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 Post subject: Q: What decal paper to use?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:15 pm 
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I have a Canon Pixma MX920 (don't ask how it ended up in Cibola :9 ), so I can print on just about any smaller-than-letter, letter, and double letter medium and I can adjust just about every setting there is.
I need something reliable, clear, and thin. I heard waterslide works well but I can't find it at Staples and being able to remove the old design and then use a new one if needed is nice.
One more thing - It can't feel papery! |D

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 Post subject: Re: Q: What decal paper to use?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 1:07 pm 
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For your questions, paper and print remove ... there are threads about both of these:
decal paper
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 Post subject: Re: Q: What decal paper to use?
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:12 pm 
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I happened to come across this DIY decal tutorial over at Eurobricks simply by chance. Here's the LINK!! If someone has the time to try it, I wonder how useful it is for minifig body parts (torso and head mainly). Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Q: What decal paper to use?
PostPosted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:08 pm 
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Thanks QB, but I really, really don't like tape. Plus, it's like playing a brain teaser trying to get the decal on there just perfect. I was hoping more for a suggestion for a specific medium to use that matched my preferences. Thanks for the links though.
(Oh, I also don't plan on tarnishing any printed pieces. I try to keep sets intact, and for the ones that are missing too many pieces, I add to the "free" group)

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 Post subject: Re: Q: What decal paper to use?
PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:11 am 
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I started doing decals using labels and sticker paper, which if your printer has great color should be fine. The clear labels have a slight tint, so keep that in mind.
I also paint on decals when the look works best.

I keep my sets a!so, but to obtain needed colors have bought printed minfig parts and then cleared the print, not all colors come without print.

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 Post subject: Re: Q: What decal paper to use?
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I guess that makes sense. Thanks!

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