Visual appeal is one of the most important facets of every product today. What shows, sells. And, the same goes for a PCB assembly from India too. So, if you want to make your PCBs visually appealing, there is nothing wrong with that. There are many who want their PCBs to look visually appealing, which is why they opt for special PCB art designing, which is the practice of putting high quality visual designs and patterns on a circuit board, such as text, logos, pictures, graphics, customized colours, etc.
How does PCB art designing help?
As mentioned above, PCB art design definitely enhances the visual appeal of a board. Depending upon what kind of artwork you put, you will add extra costs, or even no costs to your PCB design. For example, if you put simple texts or patterns on your PCB board, you will be adding almost zero costs to your PCB; and if you change the colour of your board, you may have to add some extra costs. In addition, PCB art design can also help with the branding of your product. You can add your brand’s logo or graphic onto the board, which can help your brand to be easily distinguished from the rest.
How to design a special artwork PCB?
You need a professional PCB manufacturer who can help customize your PCB assembly from India as and how you require. One such manufacturer is Miracle Electronics, where you can get in touch with skilled technicians and designers to have your preferred PCB board manufactured, by using any of the below mentioned elements.
By using silkscreen – You can put any kind of text or graphics on the silkscreen layer of your board. This is suggested because a silkscreen is generally black or white in colour, and any contrast text or design placed on such a background will definitely stand out clearly.
By using board solder mask colours – You can also experiment with different solder mask colours like green, blue, red, yellow, black, and white. Although this is an expensive option, but it’s definitely worth it.
By using board cutouts – Board cutouts can be put as both thermal and visual design elements. But, this is possible only with primitive shapes that are large enough, and there are certain limits on the minimum width and tolerances.
By using exposed solder mask art – This is one advanced way of putting art on your PCB board. Using this method, the solder mask on the board is removed, which exposes the bare copper underneath, giving a nice metallic feature to any art feature on the board.
Other things you can focus upon while designing your PCB assembly from India include paying special attention to other artwork parameters like silkscreen resolution, silkscreen sharpness, and solder mask finishing. Without a proper resolution, the PCB art will show up as blurred. Also, you may enhance the look of your PCB assembly with a special matte finish, non-reflective finish, or extra glossy finish, depending upon your choice.