How to order a stencil
A stencil can help you to solder the PCB quickly. For efficient and reliable SMT assembly a Stencil is a must.
JLCPCB can provide the option of NON-FRAMEWORK (or frameless) and FRAMEWORK stencils.
The right hand image below shows a frameless stencil. Frameless stencils are cheaper and lower weight(0.2Kg) so they can help to reduce the shipping cost.
Stencils can be ordered together with a PCB to saving the shipping fee, or you can order a stencil only.
Stencils ordered together with the boards
When you order a PCB, after you upload your gerber file and fill in the PCB specifications, then you can order "Laser-Stencil" together simply by checking the ”Laser Stencil: order together with laser stencil” option.
Stencils ordered separately
If you forgot to order your stencil when you ordered the boards, or if you want to have custom tooling holes in the border. You can order a stencil only on the Quote page, please check the SMT-Stencil option and save to cart.
Click the "Add your gerber file" button to upload the file, enter stencil parameters, then save to cart and skip the payment step.
Click the "Checkout Securely" button. The rest of the steps are same to the process for ordering a PCB.
Fulfill your shipping information and choose the Shipping Method, at last, click “Pay” button to release payment.