Silkscreen (also known as legend or nomenclature) defines the text-based, human-readable information that one finds printed onto the surface of a circuit board. Silkscreen information can include component reference designators, company logos, component identifiers, switch settings, test points, other instructions, part numbers, version numbers, etc.

Traditionally, silkscreen has been applied using a traditional screen printing process. Increasingly, silkscreen is applied using a custom-built digital printer with an ink-jet technology.

  • For ValueProto PCBs, white is the standard silkscreen color.
  • Other colors (black or yellow) are available through PCBExpress, PCBpro and Sunstone Custom Quote

See manufacturing capabilities for the minimum line widths, character heights and widths, and registration tolerances.