What's Your Favorite Stencil-Cutting Machine?

Originally Posted by Adri's Shop:

Has anyone used a stencil maker? Can anyone recommend one?

I've found this web page http://www.stencil-maker.com/craft-stencils.htm and it looks amazing. Just wondering whether anyone has tried something like this. I have many companies contacting me, wanting their logo on a cookie. Some of the logos are complicated and I would love to be able to make a stencil and airbrush the logo on the cookie. Trying to figure out what would be the best way to do it.

I have a Silhouette machine, but I found quite the opposite of what Beth found: that it wouldn't cut through even thin acetate, even at the highest settings. (I may have a different model than Beth, but the Silhouette folks told me they don't have a food-safe  - or non-food-safe - acetate that they recommend for their machines either.) So upon recommendation of another cookier who sells stencils, I invested in stronger die. I have yet to try them in the machine. My first experience with it was very frustrating.

Originally Posted by Adri's Shop:
Originally Posted by Adri's Shop:

Has anyone used a stencil maker? Can anyone recommend one?

I've found this web page http://www.stencil-maker.com/craft-stencils.htm and it looks amazing. Just wondering whether anyone has tried something like this. I have many companies contacting me, wanting their logo on a cookie. Some of the logos are complicated and I would love to be able to make a stencil and airbrush the logo on the cookie. Trying to figure out what would be the best way to do it.


This doesn't sound like it would be food safe.

 

Just the mention of a developer(sounds like some sort of chemical) doesn't sound good for food purposes.

 

Flimsy material isn't going to make a good stencil.  Places like Designer Stencil use a 10 material and it's just perfect!

Originally Posted by Julia M. Usher:

I have a Silhouette machine, but I found quite the opposite of what Beth found: that it wouldn't cut through even thin acetate, even at the highest settings. (I may have a different model than Beth, but the Silhouette folks told me they don't have a food-safe  - or non-food-safe - acetate that they recommend for their machines either.) So upon recommendation of another cookier who sells stencils, I invested in stronger die. I have yet to try them in the machine. My first experience with it was very frustrating.

I'm looking for a stencil machine as well. Since you say that you invested in stronger one, can you tell which one would be a good choice?

Originally Posted by Le Monnier du Biscuit:
Originally Posted by Julia M. Usher:

I have a Silhouette machine, but I found quite the opposite of what Beth found: that it wouldn't cut through even thin acetate, even at the highest settings. (I may have a different model than Beth, but the Silhouette folks told me they don't have a food-safe  - or non-food-safe - acetate that they recommend for their machines either.) So upon recommendation of another cookier who sells stencils, I invested in stronger die. I have yet to try them in the machine. My first experience with it was very frustrating.

I'm looking for a stencil machine as well. Since you say that you invested in stronger one, can you tell which one would be a good choice?

I didn't invest in a new machine; I invested in a stronger die (the cutting mechanism) for it. I honestly haven't had a chance to test it yet (yes, I'm that backed up with work), so I can't tell you if it was any better. Sorry. I've been using stencils cut by others lately, because I was so frustrated with my machine.

 

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