Advantages of Thick Film Technology

Higher Precision on Resistors

PCB resistors are mounted, while thick film resistors are printed, fired and trimmed to greater precision.

Higher Reliability

Due to fewer soldering connections than a PCB. Printed thick film circuits have higher metal interconnection reliability.

More Compact, Efficient Package

A thick film hybrid can be half the size of a PCB.

Wider Temperature Range

Thick film circuits are tested to function in extreme heat and adverse condition.

Fully Encapsulated Packaging

More resistant to moisture, heat, corrosion, and shock.


Thick film packaging does not require mounting into a box, an advantage that can be a significant cost savings.