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Art & Inspiration Graphic Design Question For the Experts

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nick79, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Nick79
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 276

    Nick79
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    Question for the graphic design experts....

    What kind of printer and masking film do you need to cut out sticky back stencils for painting? No color printing, just cut out stencils like text, etc.

    I've seen painters do this on things like motorcycle gas tanks. Design some text or an image, print it out, stick it on the tank, paint it, peel it off. Or use the negative sticker to do things like gold leaf.

    I'm probably using the wrong terms, but hopefully you get what I'm trying to do.

    What kind of tools are they using to do these stencils?

    Any info would be great!

    Thanks,
    Nick
     
  2. akreone
    Joined: Aug 5, 2005
    Posts: 139

    akreone
    Member
    from SLC 801

    Not sure of any printer that can do this. I use a Roland vinyl die cutter. Looks like a big printer but has a cutting tip, no ink. They make machines that are as small as 8" up to 50"+ this is what all the sign shops use. There are lots of different vinyl companies that make stencil mask, like oracles oramask 813 stencil film. Hope that helps
     
  3. Nick79
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 276

    Nick79
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    Yeah, I didn't know if they called them printers or plotters or something else. Thanks for the info on the machines and mask.

    Nick
     
  4. Cris
    Joined: Jan 3, 2005
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    Cris
    Member
    from Vermont

    Gerber Edge.


    Cris
     
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  5. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    philly the greek
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    from so . cal.

    I use a vinyl called CalMask ,it's made to paint over ,and is easy to remove. good luck !
     
  6. invizibletouch
    Joined: Jan 17, 2008
    Posts: 302

    invizibletouch
    Member
    from Mobile, AL

    All of the above. ^^^

    find a good "cool" sign shop. My buddy runs 2 Mimaki JV4's in his. Just hang out and make sure your art is something he can work with. EPS or any vector art will be best,
     
  7. Nick79
    Joined: Apr 19, 2006
    Posts: 276

    Nick79
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    Thanks guys!
     

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