Production Service

The Production Service is designed for 2-layer PCBs that include the silkscreen and solder mask layers. These additional layers give the boards a very professional appearance. This is also our best value when ordering large quantities of boards.

Description

Production Service boards have top and bottom copper layers with all holes plated through. They also include top and bottom solder mask layers, giving the boards a green color. On the top surface is a white silkscreen layer showing the component outlines. The solder mask layers make the boards a little easier to solder and give a very professional appearance. Select a 1 day, 2 day or one-week manufacturing time.

Choose a tin/lead or lead-free RoHS compliant finish:

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2 Day Pricing

  • The cost of your order depends mainly on the size and quantity of the boards. Our pricing formula is: $245 + ($0.55 * NumberOfBoards * BoardAreaInSquareInches) + ($1.00 * NumberOfBoards) + Shipping.
  • Boards with more than 25 holes per square inch require an extra fee of $0.01 for each additional hole.
  • For pricing purposes, the minimum board area is 4 square inches.
  • The typical cost for shipping 2 boards within the U.S. by Second Day Air is $9.85.
  • Orders submitted Monday through Friday by 2:00pm ET are shipped in 2 business days.
  • Paying for your boards is easy by MasterCard, Visa or American Express.
1 Day Expedite Service
For faster delivery, select our Production 1 Day Expedite option. Orders submitted Monday through Friday by 2:00pm ET are shipped the next business day. Orders received after our 2:00pm cutoff are shipped the following day. Use the Compute Board Cost command within the ExpressPCB layout program to determine the exact cost. New! Lead Free is now available with Expedite.

5 Day Pricing

  • Our pricing formula for the 10 day option is: $245 + ($0.34 * NumberOfBoards * BoardAreaInSquareInches) + ($0.50 * NumberOfBoards) – QuantityDiscount + Shipping.
  • Single orders of 50 or more boards qualify for quantity discounts:
  • For pricing purposes, the minimum board area is 4 square inches.
  • Boards with more than 25 holes per square inch require an extra fee of $0.005 for each additional hole.
  • Orders submitted Monday through Friday by 2:00pm ET are shipped in 5 business days.
  • Payment by Mastercard, Visa or American Express.
QuantityDiscount
2-490
50-9911%
100-24915%
250-49919%
500-99922%
1000-199925%
2000-up26%

Manufacturing Specifications

ExpressPCB Manufacturing Specs PDF

 Production
Quantity2 and up
Layers2 Layer
Lead Time1 Day, 2 Day, 5 Day
Maximum Board SizeThe maximum board size we manufacture is 12 x 14 inches.
Minimum Board SizeMinimum dimension in height or width is 0.35 inches.Total board area must be greater than 0.4 square-inches. (i.e. smallest square board we can make is 0.64 x 0.64 inches)
Panelize Muliple BoardsMultiple circuits can be pasted together on a single board, but we do not cut them apart. The perimeter of a board cannot include long slots as they can cause manufacturing problems. We are not responsible for any defects that are a result of routing multiple circuits on a single board.
Minimum Trace and SpaceEtching resolution is: 0.006″ minimum trace width, 0.006″ minimum space width.
Inner LayersNo Inner Layers
Solder MaskTop and Bottom
Silk ScreenTop
Surface FinishTin\Lead or SilverBtnLearnAboutLeadFreeOption
Solder Mask Pad TolerancePads on the solder mask layers are grown by 0.003″ on all sides. As a result, very fine pitch surface mount components may not include any solder mask between the pins.
MaterialOur 2 layer laminate is .059" FR-4 epoxy glass which includes .0007" copper on each side (industry standard 1/2 ounce copper base). We plate an additional .001" copper on the surface after drilling and imaging, resulting in a copper thickness on the surface of ~0.0017″.
Dielectric ConstantThe dielectric constant of our FR-4 laminate ranges from 4.2 to 5.0.
Plated HolesBoards are manufactured double-sided with all holes plated-through.
HolesTwenty-three hole sizes are available: 0.014″, 0.020″, 0.025″, 0.029″, 0.033″, 0.035″, 0.040″, 0.043″, 0.046″, 0.052″, 0.061″, 0.067″, 0.079″, 0.088″, 0.093″, 0.100″, 0.110″, 0.125″, 0.141″, 0.150″, 0.167″, 0.192″, 0.251″. Hole sizes other than those listed are not offered.
Hole ToleranceThese sizes are the finished hole diameters after plating. The 0.014″ hole may be filled with solder and can only be used as via. The tolerance for the 0.020″ hole is +0.003 / -0.005. The tolerance for the other hole sizes are +/- 0.004″.
Hole Location ToleranceOur hole location tolerance is +/- 0.005”. As such, the tolerance between two holes would be +/- 0.010”.
Minimum Hole DistanceA minimum of 0.021″ space must remain between adjacent holes. For example, the center-to-center distance between two pads with 0.020″ holes must be 0.041″ or greater.
Internal Slots and CutoutsNone
Perimeter SlotsBoard perimeters are cut to shape using a 0.093″ router bit. Slots in the perimeter must be 0.100″ or wider. Narrower slots will not be milled correctly.
Perimeter RoutingThe edges of the board are cut with an accuracy of +/- 0.015″. A minimum of 0.020″ blank space is recommended between the perimeter and all features on the board. Traces placed closer than 0.015″ to the board’s edge may be routed off.
TemperatureThe maximum operating temperature is 125 degrees C.