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    I'm looking to buy some PCB's in bulk, (preparing for next year) but I don't know which manufacturer to choose. There seems to be quite a few, and I need some advice on which ones are reputable, in your opinion, and have good prices for bulk PCB's. (And by bulk, I mean over 100.)

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Dane,
    What are the dimensions of the PCBs in cm?

    I've ordered several hundred PCBs this year and it depends on size.
    Quote Originally Posted by Danevandy99 View Post
    I'm looking to buy some PCB's in bulk, (preparing for next year) but I don't know which manufacturer to choose. There seems to be quite a few, and I need some advice on which ones are reputable, in your opinion, and have good prices for bulk PCB's. (And by bulk, I mean over 100.)

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.
    Dane

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    This will be interesting. I've been thinking of venturing into this as well and would appreciate any good tips, tricks and recommendations.

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    I'm looking at getting some SSRneon G2 LED's produced first, and some bigger boards later on. The dimensions of the SSRneon are 7cm x 5.5cm.

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    I got a couple 200 orders via sales-jucy@xjypcb.cn (Jucy Zhao) - just ask for a quote. Good quality boards and fairly quick turn-around.
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    I have used Itead Studio for group buys in the past
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    for good/cheapish production runs http://silvercircuits.com/ i use them all the time. been using them for 5 years or so, only run into a few issues over that time, but they're very responsive and helpful, talk to gary.

    for fast/very expensive i use advance circuits in colorado, 4pcb.com service is great, the pcb quality is outstanding.

    for good/moderate oshpark.com service is great, laen super nice guy

    also cheap, http://dirtypcbs.com/

    itead are pretty good too, i use them often for small batches i dont care too much about turnaround time, but they can be slow, othertimes not. pcb quality is ok

    pentalogix i'm mixed on, i've had enough problems and they don't have any real difference from the others that i'd use them again. shame since their pcbs are great quality.

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    Dont you need 2oz copper on the ssrez? That elimnates most cheap ones.

    pcbway.com is the one i have been useing for thicker copper and odd sizee. They normal get boards built and delivered in a week.

    Also as a tip a thinner boards can be drasticly cheaper shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by budude View Post
    I got a couple 200 orders via sales-jucy@xjypcb.cn (Jucy Zhao) - just ask for a quote. Good quality boards and fairly quick turn-around.
    How are the shipping costs from xjypcb budude? Also, what payment method do you use with them?


    What sort of issues have you had with silver curcuits charlienkris?

    Thanks for all your replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danevandy99 View Post
    How are the shipping costs from xjypcb budude? Also, what payment method do you use with them?
    I don't recall the exact costs but it was a pretty fair price via DHL and they use PayPal. It's a free quote so you can decide if it's a better deal or not. It took a little bit longer than normal but that was because it over one of their holidays.
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