Dura-Film Stencil Uses A Combination Of Processes That Combine
Silk Screen And Printed Circuit Board Technology Into A New
Hybrid Type Stencil Which Is Flexible, Durable and Easy To Use.
Basically, as Shown Below, Dura-Film Stencils Use A
Polyester Mesh Base That Is Covered On BOTH SIDES And Completely
Through The Stencil With A Photosensitive Polymer Which Is Tough
But Easily Exposed And Developed Using Ultra-Violet Light. This
Allows You To Make The Most Complicated Artwork And Not Have The
Internal Parts Connected To The Outside In Order To Stay In
Place. The Mesh Base Always Holds Every Part Of the
Artwork In Its Proper Place Time After Time.
Here is a very simple stencil
with concentric circles to show that the center circles always
stay in place.
Here is a
close-up of our proprietary stencil material showing the mesh
base which holds everything in place
1. Make Your Copy, Designs or
Artwork on your Computer and
Print onto a Transparency Film.
You Can Make Any Type of Line Artwork. Print the
Artwork Out on A Transparency Film Which Is Enclosed In Your Kit Or
You Can Buy Extra Sheets At Any Stationery Store. Here Is a Picture Of The
Copy Actually On The Computer and The Artwork Shown Being Held Below.
2. Now Put The Artwork Copy on an Unexposed Stencil
And Insert In Whichever Type Of Ultra-Violet
Exposure Unit You
We Have 3 Kits Available; the
and Mark 1000 Glass Etching Kits.)
Expose For 3 to 4 Minutes Depending On The Size Of The Stencil You Are
Using (Which Varies
From 4"x 4" To 5"x 6" To 10"x 12").
3. Remove the Clear Plastic Sheets from the Front and
Back of the Stencil, Then Place It
Developer For Approximately 40 to 50 SecondsAnd Developed
With A Soft Sponge (Which Is Provided In Each Kit). After Complete
Development You Simply Check The Stencil Over By Holding It Up To The
Light To Be Sure That The Complete Artwork Has Been Totally Developed
and Washed Out.
4. Once Your Glass Etching Stencil Is Completely Developed Then You
Should Dry It Off By Blotting With A Paper Towel And Then Using A
Regular Hair Dryer To Finish The Drying Job. At This Point Your
Stencil Is Ready For You To Etch Your Copy On Any Glass, Marble,
Mirror or Other Surface.