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what is the manufacturing process of Halloween masks what

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what is the manufacturing process of Halloween masks? what is the sculpting and painting process?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Cher replied 4 years ago.
Hi Eli, and thanks for your question.

If you're referring to 'liquid latex masks', you can find information on the techniques of sculpting and painting, here:

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/5109504/latex-masks-halloween

You can also contact the company for additional info:

Special Effect Supply Corp.
164 East Center ST
North Salt Lake, UT 84054

PHONE:(NNN) NNN-NNNN• FAX:(NNN) NNN-NNNN
Toll Free:(NNN) NNN-NNNN

www.fxsupply.comspl_efx@xmission.com


I hope this helped.

Cher

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Dear Cher,

i t is not exactly what i am looking for. i would like to know what is the process in the mass production manufacturing. there is no chance that the painting is done by hand. there has to be some kind of automatic forming and painting.

this is what i am looking for

thank!
Expert:  Cher replied 4 years ago.
Hi again, Eli, and thanks for your reply.

I will research this further for you, according to the information you have added re: mass production.

Thanks for your patience.

Cher
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
i would like to find out about the painting process of the simple Halloween masks (the ones you find for $2.99 in party city.

they are so cheap that there is no way they are being painted by hand.
Expert:  Cher replied 4 years ago.
Hi again,

Do you mean the 'hard', plastic-type ones that you put on with an elastic around the back of your head?

Cher
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Expert:  Cher replied 4 years ago.
Hi again, Eli.

The mask, as you see in that picture at the link, IS spray painted, one color at a time; for example, the entire green face, then, the reddish-pink on the cheeks and lips, the lighter brown around the eyebrows and sides of the face. Then, the black areas, like the mustache, goatee, eyebrows, and the outlining in brown around the eyes, IS painted by hand.

Remember, these masks are made in China, where there is cheap labor and a surplus of employees. When the pre-spray painted masks come off the assembly line, laborers hand paint the rest of the features and it can take only seconds to minutes for them to finish each mask, as this is all they do and they are fast and proficient at it. That's how the prices can be kept so low for export to the US.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Sorry for being skeptical,
Expert:  Cher replied 4 years ago.
No apologies necessary! : )

Thanks for your accept and reply.

Cher

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