Silkscreen is the nomenclature or pieces of information printed on PCBs, most commonly in white ink. It comprises some letters and numbers, which are readable to the normal human eye. These indicate the names of various mounted components, soldered parts, test points, part numbers, date codes, manufacturer’s logo, warnings, and so on. Silkscreening is normally performed using formulated inks. They are usually non-conductive epoxy inks. Twisted Traces is an old and established player in PCB manufacturing and has been practicing this artwork to help layer and component identification in circuit boards. We do this at our state-of-the-art PCB manufacturing facility. Usually we use standard font style and size; however, it can be customized as per your requirement.
As a silkscreen circuit board manufacturer with vast experience, we, at Twisted Traces only use formulated colors such as white and black for silkscreening. We use inkjet printers to image the legends directly from the digital data of the board. The printer sprays small ink droplets onto the panel to create an image. For creating a legend on the other side, the ink tack is dried, and the printing is repeated. No additional setup is required for inkjet printing. This process takes less than 10 minutes in a conveyorized oven. We employ any of these methods for silkscreening on a printed circuit board:
Being an industry-leading silkscreen circuit board manufacturer, we have mastered manual silkscreening, over the years. Our experts will help you choose and appropriate silkscreening method.
Aside from identifying components and layers, silkscreening is important and beneficial to the manufacturer in many ways. Here we have also mentioned some benefits of working with us:
Twisted Traces is one of the well-known silkscreen circuit board manufacturers. If you plan to upgrade your system and require labeling on PCBs or copy and scan information from existing PCBs, we can offer our services. We carefully print the information in non-critical areas and avoid soldered joints. Importantly, we comply with the guidelines provided under IPC-4781 qualification and performance specification of permanent, semi-permanent and temporary legend and/or marking inks. For any further details on PCB silkscreening, do reach us on telephone on (630)345-5400 or email us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org