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Photo Stencil Expands High-End Stencil Production Capability in Malaysia with Chemical Etching Line

Part of global strategic growth platform

(PresseBox) (Colorado Springs, CO, ) Photo Stencil, LLC, a leading full-service provider of high-performance stencils and tooling, has expanded its stencil production capabilities in Malaysia with the addition of a high-end chemical etching manufacturing line. Adding the new Chemical Etch line to Photo Stencil's facility in Malaysia increases the levels of support and available stencil technology to customers within the territory.

"Although we have been producing stencils and squeegee blades in Malaysia since 2001, our new Chemical Etch production line gives us the ability to produce complex multi-level step stencils within the region," said Neil MacRaild, CEO and president, Photo Stencil. "Expanding our stencil production capacity and capabilities in Malaysia is just one part of our global strategic growth platform."

"Demand in Malaysia for higher precision and more complex stencils that can meet the needs of challenging print applications has increased. Although we have offered step stencil technologies for many years, they have traditionally been supported from our headquarters in Colorado, USA," said Calvin Lim, GM, Photo Stencil Malaysia. "Customers in our territory are being faced with increasing challenges in the printing process as well as reduced lead times. The addition of the Chemical Etch line will enable us to support our customers with the most complex multi-level step stencils on a quick-turn basis."

The Photo Stencil Malaysia facility has about 15,000 square feet (1394 square meters) of space and employs 30 people. Besides sales, engineering, application support, and stencil manufacturing capabilities, the facility has a dedicated CAD department that is focused on design optimization and support to regional customers.

Photo Stencil LLC

Photo Stencil, LLC provides high-performance stencils, squeegee blades, thick film and metal mask screens, and tooling for the surface mount technology assembly, solar, and semiconductor industries. Founded in 1979, Photo Stencil is headquartered in Colorado Springs and has manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Malaysia. Visit or email