Kinsten Artwork Base

To print high contrast PCB artwork

Artwork Base

Artwork base material

When producing artwork for making PCB's, some materials produce better results than others.

Overhead transparency sheets usually produce very poor results, as they cannot aggregate the ink or toner density enough to produce high contrast. Some materials are not UV transparent, and are also unsuitable for using as PCB artwork.

Using a suitable base media with an inkjet or laser printer, good results can be obtained.


Polyester artwork base is suitable for use in most inkjet and laser printers. It is capable higher resolution than paper. and is resistant to water. Polyester artwork base minimum resolution is 0.1mm lines with a 0.2mm gap between lines, subject to printer capability. It is recommended that exposure time is increased by 20~30%. Currently available in A4 size supplied in bags of 10 sheets. A5 & A3 will become available in the future.

A4 Polyester Artwork Base in bag of 10 sheets
Order Code Description Lot
A4-POLY10 A4 Polyester Artwork Base (bag of 10 sheets) 1 A$ 4.90
≈US$ 3.81
A$ 4.90
≈US$ 3.81
A4-POLY10/100 A4 Polyester Artwork Base (bag of 10 sheets) 100 A$ 4.30
≈US$ 3.34
A$ 430.00
≈US$ 334.00


Paper artwork base is a low cost alternative. It is not recommended for inkjet printers, and the resolution is lower than polyester. Paper artwork base minimum resolution is 0.15mm lines with a 0.25mm gap between lines, subject to printer capability. It is most suitable for single use, with a laser printer. It is currently available in A4 size supplied in bags of 10 sheets.

A4 Paper Artwork Base in bag of 10 sheets
Order Code Description Lot
A4-PAPER10 A4 Paper Artwork Base (bag of 10 sheets) 1 A$ 1.70
≈US$ 1.32
A$ 1.70
≈US$ 1.32
A4-PAPER10/100 A4 Paper Artwork Base (bag of 10 sheets) 100 A$ 1.46
≈US$ 1.13
A$ 146.00
≈US$ 113.00

Shipping Cost

Unless specifically written on the price table, prices don't include freight. After you complete your order, we will calculate the freight cost, and email it for your approval. No charge is made to your credit card until approval is given, and our record will be deleted if no approval is given within 7 days

Orders are shipped from China, Hong Kong or Taiwan, depending on the product, and the order quantity. Some orders require to be shipped in multiple cartons, or from more than one shipping depot.

Shipping Methods

International Parcel Post

Parcel post can be used when delivery time is not critical, at a lower cost.
Delivery time can vary from 7 days to 60 days, but usually is delivered within 30 days.

EMS Courier

Where available, EMS delivery is generally 3 to 7 days, but some countries will take longer due to incoming customs delays. Tracking is available for all EMS deliveries.

DHL or Fedex Courier

We don't usually quote for DHL or Fedex Courier, as the cost is often significantly higher. If you specifically require this service, please make a note in the remarks. You can specify your own account if you prefer.

Air & Sea Freight

For larger orders shipped from Taiwan with a value greater than USD7000, we can offer FOB (Free on Board). If the order value is less, there will be an additional charge to cover documentation and internal freight cost.

Country & Region Options

Please ensure you select the correct shipping region when options are available. Selecting the wrong region may delay or cancel the order.

There are some countries we cannot accept orders from, due to commercial restrictions. We also may require proof of credit card ownership, or will require an alternative payment method such as Western Union. This is no reflection on any individual, but as a response to previous issues, and reports from certain regions.

Some equipment is supplied with different mains voltage options. Please make sure that you choose the appropriate voltage for the location where the equipment will be used.

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. All items are despatched at the buyers risk.

All prices are in Australian dollars (A$), unless otherwise noted. The final charge in your local currency will be dependant on the exchange rate used by the transferring financial institutions and fees they charge. The Universal Currency Converter may be able to give a guide to the current exchange rate.

The US Dollar (US$) cost is an estimate.
The actual US$ cost will depend on the exchange rate used by the transferring financial institutions and any fee's charged.

If you wish to pay in an alternative currency, we can accept PayPal payments.
The payable amount will be equivalent to the A$ price + 5%.


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 colours

Product colors are examples. Product color and packaging may vary from the display picture.


Kinsten products should only be used by qualified personel.
Kinsten products are not suitable for use by children except with competent adult supervision taking full responsibility.
Use common sense and ensure that all safety practices are adhered to when using Kinsten products.
Kinsten take no responsibility for the misuse or incorrect use of any product. Check local regulations regarding use and disposal of any Kinsten product.