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Modelers can now print their own decals at home with supplies for their computer printers.

Using an Inkjet or Laser printer, waterslide decals can make a model look unique and authentic.

Decal paper normally is available in white and clear sheets. The popular size being the A4 ( @ 8 x 10) size.

Be sure and select the paper used with your printer - ink jet or laser printer.

The papers will work with black ink printers as well as color printers.

Dress up you scale model car, boat, plane, spaceship etc. with your own custom graphics and logos.

 

 

These are supplies for printing your own decals at home.

Using your InkJet or Laser printer.

 

Decal Fix

Decal Medium

Micro Set

Micro Sol

Liquid Decal Film

Decal Adhesive

Mr. Mark Softer

Mr Mark Setter

Liquid Decal Film

Decal Softening Solution

Decal Adaptor Solution

Decal Solution

Mark Fit

Decal Soft

Decal Scissors

 

Decal Box

 

Decal Tray

 

Clear / White Decal Paper for Inkjet Printers

 

Clear Decal Paper for LASER Printers

 

WHITE Decal Paper for LASER Printers

 

Wrintable Vinyl Sticker Paper for Inkjet Printer

 

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  • Decal Tips:
  • Decal solvents and softening solutions vary from brand to brand. Some are mild, some can be very strong. Always test the solution on an extra decal you don't need before using on your finished model.
  • Some modelers like to shoot a layer of clear, whether it's matte, gloss, or satin, onto their models to cover the decals. Again, always test this first. Different overcoat chemicals can react differently to decals.
  • Decal paper is normally available in clear and white. Traditonal printers won't print the color white, so you need to use paper with a white background already on it to make decals that are opaque. Especially if the decals will end up on a dark color paint or plastic. When making your graphics for the decals, always keep in mind any white spaces or areas in the design. Be sure and use the proper paper. Inkjet printers will bleed on the wrong paper when printed, so be sure the paper you use is compatible out of the box.
  • Use Injket paper for inkjets, and Laserjet paper for laser printers.
  • Inkjet printers use ink to put the color to the paper. Laser printers use a powder. Many modellers who print their own decals prefer the inkjets since it's actual ink and can have a smoother surface - depending on the printer.
  • On most all decal sheets, once printed, you need to seal the decal ink to the paper. This is normally done with a coat of clear over the decals / sheets. Sometimes you need a thick coat, and multiple passes, depending on the printer, type ink, and the decal paper. If you don't do this step the color ink can actually wash off when you put the decal in water.
  • Spray your image with several thin coats of an acrylic (or enamel) based clear spray to avoid having this problem. Some people use a lacquer clear coat as well. ALWAYS TEST FIRST BEFORE USING ON YOUR FINAL PRODUCT SINCE CHEMICALS CAN REACT DIFFERENT WAYS TO DIFFERENT INKS AND PAPERS.

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