There is a stencil shortage nationwide due to 3M abruptly halting fabrication on October 15, 2021. Two companies, Anchor Continental and U Blast are stepping up to fill the void, but it will take months of production to fulfill backorders and match the unprecedented demand seen in the past 1 1/2 years.
This action by 3M has created a massive industry-wide disruption. The supply houses
are working collaboratively to carefully distribute stencil as it becomes available.