Inkjet printer custom decals - info
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Inkjet printer custom decals - info

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Hey everyone,

I was picking up some brushes at a local hobby shop, and noticed this product on the wall:



I picked up the kit, and it has a Testor spray-adhesive, some printing software, and a few blank, transparent ink-jet sheets. The end product looks similar to the decals you can buy for Warhammer 40K models.

I'll be trying it out this week to create some tiny logos for my customs shoulders/chests.

Q: Does anyone have experience using this, or a similar product? How well do dampened decal sheets take application over curves/bumps (I.e: a figures chest, or arm)? These are designed for model cars (all straight surfaces), so I'm a little worried about the material bunching/breaking.

Thanks,
-Blayne

Posted by blaynescott
on Wednesday, August 19, 2009
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somebody1 -
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Micromark offers the decal sheets but I'm not sure about the stuff to set/cure them. I had a set like that I got at walmart from testors and it was a ripoff. you had to buy the better software from them to scan in your own decals.
blaynescott -
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Thanks for the info.
scarlet_magpie -
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
I have used decoupage from tamiya and revell kits (designed for ships, plnes etc) and used them on warhammer models and building etc.
The only real tips I can give you are:

* Diagonally slit from centre to outside edge before you wet it.
This seems to reduce crinkles and folds quite substantially, especially with circular designs.
* Use ladies make up tweezers, not the poity end type. Also, take a pair of pliers to the end of your tweezers and very slightly bend them outwards, so you can grip the paper without "cutting" into it with the tweezer tips.
* Make sure there is a drop of water on the surface you are applying to, as this permits you to move the decouppege into the desired position.
*Most of the time though, I would apply the paper by sliding it into place from a scalpel blade.

Hope these help. I can't believe I am giving tips on a custom board, MR start and don't finish!!!
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