I am working on a project for wearable safely lighting. I made prototypes myself, just like making rigid PC boards. Now, I am looking for a commercial fabricator for flex PC boards, and am having a big problem finding anybody that is affordable for the application.
I need one 6 x 12" single-sided flex circuit, and two smaller ones that are about 3 x 10", per unit. Prices I've seen are over $100 for the big one. This is not super-exotic stuff, no controlled impedances, RF, microwave frequencies, etc. I just need copper laminated onto a flexible substrate, and very relaxed trace/space dimensions, for mounting LEDs and resistors. No solder mask, no silk screen, just bare copper.
Does anyone know a place that specializes in LOW-TECH flex PCBs?
(I've also heard rumors that these can be made by the outfits that make metallic self-stick labels by a die-cutting process MUCH cheaper than the conventional etching process. Anybody know vendors of this technology?)
Thanks much, I hope somebody has some leads.