Wednesday, December 18, 2013


I ordered a low-cost mylar stencil form Pololu.  The total cost for a 2 square inch stencil was $31.95 (including shipping).  They charge $25 for the first 4 square inches and $1 per additional square inch.

After placing the Pololu order I found another stencil house with better pricing: OHARARP.   My total cost with OHARARP was $30.60 (including shipping) for six different stencils that fit on an 8.5" x 11" kapton sheet.  You can send up to six paste layers from different designs and OHARARP will automatically panelize them and separate the stencils before shipping.

For reference I've included a few pictures of the stencils below.  The OHARARP kapton stencils have much cleaner edges:

Pololu Stencil


Closer view of the stencils.  The OHARARP stencil is on the left.

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