A stencil is basically a thin sheet of card, plastic, or metal with a pattern or characters cut out of it.
It is used to reproduce the cut-out design onto a suitable surface, by the application of ink or paint through the holes in the design.
Paper and card stencils are typically single use stencils, and can even be manually cut. Here at LaserUser.com, we prefer to use Mylar polyester film due to its durability, chemical resistance and longevity.
MYLAR® polyester film is a flexible, strong and durable film with an unusual balance of properties making it suitable for many industrial applications. Type MYLAR® A is a tough general purpose film available in 12µm to 500µm thickness range.
In film thicknesses190µm and above, MYLAR® is hazy, has a tensile strength that averages 210 MPa, has excellent resistance to moisture and most chemicals and can withstand temperature extremes from -70°C to 150°C. Because it contains no plasticisers MYLAR® A does not become brittle with age under normal conditions.
Mylar is easy to clean, solvent resistant and durable, making it the ideal material for multiuse stencils. we typically offer 190, 250 and 350 micron Mylar.
The product description sheet for Mylar A can be found here.
Please Note: Currently we only ship Stencil Products within the United Kingdom.