.  No idea why some of the screen is missing, no overlapping, or touching anywhere.  I have emailed Laen a few days ago and haven't heard anything from him, so I will be using Itead from now on if the boards are correct.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Dec 12, 2012, 02:22 am
imall has been working for me, with at least 3 orders completed recently.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Constantin on Dec 12, 2012, 04:05 am

The last 2 batches of boards from OSH Park though have silkscreen missing.  No idea why some of the screen is missing, no overlapping, or touching anywhere.  I have emailed Laen a few days ago and haven't heard anything from him, so I will be using Itead from now on if the boards are correct.


I wonder, did you verify with one of the gerber viewers out there that your board is rendering correctly? For example, iTead only prints the tNames and bNames layer, whereas I like to print the values of the parts next to them... so I have to manually explode the parts, delete the identifier, and then re-do the value to be part of the tName layer. I find the online gerber viewer pretty good.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Dec 12, 2012, 05:01 am
Yes, I have verified it with viewers.  OSHPark has it's own viewer as well.

Really, the silk doesn't bother me as much as someone not returning emails.  I am a firm believer of customer service.  If they don't want to bother with helping someone, than I don't bother using their service.

All I asked Laen was why is only some of the silk wasn't printed.  I am still new with PCB Fab and designing and figured it was something stupid that I did wrong or didn't do at all. 

Before Eagle I used Fritzing, I never had any trouble with OSH Park's boards.  Was making me wonder what I was doing differently. 

But, like I said the silk that is missing is no big deal because they are for me to use anyway, so no one else will see them.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Constantin on Dec 12, 2012, 07:29 am
FWIW, I had a order with OSH Park turn out great, another order vanished. Since Laen never contacted me, I never got to pay and hence the board was never produced. When I brought it up at a later time, he apologized and told me that he'd come up with a better order documentation system that wasn't as prone to fail silently.

But, given the limitations of the fab that Laen uses, I prefer iTead - smaller vias, tighter allowances. Boards that can be made by iTead have to be redesigned for Dorkbot. The dark purple color is cool, the gold surface coating is a nice touch, but ultimately, most of us are primarily after getting their boards turned quickly and hence a consistent process is a big plus.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Dec 12, 2012, 04:39 pm
OSH Park has one of the best file uploader I have used.  Very easy to upload and view the board, plus each layer individually. 

I did contact him on twitter and he did respond, so hopefully we can solve this issue.  I really like OSH Park's boards and quality.  Plus it seems like he's getting boards processed quicker.  Prolly cause he's got the customers to fill panels faster.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: bratan on Mar 07, 2013, 07:35 pm
Came upon this thread while searching on more info about iTead.
I just placed order with them last week, but never got confirmation e-mail so I emailed them right away with gerber files.  Sunny replied that he got them, so I thought everything is ok, until I just got Invoice e-mail from iTead.  Their online system doesn't show that I placed any order, I hope it's just a glitch...
BTW, my experience with OSH Park was great, from submitting design to getting notifications when it was sent to the fab. Turnaround time varies, but quality of PCB was amazing.  If they only can be as competitive with prices as iTead I would stick with them :)
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Mar 07, 2013, 07:45 pm
I just received another batch of screw sheild PCBs from Itead that I had ordered over the New Years break.
Received e-mail with order #, sent in my files.
Received e-mail indicating factory had accepted the Gerber files
Received e-mail with tracking #.

Boards look as nice as ever.  Wendy/Sunny continue to receive my backing.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: xl97 on Mar 07, 2013, 08:14 pm
Im thinking of using Seeed next...


(still more non-sense from iTead)..

placed over Chinese New Year as well..

I tried to check out that itsopway.com ... but they dont seem very clear...

on prices...   (I dont have a lot of experience in this either to be fair)..   on what pcb's (type) I need to order.. do they do color?...etc



Only drawback on Seed is the color pcbs is $5 more than iTead.. :(


Wendy, Sunny, John , Alex and a few others.. outside of the generic order/info emails.. have all gave myself the same run-around/non-sense.


Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Mar 07, 2013, 09:13 pm
I had the same problem with Itead not sending email updates.  But, after about a week, I emailed them and a couple of days later they sent me the tracking number.  Got the PCBs a week later.  Itead has very good prices, but I still don't have the confidence in them to send all my PCBs to them.  Still use OSH Park for the smaller boards.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: xl97 on Mar 07, 2013, 09:56 pm
Id liek to try that sitopway.com place...

heard good things.. and heard good prices.. just wish thir site was a bit more user friendly.. on how they want things done.. rules/requirements..etc



just like iTead (and Seed) does!!... (but not iTead)  LOL   :P
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Chagrin on Mar 19, 2013, 06:29 am
Submitted my design with Seeed on 2/22. They marked it shipped on 2/28. Received in the mail 3/15.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: bratan on Mar 19, 2013, 06:55 pm
Just received my iTead boards!  Very happy how they came out, no problems soldering them!
Not worse than OSH Park actually. It took total of 12 business days from submitting to receiving (in US).
For some strange reason I didn't get any silkscreen on the back of the board. I had text there on bNames layer. Anyone knows what could be an issue? I generated Gerber files form Eagle 6.3
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: codlink on Mar 19, 2013, 08:08 pm
Did you make sure that your CAM file had that layer highlighted when you generated the Gerbers?  I did that once.. 
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: bratan on Mar 19, 2013, 08:25 pm

Did you make sure that your CAM file had that layer highlighted when you generated the Gerbers?  I did that once.. 

I think so.. I just checked Gerber files (that I sent to iTead) with Viewplot (Gerber viewer) and bottom text is there... Weird. Gotta ask iTead support about it...
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Constantin on Mar 23, 2013, 02:29 pm

Did you make sure that your CAM file had that layer highlighted when you generated the Gerbers?  I did that once.. 


Fwiw, if you use Eagle,  iteadstudio is nice enough to publish a DRU File to ensure that your design is good to go, as well as a CAM processor file to ensure that the proper layers are printed/processed.  Now if only eagle was easier to use (I find the cam process completely backwards, for example).

After 'printing' your Gerber files, the online Gerber viewer will let you see exactly what will be transmitted to the pcb fabrication house.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: bratan on Mar 23, 2013, 02:46 pm

Fwiw, if you use Eagle,  iteadstudio is nice enough to publish a DRU File to ensure that your design is good to go, as well as a CAM processor file to ensure that the proper layers are printed/processed.  Now if only eagle was easier to use (I find the cam process completely backwards, for example).

After 'printing' your Gerber files, the online Gerber viewer will let you see exactly what will be transmitted to the pcb fabrication house.

I've used their cam processor, but I didn't see online Gerber viewer on their site. Do you have URL?
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Constantin on Mar 24, 2013, 04:19 am

I've used their cam processor, but I didn't see online Gerber viewer on their site. Do you have URL?


Hi Bratan, I use the online Gerber-Viewer (http://www.gerber-viewer.com/). I am sure there are others, but so far, the results I saw on this web site have yet to deviate from what I eventually got from itead/iMall or OSH Park.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Mar 24, 2013, 05:23 am
I use the free viewer at viewplot.com. Will  open all 13 files that the itead .cam file makes.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Chagrin on Mar 24, 2013, 05:53 am
GerbV (http://gerbv.geda-project.org/) works well for me on Linux. Have not used the Windows version but it's available.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Leon Heller on Mar 24, 2013, 09:40 am
I've used GC-Prevue for years.

My latest boards from ITead arrived in the UK a couple of days ago, I should get them tomorrow.

Order was placed March 5th. I haven't ordered from them for some time, they used to take two weeks or less.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: skyjumper on Mar 31, 2013, 10:03 pm
I have had great service using these guys:

http://www.internationalcircuits.com/

You can price your order on their site easily, and depending upon your board size and quantity, it can be a very good deal.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Mar 31, 2013, 10:10 pm
I have used internationalcircuits also, I have found their pricing is better for larger quantities.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: bratan on Apr 01, 2013, 05:04 am

I use the free viewer at viewplot.com. Will  open all 13 files that the itead .cam file makes.

Thanks! I checked with both viewplot and Online gerber viewer. GBO layer is there and shows back silkscreen correctly. Looks like iTead messed up :(  I sent them e-mail hopefully they'll respond.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Apr 01, 2013, 05:17 am
The times they've marked mine on the bottom it's turned out well:
(http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/mini-uino_closeup.jpg)
(http://www.crossroadsfencing.com/BobuinoRev17/Leonardino_bottom.jpg)

Do you have pic's of yours?
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: bratan on Apr 01, 2013, 05:32 am
Sure do :) Front is ok, but not a mark on the back layer. Yet it's there when viewed via Online Gerber viewer...
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Apr 01, 2013, 05:48 am
So you're missing XRONOS 1.1 on the back? Could have been left off by accident I suppose.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: bratan on Apr 01, 2013, 11:06 pm

So you're missing XRONOS 1.1 on the back? Could have been left off by accident I suppose.

Yeah that's my thoughts too. It came out just fine with OSH Park :)  I got response from Sunny btw, he basically just said that text should be min 6x32 mil (mine was 86 mil)... So I'll be sending my next batch to them, and hopefully it will get all printed :)
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: AlxDroidDev on Apr 04, 2013, 02:09 pm
My 10 5x5 boards arrived this week. They were just as I expected - nothing more, nothing less.

I like the quality of the boards, and I like the fact that some text with really a tiny font is very readable.

Since it took 60+ days from order to delivery, I'll be ordering my next batch very soon. This was my very first experience outsourcing (90's trend word!) PCB production, and I am very glad with it.

Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Apr 04, 2013, 02:59 pm
60+ days? Where are you located? I see boards in about 3 weeks in the US.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: AlxDroidDev on Apr 04, 2013, 03:56 pm

60+ days? Where are you located? I see boards in about 3 weeks in the US.


I am in Brazil.

the problem is that my order took about 10-12 days to go into production. Then several more days to be shipped. It took a while until it arrived in Brazil, and once it did, it was held in customs for a week. Here is the tracking history  (http://websro.correios.com.br/sro_bin/txect01$.ResultList?P_ITEMCODE=RT170443621HK&P_LINGUA=002) for my iTead package. As you can see it took 3 weeks alone in the mail.

The problem with Brazil is that there are only 3 customs offices in the whole country that deal with mail imports. Not only they are flooded with work, but they are ill-equiped (2 of them don't have a tracking system) and the custom officers are really slow.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Apr 04, 2013, 04:16 pm
Wow, that is awful.  I see a marketing opportunity for you - in-country PCB manufacturing :)
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Leon Heller on Apr 04, 2013, 08:22 pm
My recent order with ITead was delivered two days ago (April 2). They received the order on March 5, and posted the boards on March 14.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Apr 04, 2013, 08:26 pm
April 2?  Hard to get boards before you order them ;)
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: rvasque on Apr 05, 2013, 10:52 pm
I've been pricing my board with itead... 2x2.5"  My board isn't exactly 10cm x 10cm dimensions.

So I'd have to use ITead's Small Batch 10x10cm order option...
50pcs, Red, 1.6mm, Lead Free HASL, 100% etest = $155   = $3.10 per board
shipping? .... who knows... 3 weeks?

Using my other supplier, PCBCart... 2x2.5"
50pcs, Red, 1.6mm, Lead Free HASL, 100% etest = $130.47 = $1.63 per board  <---- and this already includes a $48.97 one-time tooling charge!
Turnaround time... 8 days.

If I re-order 50pcs of the same boards again, iTead will cost me another $155 again.
Reordering from PCBCart the same board, will cost $48.97



Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Apr 06, 2013, 12:34 am
I only get $130 with itead for 100x100mm Red soldermask, $2.60/card.
Probably $26 for DHL shipping with itead.  No seperate tooling charging.
Would be under 3 weeks, DHL does not have the long delivery time that US Registered mail has in clearing customs.

130/50 = 2.60, not sure how you got $1.63

I've not used PCB cart, or colored soldermask generally, let me know how it goes.

Checking out their pricing:
50 pieces 100mm x 100mm, no colored solder mask, price comes out to $2.85/card.
Plus $57 for tooling, which is over $1.14 per card. I suppose after enough orders that would amortize down.
Be hard to get under $2.60 tho.

Red solder mask: price jumps to $2.96/card, plus $77 for one time fee.
$2.82 for longer shipping.

Smaller card, yes, I could see that would save some vs itead's flat rate pricing for their "up-to" sizing.
I don't see a way except by trial and error to work out what board size you'd have to come down to be under itead's 100x100mm flat price.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: Leon Heller on Apr 06, 2013, 12:43 am

I've been pricing my board with itead... 2x2.5"  My board isn't exactly 10cm x 10cm dimensions.

So I'd have to use ITead's Small Batch 10x10cm order option...
50pcs, Red, 1.6mm, Lead Free HASL, 100% etest = $155   = $3.10 per board
shipping? .... who knows... 3 weeks?

Using my other supplier, PCBCart... 2x2.5"
50pcs, Red, 1.6mm, Lead Free HASL, 100% etest = $130.47 = $1.63 per board  <---- and this already includes a $48.97 one-time tooling charge!
Turnaround time... 8 days.

If I re-order 50pcs of the same boards again, iTead will cost me another $155 again.
Reordering from PCBCart the same board, will cost $48.97



Boards don't have to be 10 cm x 10 cm! My recent order for 3" x 1.6" boards cost me $22 for 12 boards, plus $5.59 for postage.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: CrossRoads on Apr 06, 2013, 01:10 am
7.6cm x 4cm, falls into the 10-lot 5cm x 10cm size,  $22 plus shipping.

So not a whole lot of difference. Find a supplier you like, stick with them until you get screwed.
Itead just shipped 50 cards to CA to be assembled, and am about to order some more. I'm happy with them.
Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: rvasque on Apr 06, 2013, 03:34 am
Quote
130/50 = 2.60, not sure how you got $1.63


Wonky math. I forgot to incorporate the tooling cost.

Here's their table.


Title: Re: Itead, Members with Experience...
Post by: bratan on Apr 21, 2013, 05:17 am
Just placed another order with iTead. Whatever the problem they had with ordering system, now seems to be fixed. I immediately got e-mail and my ordered showed in their system :)