Stencilling is a method for replicating designs by applying ink or paint over cut-out holes in cardboard or metal onto the surface.
Stencil printing shares similarities with screen printing, as both techniques involve selectively displaying a design while using a different material to block out unwanted areas. In both methods, ink or paint is applied through specific openings onto a substrate.
In screen printing, a treated screen is exposed to UV light, ensuring that the ink passes only through the custom logo or design area. This process demands a relatively costly setup and proficiency in the technique. Conversely, stencil printing can be accomplished with more accessible tools, such as a home printer, cutter, paper or cardstock.