Username Post: templates vs stencils
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    In response to mars2005

Depends on what you want to use them for.

I think they are basically variations of the same animal, so to speak.

I believe... stencils are typically thinner and more like a mask. You can use them to paint, mist, ink a design. Templates are thicker and more for tracing and cutting.
Although I think this may be semantics-- it appears some people interchange the terms.

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