A permanent master is typically a hard rubber or plastic copy of an original master. There are a number of good reasons to create permanent masters of originals:
- Some original masters (e.g., stone) can easily break or crumble.
- Using original masters multiple times requires re-application of sealing agents, release agents and caulking.
- If you produce molds in large volume, multiple identical masters allow for production of multiple molds simultaneously.
In the tutorial below, we show you how to create a permanent master of a veneer stone master, which is composed of multiple side-by-side stones affixed to a baseboard.