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For all of its usefulness, acetate does cause a few headaches — ink that won't stay, a yellow or grayish cast to old acetate, edges that curl. The alternatives are expensive and sometimes just don't suit the purpose.
Dura-Lar is the acetate alternative. It combines the best features of Mylar® and acetate, and offers a variety of products so that you can purchase the film that suits your needs precisely. It is always consistent in color and overall clarity, and won't discolor with age.
Dura-Lar is archival quality, safe for overlaying artwork, and it lays flat. It will remain dimensionally stable for as long as you need.
Designed for layouts, color separations, protective covering, or overhead transparencies. It's available in individual sheets (larger sizes), in pads of 25 sheets (smaller sizes), and in rolls of varying lengths and widths.
Note — The .015" thick and .020" thick sizes are provided with a protective masking on both sizes. This must be removed before using.
Handling Charge — When ordering sheets of paper or board larger than 18” x 24” in quantities of less than 10, a $3.00 per order handling fee applies. Paper or boards may be assorted to reach the quantity of 10.
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Comments about Grafix Dura-Lar Clear Acetate Alternative:
We use this in my screen print class to register layers of printer ink. Works well, and holds up fairly well with multiple uses.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Dura-Lar Matte Acetate
from Northeast Kansas
First time I've used this type of product but it is working superbly for map overlays marked with permanent pens. Totally satisfied.
By Pat the Crafter and Sommelier
from Granbury, Texas
Okay, so I'll admit I'm not an expert in acetate. I've used it a little in the past, but I certainly don't have much experience with acetate. I'm just a lowly a crafter, and I ordered this product to make Christmas cards this year. I didn't realize it was "acetate alternative" until I received it. At first I was disappointed, but then I tried it. It works great! In my minimal experience with acetate, I knew how it was supposed to act (from a crafting perspective anyway), and this works great. You can fold it, and you can stamp on it with Staz-On inks (not water-based inks, obviously). It's very clear and crisp-looking. I would recommend this product.
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from Austin, MN
Used the Blick tutorial online for the butterfly for our kids at our Vacation Bible eXperience. Was not sure how we were going to use the end product, but will just be letting them take the full sheet for a stained glass look. The kids really, really had fun with it. The adults had to make one, too! Try it!!!!
from Somerville, MA
Works well for my projects!
Perfect for my application
I use Dura-Lar to protect large negatives during carbon printing exposures. I have yet to find a blemish or speck of dust on the hundreds of pieces I have used. You also get a piece of interleaving tissue with each sheet. Great material.
High quality acetate sheets
from Dayton, OH
I use these clear acrylic sheets for my business as an artist and teacher. I print a one inch grid on them to use for enlarging photos. They're packaged with templates and instructions for me to sell.Other acrylic sheets did not withstand the heat and pressure of our HP printer, and the sheets buckled and warped during printing. The Duralar Acetate Alternative does hold up perfectly in the printing process and is sturdy and lies flat afterward.I highly recomment this product!
First time buyer
from Kankakee il
Product wAs better than I thought it may be, but salesperson was very informative. He was right, now I can make my stencils. This company is more helpful than the company I bought my machine from.
from Boston, MA
Bought the 100 yard roll and the price was fantastic, especially when compared to the smaller rolls.
My art kids favorite project!
from Alta Loma, CA
Using the dura-lar film was by far my art club kids most favorite project! I used Blick's art lesson plan (on the website) to show the kids how to create a really cool bookmark using alcohol-based pens, the dura-lar, mirror board, and hand sanitizer. They created some amazing artwork! I am going to use the film to do another project for certain.
Not all plastic films are created equally. See just some of the many creative uses there are for Grafix plastic films. We'll explain the difference and help you pick the right film for your fine art work or craft project.
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