Just edging myself into surface mount and plan to make a board featuring at 16pin SSOP chip , plus other through hole bits ( its for a battery manager (LTC4006); only package type available for this ).
The problem I have is not making a complete mess of putting down solder paste and getting a tidy result. I have my DIY oven in a workable state.
I was wondering if anyone knows of or has a solder stencil for this type of chip?
If I could find a mask for individual chips or for a board that has some, that could be aligned to suit ( I could put alignment points on my PCB), then I'd be able to neatly add this device, or make up some nice adapters with chips fitted.
I've looked at the DIY type UV exposed stencils on the net which look a complete disaster.