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Printing your own decals.

Post #1 by niner » Fri May 18, 2012 7:45 pm

I have a plan to make customise a couple of my own vans as either Komatsu or CAT service vans. I have been thinking about the decals and have found the Inkjet water transfer paper on ebay. My guessing is that you can google some images into a word document and then print them onto the transfer paper.

I reckon it would be a lot of trial and error gettting the decals the right size.

Has anyone tried this? is worth even venturing into it?

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Re: Printing your own decals.

Post #2 by Joes1989 » Sat May 19, 2012 10:59 pm

If you want images I suggest a white decal paper as against clear! Clear tends to get the base colour on the model and if it's a light coloured van it lightens the whole decal and makes it look crap!

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Re: Printing your own decals.

Post #3 by niner » Thu May 24, 2012 3:17 pm

Cheers for the tip joe. Have you done your own? How would you get them to scale? is it just a lot of printing to get it right?

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Re: Printing your own decals.

Post #4 by Joes1989 » Sat May 26, 2012 1:58 pm

I print them out on normal a4 printer paper first cut them out and see what they look like on the model! Joe


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