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Self adhesive decals
« on: April 07, 2015, 11:59:29 AM »
Hi all. I know some have gone from waterslide to a paper that has some kind of adhesive on it. Where are you getting this from? Links?

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Re: Self adhesive decals
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2015, 12:59:43 PM »
This is what you want:
Avery 18665
These take well to clear coating after the ink has set up, so you can have a high-gloss finish if you want. The main thing is to make sure to let the ink dry for 24 hours before clear coating, and you want to handle them very carefully when they first come out of the printer. The ink is very easy to smear, fingerprint, ding, etc. Make sure to print using "Premium presentation paper - matte" for your printer setting.
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Re: Self adhesive decals
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2015, 01:10:47 PM »
Papilio also have a very impressive range. I have never used them, but Devi Ever uses them or pedals.

http://www.papilio.com/

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Re: Self adhesive decals
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2015, 01:25:31 PM »
This is what you want:
http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Products/Labels/Addressing-Labels/Clear-Mailing-Labels_18665.htm
These take well to clear coating after the ink has set up, so you can have a high-gloss finish if you want. The main thing is to make sure to let the ink dry for 24 hours before clear coating, and you want to handle them very carefully when they first come out of the printer. The ink is very easy to smear, fingerprint, ding, etc. Make sure to print using "Premium presentation paper - matte" for your printer setting.

This is what I use on all my pedals as well.  Not that they are any works of art, but the labels work really well for me.

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Re: Self adhesive decals
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2015, 04:16:14 PM »
Thanks guys. I ordered the Papilio.  I have another question though. Do you have to seal these with clear coat before putting on the Envirotex?

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Re: Self adhesive decals
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2015, 01:37:06 AM »
www . hobbyking . com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewitem.asp?idproduct=59369&buddycode=7D51923A-54FA-464E-A653-17E95BE8730F

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Re: Self adhesive decals
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2015, 04:44:35 AM »
I get mine from a local specialist office supply/stationary shop.  It's waterproof laser printer adhesive paper and it's probably the easiest stuff to use.  I've tried:

- t-shirt transfers (can be hit and miss with iron heat, and care with the clearcoat is necessary)
- 250GSM paper glued to the top and clearcoated.
- Gloss photopaper glued to the top.
- Inkjet adhesive paper.

Gloss photopaper is pretty good, provided you can get a clean application of spray contact adhesive to the other side.  Tends to ooze out the sides and can be messy.

250GSM needs WAY too much clear to fill it in as it's so porous.  T-shirt transfers are similar.  You have to really do a coat and come back to it later as too much will mess it up.

The waterproof laser paper has to go on straight the first time as it sticks like poop to a blanket and pulling it off to fix it will stretch the sticker.  The upside is that it only takes a coat or 3 of clear to get a good finish.

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Re: Self adhesive decals
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2015, 08:59:28 AM »
This is what you want:
http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Products/Labels/Addressing-Labels/Clear-Mailing-Labels_18665.htm
These take well to clear coating after the ink has set up, so you can have a high-gloss finish if you want. The main thing is to make sure to let the ink dry for 24 hours before clear coating, and you want to handle them very carefully when they first come out of the printer. The ink is very easy to smear, fingerprint, ding, etc. Make sure to print using "Premium presentation paper - matte" for your printer setting.


just wanted to update this thread and correct that THESE ARE NOT what you want. I ordered some and these and they are not clear. I am not sure if this link was posted by mistake or not but I wanted to help other users not make the mistake I did and order these. Even though these state that they are clear, they are far from clear.