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12" AHEAD Stencil

SKU 5002-012

12" AHEAD Stencil SKU: 0002-012

Ahead is now a common warning word stencil that is used to alert people that something is "coming up". Typically used in conjunction with a STOP stencil, or PED X-ING, this 12 inch AHEAD stencil is very handy to have. The 12" font is typically used in lower speed applications such as: bike lanes, parking lots, drive throughs, and walkways. If traffic is estimated to be over 10 mph, consider using an 18" or 24" AHEAD stencil. All 1-800-Stencil’s are professional quality and made from either Light or Pro-Grade LDPE, Aluminum, or optional UHMW plastic to all last for years of professional use.

  • 12" Tall lettering is perfect for areas with low speed travel
  • Full 3 inches of over-spray plastic
  • CNC cut for high precision


Stencil Width 52"
Stencil Height 12"
Material Width 58"
Material Height 18"
Availability In Stock - Ships Same Day*
Stroke Width 2"
Number of pieces 1
Is reuseable? Yes, hundreds of times
Typical Usage Parking Lot

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Country of origin: USA

Warranty Our stencils are guaranteed to be free of defects that will impede the use of the product.

Customer Questions and Answers

Q: Is a 12" Ahead stencil large enough to use on a 25 mph roadway?

A: No, 12" tall wording should not be used anywhere that travel speeds will be over 10 mph. For 25 mph areas we will typically sell an 8' DOT Style word.

Other Part Numbers

4002-012 3002-012 6002-012 5002-012

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.