decal question

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by wt&c, Jun 11, 2001.

  1. wt&c

    wt&c Guest

    would a deskjet printer (by H-P) make good decals using inkjet decal paper??

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  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    wt&c,

    The printers do work fine with decal paper, however the printers you mention cannot print white. SO as long as your decals contain no white, then you are fine.

    TOOT!
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    I used my Canon printer to make decals. I have used transparent for just colour ones as Woodie says but I wanted some white too so used white decal paper. A pain because I had to cut the outline so no white edges show.
    It's worth it though because you can make whatever decal you want.

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  4. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

    Another job though is to seal the decals before you put them on as if you don't the ink runs. I use Testors dull coat or the gloss coat depending on the finish I want

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  5. wt&c

    wt&c Guest

    thanks guys, basiclly what id do when painting, is I paint the loco with all colors used (afer each color and cote dries) then I wil print the decals out, then seal the decals only with dull cote. Then I decal the engine, then weather it and seal again with dullcote. That worked with my 3 csx sd40-2's back when I was in HO scale. (8350 sold on ebay for $45 and it was an unpowered athearn!)
  6. billk

    billk Active Member

    wt&c
    There is a brand of printer that prints white (it has white ink, duh). I memory fails me right now as to what brand, but if you're interested I'm sure someone out there could tell you.
    Bill K
  7. billk

    billk Active Member

    Follow on to my last reply - I think its called an ALPs printer - do a web search for +printer +decal +white
    Bill K

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