Frequently Asked Questions
Directions on how to order custom stencils are listed on every product page.
For an overview of the ordering process and how we make custom stencils, watch the video under the heading, Ordering Your Stencils, on our homepage.
You can also submit a quote request for custom stencils. We usually respond with an accurate quote in 30 minutes. Or you can use our chat feature to talk with us directly.
We currently offer three materials: 14 mil mylar plastic, 7 mil matte adhesive, and 0.6mm metal.
14 mil mylar is durable and flexible. It works for a wide range of applications and is good for hundreds to thousands of uses.
7 mil matte adhesive comes on a paper backing and can only be guaranteed for a single use. Sometimes it can be used multiple times depending on the complexity of the design. It has a high-tack adhesive, so it holds tightly on surfaces to achieve high levels of detail. And the adhesive doesn't leave any residue on the surfaces it touches.
Our metal stencils are by far the most durable option. They're best for signage, stand alone artwork or extra durability while stenciling. We cut them from 0.6mm stainless steel and they're significantly more stiff and heavier than our other stencil materials.
Check out Types of Stencil Material for a comprehensive explanation with images.
We accept all file types, including, but not limited to, .pdf, .png, .jpg, .doc, .ai, .psd, and so on.
If for some reason you can't upload your file, feel free to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out Before You Order Custom Stencils for more information.
After you complete your purchase, we'll send you a proof of your stencil’s design with the cut-out areas and dimensions indicated. You can request edits until you're satisfied and sure you’re getting exactly what you need.
If you see a size, it's referring to the size of the design, which doesn't include the size of the border around the stencil.
Sizes follow a width x length format. For example, if the stencil size is 24 x 12 inches, the design is 24 inches from left to right and 12 inches from top to bottom. For custom stencils, don't worry about selecting the correct width or length. We'll identify the proportions of your design when viewing your uploaded file.
Check out our Stencil Sizing Guide for a comprehensive explanation and diagrams. It includes sizing references for common stencils, like cornhole-board stencils, coffee stencils and adhesive t-shirt stencils.
Looking for a unique shape or size? We can accommodate almost any stencil request! Head to Special Requests for more information.
We can create stencils that are virtually any size!
The largest single piece mylar plastic stencil we can make is 36 x 48 inches.
The largest single piece adhesive backed stencil we can make is 22 inches x 96 inches.
If your stencil design exceeds these dimensions, your order will come in multiple pieces. But it's very easy to place these stencils together.
Looking for a unique shape or size? We can accommodate almost any stencil request! Find a comprehensive explanation at Special Requests.
Expedited shipping is available and will guarantee order delivery within 3 business days. Simply choose Expedited Shipping at checkout. But note: expedited orders skip the design proof approval process.
Contact us if you need an order faster than 3 business days. Usually, we can make it happen.
It's simple - the more you order, the more you save! Discounts begin at a quantity of 2 stencils.
We provide quantity discounts for every size. That discount is automatically applied to the price shown at the top of the pricing form.
We can also provide quantity discounts on ready-made stencils for wholesale orders. Contact us for a quote.