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PCB layout from image?

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darkfall94

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hello,
i am making a wireless door opening alarm for project inspired from efy august 2014 edition.
here is the pcb layout as given in efy:

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Now since it says "An actual size pcb layout", my question is:
Can I directly print it on a photo-paper and then use it for imprinting on my pcb using an iron?

Is that possible and practical?
 

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Hi,

Yes, that's why they print it - usually the back side of the paper is blank to improve quality.
But maybe they have the gerber files online.

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Definitely possible, you can use it both ways:
- print it on paper and use toner transfer method
- print it on a transparent stencil and use UV light exposure

The latter should yield a better accuracy, but the board doesn't really require fine tolerances so both should do fine.
 

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