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I can answer your last question oyetis about paper/film to print decals on though I haven't tried it myself:

Hey SM, where did you get the decal sheets? Which hobby store did you go to? I've been looking for something like this for a very long time...
The material is labelled as Experts-Choice Decal (White Decal Film Single Sheet Pack) 8.5" x 11". The manufacturer is Bare-Metal Foil Co.

www.bare-metal.com
 
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I get my inkjet decal supplies from Micro Mark. You can get clear and white paper, and I've had excellent results on my old Canon printer.
 

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I get my inkjet decal supplies from Micro Mark. You can get clear and white paper, and I've had excellent results on my old Canon printer.
Where did you get your images from? And do you need to do colour-matching between your computer & printer? In other words, adjust the colour on your PC monitor so it reasonably matches the coour printed out?
 
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Most of what I've done is text, which is done on the computer. As far as images go, you can get them from anywhere on the web. It's good internet courtesy to ask the source for permission though.
As far as color matching goes, you'll have to do some experimenting. I usually do a test print on regular paper first to check out margins, spacing, etc., before printing anything out on decal paper. As with everything, it also depends on the quality of the printer. You don't necessarily have to have an expensive, super fancy printer. I made a custom 1/16 Peterbilt wrecker model a couple of years ago, and I had to make a lot of decals for it. Drop me an email if you'd like some pics of it.
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Glad to help! The decal paper from Micro Mark comes with a clear fixative spray that you spray on the decals as soon as they come off your printer. It seals the ink to prevent it from running when you soak the decal. It's really easy to do once you get the hang of it, and it's not very expensive.
 

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Most of what I've done is text, which is done on the computer. As far as images go, you can get them from anywhere on the web. It's good internet courtesy to ask the source for permission though.
As far as color matching goes, you'll have to do some experimenting. I usually do a test print on regular paper first to check out margins, spacing, etc., before printing anything out on decal paper. As with everything, it also depends on the quality of the printer. You don't necessarily have to have an expensive, super fancy printer. I made a custom 1/16 Peterbilt wrecker model a couple of years ago, and I had to make a lot of decals for it. Drop me an email if you'd like some pics of it.
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Why not post a pic here? We would all like to see it!

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I'd love to put pix here, but this site doesn't support direct linking, and I haven't found a good (easy) hosting site. If anyone has any suggestions, please LMK.
 
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Hey guys. You are more than welcome to use the gallery on our site, www.vanpyremodels.com, to host your pics. It is free to register and no limit on how many you can post.
 

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Hey guys. You are more than welcome to use the gallery on our site, www.vanpyremodels.com, to host your pics. It is free to register and no limit on how many you can post.
Thanks! That's very kind of you to offer. :mrgreen:
 

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Hey guys. You are more than welcome to use the gallery on our site, www.vanpyremodels.com, to host your pics. It is free to register and no limit on how many you can post.
Thanks! That's very kind of you to offer. :mrgreen:
I see that D8, Ben Pratt and Road warrior already use them :mrgreen:
 
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Thank you Vanpyre Models! I just registered and started an album gallery. Here's a couple of pics of the 1/16 Peterbilt wrecker I made, and the decals I made for it on my inkjet printer...







 
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