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I am trying to find some clear cellophane, about the weight of what you find on boxes that dolls, etc., are packaged in. Does cellophane come in "weight", or "gauge", or something similar?
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Look under packaging materials. You might also try a draftsman or printers supply and ask for drawing acetate.

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If you want something thicker, most fabric stores have table cover on a roll they cut off of, that's clear.

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I had to buy some transparency film about a year ago, to use for dry erase marker. I found a 15 foot roll, about 4 ft wide, at Hobby Lobby. I went there because Michael's didn't have it. I couldn't find it online because I forget what it's called, but I remember it was in the drawing section of the store.

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On 2011-05-19 07:39, ClintonMagus wrote:
I am trying to find some clear cellophane, about the weight of what you find on boxes that dolls, etc., are packaged in. Does cellophane come in "weight", or "gauge", or something similar?


The typical packaging plastic you're referring to is actually a heat-shrink product. When that doll was first encased in plastic, the bag was well over-sized for the product. After being sealed the entire bag & contents went through a heat tunnel, causing the plastic bag to shrink tightly around the doll/display box.

Heat-shrink plastic can be purchased in may forms, and of varying thickness. If your project is a small one you might want to simply buy a window-sealing kit from your local home improvement box store. To get the full "cellophane" effect, fasten the film over some sort of frame with double-sided tape - as if it was a window - and shrink it with a hair dryer. Once it cools, cut it free and proceed from there.

Read this for more info: http://www.realtor.com/home-garden/do-it......dow.aspx

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Thomas,

The material I am looking for is not heat shrink, but the stiff acetate/cellophane that is in "window-type" packages, sort of like this:

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I think the drafting acetate would work. There are different gauges of it.

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I'll look at Hobby Lobby, Michaels, and my local drafting supply. I'll just have to experiment with the thickness, I guess.
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You can get transparencies for overhead projectors at Staples and anywhere overhead projectors are sold.
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Lectraset and Grafix, the rub on lettering companies also sell clear sheeting. That is what it is used for, designing packaging for protype marketing. I bet their sheeting will work if you do not need a large area.

Clinton, did you go to the site Michael Baker referenced? Watch the video on that page, it gives a ton of information, and you may find answers to your question. I learned a lot about plastic films from watching it.
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Clinton

From your picture the material is Tyvek. It comes in all sorts of weights, and is easily printable. The very thin Tyvek paper is what was used for the "Non-Tear" gag.

Here's a link to the stuff you need:

http://www.materialconcepts.com/products/tyvek/

You can get FREE samples of Tyvek from:

http://www2.dupont.com/Tyvek_Envelopes/e......_na.html

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Tap Plastics (tapplastics.com) has .002 thick 24" X 10' clear Mylar for less than $20.00
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