The Laser Printer toner transfer method is one of the easiest ways to create your own PCB's
QuoteThe Laser Printer toner transfer method is one of the easiest ways to create your own PCB'sits the easiest cheapest way to produce your own boards, but boards with uv sensitive chemicals, a uv box and a transparency is sooooooo much easier but more costlycourse you need the boards or chemicals to treat the pcb, developer, and a UV box but it beats trying not to mush laser toner with a iron, and having a extra printer around if you dont own a laser.
Or you could use a slightly modified (to increase the heat) hot laminator instead of an iron...
Another method (if cost isn't an issue) would be to use a CNC machine to mill away the excess copper...
Transfer MethodI use the laser printer -> transparency -> photo resist approach. This works really well... if you use heat stabilized transparencies. Off the shelf transparency paper warps in the printer and you will never get the two sides to align 100%. Heat stabilized transparency is a bit expensive (~$2 USD/sheet) but if you plan things out you can put both sides on one sheet. I buy mine from Digikey (http://search.digikey.com/us/en/products/416-T/473-1038-ND/949480).
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