Water slide paper

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Good Wraps Bob, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. Good Wraps Bob
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    Does anyone use water slide paper on a ink jet printer. If so what was the results.
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  2. nicktoozoff
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    I use a bit of it, and it works a treat!! Just have a look at some of SaltyDawgs builds that incorperate it to see how good a medium it can be in the hands of a master!!!
  3. SALTYDAWG Advertiser
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    Yeah Bob, you just have to make sure and give it a coat of fixative and let it dry real good before you dunk it in water, and give it a good long soak so the decal dosent stretch when you slide it
  4. Good Wraps Bob
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    SajtyDawg Do you have any pics.. showing your HP waterslides
    Good Wraps Bob
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  6. Sir Snagalot
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    Wait Bill, you print those on a regular ink jet printer? How do you get gold and silver out of that? And I recall a couple of yours with white decals. You're not using an ALPS printer?
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  8. SALTYDAWG Advertiser
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    I use both ink jet and Alps, gold and metalics are done on the Alps all photo wraps are done on the ink jet
  9. Wafflejaw
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    Hey Bob..I use a regular inkjet printer and waterslide constantly..Only in black though as of now...Havent had any luck with color,though Ive havent had much time to play with it.
    But I get very nice results I think
    My method: I print them out..let it dry good..Hit it with a coat of Krylon crystal clear (gloss)...Let it sit under a lamp for about 12 minutes...Do another coat of crystal clear..let dry...Two coats do it for me...Usually the first coat isnt quite enough and I wipe off ink when applying...Never had this issue with two coats.

    I soak them for about 20 seconds..Do a quick swipe off microset on the area Im applying too..and apply and let dry for several hours (rotate under a lamp if Im in a hurry!....I also find the two coats of crystal clear makes them a little more manageable and easier to apply without bunching up imo

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