Selecting a stencil Grade:
.080 ALU – Will last forever, you can reuse it and abuse it. It will be ready to work today and in 10 years. The ridged 5052 Aluminum we use is also perfect for thermoplastic extruding, saving hundreds of Dollars per Legend.
1/8” LDPE – PRO-Grade, Our Most common material, typically can be used thousands of times, with proper care they can last for 7 + years. Lays Flat, and heavy enough to stay put while spraying up to 3000psi.
1/16” LDPE – What we call Light-Duty, This material is just as durable as its 1/8” counterpart, however it is half the thickness and can be flimsy. We recommend this for stencils that aren’t used every day.
.030” HIPS – HIPS has been used for stencils for many years, also known as PVC, This material is great for a custom stencil or something that is only used a few times. HIPS lays flat right out of the box and is our more cost effective option, while still being 4 times thicker than our competitors thinnest stencils.