Breeful Melange's Stencils FAQ: Reusable Stencils - Custom Stencils | Vinyl - Mylar - Acetate - Silk Screen | Videos and Supply Info

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Made in Jamaica, New York

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~ ~ ~ ~ PLEASE DO NOT PURCHASE THIS INFORMATIONAL LISTING ~ ~ ~ ~

Thanks for Stopping By to View Our Frequently Asked Questions for MY Reusable Stencils! Below are the list of questions that are answered in this FAQ listing:

1. WHAT TYPE OF STENCILS DO YOU MAKE?
2. HOW ARE SILK SCREEN STENCILS DIFFERENT FROM ONE-USE & VINYL?
3. WHAT ARE THE SUPPLIES FOR EACH APPLICATION?
4. WHAT ARE MY FONT OPTIONS?
5. DO I HAVE TO YOUR DESIGN OR CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN?
6. HOW MANY STENCILS WILL I NEED?
7. WHAT DOES A STENCIL COST?
8. DO YOU CREATE CUSTOM STENCIL DESIGNS?
9. WHAT IS THE STANDARD TURNAROUND?


~ ~ ~ ~ Q1. WHAT TYPE OF STENCILS DO YOU MAKE? ~ ~ ~ ~

There are common four types, vinyl, mylar, acetate (these are standard stencils) and silk screen (this is the premium stencil).

The following is a quick overview of each stencil type and the suggested application. See Image 1 for a sample of each.

1) Vinyl (5 mil or 15 mil) - Ideal for glass etching, painting various types of surfaces, sand blasting and spray painting. Requires bridges -- breaks in a font and enclosed area ~OR~ the use of a stencil font.

2) Mylar (3mil or 5 mil) - Ideal for painting various types of surfaces, spray painting. Comes in clear, transparent blue or transparent yellow. Requires bridges or use of a stencil font.

3) Acetate (3mil or 5 mil) - Ideal for food products (FDA approved), painting various types of surface and spray painting. Comes in clear. Requires bridges or use of a stencil font.

4) Silk Screen - Ideal for glass etching, silk screening fabric, and painting various types of surfaces. Silk screen stencils do not require bridges or breaks in the design.

~ ~ ~ ~ Q2. HOW ARE SILK SCREEN STENCILS DIFFERENT FROM ONE-USE & VINYL ? ~ ~ ~ ~

See image 3 for our stencil comparison chart.

Silk screens stencils are created using a mesh which is covered on photo emulsion film. These stencil do not require bridges and can be created using almost any font or artwork. Once the image has been developed on the screen, it can be used repeatedly. They can be used for glass etching, painting glass or wood, and of course silk screening fabric. Silk screens are not adhesive and must be taped to the glass. Therefore they must lie flat on a product and not have an areas that bulk up.

One use adhesive stencil is typically made using 3 mil vinyl which is held together and applied using transfer tape. Since here are free-flowing parts, or parts that are not attached, once the stencil is used one, can't be used again.

Reusable vinyl stencil is made using 5-10 mil vinyl and is created using a design with bridges or breaks ~OR~ a stencil font which as bridges developed within it's structure.

~ ~ ~ ~ Q3. WHAT ARE THE SUPPLIES FOR EACH APPLICATION? ~ ~ ~ ~

Depending on the medium being used, please see the following for each application type:

1) Glass Etching using Silk Screen or Vinyl Stencil - Glass etching cream (Armour Etch or Etch All) and a firm flat edge brush
i. See the following links for videos for an overview and application tutorial of our silk screen stencils: Overview: http://youtu.be/OqsLuWQjbf0 ~and~ Application: http://youtu.be/AVpcTnVkBX8

2) Silk Screening Fabric using Silk Screen, Vinyl or Mylar Stencil - Fabric paint and silk screen squeegee
i. See the following link for fabric paint products:http://www.plaidonline.com/simply-screen-paints/115/product.htm
ii. See the following links for videos of using a silk screen stencil on a tee shirt: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CRVC-OobSo ~and~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QqyZ4J3FvL0

3) Painting on Glass with a Silk Screen or Vinyl Stencil - Enamel Acrylic paint for glass and a firm to hard flat brush
i. We have tested and used FolkArt Enamel Acrylic Paint from Michael's and had excellent results. Please note this paint muse be cured 21 days or baked in the oven -- or the paint can be scratched or chipped off.
ii. See the following link for additionallglass paint products: www.dickblick.com/categories/glassdecoration/#glassandporcelainpaints
iii. See the following link for an video of a user painting on glass using a silk screen stencil: ww.youtube.com/watch?v=gWqrQxrVb7k

~~ ~ ~ Q4. WHAT ARE MY FONT OPTIONS? ~ ~ ~ ~

Below please find the font options for a standard and premium stencil:

1) Standard Reusable Vinyl, Mylar or Acetate Stencils: See Image 5 for my current list of stencil fonts.

2) Reusable Silk Screen Stencils: Please view / download the following PDF to view my current list of fonts for customized products:

http://www.breefulmelange.com/BM_FontList.pdf

~ ~ ~ ~ Q5. DO I HAVE TO YOUR DESIGN OR CAN I PROVIDE MY OWN? ~ ~ ~ ~

Yes you can provide your own artwork. Upon submission of a custom order request, I will review your artwork and let you if we can create it as a standard or premium stencil. Submitted artwork must be in vector format -- EPS, SVG, AI or a vector-based PDF.

~ ~ ~ ~ Q6. HOW MANY STENCILS WILL I NEED? ~ ~ ~ ~

Depending on the stencil type this number will vary.

Reusable Silk Screen Stencils: If you will be processing a small batch of products of 50 or less, one stencil is probably all you will need. However, if you will be working with 50 or more items and depending on your time frame, you may want to purchase one stencil for every 75-100 products, to decrease your overall production time.

The manufacturer of the photo emulsion screen say one stencil can be used over 100 times. I believe this to be true, as one client was able to etch over 200 mason jars using two stencils. Please see our reviews, Chaz Lehman dated January 6, 2015.

~ ~ ~ ~ Q7. WHAT DOES A STENCIL COST? ~ ~ ~ ~

Our reusable silk screen stencil ranges from $12-$50. I provide discounts when you order more than one.

~ ~ ~ ~ Q8. DO YOU CREATE CUSTOM STENCIL DESIGNS? ~ ~ ~ ~

Yes, I simply adore creating a custom stencil designs. You can provide a sample of the design(s) or let us know what you would like and I work to bring your design to life. Custom design prices ranges from $5-$25, in addition to the price of the stencil(s).

~ ~ ~ ~ Q9. WHAT IS THE STANDARD TURNAROUND? ~ ~ ~ ~

My normal processing time for stock and personalized stencils, from digital proof to shipment ranges from 3 to 10 business days. We do offer expedited processing as add-ons for each product. However, please feel free to convo me for more info on expedited processing.

~ ~ ~ ~ Q10. WHAT IF I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?~ ~ ~ ~

If you have any questions or if you are interested in learning more about any of my products or a custom design (graphical and/or die-cut), contact us to start the conversation. My goal is to create the product you envision.

PLEASE NOTE: Given the current melange of projects that we work on, we typically respond to all convos within 1-5 business days. Thank you so much for your understanding and patience. My normal business hours are 10am - 5pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

FOR RUSH ORDERS, please text or call us at 347-494-1588.

~ ~ ~ ~ THANK FOR YOUR TIME AND BUSINESS CONSIDERATION! ~ ~ ~ ~

Be prosperous and wishing you love,
Bree and Melvin for Breeful Mélange + Family


FAQs

We have personally used and tested one premium stencil 20 times and the stencil was still intact. The manufacturer of the photo emulsion film says it can be used over 100+ times and I believe it to be true as long as you take care of the stencil. Additionally several clients informed us they were able to etch 100+ glasses using 2 stencils.

For glass etching, if you will be processing a small batch of products of 50 or less, one stencil is all you will need. However, if you will be working with 50 or more items and depending on your time frame, you may want to purchase one stencil for every 75-100 products, to decrease your overall production time. For painting, if are working with acrylic enamel paint, we suggest you purchase 2 stencils for every 50 products. With every order, we provide free instructions in PDF format for 1) using a silk screen stencil with glass etching cream (Armour Etch or Etch All Glass Etching Cream) and 2) using a silk screen stencil with paint. Additionally we have an sample application video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/AVpcTnVkBX8

The production process for the development of a reusable silk screen stencil is more involved than a die-cut stencil. Our pricing for our stencils includes the time for the proof/design creation, materials, labor and our creativity. Additionally we include a pro-rated fee for our usage of electricity and water. ^_^

With every personalized order, we provide 2-3 rounds of revisions. We work with each client until they are satisfied and approve a design for finalization or production. Given the amount of time it can take to revise a design, be it changing the layout, searching for fonts or design elements, we no longer providing digital proofs for free. However. we do offer the option to purchase a $5-$40 digital proof which allows for the preview of a design before an order and for us to be compensated for our time. This fee is non-refundable, but to-date all our clients have moved forward with a purchase.

We have personally used and tested one premium stencil 20 times and the stencil was still intact. The manufacturer of the photo emulsion film says it can be used over 100+ times and I believe it to be true as long as you take care of the stencil. Additionally several clients informed us they were able to etch 100+ glasses using 2 stencils.

For glass etching, if you will be processing a small batch of products of 50 or less, one stencil is all you will need. However, if you will be working with 50 or more items and depending on your time frame, you may want to purchase one stencil for every 75-100 products, to decrease your overall production time. For painting, if are working with acrylic enamel paint, we suggest you purchase 2 stencils for every 50 products. With every order, we provide free instructions in PDF format for 1) using a silk screen stencil with glass etching cream (Armour Etch or Etch All Glass Etching Cream) and 2) using a silk screen stencil with paint. Additionally we have an sample application video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/AVpcTnVkBX8

The production process for the development of a reusable silk screen stencil is more involved than a die-cut stencil. Our pricing for our stencils includes the time for the proof/design creation, materials, labor and our creativity. Additionally we include a pro-rated fee for our usage of electricity and water. ^_^

With every personalized order, we provide 2-3 rounds of revisions. We work with each client until they are satisfied and approve a design for finalization or production. Given the amount of time it can take to revise a design, be it changing the layout, searching for fonts or design elements, we no longer providing digital proofs for free. However. we do offer the option to purchase a $5-$40 digital proof which allows for the preview of a design before an order and for us to be compensated for our time. This fee is non-refundable, but to-date all our clients have moved forward with a purchase.



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Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
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Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
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  • Digital downloads
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The satisfaction of every client is very important to us and we strive to make every order right.

~PROOFING PROOFS FOR PERSONAL PRODUCTS~
With personalized products, it is the client's responsibility to check, review and proof any wording, sizing, numbers and all parts of a designs. Once a design is approved and produced, a refund will not be given or a replace item will not be provided for errors found post-production. However if the error is made during our production process, the client will be given replacement item(s).

~DIGITAL FILES~
Refunds for digital file orders will not be given once work on the first proof has commenced. Refunds for printable digital files and instant download orders will not be given once the digital file has been provided to the Buyer.

~ LARGE FORMAT PRINTED PIECES~
For custom printing orders, a refund will be given provided the file(s) have not entered into the printing queue. If a digital proof has been created, a refund will be given minus the digital file fee.

~PRINTED COLORS~
Be advised, colors on monitors may not match exactly to the printed materials that are receive. We cannot be responsible for any color discrepancies for this reason.

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~CUSTOM TEXT~
All text provided for inclusion in your piece must be typed to allow for cutting and pasting. For custom escort cards, create an Excel file or use a table in Word to place the guest name in first column and the table number in the second column.

~PRICING~
Custom quotes and written estimates are good for 15 days. All other listed prices are subject to change.