GD selection table
Low cost, robust
Kinsten manufacture the positive resist coated printed circuit board (PCB) for many prototyping, educational and low volume applications. Even some high volume applications have used Kinsten PCB to keep the full process secure and in-house.
Fibreglass is the most commonly seen PCB substrate. It has good electrical and physical characteristics, being robust with good di-electric strength. Kinsten supply it with 1oz or 2oz copper cladding (selected sizes). Fibreglass substrate is generally a straw yellow to green colour, and is available in thicknesses from 0.2mm to 1.6mm
Fibreglass is more demanding to cut and drill. PCB shears are recommended to cut fiber-glass PCB, and carbide drill bits are recommended for drilling.
Kinsten Presensitised PCB
Light-proof protective film.
Protective film to be removed before exposure.
Film provides best protection of photo sensitive layer when cutting.
Minimum shelf life of 1 year when stored in a cool dry environment.
The positive resist has good exposure latitude and can produce very detailed track layouts when suitable artwork and processing is used.
Don't expose to sunlight until development and etching is complete.
Low intensity indoor lighting of less than 10minutes is acceptable.
Increase exposure time by 20% for each 6 months after date code printed on the packet.
There may be variation in the color of the resist due to the dye used for the production batch. This has no effect on the processing or final result.
Don't apply excessive pressure or scratching motion to outside of the protective packet.
Recommended storage temperature 2 - 30°C. Never exceed 50°C
Sizes greater than 150×300mm are usually bulk-packed without foil bags.
Custom sizes can be made but minimum order requirements apply. Send an email with your requirements.
Shipping Cost & Delivery Time
Unless specifically written on the price table, prices don't include freight.
Quoted delivery times are estimates. There are many factors affecting delivery times, especially customs clearance times. It is the purchasors responsibilty to complete all necessary requirements to fulfil their local import regulations.
Orders are shipped from Taiwan. Some orders require to be shipped in multiple cartons, or from more than one shipping depot.
Freight Considerations 2020
There have been significant changes to freight transport.
Notably, most services reject chemicals (DP50 developer & EB750 etchant) as general cargo or for post. They have to be sent as Dangerous Goods. We don't offer this service.
While the situation is improving, some orders experience longer than quoted delivery times. This is outside of our control.
Taiwan EMS & International Parcel Post service have limited destinations at this time, and the accepted countries vary according to post office discretion at the time of despatch.
We currently find this to be the most economical with availablity to most regions and recommend this service. DPEX delivery time is typically 3-10 days from despatch. Tracking is available for all DPEX deliveries.
Where available, EMS delivery is generally 3 to 7 days from despatch, but some countries will take longer due to incoming customs delays. Tracking is available for all EMS deliveries.
International Parcel Post
Parcel post can be used when delivery time is not critical, at a lower cost.
Air Post delivery time can vary from 7 days to 45 days from despatch, but is typically delivered within 30 days.
SAL (Surface Air-lifted) Post delivery time is typically 20-45 days from despatch, but is only available to limited destinations.
Surface Post is usually the lowest cost, but not available to all destinations. Typical delivery times are 45 to 120 days from despatch.
Other Courier Services (DHL, Fedex, UPS etc.)
If you require this service, you must specify your own account accepting all freight charges ex shipping depot.
Air & Sea Freight
We can offer FOB (Free on Board) for orders shipped from Taiwan with a value greater than USD7,000. If the order value is less, there will be an additional charges to cover documentation and internal freight cost.
Country & Region Options
Please ensure you select the correct shipping region and country when options are available. Incorrect selection may delay or cancel the order.
There are some countries we cannot accept orders from, due to commercial restrictions.
Some equipment is for use on mains voltage. Please make sure that you choose the appropriate voltage for the location where the equipment will be used. It is not possible or reasonable for Kinsten or its employees to be aware of the correct mains voltage for your intended usage region.
Prices do not include any clearance fees, landing fees, duty, taxes or other charges payable in the destination country. If documentation other than the commercial invoice (example - import permit or consular certification) is required, additional charges will apply.
It is not possible or reasonable for Kinsten or its employees to be aware of any restrictions or regulations on importing items in to any country or region. It is solely the buyers responsibility and cost to ensure items are able to be imported into their selected destination country. Orders are despatched at the buyers risk.
The PayPal delivery address must match the order delivery address. Order despatch may be delayed if there is a discrepancy between the addresses. We will send the order to the PayPal address to ensure buyer and seller PayPal guarantee's where offered by PayPal.
EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer)
We accept EFT payments from Australian bank accounts.
We accept Western Union payments from outside of Australia. We recommend payment directly to our bank account, as that may save transfer cost from some countries.
T/T (Telegraphic Transfer)
We accept T/T payments for order payments greater than USD5,000.
We don't offer payment by account. Orders will not be prepared for despatch until payment is received.
Check your local regulations regarding resale. Usually, it is OK to buy products for personal use but resellers need to check if there are restrictions. The most common products that might be restricted are products that are mains powered, or have registered/trademarked names.
Product colors are examples. Product color and packaging may vary from the display picture.
Kinsten products should only be used by qualified personel.
Use common sense and ensure that all safety practices are adhered to when using Kinsten products.
Kinsten products are not suitable for use by children except with competent adult supervision taking full responsibility.
Kinsten take no responsibility for the misuse or incorrect use of any product. Check local regulations regarding use and disposal of any Kinsten product.