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November 10, 2019
10. November 2019 at 00:19:35 Share
And today is SMW day and I'm stuck in NL
Luckily my friend is going with the good camera
9. November 2019 at 10:46:26 Share
But he left it in the hands of an 8 year old..... the quality may be questionable ????
9. November 2019 at 23:22:50
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March 31, 2019
So... inkjet printing of decals. I have made some British roundels with a bog standard HP inkjet. And the bloody ink runs everywhere when you soak the decal. I've tried what I thought was a good spray of Klear but that only helped a little. I also left the decals to dry overnight and the Klear a good 4 hours.
Do I keep going with more Klear? More drying time?
Looking forward to hearing other peoples success and horror stories as appropriate
26. March 2019 at 17:17:09 Share
Try using Testor Decal Bonder (spaycan) instead of clear. The last decals I printed we're good enough to be used, but not as good as regular comercialy printed decals. I think the quality of the printer (inkjet in my case) seams to make the difference. The first time I printed decala, a long time ago, the inkjet technology wasn't that good, so all the ink was scattering and didn't stick on the paper. So that's the first sign of a "bad decal to come". Lately, I was thinking of getting one of those printers that print white ink to make some decals, but they are a little bit overpriced for me. Hope that will help you.
27. March 2019 at 23:30:03
This: I think the quality of the printer (inkjet in my case) seams to make the difference
I have the Microscale and Xtracrylic varnishes but no Testors Decal Bonder. Is the Bonder usually used for the same job as Microscale setting solution?
28. March 2019 at 11:25:42
Never tried it myself but you've to seal the decals before use.
28. March 2019 at 11:33:03
28. March 2019 at 13:34:38
But very important: First apply decal film - THEN cut out decals!
28. March 2019 at 13:36:34
28. March 2019 at 13:49:11
You will be pleased. And old decals are not a Problem anymore.
28. March 2019 at 15:58:22
Sounds like you've had the same problems printing decals that I encountered. I tried the liquid decal film that Holger mentioned and it was still the same. I gave up and assumed that it was because it was cheap generic decal paper.
28. March 2019 at 16:25:04
Thanks for the heads-up Gorby. The stuff I have is ancient and white but I believe the quality is fine. As alluded to above, I'm sure the ink is the root of the problem. I already contacted a local printer but they are laser and those printers melt the decal sheet. Need to find one that does non-water soluble inkjet printing if this solution doesn't work.
28. March 2019 at 22:23:18
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Denied by LMS but was passing Aviation Megastore on the way to a day trip to Haarlem
An attempt will take place shortly...
31. March 2019 at 10:28:07
March 27, 2019
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March 26, 2019
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26. March 2019 at 17:57:05
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Hmmm.... I just asked a question about inkjet printing cos I realised I couldn't find a way to search for 'inkjet'
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