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Media for stencilled decal

Discussion in 'Labels and Decals' started by Anastasi55, Sep 3, 2020.

  1. Boudica

    Boudica Member

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    I started reading this thread because I thought it was a question about stencils. I get asked about them from time to time... I hoped there was some insight regarding what substrate people make them from. Now I see that it's a question about decals. :confused:

    So, does anyone out there make re-usable stencils and what substrate would you plot them from?
     
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  2. Dan360

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    We get them routed out of styrene
     
  3. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Active Member

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    I hand cut some for use in the shop out of magnetic sheet and put styrene around it as a spray shield. It's easier to position when the whole thing isn't magnetic.
     
  4. KatePhillips

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    Re: OP's post, a small image like that on a back window can by made with a cheap cut vinyl. When making the cut lines for it, try not to go too small or too complex or it won't weed nicely. My first tiny letters weren't so long ago; I wish someone had told me then to drop the heat on the Roland before cutting, it would've made life easier. And sometimes we round the corners on the cut lines just slightly, so the plotter flies over them extra smooth. Not necessary, but an option.

    Re: Stencils, we did a few stencils from styrene, or if they're a one-time decal, just low tac vinyl (ie, someone wanted numbers painted on their shuffleboard space).
     
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  5. Stacey K

    Stacey K Getting Back in the Game

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    How do you make a basic vinyl decals and apply them with no trasfer tape? I assume you have experience making "stickers" and not decals, correct?
     

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  6. Val47

    Val47 Boudica@Nite

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    I think Stacy is correct. I think maybe the op is new to the contour cut scene. He's done "decals" that are adhesive vinyl, (squares and rectangles) but not detailed enough for actual plotting? Hey OP - once you get this down, try the perf (flexy) cut scene - it's a tough one. The sellers of the plotters will make it look seamless. Not true. Case in point - a $7,000 investment that doesn't do all it claims (Roland GR ). I hope you find help. good luck.
     
  7. Christian @ 2CT Media

    Christian @ 2CT Media Major Contributor

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    https://www.kapco.com/cms/bd807d4158006edf/index.html this stuff works great!
     
  8. Boudica

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    Cool, thanks!
     
  9. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    Robertson screws, be careful of how you use that term - it may upset a site sponsor.
     
  10. RaymondLoewy

    RaymondLoewy Pretty fly for a Sign Guy

    Depends on how long you are going to want to use them and the material you will be painting of spraying on them. If you are talking about street paint you need .060 LDPE ant the minimum.
     
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