Masterfully Manufactured PCB Film from PCBTok

One of the crucial factors in producing your PCB products is applying the design you created; hence, it is highly essential looking for a film that can perform this flawlessly.

In addition, integrating your PCB Film requires a careful and thorough production process to ensure that it will last longer and not experience any issues.

Applying a film to your CCL is simple; we use cleanable protective films that are divided into two categories. Contact us to know more about this.

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PCBTok is Dedicated to Providing High-Quality PCB Film

PCBTok has been in the industry for over a decade, offering top-notch quality PCB Films. We have fulfilled numerous customer’s specifications worldwide.

We are composed of highly-skilled personnel to work your PCB and film requirements flawlessly. Additionally, we will only use top-tier raw materials for your product.

Even your strictest specifications in a PCB Film will be provided to you by PCBTok. If this excites you, call us immediately, and we’ll give you the best deals!

Our entire staff of professionals is committed to giving you the top-quality PCB Film item you deserve. We value you and want you to experience only the best from us.

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PCB Film By Feature

Copper Clad Film

The Copper Clad Film we specifically integrate into your board is among the market’s most commonly used film types. It can be used in automotive, aerospace, and medical circuit board devices. However, we do not sell it as is; you’ll get this as a set to your PCB.

Plain Mylar Film

The Plain Mylar Film that we specifically integrate into your board is recognized to be tough; thus, it can be highly reliable. They have a rough surface that makes handling easy and good processability. But we do not sell it as is; you’ll get this as a set to your PCB.

Polyimide Film

The Polyimide Film that we expressly incorporate in your board is another popular film type due to its ability to retain its shape even when exposed to different and changing thermal conditions. However, we do not sell it as is; you’ll get this as a set to your PCB.

Protection Film

The Protection Film we expressly incorporate into your board is ideal for applications requiring an extra layer of shielding mechanism against high-temperature environments. But we do not sell it as is; you’ll get this as a set to your PCB.

PET Release Film

The PET Release Film that we specifically integrate into your board comes in different options; we have the transparent and blue ones. It has a High TG value that can tolerate up to 410°F. However, we do not sell it as is; you’ll get this as a set to your PCB.

Anti-Static Film

The Anti-Static Film that we specifically integrate into your board is ideal for applications that are prone to static-electrical charge since it can reduce its occurrences. It possesses acid resistance. But we do not sell it as is; you’ll get this as a set to your PCB.

What is a PCB Film?

One of the first phases in producing your PCB products is designing the circuit pattern of it. It can usually be found in your CAD files.

Straightforward, a PCB Film’s role is to wet or dry transfer your software-created printed circuit design into your bare board utilizing several approaches.

Given that this can be challenging and needs a high level of competence to execute well, we strongly advise choosing an experienced manufacturer.

Get in touch with us, and we’ll walk you step-by-step through the application process for a PCB Film.

What is a PCB Film?
Two Types of PCB Film: Dry and Wet

Two Types of PCB Film: Dry and Wet

As mentioned in the previous articles, we offer two approaches to integrating your PCB Film to the bare board; wet and dry.

  • Dry Film – It can be sub-categorized into two types; photopolymerization and photodecomposition. The dry photopolymerization films solidify when exposed to a specific wavelength of light, shifting from a water-soluble compound to one that is not. In contrast, the photodecomposition is the opposite.
  • Wet Film – It is a photosensitive liquid resist that often has a blue viscous liquid appearance. It utilizes tackifier resin to increase the resist’s overall acid and alkali tolerance.

Contact us right away for further information to avail our best offers today.

Difference between the Wet and Dry Film

One crucial decision to incorporate your design into the chosen board is the method to take. Hence, we’d like to give their differences.

  • Dry Film – It has a straightforward process but can be a little expensive. However, the films’ protective coating diminishes circuit schematics’ precision, and after-pasting blemishes may result in circuit errors.
  • Wet Film – We suggest using this approach if your board has an uneven surface since it has higher precision. Also, it is relatively more affordable than dry film. However, the liquid waste it emits can harm the environment.

If you’re still confused about what method to take; kindly message us for further assistance.

Difference between the Wet and Dry Film

PCBTok's Specialty is Manufacturing Top-Tier PCB Film

PCBTok's Specialty is Manufacturing Top-Tier PCB Film
PCBTok's Specialty is Manufacturing Top-Tier PCB Film

PCBTok is your ideal option if you’re seeking a responsible and dedicated PCB Manufacturer across the globe; we have satisfied over a thousand customers.

One of our primary goals is to provide you with top-tier quality PCB Film that can serve its purpose for an extended period without experiencing any errors and defects.

In addition, our PCB Film has a very straightforward process and cost-efficient production. However, we guarantee that it is undoubtedly made using excellent materials. Moreover, we will ensure your complete satisfaction with our PCB products.

Finally, we’re capable of fulfilling your desired specifications; tell us, and we’ll work it out for you. Immediately call us to avail the best offers we have!

PCB Film Fabrication

How does Dry Film Work?

Even though both of these approaches have one goal and have similarities in their usage, they differ in terms of their working application.

The first phase of integrating this film is printing your customized circuit design. Then, place it underneath the dry film with the CCL affixed.

After it, expose it to the UV machine. In the meantime, the coated dry film can be withdrawn while the dry film exposed by the circuit pattern hardens.

After the raw copper wire has been plated and etched and the required circuit traces have been obtained, the cured, solidified coating has been eliminated.

How does Wet Film Work?

In terms of their application process, they do not differ that much. However, it is evident that dry film has a more simplified approach.

We conduct a simple production process in a wet film; brush plating in which substrate pre-treatment is involved, and then dry screen printing.

After undergoing printing exposure, it will be subjected to the pre-baking phase, which will be put into an oven. Then, it will experience exposure.

Finally, it will be put into the developing phase, wherein the wet film is partially removed to obtain its desired pattern. Then, it goes through etching and stripping.

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It is genuinely crafted using premium raw materials and advanced technologies.

PCB Film Production Details As Following Up

NO Item Technical Specification
Standard Advanced
1 Layer Count 1-20 layers 22-40 layer
2 Base Material KB、Shengyi、ShengyiSF305、FR408、FR408HR、IS410、FR406、GETEK、370HR、IT180A、Rogers4350、Rogers400、PTFE Laminates(Rogers series、Taconic series、Arlon series、Nelco series)、Rogers/Taconic/Arlon/Nelco laminate with FR-4 material(including partial Ro4350B hybrid laminating with FR-4)
3 PCB Type Rigid PCB/FPC/Flex-Rigid Backplane、HDI、High multi-layer blind&buried PCB、Embedded Capacitance、Embedded resistance board 、Heavy copper power PCB、Backdrill.
4 Lamination type Blind&buried via type Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 3 times laminating Mechanical blind&burried vias with less than 2 times laminating
HDI PCB 1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating 1+n+1,1+1+n+1+1,2+n+2,3+n+3(n buried vias≤0.3mm),Laser blind via can be filling plating
5 Finished Board Thickness 0.2-3.2mm 3.4-7mm
6 Minimum Core Thickness 0.15mm(6mil) 0.1mm(4mil)
7 Copper Thickness Min. 1/2 OZ, Max. 4 OZ Min. 1/3 OZ, Max. 10 OZ
8 PTH Wall 20um(0.8mil) 25um(1mil)
9 Maximum Board Size 500*600mm(19”*23”) 1100*500mm(43”*19”)
10 Hole Min laser drilling size 4mil 4mil
Max laser drilling size 6mil 6mil
Max aspect ratio for Hole plate 10:1(hole diameter>8mil) 20:1
Max aspect ratio for laser via filling plating 0.9:1(Depth included copper thickness) 1:1(Depth included copper thickness)
Max aspect ratio for mechanical depth-
control drilling board(Blind hole drilling depth/blind hole size)
0.8:1(drilling tool size≥10mil) 1.3:1(drilling tool size≤8mil),1.15:1(drilling tool size≥10mil)
Min. depth of Mechanical depth-control(back drill) 8mil 8mil
Min gap between hole wall and
conductor (None blind and buried via PCB)
7mil(≤8L),9mil(10-14L),10mil(>14L) 5.5mil(≤8L),6.5mil(10-14L),7mil(>14L)
Min gap between hole wall conductor (Blind and buried via PCB) 8mil(1 times laminating),10mil(2 times laminating), 12mil(3 times laminating) 7mil(1 time laminating), 8mil(2 times laminating), 9mil(3 times laminating)
Min gab between hole wall conductor(Laser blind hole buried via PCB) 7mil(1+N+1);8mil(1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2) 7mil(1+N+1);8mil(1+1+N+1+1 or 2+N+2)
Min space between laser holes and conductor 6mil 5mil
Min space between hole walls in different net 10mil 10mil
Min space between hole walls in the same net 6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB) 6mil(thru-hole& laser hole PCB),10mil(Mechanical blind&buried PCB)
Min space bwteen NPTH hole walls 8mil 8mil
Hole location tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
NPTH tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
Pressfit holes tolerance ±2mil ±2mil
Countersink depth tolerance ±6mil ±6mil
Countersink hole size tolerance ±6mil ±6mil
11 Pad(ring) Min Pad size for laser drillings 10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via) 10mil(for 4mil laser via),11mil(for 5mil laser via)
Min Pad size for mechanical drillings 16mil(8mil drillings) 16mil(8mil drillings)
Min BGA pad size HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 10mil(7mil is ok for flash gold) HASL:10mil, LF HASL:12mil, other surface technics are 7mi
Pad size tolerance(BGA) ±1.5mil(pad size≤10mil);±15%(pad size>10mil) ±1.2mil(pad size≤12mil);±10%(pad size≥12mil)
12 Width/Space Internal Layer 1/2OZ:3/3mil 1/2OZ:3/3mil
1OZ: 3/4mil 1OZ: 3/4mil
2OZ: 4/5.5mil 2OZ: 4/5mil
3OZ: 5/8mil 3OZ: 5/8mil
4OZ: 6/11mil 4OZ: 6/11mil
5OZ: 7/14mil 5OZ: 7/13.5mil
6OZ: 8/16mil 6OZ: 8/15mil
7OZ: 9/19mil 7OZ: 9/18mil
8OZ: 10/22mil 8OZ: 10/21mil
9OZ: 11/25mil 9OZ: 11/24mil
10OZ: 12/28mil 10OZ: 12/27mil
External Layer 1/3OZ:3.5/4mil 1/3OZ:3/3mil
1/2OZ:3.9/4.5mil 1/2OZ:3.5/3.5mil
1OZ: 4.8/5mil 1OZ: 4.5/5mil
1.43OZ(positive):4.5/7 1.43OZ(positive):4.5/6
1.43OZ(negative ):5/8 1.43OZ(negative ):5/7
2OZ: 6/8mil 2OZ: 6/7mil
3OZ: 6/12mil 3OZ: 6/10mil
4OZ: 7.5/15mil 4OZ: 7.5/13mil
5OZ: 9/18mil 5OZ: 9/16mil
6OZ: 10/21mil 6OZ: 10/19mil
7OZ: 11/25mil 7OZ: 11/22mil
8OZ: 12/29mil 8OZ: 12/26mil
9OZ: 13/33mil 9OZ: 13/30mil
10OZ: 14/38mil 10OZ: 14/35mil
13 Dimension Tolerance Hole Position 0.08 ( 3 mils)
Conductor Width(W) 20% Deviation of Master
A/W
1mil Deviation of Master
A/W
Outline Dimension 0.15 mm ( 6 mils) 0.10 mm ( 4 mils)
Conductors & Outline
( C – O )
0.15 mm ( 6 mils) 0.13 mm ( 5 mils)
Warp and Twist 0.75% 0.50%
14 Solder Mask Max drilling tool size for via filled with Soldermask (single side) 35.4mil 35.4mil
Soldermask color Green, Black, Blue, Red, White, Yellow,Purple matte/glossy
Silkscreen color White, Black,Blue,Yellow
Max hole size for via filled with Blue glue aluminium 197mil 197mil
Finish hole size for via filled with resin  4-25.4mil  4-25.4mil
Max aspect ratio for via filled with resin board 8:1 12:1
Min width of soldermask bridge Base copper≤0.5 oz、Immersion Tin: 7.5mil(Black), 5.5mil(Other color) , 8mil( on copper area)
Base copper≤0.5 oz、Finish treatment not Immersion Tin : 5.5 mil(Black,extremity 5mil), 4mil(Other
color,extremity 3.5mil) , 8mil( on copper area
Base coppe 1 oz: 4mil(Green), 5mil(Other color) , 5.5mil(Black,extremity 5mil),8mil( on copper area)
Base copper 1.43 oz: 4mil(Green), 5.5mil(Other color) , 6mil(Black), 8mil( on copper area)
Base copper 2 oz-4 oz: 6mil, 8mil( on copper area)
15 Surface Treatment Lead free Flash gold(electroplated gold)、ENIG、Hard gold、Flash gold、HASL Lead free、OSP、ENEPIG、Soft gold、Immersion silver、Immersion Tin、ENIG+OSP,ENIG+Gold finger,Flash gold(electroplated gold)+Gold finger,Immersion silver+Gold finger,Immersion Tin+Gold finge
Leaded Leaded HASL
Aspect ratio 10:1(HASL Lead free、HASL Lead、ENIG、Immersion Tin、Immersion silver、ENEPIG);8:1(OSP)
Max finished size HASL Lead 22″*39″;HASL Lead free 22″*24″;Flash gold 24″*24″;Hard gold 24″*28″;ENIG 21″*27″;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 21″*48″;Immersion Tin 16″*21″;Immersion silver 16″*18″;OSP 24″*40″;
Min finished size HASL Lead 5″*6″;HASL Lead free 10″*10″;Flash gold 12″*16″;Hard gold 3″*3″;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 8″*10″;Immersion Tin 2″*4″;Immersion silver 2″*4″;OSP 2″*2″;
PCB thickness HASL Lead 0.6-4.0mm;HASL Lead free 0.6-4.0mm;Flash gold 1.0-3.2mm;Hard gold 0.1-5.0mm;ENIG 0.2-7.0mm;Flash gold(electroplated gold) 0.15-5.0mm;Immersion Tin 0.4-5.0mm;Immersion silver 0.4-5.0mm;OSP 0.2-6.0mm
Max high to gold finger 1.5inch
Min space between gold fingers 6mil
Min block space to gold fingers 7.5mil
16 V-Cutting Panel Size 500mm X 622 mm  ( max. ) 500mm X 800 mm ( max. )
Board Thickness 0.50 mm (20mil) min. 0.30 mm (12mil) min.
Remain Thickness 1/3 board thickness 0.40 +/-0.10mm( 16+/-4 mil )
Tolerance ±0.13 mm(5mil) ±0.1 mm(4mil)
Groove Width 0.50 mm (20mil) max. 0.38 mm (15mil) max.
Groove to Groove 20 mm (787mil) min. 10 mm (394mil) min.
Groove to Trace 0.45 mm(18mil) min. 0.38 mm(15mil) min.
17 Slot Slot size tol.L≥2W PTH Slot: L:+/-0.13(5mil) W:+/-0.08(3mil) PTH Slot: L:+/-0.10(4mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil)
NPTH slot(mm) L+/-0.10 (4mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil) NPTH slot(mm) L:+/-0.08 (3mil) W:+/-0.05(2mil)
18 Min Spacing from hole edge to hole edge 0.30-1.60 (Hole Diameter) 0.15mm(6mil) 0.10mm(4mil)
1.61-6.50 (Hole Diameter) 0.15mm(6mil) 0.13mm(5mil)
19 Min spacing between hole edge to circuitry pattern PTH hole: 0.20mm(8mil) PTH hole: 0.13mm(5mil)
NPTH hole: 0.18mm(7mil) NPTH hole: 0.10mm(4mil)
20 Image transfer Registration tol Circuit pattern vs.index hole 0.10(4mil) 0.08(3mil)
Circuit pattern vs.2nd drill hole 0.15(6mil) 0.10(4mil)
21 Registration tolerance of front/back image 0.075mm(3mil) 0.05mm(2mil)
22 Multilayers Layer-layer misregistration 4layers: 0.15mm(6mil)max. 4layers: 0.10mm(4mil) max.
6layers: 0.20mm(8mil)max. 6layers: 0.13mm(5mil) max.
8layers: 0.25mm(10mil)max. 8layers: 0.15mm(6mil) max.
Min. Spacing from Hole Edge to Innerlayer Pattern 0.225mm(9mil) 0.15mm(6mil)
Min.Spacing from Outline to Innerlayer Pattern 0.38mm(15mil) 0.225mm(9mil)
Min. board thickness 4layers:0.30mm(12mil) 4layers:0.20mm(8mil)
6layers:0.60mm(24mil) 6layers:0.50mm(20mil)
8layers:1.0mm(40mil) 8layers:0.75mm(30mil)
Board thickness tolerance 4layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil) 4layers:+/-0.10mm(4mil)
6layers:+/-0.15mm(6mil) 6layers:+/-0.13mm(5mil)
8-12 layers:+/-0.20mm (8mil) 8-12 layers:+/-0.15mm (6mil)
23 Insulation Resistance 10KΩ~20MΩ(typical:5MΩ)
24 Conductivity <50Ω(typical:25Ω)
25 Test voltage 250V
26 Impedance control ±5ohm(<50ohm), ±10%(≥50ohm)

PCBTok offers flexible shipping methods for our customers, you may choose from one of the methods below.

1. DHL

DHL offers international express services in over 220 countries.
DHL partners with PCBTok and offers very competitive rates to customers of PCBTok.
It normally takes 3-7 business days for the package to be delivered around the world.

DHL

2. UPS

UPS gets the facts and figures about the world’s largest package delivery company and one of the leading global providers of specialized transportation and logistics services.
It normally takes 3-7 business days to deliver a package to most of the addresses in the world.

UPS

3. TNT

TNT has 56,000 employees in 61 countries.
It takes 4-9 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

TNT

4. FedEx

FedEx offers delivery solutions for customers around the world.
It takes 4-7 business days to deliver the packages to the hands
of our customers.

FedEx

5. Air, Sea/Air, and Sea

If your order is of large volume with PCBTok, you can also choose
to ship via air, sea/air combined, and sea when necessary.
Please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

Note: if you need others, please contact your sales representative for shipping solutions.

You can use the following payment methods:

Telegraphic Transfer(TT): A telegraphic transfer (TT) is an electronic method of transferring funds utilized primarily for overseas wire transactions. It’s very convenient to transfer.

Bank/Wire transfer: To pay by wire transfer using your bank account, you need to visit your nearest bank branch with the wire transfer information. Your payment will be completed 3-5 business days after you have finished the money transfer.

Paypal: Pay easily, fast and secure with PayPal. many other credit and debit cards via PayPal.

Credit Card: You can pay with a credit card: Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Maestro.

  • “At first, I was hesitant to purchase from PCBTok because I had terrible experiences with other PCB manufacturers. However, I still purchased from them even with the doubts I had in mind because of their very professional-looking website and engaging interface. Thankfully, I made the right choice because all of my ordered PCB Film products are in their perfect state. Also, they securely packaged it to prevent any breakage during transport. I sincerely thank PCBTok for the exemplary service they let me experience. I’ll purchase more PCB items from them again in the future. Thank you very much, PCBTok!”

    William Taylor, Electronics Technician from Madison, Wisconsin
  • “PCBTok has a really approachable staff; they immediately accommodated my concerns and provided me with their insights. I am delighted with the recommendations they offered me because they made my project enhanced more in a greater extent. Also, I am specifically pleased with how they updated me concerning my product updates; I didn’t feel any worries because of that action. In terms of its quality and performance, none possess any defects; PCBTok took care of my products. I highly recommend trying out PCBTok’s services and products; they are extraordinary and superb.”

    Terry Moss, Project Engineer from Cumbernauld, Scotland
  • “After trying PCBTok’s products, we never return to our old PCB supplier. PCBTok’s products are incredible; they made our devices way more excellent, and we never had any headaches regarding their performance and quality as they are performing really well. Due to my satisfaction with them, I have decided to make them my top PCB manufacturer. If you’re still looking for signs to pursue this company, then this is it; I can attest to their product quality. Also, their personnel is very accommodating and courteous. We hope for the best in our future business transactions, PCBTok!”

    Robert Chandler, Procurement Manager from Tamworth, Australia
How to make PCB using Photoresist Dry Film?

The process of applying Photoresist Dry Film to your bare board is relatively simple; we’ll share with you the easiest way to perform it, even at home.

First, we recommend preparing the necessary materials for the procedure, including a laser printer, laminator, tape, film, adhesive, resist developer and stripper, glass sheets, yellow bug light, and a light-safe area. Then, create your desired circuitry pattern.

After that, print the artwork. Next, create the transparencies. Then, prepare the copper clads board by scrubbing it. However, we suggest lightly scouring it.

It was followed by laminating it, exposing, developing, etching, stripping, applying solder mask and silkscreen, solder paste stencil, and reflow soldering.

If you wish to have detailed information about this, feel free to call us for better assistance.

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