Standard Service

PhotoStandardPCB1_800The Standard Service is a very economical manufacturing option for two-layer PCBs. These boards are very high quality, but do not include the silkscreen or solder mask layers. By eliminating these extras, we can offer great boards without a large setup fee, making this the good choice when ordering prototypes.


Standard Service boards have top and bottom copper layers with all holes plated through. They do not include solder mask or silkscreen layers, which are primarily cosmetic. Electrically, these boards are first rate with bright shiny tin/lead solder plated traces and pads. Because they do not have a green solder mask coating, the boards are the yellowish color of the industry standard FR-4 laminate.


  • The cost of your PCB order depends on the size and quantity of the boards.
  • Boards with more than 25 holes per square inch require an extra fee for additional holes.
  • Board Cost = $63 setup fee + ($1.02 * qty) + ($0.71 * board area * qty) + ($0.005 * # of additional holes)
  • The typical cost for shipping 2 boards within the U.S. by Second Day Air is $9.85.
  • Orders of 24 or fewer boards (with total area not exceeding 300 square inches) submitted Monday through Friday by 2:00pm ET are shipped the following business day. Quantities up to 50 boards (not exceeding 600 square inches) are shipped in two business days. Larger runs require 5 business days for manufacturing.
  • Paying for your boards is easy. We bill directly to your credit card.

Manufacturing Specifications

ExpressPCB Manufacturing Specs PDF

Quantity1 and up
Layers2 Layer
Lead Time1 Day, 2 day or 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 MaskNone
Silk ScreenNone
Surface FinishTin\Lead
Solder Mask Pad ToleranceNo Soldermask Layer
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.
Holes Twenty-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.