Photo Stencil Offers Full Range of Stencils in VectorGuard Frames

Offers Ease-of-Use and Accurate and Repeatable Foil Tension and Alignment

Colorado Springs, (PresseBox) - Photo Stencil, LLC, a leading full-service provider of high-performance stencils and tooling, now makes available its full range of stencil products and technologies integrated in DEK's VectorGuard® frameless stencil tensioning system. This includes Photo Stencil's new NicAlloy-XT(TM) , chemical etch, step, coated, laser-cut, and electroformed stencils. The VectorGuard system delivers space savings and convenience with maximum ease-of-use and repeatable and accurate foil tension and alignment. It enables safer handling, is clean, compact, keeps stencil foils hanging in an orderly manner, and the system is recyclable as the frames can be reused.

Click here for larger picture VectorGuard's high accuracy foil tensioning and alignment is automatic, reducing mounting time to seconds.Enhanced rigidity makes it easier to retrieve, fit, and tension the foil. Protective cassettes reduce storage space by up to 75% compared to conventional stencils, and Photo Stencil stencils in VectorGuard frames are available in all stencil thicknesses.

"Photo Stencil has been a licensee of DEK's VectorGuard system for over six years," said Neil MacRaild, CEO and president, Photo Stencil. "We have developed a comprehensive range of stencil products in a VectorGuard foil. The user benefits from Photo Stencil's proprietary processes such as NiPlate(TM) , that ensures ultra-smooth aperture walls and superior paste release, and NanoCoat(TM) , for the highest quality print deposit."

"VectorGuard is one of the most robust and user-friendly frameless systems on the market. Photo Stencil is unique in offering a full range of stencil products, including mixed technology/hybrid stencils, in VectorGuard frames. Customers in all market sectors, including surface mount technology, semiconductor packaging, solar, medical, and industrial, can now take advantage of these frameless systems, and it makes great business sense for them, too," commented Rachel Miller-Short, VP of sales, Photo Stencil.

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 (SMT) 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

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