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igotit 03-26-2009 05:00 PM

decal making
 
anyone know of waterproof printable sticker sheets that can be used in a hp photo smart 4200 seris printer?
i tried the search,but got no results

i can make decals and stickers but they are not waterproof.

talon 03-26-2009 05:07 PM

what about spraying them with a light coat of clearcoat? might that work?

reddevildemo 03-26-2009 05:26 PM

I know when I make mine on a Canon bubble jet printer I just spray them with several thin coats of Clear. I have made water slide decals this way and had no issues with the ink bleading at all. Just make sure they are light coats

JoeMotor 03-26-2009 07:09 PM

What red devil said. I usually use a clear matte spray. 2 or 3 coats and water slides don't bleed at all.

holdenhz 03-26-2009 07:25 PM

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you can by a clear made specially for decals,only draw back is you need a airbrush to apply it.

reddevildemo 03-26-2009 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by holdenhz (Post 437006)
you can by a clear made specially for decals,only draw back is you need a airbrush to apply it.

Testors makes one in a spray bomb as well. Smells like dull coat

igotit 03-26-2009 07:56 PM

thanx guys but i bought some inkjet printable window decal.....crystal clear,ill try it in a few hours.

igotit 03-26-2009 09:05 PM

ok that didnt work!
i can print on it,but doesnt stick good enough,barly sticks at all!
wont even stick to itself,i tried wetting it too
waste of money!

JoeMotor 03-26-2009 09:44 PM

Is it water slide or adhesive? I bought 20 sheets of 8.5 x 11 injet printable clear water slide for cheap (I'll have to look it up to remember how much). It works pretty well if you soak in warm water and leave a little water under the decal when you slide it onto the surface. Here http://www.decalpaper.com/category-s/2.htm

My bro tried some of it last week and had problems the first time. The second time he tried it no problems at all. And he's not a beginner with waterslides.

igotit 03-26-2009 10:15 PM

thanx joe but thats not what i bought.
this is what i tried so far.
the first clear one,prints and sticks well,but its like scotch tape,the adhesive makes it very hazy.
the second one also prints very well,but is adhesive backed paper,wont last very long.
the third is what i just tried,barely sticks to anything including glass.

igotit 03-26-2009 10:23 PM

my next move is bumper sticker sheets,or a print warehouse.

smm_cbf 03-26-2009 11:51 PM

just get them custom made. i use straightline graphics on rcc and he's pretty cheap.

igotit 03-26-2009 11:54 PM

ill look into it bro thanx

LondonF350 03-27-2009 03:34 AM

I haven't tried it, but read on here ages ago, that you can use clear nail varnish to stick and waterproof your stickers to your bodyshell.
Might be worth a try if MrsIgotit has any lying around!! :nice:

reddevildemo 03-27-2009 05:02 AM

I have never had luck with the office supply decal sheets. I get the wet slide sheets from the LHS, they are 8.5" x 11", I think you get 5 sheets for around $8.00. they come in both clear and white. Check with outcastrc and see what he uses for the winch decals. They are very good quality and water proof. :chug:


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