Precision screen printer

Printable version

Precision screen printer

General Information

FIC: Nicholas Glassmaker

Location: BRK 1100A

System Information

General Description

MPS's TF-100 is a precision stand alone stencil and screen printer specifically designed for thick film circuitry in flexible and hybrid microelectronic applications. It is also ideal for surface mount (SMT) within its 6" X 6" (152mm X 152mm) print area format.

The TF-100 provides the high degree of precision and repeatability required for R&D and prototype aplications. Its simplicity of setup and operaion, as well as its rugged design and construction, also make it well suited for demanding production environments.


The TF-100 control module allows users to make a variety of print parameter adjustments. For example, the Mode Selection Switch allows the operator to select any one of four automatic print cycles; single print, alternate print, double print, flood/print, print/flood, and on and off contact prints.

A variable "squegee up" delay (up to 10 seconds) allows the stencil to peel off behind the squeegee for off contact applications involving a viscous material. To help users obtain the best print images possible, an adjustable carriage return delay can be empoyed, depending on the specific characteristics of the materials used.

The printer can accomodate a wide range of substrates, including flexible plastic, silicon, glass, ceramic, and FR-4, and materials ranging from cermet and polymer thick film to solder paste, epoxies, and solder mask. A frame adapter plated for the TF-100 enables it to accept all standard stencil frames including 5" x 5", 5" x 7, 8" x 10", and 12" x 12" (305mm x 305mm).


  • Print Area: Up to 6" x 6" (152mm x 152mm)
  • Substrate Size: Up to 6" x 6" (152mm x 152mm)
  • Frame Size: Up to 12" x 12" (305mm x 305mm) O.D.
  • Print feature resolution: 50 microns

Substrate Carriage:

  • Repeatability: + / - 0.0005" (+ / - 12.7 microns)
  • X-Y Adjustment: + / - 0.500" (12.7 mm)
  • Rotary Adjustment: + /- 10 degrees

Squeegee Head:

  • Print Stroke Adjustment: 1" to 9" (25mm to 229mm)
  • Speed: 0-15" (0-381mm) per second
  • Screen Height Adjustment Range: 1" (25mm)
  • Pressure: 2-30lbs. (.9-13.6kg) by calibrated coil springs
  • Angle of Attack Adjustment: + / - 5 degrees
  • Squeegee Holder: Up to 7.5" (190mm) with 0.375" (9.5mm) square blade.

Materials Compatibility

Not Applicable

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