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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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This item is a staple here!
Comments about Grafix Dura-Lar Clear Acetate Alternative:
I love this product. I use it again and again. It is perfect for making handmade stencils.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I'm using this product to build the foundation for night lights and it's just the stuff I was looking for. I bought the 0.20 thickness and it cuts fairly easily using a X-Acto knife. Once the protective skin is removed from acetate sheet, paper adheres to it smoothly and easily with the application of a glue stick.
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from Denver, CO
I ordered plastic sheeting in a relatively small size, and it was surprisingly inexpensive. The delivery was quick, and after some minor trimming, the plastic sheet protects my desktop calendar beautifully. Clean, inexpensive, and easily obtained--thanks!
from Venice, FL
Followed one of Blick's lesson plans on Impressionism. Loved it, students liked it too!'
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from Northbrook, Illinois
Very strong and super clear. Could hold it's shape better
Love this! Perfect, so clear and packaged wonderfully.
I am a crafter and I wanted something to store my stamps on that would be thick and sturdy enough to slide in and out of the clear pockets I use.This is perfect!They are shipped with a protective film over each which is great...no scratches!Will buy more for certain.
from San Antonio, TX
I purchased this sheet of Dura - lar to cut to put on the back of my clear stamps. It is firm enough that it gives me a nice backing for the stamps. I then cut a piece of white card stock and place both in a clear vinyl envelope. I am very organized. The Dura-lar does not destroy your stamps.
Archival book jackets
Perfect for hardcover book archival jackets.
Great for all projects that require dura-lar
from DeBary Florida
Used this with the Dale Chihuly project, used for representing stained glass, and for the Edward Hopper (looking through my window).
We use this in my screen print class to register layers of printer ink. Works well, and holds up fairly well with multiple uses.
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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