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PCB Silkscreen & Soldermask

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what is 'silkscreen' and 'solder mask' in PCB development?
does it effects the performance of a design?
 

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You can find a lot of info about PCB's here:
**broken link removed**

best regards
 

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Hi,
PCB solder-mask is a layer of pcb that covers the top or bottom layer and protect the copper from etching, also at the soldering process it prevents making unwanted junctions.
PCB silk-screen is a layer on the board that is useful for mounting components, ordinary include the components name or value or name and version of the board.
 

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silkscreen is just like labels.
 

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Soldermask and silkscreen are applicable only for top and bottom layers.

SOLDERMASK-it is a nonconducting material poured on the top and bottom layers except on pads.

SILKSCREEN-it is text present on external layers to indicate the components
 
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