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How to Order Custom Stencils
How to Order Custom Stencils

Guides and examples about how to order custom stencils on our website.

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Written by Kath Ramirez
Updated over a week ago

We understand that ordering custom stencils can be confusing. As always, we're happy to help with the ordering process. Call or email us with any questions.

Step #1: Select the size of your artwork

When selecting a size, tell us how big you want your design to be. If you only know one measurement, approximate the other dimension. We'll scale your design to whatever size you give us, while keeping the ratio of width to height constant.

We add a 2” border around your design, which isn't factored into the cost of your stencil. You'll see it on your proof but won't be charged for it.

If you don't see the exact size you're looking for, choose the closest measurements from the dropdown menu and leave your exact specifications.

Example #1: If the submitted artwork is originally 5” x 6.25” and you choose the size 5” x 7,” we'll keep the size 5” x 6.25.”

Example #2: If the submitted artwork is 12” x 13.5” and you choose the size 24” x 30,” the final size of your design will be 24” x 27” to maintain the original shape of the design.

Optional: Add additional sizes of the same design

This text box can be used to add a second size of the same design. For example, if you're ordering a 12" x 12" stencil and you want a 10" x 10" stencil, you can use this box to let us know.

First, select your largest size in the top dropdown menu. Second, select "Yes" if you want a second size. In the text box, let us know what the additional sizes are and how many you want of that size. In order for your cart to update properly, make sure the number selected from the quantity dropdown is the total for all stencil sizes, including the sizes noted in the text box.

Step #2: Select a quantity

Choose your quantity of stencils from the dropdown menu. Smaller sizes of stencils have a minimum order of 5. We offer quantity discounts for every size, and that discount will be automatically applied to the price shown at the top of the pricing form.

For additional sizes of the same design, note those sizes and quantities in the text box. Then make sure the quantity selected is a total for all sizes. Example: (1) 18 x 18, (1) 9 x 9 and (1) 6 x 6 = 3 stencils total.

How to choose a stencil size

Step #3: Upload your artwork

Upload a file by clicking “Choose file.” We accept almost all file types. Read our article, Before You Order Custom Stencils, for more information. You can also paste a URL for an image in the text box. If you don't have a file or image yet, email it to us later.

Step #4: Name your design (optional)

You have the option to name your stencil's design, though this feature is usually more helpful for larger orders with more quantities.

Step #5: Extra notes and special instructions

Include any design or order details in the final text box. For more information about special requests - yours may be more common than you think - check out our article on Special Requests.

Extra notes for your order

Step #6: Add to Cart

Select "Add to Cart." You'll see a note showing your item was successfully added. The cart icon at the upper right of the screen will reflect the updated quantity of items in your cart.

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