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Used in the packing department of Erskine Beveridge & Co. Ltd

Stencils like this one are frequently used by organisations to quickly and clearly label objects. Stencils can be customised, as this one has been for Erskine Beveridge & Co, or purchased as individual letters, numbers or patterns that can then be used for multiple purposes.

Would you believe stencilling has been around for over 35,000 years! Hand stencils, made by blowing pigment over a hand held against a wall, can be found all over Asia and Europe, and from later prehistoric times in other continents.

Stencilling has been used as a historic painting technique on all kinds of materials.  From the 15th century, they were commonly used to colour old master prints, originally printed in black and white, and were also used for mass publications to save handwriting over and over again.

A common use of stencils nowadays is in home decorating and arts & crafts.

The key advantage of a stencil is that it can be reused to repeatedly and rapidly produce the same design.