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What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 25 Aug 2019, 15:34
by chicago_mike
I want to get a small run of PCBs made and can only remember seeedstudio.. :slap:

Who else is out there?

Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 25 Aug 2019, 20:49
by aionios
Go nuts :)

https://pcbshopper.com/

FWIW, I do 99% of my boards through Elecrow, after using Seeed before that for a couple years. Issues are rare, but they've always made it right ASAP, including remaking boards for free if there's an error. I recommend them very highly.

Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 26 Aug 2019, 14:35
by plush
My personal favourite is JLCPCB.

Pros: pretty nice quality
Cons: they incorporate their ID into your pcb design as a silk screen and there is nothing you can do about it (except than hide it behind some component or place it on a piece, separated by vcut/milling from the rest of your design).

Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 26 Aug 2019, 15:26
by Ice-9
plush wrote:My personal favourite is JLCPCB.

Pros: pretty nice quality
Cons: they incorporate their ID into your pcb design as a silk screen and there is nothing you can do about it (except than hide it behind some component or place it on a piece, separated by vcut/milling from the rest of your design).
I agree, I use JLCPCB a lot at the moment, but your comment on cons is incorrect in my case. There are no markings on any of my orders, they only have what I put on the silks.

Pros- Very good price, amazingly quick delivery from order date to UK - great quality and now no price difference for board colours.

Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 26 Aug 2019, 15:55
by plush
Ice-9 wrote: but your comment on cons is incorrect in my case. There are no markings on any of my orders, they only have what I put on the silks.
Maybe you should take a closer look at yours.
Their marking is mandatory since they automatically sort and check them. I've had a lot of pcbs from jlc and all had markings on them.

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Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 11 Sep 2019, 20:58
by Ice-9
plush wrote:
Ice-9 wrote: but your comment on cons is incorrect in my case. There are no markings on any of my orders, they only have what I put on the silks.
Maybe you should take a closer look at yours.
Their marking is mandatory since they automatically sort and check them. I've had a lot of pcbs from jlc and all had markings on them.
Yeah, found the numbers

Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 07:48
by Dirk_Hendrik
Considering the section this thread is in I really love the typo in the thread title. I was more or less hoping for a parody thread :applause:

Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 22 Sep 2019, 11:03
by Ice-9
Dirk_Hendrik wrote:Considering the section this thread is in I really love the typo in the thread title. I was more or less hoping for a parody thread :applause:
:slap: Never even noticed that, but I'm up for a pub run. :thumbsup

Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 28 Dec 2020, 22:57
by deltafred
Ice-9 wrote: 22 Sep 2019, 11:03 :slap: Never even noticed that, but I'm up for a pub run. :thumbsup
Hell yea, do you know of any that are open, they're all shut around here!
The last pub I was in was the last gig I played on 28th February.

Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 01 Jan 2021, 14:18
by Ice-9
Aye it's crazy init as all the pubs are shut around here as well, something to do with some sort of new virus I have been hearing about lately but they were open when i posted this in 2019 lol.
Fingers crossed we all get a bit of normality back in 2021.
Happy New Year Deltafred.

Re: What companies do small pub runs

Posted: 01 Jan 2021, 17:08
by deltafred
Yes, Happy New Year to all on FSB.