So you’ve decided that you want to mass-produce your very own stencils. Are you crazy ;-) Okay, yes, you’ve decided you’re both crazy AND creative. Your momma warned you about this, but here goes. If you want to create your own stencils for sale (and you plan to buy 100 or more of each design) here’s what you need to do:
- Create the design (preferably on the computer so that it’s in a vector format like Illustrator). If not, you’ll need to ask a graphic designer to trace and convert it for you or pay us a one time $125 set-up fee (due prior to going into production). We prefer illustrator files, but any vector file is fine. You can NOT just pull a jpg. into Illustrator and call it a vector file. You need to have actual “vectors”.
- Now print out several copies of this design.
- Using an exacto-knife, cut out one of your stencil copies exactly as you have drawn it….does it hold together? Is it flimsy or strong?
- Use your newly cut stencil. Does it work the way you want it to?
- When you’re ready to commit to purchasing 100 of these stencils (per design), email Jaime at thecraftersworkshop dot com.
Contact us only AFTER you’ve done your homework (steps 1 – 4). It’s a process and there’s a learning curve. We want to make sure we’re all talking about something that can actually hold together as a stencil. We can not give you a quote until we look at the design. Don’t even ask. That’s just how we roll. Leave yourself 3 months from start to finish.
Okay. Now go get creative with your crazy self!