For stencils, we require the SMT Paste Gerber files (.GTP .GTB). These are not the same as the solder mask layers! Solder mask layers also contain drill hole data which is typically not needed for SMT stencils (unless used for mounting). The data can be of panelized boards or individual boards; we will include all the SMT openings found in the stencil files as long as they fit in the effective area. (If you want panelized data you will have to do this yourself. We do not provide this service).
For both Top and Bottom paste sides on one stencil
- Please provide either:
- Top and bottom paste layers (GTP/GBP).
- Top and bottom solder mask layers (GTS/GBS). The engineers can use these directly to 'calculate' the SMT openings and manually generate the paste layers. Not recommended for special requirements.
- Just all the Gerber files submitted for PCB manufacture. If there are also paste layers included, we will follow these directly. If not, then the engineers will try to calculate the paste layers as in the above situation.
For stencils only required for one side
Please separate them into two stencil orders. Upload the GTP file, add it to the cart and then do the same for the GBP file. Please ensure the bottom side is labeled GBP.
- All prices quoted in USD.
- - For fine-pitch openings and BGAs, the stencil thickness may be changed to 0.10mm for more effective paste release and to reduce paste volume.
- - Electropolishing is currently not available due to local environmental restrictions
SMT Stencil Capabilities
|Material||Type 304 Stainless Steel|
Entire Stencil (cm)
|Min 10 x 15|
|Max 73.6 x 73.6|
|Effective Area (cm)||Min 8 x 10|
|Max 50 x 50|
Effective Area and Pricing
|Stencil Size (cm)||Effective Area (cm)||Price|
|10 x 15 Frameless||8 x 13||$8.90|
|28 x 38 Frameless||19 x 29||$9.90|
|30 x 40||13 x 21||$14.50|
|37 x 47||19 x 29||$15.00|
|40 x 60||22 x 40||$28.00|
|40 x 80||22 x 60||$32.00|
|42 x 52||24 x 34||$22.00|
|45 x 55||27 x 37||$28.00|
|50 x 80||32 x 60||$40.00|
|55 x 65||35 x 45||$40.00|
|58.4 x 58.4||38 x 38||$40.00|
|73.6 x 73.6||50 x 50||$60.00|