Custom decals

Discussion in 'FAQs' started by ezdays, Jun 22, 2003.

  1. ezdays

    ezdays Out AZ way

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    I know a lot of you do custom decals run on a computer printer. I'm about to give it a try. Any words of advice to avoid common pitfalls? I am planning on easing into it by first doing black on clear on my laser, then full color on a bubble-jet.

    The decal paper isn't that expensive if you print a full sheet. I'm wondering, if I only print a partial sheet, will I have problems running the sheet through a second time? Cutting it in half is a option, or running it through attached to a full sheet of leader paper might work, but experimenting can be costly. Also, Micro-Mart sells a clear overspray for the ink-jet paper, but I didn't buy it. Will Krylon "fixative" or "matte spray" work as well?

    Inquiring minds want to know.....:D

    Thanks,

    Don
  2. belg

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    Don if you get any info off line about this topic I would be really greatful if you could pass it on to me as well.
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Be glad to. I've seen so much neat stuff here, I'm hoping that someone will chime in a give us some good advice and keep us from ruining a good paint job and a few sheets of decal paper learning the hard way.:rolleyes: :eek: :rolleyes: :eek:

    Don
  4. belg

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    Don I don't know if you read the thread in the academy called "Try again on sign thing" it has some info in it that's pretty useful.
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    ezdays Out AZ way

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    Yeah, I did and had a few questions in that thread myself. I guess what I'm after right now is how to approach things. I guess I can just follow the directions that came with the decal paper and hope for the best...:eek: :eek:

    Yeah, yeah, "when all else fails, read the directions.":rolleyes:

    Don