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Buying Acetate by the Roll

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I'm looking for 3" or thicker acetate by the roll. Where is the cheapest place to get it online? What is the most cost effective size roll to buy?
post #2 of 10

at three inches thick, isn't it hard to wrap around stuff?

post #3 of 10
Thread Starter 
How do you mean? 3 inches tall, if that's easier to understand?
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>>three inches tall . . .

 

you're kidding.  you're joshing us, right?

 

at the risk of bringing down the Forum Admin Gods of Not Being Polite on my head.....

 

no.

 

if you are buying film material on a roll there are a number of physical measurements of interest.

 

the material

the thickness of the material

the width of the material - sometimes technically described as "web width"

the length of material in the roll

 

thin stuff is almost always wound on a "core" -

which begets the questions of

inner core diameter

core width

core outer diameter

roll outer diameter

 

these questions relate to whether the product as supplied on a core will "fit" onto the machinery, if any, used.

 

I am unaware of any physical dimension or trait used in describing goods on a roll that mean/translate to "tall" - so we're gonna' need some pictures.

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>>three inches tall . . .

 

you're kidding.  you're joshing us, right?...- so we're gonna' need some pictures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't know which place online is the cheapest, sorry I can't help you out with that one morhpone

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post #6 of 10
Thread Starter 
Thanks cheflayne. smile.gif That's what I'm talking about. Not sure why that was tough to understand for some. It's the standard acetate product I've always used in bakeries and assumed others used also.

So if someone could point me to a reputable seller online that offers good prices, that's all I was hoping to find!
post #7 of 10
Lol at dilbert. That was awesome.

I want ti know where ti get some too though. I bought mine off an old baker who didnt want it anymore, she said she bought it at a retail store I dont know which one.
post #8 of 10

The only one I know off hand is J B Prince so I am not sure how their prices compare to others. However, I am sure there are lots more places out there to buy it.

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post #9 of 10
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Someone local to me just told me you can buy it from Aaron Brothers Art Mart. I'd have to see if it is food grade, though.
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Well I dug out my acetate today to do some chocolates. Quick search here and Dilbert made me laugh again. Its going to be a tradition for me.

There shiuld be an award for most epic reply ever.

Mine is only 2.5" " tall"

So I searched JB Prince. They dont seem to have what I need either. I'd like one lime I have but 3-4" TALL.





If anyone knows a supply shop that delivers to Canada Id appreciate the link.

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