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Is a laminator that much better? Am I the only one having issues with this method?
I can’t say. The very first time I attempted this method, as I collected my print from the printer, the laminator was sitting right there, so a light went off in my head so I tried it. I still give it some gun with an iron afterwards. I’m not even sure which bit is doing the business, the laminator or the iron.
To make my silkscreen I print the image on a transparency. I then burn it onto a silkscreen material that allows the ink to flow where I have the artwork. I then adhere it to the board and run the ink over it.
I’m only familiar with the UV etch resist varnish. This would produce a negative image (as it’s the exposed parts that get dissolved by the Caustic soda when developing). Do you use something different for your silk screen process?
Just another idea. Have you tried using your silk screen process to produce a solder mask?