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Posted 21 October 2006 - 03:36 PM

So ive been cutting stencils for almost a year now nad ive used a variety of different material resulting in different quality images, if something is to rigid i cant get a detailed cut out of it and it looks bad, but if its to flimsy after putting it up once it gets soggy. Ive found stuff that is a good inbetween but it costs to much, lately ive been pulling apart cereal boxes, any help would be appreciated

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:25 AM

ive used anything from construction paper, cause its thin enough to cut nice and able to last for more than a few sessions.
bristol paper is good too, it tends to be harder to cut but lasts awhile. i would also use any kind of old calendar or similar paper, the smooth finish for some reason works.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:27 AM

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:02 PM

I got the hook up at my work...

a Zund table (digital die cutting) + 2 64" mutoh falcon 2 outdoor printers...
we can print on adhesive backed vinyl -- and die cut to any shape

the zund is perfect for doing stencils - e-flute corregated cardboard is good.
.050 sbs is nice also - it's the heavy carton stock used in packaging.

putting a film laminate over your material before cutting also helps -
just keep some kind of drying pouch/portofolio for the wet ones

the zund is nice for doing multiple colors and keeping them in registration - doing things that a human could never do by hand (patterns/geometry/photo realistic type stuff)

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 06:47 PM

interested in selling one? B)

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 05:08 AM

Leather


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Posted 23 October 2006 - 10:21 AM

i cant cut leather with an exacto knife :blink: btw your signature isnt showing up dont know why

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:23 AM

i cant cut leather with an exacto knife ;) btw your signature isnt showing up dont know why



You Try Mat Board?

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 01:51 PM

yeah but i need something just a bit thicker cutting out three layers from mat board leaves your fingers so sore and the cuts arent to accurate, hence my problem

cereal boxes have been actually turning out real good, since i dont have alot of money to shell out on stencil materials

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 03:28 PM

i can hook up some stencils --

send me some vector based artwork
and you address and i'll do one up for you.

i got some nice material up at the workplace (as mentioned earlier)


the tables are nice for running quantity(if you want to pass some stencils out)
hands get tired - body parts get cut

ever see the book "stencil pirates " by Josh MacPhee?




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