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Old 05-30-2019, 06:48 PM
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Stencil Makers?

Hi All,
I am looking at getting an etching machine. But curious where people get their stencils from for your Maker's Marks?

Do you buy them online? Or do you have something that prints them for you on demand? I saw Craig from Chop knives use a p700 label maker to make his own stencils with a TZE tape. Has anyone tried this? Or have any other ideas/suggestions?

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Old 05-30-2019, 10:23 PM
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I've bought stencils from Marking Methods and Electro Chem Etch. These type of stencils are common to the metal fabrication industry so you'll also be able to find a shop to produce them locally for you.

I'd like to be able to make short run stencils at home too.


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Old 06-05-2019, 04:11 PM
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I have purchased mine from Ernie at http://www.erniesknives.com/blue_lig...ncil_etch.html
I built my etching machine from plans online.


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Old 06-06-2019, 08:30 AM
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I get mine from International Marking Group(IMG) 315-735-7591
One time set-up fee then you order by the sheet of 6 after that. I get about 30 knives per stencil.
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I agree with Mark Ernie is your man! http://www.erniesknives.com/blue_lig...ncil_etch.html


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