Stencil FAQs:

Q: Is a stencil both the resulting image or pattern and the intermediate object?

A: Yes, the context in which stencil is used makes clear which meaning is intended.

Q: Is a stencil that it can be reused to repeatedly and rapidly produce the same letters or design?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stencils also used in micro/nanotechnology?

A: Yes, as miniature shadow masks through which material can be deposited, etched or ions implanted onto a substrate.

Q: Are stencils used on the same surface to produce multi-colored images?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a stencil usually a thin sheet of material?

A: Yes, such as paper, plastic, wood or metal, with letters or a design cut from it, used to produce the letters or design on an underlying surface by applying pigment through the cut-out holes in the material.

Q: Is a stencil removed from the work surface?

A: Yes.

Q: Were stencils popular as a method of book illustration?

A: Yes, and for that purpose the technique was at its height of popularity in France during the 1920s when André Marty, Jean Saudé and many other studios in Paris specialised in the technique.

Q: Is a stencil attached to the screen?

A: Yes, and a contiguous template is not necessary.

Q: Are stencils in home decorating and arts & crafts?

A: Yes.

Q: Were stencils used for mass publications?

A: Yes, as the type did not have to be hand-written.

Q: Are stencils used in this way they are often called "pochoir"?

A: Yes, In the pochoir process, a print with the outlines of the design was produced, and a series of stencils were used through which areas of color were applied by hand to the page.

Q: Are stencils an important part of the DIY industry?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stencils usually applied in the home with a paint or roller brush along wall borders and as trim?

A: Yes.

Q: Are stencils frequently used by official organizations?

A: Yes, and including the military, utility companies and governments, to quickly and clearly label objects, vehicles and locations.

Q: Are stencils the application of playing card designs to USA Airborne helmets during World War Two as a method to identify regimental units?

A: Yes.