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Source for stencil?

Discussion in 'Product and Supplier Referrals' started by Andy D, Jul 28, 2020.

  1. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I'm trying to help a customer out, he needs a basic cardstock, cardboard, or plastic spray paint stencil & doesn't want to mess with spray mask, can anyone recommend a vendor?
     
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    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    I get asked for this a lot. Let me know what you figure out if nobody replies. I thought about setting up a cut file and having s365 do it in pvc or something?
     
  3. JBurton

    JBurton Signtologist

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    How many?
    I've double cut 7725 vinyl before, so it goes through the plastic backing. Makes a fine stencil, lays flat.
     
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  5. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    Thanks for the suggestion, but honestly it's something I don't want to mess with, I will order it but I don't want to start making them.
     
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    Find someone with a router cutter. We cut them out of 3mm pvc
     
  7. Andy D

    Andy D Very Active Member

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    I'm not sure what that is. Have you seen where people have a modification that turns your plotter into a flatbed cutter?
     
  8. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    We make tons of stencils on our laser engraver, cut them out of mylar sheeting, or oilboard, depending on how long it's intended use is.

    Oil board can probably be cut with a standard plotter with multiple passes.
     
  9. Notarealsignguy

    Notarealsignguy Very Active Member

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    I have not but that would be interesting. I have wondered why hybrid flatbeds are so much more money than roll printers. It seems like a little more vacuum and beefier drive system is the main difference but a lot more $$$$.
    I meant use Signs365, they offer printing and contour cutting pvc and other materials. A stencil should be just the same minus the print?
     
  10. Greg Kelm

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    how big of a stencil?
     
  11. Sindex Printing

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    I laser cut them for customers out of 16 point card stock, 14mil synthetic sheets. I have had a few customers ask for thin acrylic and corregated sheets
     
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