Silkscreen / non-conductive ink feature has been requested several times here now.
Every time someone askes for this they are told to go and experiment by their self.
I have tried this experimenting myself and ordered another dispenser, cartridge pack, nozzles in different sizes and three different ‘heat curing’ paints online and in my local arts&crafts store.
My results so far:
- Viscosity issues: ink leaking out of the nozzle, ink being dispensed irregular, ink spreading out on the board.
- Clogged nozzles, although the paint was heat curing, they would also already air cure in the nozzle up to a point that it couldn’t be dispensed anymore or even be rinsed out, ruining the nozzle.
- After baking, poor adhesion to the board.
After spending many hours without improving results or even an idea what to try next, I lost my motivation to continue experimenting.
Here someone suggested to use UV curing nail polish:
I might still give that a try at some point but I would really appreciate it if Voltera used their knwoledge and previous research to find a suitable ink. Once they have found a proven good product and offer it in the store I would be happy to buy that:upside_down_face: