# Kicad: Switching front Silk for Back Silk

I'm making a circuit using kicad and I want to add the silkscreen to it. It is a 1-layer board that I created using the front copper layer (red) of Pcbnew. The problem is that now the silkscreen doesn't match the physical layout of the circuit, because Pcbnew silkscreen output corresponds to the front silkscreen which fits perfect on the copper side of my board, but I want to stamp it on the other side. The board is already etched :(

So, my question is: is it possible to swap the Silk_Front and the Silk_Back layers, so that the silkscreen output file matches the physical layout of my circuit and I can stamp it on the fiber side of the board?

So far, I have tried the following methods to make the file matches my board:

1.- Importing the PS output file into Gimp: Really low quality. 2.- Editing with Okular: Doesn't have the option mirror or flip. 3.- Pcbnew layer swapping: Nothing happens. 4.- Mirroring the file with the printer settings: It can match the components, but the labels are reversed. 5.- PS->PDF then importing it into LaTeX, with mirror option: The same as 4.

I don't want to create the circuit again or etch the board again. Thanks in advance! Charlie

The GerberRender.exe utility that is bundled with FreePCB generates .png files from Gerber files. It takes a --mirror argument, and has options for resolution and anti-aliasing. You can go straight from your Gerber to a crisp 1200 DPI image, flipped the right way.