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Text mask / stencil

Jason Boulter
asked this on September 03, 2012 16:40

Hello,

I need to create a stencil / mask for 3 lines of text the letters are about 8mm high.  The mask needs to be flexible as it will be wraped around a cylinder of 70mm diameter.  What would be the best medium to use?

Kind regards,

Jason

 

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Catherine Field-Dodgson
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Hi Jason, thanks for getting in touch! The two most popular materials for cutting stencils through Ponoko tend to be either:

0.5mm PETG: http://www.ponoko.com/make-and-sell/show-material/92-petg-clear

or 0.5mm Styrene: http://www.ponoko.com/make-and-sell/show-material/145-styrene-white

We have recently added Mylar to the NZ catalog as well, which can be used for stencils: http://www.ponoko.com/make-and-sell/show-material/335-mylar-clear

Both the PETG and Mylar are both reasonably flexible, and we'd suggest doing a small prototype of your design before you go ahead and place an order for a large quantity of your designs. If you're interested, you can also purchase samples to test, from our samples shop: http://samples.ponoko.com/

I hope this helps for starters :-)

September 04, 2012 01:24