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Photoprocesses

  • Presensitized boards
  • GC Chemicals PES spray
  • Riston lamination film

Physical resists

  • Toner transfer with laser printer or copier- some printers won't work
  • Paint and burn off with the laser

Materials

  • PCBs are the primary need
  • Copper, brass for artistic purposes
  • Marble - dissolves in Hydrochloric Acid (HCl)
  • Aluminum - very exothermic, prone to thermal runaway
  • Steel - Generally, must be electrically etched away. Beware: Stainless steel puts toxic chromium into the electrolyte.