Producing Stencils/Masks for Sandcarving

Short-and-sweet advice to maximize your sandcarving efficiency.

If a business has automatic washout equipment, then the ideal layout is maximizing every inch of the size of a photoresist sheet. Set the image in a 1/4″ or 1/2″ box. The outline of a box is a trim line for mass production. Use cover paper as a backing liner to produce stencils ahead of time; the cover paper will glide the photomask stencil through trimer, making stencils in record time.

Purchase rolls of photoresist film and use print film in rolls; this means a larger printer that can handle the capability of increased stencils in one layout. Another great investment is a larger exposure unit.

-Liz Haas, Rayzist

Liz Haas

Liz Haas

Liz Haas has been a teacher, trainer and show coordinator for Rayzist Photomask for the past 15 years. For the past 10 years, she has actively taught workshops on the photoresist and the sandcarving process.

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