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Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby urbanbody » Sat May 18, 2013 1:57 pm

hi
Just want to show what it is possible to do with this.

Here is the job I've done on my Bally Flash Gordon pinball using waterslide decals A4 paper.
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Clear coated and polished
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Decals on the playfield
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Decals are printed on waterslide paper
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Scanning for redraw with Photoshop
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The upper playfield

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Re: Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby gameswat » Sat May 18, 2013 2:03 pm

Killer job UB!! I've also had awesome success with the water decal paper. Bloody amazing what we can do at home for such low outlay these days on one off jobs.

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Re: Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby badpenny » Sat May 18, 2013 5:28 pm

Very impressive UB.

Please talk us through the process.
What is the paper ...... where do you get it from? Which printers are best, which one have you? I heard you have to coat it to make the print waterproof?

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Re: Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby urbanbody » Sun May 19, 2013 7:58 am

Hi,
Thank you.

Here is the product:
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You can buy it on ebay at a good price : 20 Incals, INKJET White Waterslide Decal Papers $14

Clear, white, laser or inkjet, it depends on what you have to do with it and what printer you have. I work with an inkjet Canon IP1800.

Laser printers are better because the black is blackest. With inkjet on clear paper you have to use two decals to get a deep black. Laser doesn't need clear coating.

With the inkjet paper, first you print; when it's dried, you have to clear coat. A thin layer is cool but you can easily destroy the decal, a thick layer takes longer but is stronger....
Let it dry for two or more hours and it's done.

What do you want to reproduce?
This?
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Or something you need to restore your allwin game? :cool:

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Re: Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby badpenny » Sun May 19, 2013 5:21 pm

Thanks for that, it's been very helpful.

Ultimately I'd like to do ............
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Once I've sourced some linen paper.

However in the meantime I love the idea of reproducing Manufacturers' badges.

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Re: Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby urbanbody » Mon May 20, 2013 7:25 am

Great idea..... :burp:

I've seen a guy fixing the scratches on an old pinball's backglass. It can be used to repair allwin games' backboxes or instruction cards.

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Re: Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby badpenny » Mon May 20, 2013 11:23 am

By the way ...........
Clear coat with what?

BP

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Re: Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby urbanbody » Mon May 20, 2013 8:49 pm

!PUZZLED!

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Re: Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby pennymachines » Mon May 20, 2013 9:40 pm

Keen Crystal Clear Acrylic Spray is sold for this purpose, but any clear acrylic spray will work.
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Re: Waterslide decal paper for laser or inkjet printers

Postby badpenny » Mon May 20, 2013 9:47 pm

Suddenly all is crystal clear ..... thank you Mr P


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