Stencil Ink Question

Hi folks.

How many frames will one stencil ink 'pen' roughly complete?

Cheers, Paul

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jim e

Legend
My ink would dry out before I had a chance to use it all up.
I no longer stencil and it has been a while.
When I did offer it, a percentage of the time they didn't get it anyway as ink was dried up.
If someone request it I let them know TW has stencil and ink, and it's no talent to stencil their own.
Too many times my ink would dry out with only a few uses, and I got tired of getting out newspapers to catch the mess under the racquet. I haven't stenciled in a while now. My customers like the way I string, that is why they come to me, so if they want a stencil they do their own now, as I haven't stenciled for a good while now, and I don't miss it.
 

10shoe

Professional
The stencil ink bottles will have a tendency to dry and clog unless you make it a point to store them upside down.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I gotta admit, now that I'm using Yonex, I stencil. I also stencil several frames I string for other people who use Babolat. They like it and it does look nice on court. I also still have some folks using Prince who like stencils and one or two Wilson. Then again, I have some folks who are adamant no inkers. I find a bottle lasts a year or so.
 

1HBHfanatic

Hall of Fame
you know, over the years I often though to myself that racket manufacturers should ship "free", the stencil logos for their racquets!!
what better way to show off your product then to have everyday players displaying their brand where ever they play
 

Irvin

Talk Tennis Guru
you know, over the years I often though to myself that racket manufacturers should ship "free", the stencil logos for their racquets!!
what better way to show off your product then to have everyday players displaying their brand where ever they play
When I first started stringing in the late 70s I called all the manufacturers and asked and they sent me stencils.
 
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10shoe

Professional
you know, over the years I often though to myself that racket manufacturers should ship "free", the stencil logos for their racquets!!
what better way to show off your product then to have everyday players displaying their brand where ever they play
Donnay, Prince and Boris Becker racquets did at one point ship with insert cards that doubled as stencils. Still use them. I actually prefer them to the plastic stencils since they are thinner. Makes it easier to stencil along the edges.
 

Rabbit

G.O.A.T.
I had a box of stencils, and ink.

Then my wife remodeled the house.

My box disappeared.

All my stencils.

All my ink.

I had to get new stencils. I had to get new ink.

I have:
  • Yonex - midsize
  • Head
  • Prince
  • Wilson
I have two bottles of ink:
  • Red
  • Black
Note that if you purchase a Yonex stencil, you get a bottle of red ink included. But for my Galaxies, I use black ink.

I miss my old stencils sometimes....
 

McLovin

Legend
My ink would dry out before I had a chance to use it all up.
The stencil ink bottles will have a tendency to dry and clog unless you make it a point to store them upside down.
I had that problem for years, then on a whim I tried the Tourna Stencil Ink Marker:


Amazingly, it doesn't dry out, at least not for the 2 years I've had it. And I can go a month or two before I have to stencil a frame (customers seem to contact me in waves).
 
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