Make decals using
the inkjet printer you already own using
this paper and a decal fixative.
offer a decal fixative in both aerosol
and liquid form. Please note: We no
longer recommend alternatives such as Krylon Crystal Clear Aerosol.
For best results
please use only Papilio Decal
Fixative available in liquid form
and also as aerosol.
The Papilio Water
Decal Fixative is formulated to stay
flexible for years will NOT yellow
and is easy to apply.
Decal Paper Type:
Clear Inkjet Water Slide Decal Paper.
Our water slide
decal paper (Water decal paper) can be used almost any inkjet printer to
create water slide decals. Optimized for inkjet printers that
print with dye based in but has also been tested successfully in
Canon printers that use pigmented black in and even works in
Epson Durabrite on high quality photo setting.
While the term water slide decal may
not be familiar to you, most people have encountered them at some
point in their life. Water slide decals are very thin, allowing
your artwork, photograph, or text to look as if it had been painted
onto the item you are applying the decal to. Most likely if you
have ever assembled a model kit as a child, you are familiar with
this style of water decals.
Papilio water slide decal paper is simple: Print
out your decals from your graphics editing software onto our special
decal paper. Spray the sheet with a clear acrylic spray, such as
our Papilio Aerosol Decal Fixative.
We no longer
carry nor recommend a
locally available generic equivalent such as the Krylon Crystal Clear
Aerosol. Even though good product it is not optimal to make
flexible "easy to work with" decals.
After the fixative dries, cut your decals from the sheet, leaving
at least ¼ inch of space around the edge of the design. Place your
decals in a bowl of warm water. They will curl up, and then straighten
out again. Once they are laying flat again, they are ready to slide
off of the paper backing and onto your item. To apply large decals
it is advisable to use a lubricating substance such as our Papilio
Decal Mounting Fluid, this lets the decal move around the surface
of the item for accurate positioning without warping or tearing.
It is also advisable to use a Rubber Decal Squeegee to remove any
excess water or air bubbles from beneath the decal.
decal to a light color back ground such as a WHITE mug. If you
are planning to have white writing in your decal or a white
picture then you can only use a white item as in a plate or
a mug. Inkjet printers to not print white ink. When you see
the white it is actually the background showing thru.
We would recommend that if you do use a colored background (plate,
mug) that print in black ink. It is safe to use the color ink
but keep in mind that the ink is translucent. So for example;
if you print a blue star on a red mug the blue star will not
be as vibrant, it will now have a purple hue.
If you are not wanting a white mug another idea is to use gray.
A light gray mug may work well with colors too.
Water slide decal paper.
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Water slide decal paper can be use on wide
variety of substrates such as Wax
Candles Marble Slate Finished, some plastics polyester, Formica,
glass, stainless-steel, finished metal, wood (smooth finish
non-porous) R/C Planes, Scale Models, Industrial equipment
panels Control panels, children's furniture, art and craft items
and so on. For R/C planes the Papilio decal fixative has been
found to be not affected by the fuel and fuel/oil mixture. (RC
models) Water-slide decals made using inkjet printers are not
recommended for out-door use. Even though water is used to apply
the decal (once sealed with the decal fixative) decal made in
this way will not stand up to prolonged exposure to the
elements. Water slide decal are for decorative use and for
restoration and decoration of items that are exposed to direct
sunlight, water or chemicals.
Types of Papilio TM water deal
papers for inkjet printers have been made in the USA since 1994. We offer several types of
specialty water decal paper as well as ceramic and glass decal
paper for screen printing.