Online PCB Competitor Comparison

With so many online PCB quoting websites available, it can be difficult to tell the difference. Don’t let websites with restricted parameters slow production. Below is a comparison chart of some of the most commonly overlooked capabilities of online circuit board quoting and ordering websites.

If you want to learn more see our blog post about "Selecting the Most Capable Supplier".


Why Choose InstantPCBQuote?

  • We are the oldest production Printed Circuit Board Company in North America, perhaps in the world.
  • Most user friendly quote and order web interface in the industry.
  • You can quote and order online up to 16 layers.
  • You can specify materials other than standard FR4.
  • Copper weights up to 4 ounces.
  • Netlist electrical testing included.
  • Only company to offer quoting and ordering Flexible PCB's online.
  • Wide variety of surface finishes can be specified, including HASL, lead-free HASL, ENIG, immersion silver, and more.
  • Turn times from 1 day to 20 days.
  • Prototype to medium production volumes.
  • "Live" customer support 24/7/365.
  • We offer free "Design For Manufacturability" checks before you place an order.
  • SMT stencils can be ordered with PCB's.
  • No tooling and test charges for online orders.
  • We focus exclusively on manufacturing world class PCB's, not trying to be an expert at assembly as well.

Competitor Comparison Chart


Options InstantPCBQuote Competitor #1 Competitor #2 Competitor #3 Competitor #4
One pricing model to provide high quality on time PCB's versus several different confusing pricing options Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site
No Tooling and Test NRE charges on all layer counts Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site
Design Rule Checks on ALL products Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site
Electrical Test on ALL multi-layers Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site
UL Marking and Date Codes on ALL Products Available on InstantPCBQuote Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site
PCB Quotes and Quick-turns - Available Online Capabilities:
170 Tg and 180 Tg Laminates Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site
More Than 3 Surface Finish Options Available on InstantPCBQuote Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site
3 oz Heavy Copper and Above Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site
Up to 16 Layers Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site
Can quote Flexible Circuit Boards Online Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site
No NRE Charges on Repeat Orders Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site
Same CAM data used on repeat orders. (*) Available on InstantPCBQuote Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site Available on Competitor's Site
Will provide you with DFM data without an order Available on InstantPCBQuote Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site Not Available on Competitor's Site

* Note, that many companies combine multiple part numbers from different customers on production panels so new PCB artwork must be developed for every run.

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As the oldest production Printed Circuit Board Company in North America, perhaps in the world, the 60-year plus story of Epec is connected to the development of the PCB and the electronics industry.

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  • Epec Founded in 1952
  • IPC Founded in 1957
  • Epec Builds PCB for Apollo 11