What is a mimeograph stencil?

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A mimeograph stencil is used with several printing devices, including mimeograph machines and silk-screen printers .


Preparing mimeograph stencils


A mimeograph stencil is a sheet of strong tissue paper saturated or coated with wax. A text or design is cut into the stencil so that ink can be forced through the stencil onto a surface to be printed.


Here is a diagram of a typical mimeograph stencil:


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