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Storing non-framed stencils

#29129

Storing non-framed stencils | 15 June, 2004

Does anyone have a cheap trick way to store stencil foils?

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Rob

#29130

Storing non-framed stencils | 15 June, 2004

I'll jump on this bandwagon too... A crude method was buying a bread rack and widening it to the width of a fixed stencil. Since we get our foils from A-Laser, we get these card board squares. I would tape three of these pieces together to make a somewhat sturdy structure to put my foil on. The only limitations is the rack can only hold so many stencil foils (if you want each foil on a separate level. And, the cardboards sag over time so you have to flip them occasionally.

That's our cheap way of storing foils...

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#29131

Storing non-framed stencils | 15 June, 2004

Just an idea... Try investigating methods for storing large drawings. We have a hanging file cabinet for E size drawings. You apply a self adhesive strip of mylar to the end of the drawing that has four holes in it. The cabinet opens up and 2 sets of opposing rods pull appart to allow removal of a drawing. If you are interested in the manufacturer let me know and I will see who makes it. Good Luck.

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M.L. Feather

#29133

Storing non-framed stencils | 16 June, 2004

We have a cabinet that holds all of our stencils. It is a homemade cabinet made to fit stencils with about 12 drawers and each drawer holds about 10 stencils. Each drawer is labeled with the stencil# for each stencil. When a new stencil comes in we just make a new label.

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Scott B

#29134

Storing non-framed stencils | 16 June, 2004

Have a look at the following link. We have bought two of these wallet storage systems for our foils.

http://www.tecan.co.uk/UK/_03StorageSys.html

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Loz

#29136

Storing non-framed stencils | 16 June, 2004

I have used this method as well, it did have its drawbacks though. We used to have the positioning holes etched into the stencils and this worked fine, for a while. After a couple of months of opening up and closing the fingers on the hanging rack, we started to notice the positioning holes where becoming deformed. One other thing, stupid as it sounds the weight of the stencils also caused a problem, and the fingers on the rack started to drop. This is what was causing the deformation of the positioning holes.

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