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Colored Boards
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Colored Boards

by ziplock on Sat Feb 28, 2009 1:28 am

How do I get BatchPCB to make my board a certain color? I really want blue, but I don't know how to set it up in EAGLE to do that. Does anyone know?
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Re: Colored Boards

by magician13134 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:19 pm

You can't, sorry. BatchPCB is a service that takes many PCBs and puts them on one board, then cuts out individual boards to save on costs. Due to this, you have VERY little leeway when it comes to custom color, shapes, etc. If you order from another service (OurPCB, 4PCB, etc.) you can specify the color you want (that's called a solder mask). I know OurPCB offers a few colors for free (green, black and MAYBE blue), but they charge for others (like red, white, yellow, light blue, etc.) I'm not sure how 4PCB does it, it may be free, may not. You cannot specify this in Eagle.
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Re: Colored Boards

by ziplock on Sat Feb 28, 2009 3:35 pm

Thanks for the tip!

I think 4PCB is better than OurPCB for two reasons:

1. You don't have to order in bulk
2. It's here in the US. OurPCB is in China. Shipping is definitely going to faster if ordering from 4PCB.
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Re: Colored Boards

by magician13134 on Sat Feb 28, 2009 10:49 pm

Ehh, you have to order as much in bulk from 4PCB as OurPCB. Also, shipping took two days to Ohio for me from OurPCB
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