I am looking for a printer myself, but hopefully a bitt less expensive - and for framed stencils, since these have become a lot less expensive nowadays.
Anyway, I have been a bit inspired by this setup using a wood base with wood as guides:https://hackaday.io/project/6444-vinduino-a-wine-growers-water-saving-project/log/34188-using-a-solder-paste-stencil
Previously I have used the same idea, but with unframed stencils and packing tape as the hinge.
The alignment procedure was quick, and the apertures to PCB land patterns repeatability was good.
The latter I assume may be variable due to how the boards are cut in batches (placed on top of each other).
I received two framed stencils today, so I will try it out next week.
The wood frame idea appeals to me because then you only need to make the alignment once. This requires that the PCB's are cut to precision of course.
And, when you need to do the same PCB later, you can take out the wood base from your storage.
One would also need a very planar wood base. The first idea that came to me is to use an IKEA shelf for each setup - which you can buy in single quantities.
Another benefit is that this setup features vertical stencil separation from board - although manual.
I would like to know if anyone has tried this setup before, and if it works successfully.
It could be that there are other potential issues with this idea. I guess I have to try it out!