[time-nuts] OT: ExpressPCB (cross-post from volts-nuts)

Brooke Clarke brooke at pacific.net
Fri Dec 9 15:19:18 EST 2016

Hi Bill:

It's their Mini Board Pro service and you get 3 each 2-layer boards each 3.8 x 2.5" with solder mask (great for SMT) and 
silk screen top side labels for $61.

If you get this service some caution is needed regarding the solder mask since it's possible to have the mask where you 
were expecting to see metal.

Also note they have free schematic software that can be used to check the nodes on the board layout.

Have Fun,

Brooke Clarke
The lesser of evils is still evil.

-------- Original Message --------
> Sorry if I'm behind the times, just did a new project that required a pcb, and ExpressPCB is my go-to vendor for 
> one-off boards. I just noticed they now provide the low-cost boards (fixed size, 3x5, quantity 3) that I've always 
> ordered with silk screen and solder mask for $71. I got my latest boards that way and they're beautiful. No 
> relationship to them, just a happy customer. You can still get the barebones boards for $51. The hack I used to use 
> was to put the component id and such on the top copper layer as tiny text, but that was a bit of a pain for layout. 
> (Oops, can't put that label there, it's copper and there's a trace there also) Really nice to be able to get real 
> boards, even if it does end up being ~$23/board.

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