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April 8, 2011 - NicAlloy-XT(TM) stencil incorporates NiPlate(TM) process, ensuring smooth aperture walls and offering optimal paste release and under screen clean performance. Manufacturing processes produce uniform stencil thickness, while NanoCoat(TM), supplied as standard, ensures delivery of optimal quality print deposit. Product offers alternative to electroform stencils as well as traditional laser cut stencils.

Photo Stencil Debuts New Stencil Technology and High Performance Stencil Products at IPC APEX EXPO 2011 Booth 2525

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Photo Stencil
4725 Centennial Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80919

Press release date: April 5, 2011

Colorado Springs, CO - Photo Stencil, a leading full-service provider of high-performance stencils and tooling, introduces a new stencil technology that brings to market the best of NicAlloy(TM) and electroform stencils. The NicAlloy-XT(TM) will be featured at IPC APEX EXPO 2011 booth #2525. Photo Stencil's wide range of products, including patented AMTX E-FAB® electroformed, high-performance, proprietary NicAlloy laser-cut, and chemetch stencils; thick film and metal mask screens, and squeegee blades, also will be displayed. IPC APEX EXPO is being held at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV, from April 12-14, 2011.

"Photo Stencil has stuck to its core business for 32 years and has been on the forefront in developing innovative technologies and products," said Neil MacRaild, CEO and president, Photo Stencil. "Once again we are fulfilling our mission of being first and best with our new NicAlloy-XT product. This product bridges the gap between traditional laser cut stencils and higher-end electroform stencils. Photo Stencil has access to the most advanced tools and experienced set of printing experts in the industry. Our experts will be available at our APEX booth to discuss stencil questions and challenges."

The NicAlloy-XT stencil meets challenging aspect ratios down to .46. It incorporates Photo Stencil's proprietary NiPlate(TM) process ensuring ultra-smooth aperture walls and offering superior paste release and improved under screen clean performance. Unique manufacturing processes produce uniform stencil thickness, and with NanoCoat(TM) as standard, it delivers the highest quality print deposit. The new NicAlloy-XT is more cost-effective than electroform stencils, yet provides higher performance and quality than traditional laser cut stencils.

About Photo Stencil

Photo Stencil is a leading full-service provider of high-performance stencils, squeegee blades, thick film and metal mask screens, and tooling for the surface mount technology assembly, solar, and semiconductor industries. Its innovations include the patented AMTX E-FAB® electroformed, high-performance, proprietary NicAlloy(TM), NicAlloy-XT(TM), laser-cut, and chemetch stencils, and patented electroformed E-Blade® squeegee blade. Step or multi-level stencils are offered in all technologies. Stencil design support and customer-specific design libraries are also provided. Headquartered in Colorado Springs with manufacturing facilities in Mexico and Malaysia, Photo Stencil was founded in 1979. For more information, visit

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