Inkjet rub on decal paper.

Inkjet rub on decal paper.

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Inkjet rub on decal paper.

Inkjet rub on decal paper tack. 
Inkjet Rub-On decal paper.
Ideal for arts & Craft and production labels.


Inkjet Rub-On decal tack.


for inkjet printers.


Inkjet Rub-On decal Paper

Size 8.5" X 11"
Printers All Desktop Inkjet Printers
Color Clear
Thickness N/A
Adhesive N/A (used with rub on tack)
Outdoor Life N/A
Instructions Yes
Tools/Material needed  
Note: Indoor use only.  Must be used with our rub-on decal tack or similar product.

Inkjet Rub-On decal paper is an ideal media to transfer images to substrates that may not accept water slide decal paper, or where clear inkjet vinyl is too thick. Examples are un-painted wood, marble, slate, leather, paper, and some plastic substrates that may not accept water slide decal.

See more about this media here below.


This media must be used with our Rub-On decal fluid or similar product.


Rub-On decal Paper
10 sheets per pack 8.5" X 11" $12.65
Item# IRO8511KK


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Rub-On decal Paper  
Rub on decal paper in bulk  8.5" X 11"
100 sheets $ 86.45
Item# IRO8511KH


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Rub-On decal Tack
Rub on decal tack
4 Fl oz $ 8.65


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This media must be used with our Rub-On decal fluid or similar product.


The Rub-on decal Paper (media) can be used to make clear permanent production decals. The Rub-On decals will adhere to almost any substrate including; most types of plastic, metal, glass, marble, slate, unpainted wood, any painted substrate, great on most types of textured interior walls (nock-down finish), ceramic bisque, porcelain bisque, any glazed or unglazed fired ceramic or porcelain, glass, most type of wax candles, and fiberglass.


Why use rub-on inkjet decal instead of self adhesive clear vinyl or water-slide decal?


The rub-on decal media offers certain advantages over waterslide decal paper and self-adhesive inkjet vinyl.  Rub-on decals provide greater water resistance than water-slide decals not to mention clear inkjet vinyl, The rub-on decals are also thinner than vinyl and less prone to mechanical damage that may occur by the handling and use. The rub-on decals are also great to make permanent thin decals that almost look like they are printed on the substrate of the item they are used on.  Water-slide decals are ideal for decorative items and hobby arts & craft creations whereas the rub-on transfer is a better choice for productions items. Rub-on decals will stick well to almost any substrate. Papilio Rub-on decals will accept almost any type of clear top coating.  The Papilio  rub-on decal media has been tested with and shows good compatibility with the following clear top coats; Oil Enamel, Acrylic, Epoxy, and two part Urethane.


Rub on decal tack.

You must use Rub-On decal Tack from HPS.
Or similar product to be able to use our media.


1) Copy/Print on to the glossy side of the media. 

2) Apply a thin coat of the Papilio Rub On decal Tack. (If you are using Transfer Adhesive the follow the instructions that come with the transfer adhesive film.)  Let the rub on decal tack dry for few hours, or over night.  A second coat should NOT be applied.

Applying the decal.

1) Cut out the image with scissors while holding the paper at a constant 90 degree to prevent the media from sticking. 

2) Apply the decal face down onto the substrate to be decorated.

3) Apply pressure to the back side of the paper using a solid object, such as a pen or pencil, working in a circular motion.

4) Use your fingers or a sharp object to lift off and discard the paper media. The artwork (the decal) will remain on the substrate.

 For additional durability the Papilio Rub On decal may be cover coated with various types of solvent based cover coats:  epoxy, urethane, oil enamel, acrylic, etc.

 This decal paper can also be used on various types of substrates:  wood, marble, slate, glass, rock, different types of plastic, metal, most  painted substrates, fiber glass, cardboard, etc.

 DO NOT cut out the decal first and then apply the rub on decal tack as the edges of the paper  will absorb the liquid making it  difficult  transfer the decal later.



Instructions updated Saturday, January 05, 2019



For other types of clear inkjet vinyl please use the navigation buttons in the upper left hand corner.


Clear Inkjet Vinyl.  Here we have yet another great media that prints great in ANY inkjet desktop media. The cleat inkjet vinyl we offer when this is written in November 2002 in matte and the adhesive is slightly opaque. This media is great wherever you need inkjet printed label on clear base stock. Please keep in made that this media is not waterproof. However you can spray this label stock using clear spray. We recommend Krylon Crystal clear acrylic spray available in Wal-Mart  or similar product (Rust Oleum) from Home Depot.  We will soon or in the beginning of 2003 offer two new types of clear self adhesive inkjet media. Glossy clear inkjet self-adhesive inkjet vinyl and clear ultra low peel cling tack media.

1) Copy/Print on to the coated side of the media using compatible Inkjet Printer.

2) To prevent a paper jam, make sure the vinyl is not bent or warped or corners folded BEFORE loading. Loading by hand ONE SHEET at the time (pressing FF/Ready) is a way to make sure it loads correctly.

3) When gluing a vinyl label to any surface, clean the surface and remove residual grease, soot or dust.

4) It is not recommended (on larger labels such as 11" X 17") to remove all the back paper before installing. Itís better to remove the paper from a small area at one end first such as a 1/2" vertical strip at the left hand or right hand edge.

5) Line up your label. When the position looks correct, let the label make contact with the surface on the edge where you removed the back paper.

6) Now bend the label back and carefully remove the rest of the protective back paper, and glue the label down working from the end you glued first. Then work your way towards the other end holding that end away from the surface. You can use your finger or a sponge and only press down (glue) a small area each time to prevent trapping air bubbles. Do not use excessive pressure when working the label in this way because you may smudge the ink.

7) If the label is used outdoors you must use clear spray and over laminate. The Over laminate must be applied in such way that it prevents water from contacting the label. Clear enamel spray is available in most hardware or automotive parts stores.

You can spray the label before you apply it (after printing) to prevent over spray. Fixative spray is available in most craft stores or you can use clear spray sold in most automotive parts stores. Use our WOL over laminate together with the spray. Using clear spray as the only protection will offer limited water proofing.

To extend UV resistant of Inkjet media HPS offers over laminate with built in UV barrier.

Printing and Application Instructions

Item #

IVF8511GC 10 sheets pack


Self Adhesive Vinyl

Media Type



Clear / Transparent


Most Desk Top

Type of Adhesive



Media Choice: High Res. Paper

Print Quality: Photographic Print

Normal Resolution


Media Choice: High Res. Paper

Quality: Photographic Resolution:: Standard


& PHOTO 700

Media Type: 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper

Print Quality: Photo

EPSON 400, 600, 700, 800, 1520, 3000, 5000 SERIES


Media Type: 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper

Print Quality: Photo

EPSON 400, 600, 700, 800, 1520, 3000, 5000 SERIES


Media Type: 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper

Print Quality: Photo


Media Type: Premium Ink Jet Paper

Print Quality: Normal

Printer Settings

If your printer is not listed here then select transparency and normal resolution.

general: If you are working with 4.25" x 11" vinyl you can try removing all the backing material and then use the technique described above.

NOTE: If using self adhesive media, note that any adhesive may become difficult to remove over time. If you want to use self adhesive media on automobiles or other items where you donít want the label to become permanent or difficult to remove after long time, then we recommend our selection of media with removable adhesive

Please take few minutes to read this general descriptions about our other paper products.

This may answer some questions you have and give you broader information about our products. If you are a arts and craft manufacturer you may find this most useful if you are looking for new creative ways to manufacture and market your art and craft products. For several years HPS has supplies small manufacturer with decal paper for wax candles, soaps, furniture, model replicas, also waterproof inkjet  for organic shampoo bottles, clear ALPS printable self adhesive labels for vine bottles and so on. Many of our product are ideal for small manufacturing idea. We have several customers making an extra income using our media. We have customer that put wedding photos on large white oval candles. Small furniture manufacturer uses our PAS paper  in their finishing process when applying finishing coat to children's furniture. Few custom makers of fishing rods also use our PAS paper. Then we have several companies in the restoration business also using our decal paper. One manufacturer uses our PAS paper to apply antique novelty graphics to glass wall hanging. Our PAS paper and the IAS paper is popular among hobbyist making anything from small replicas up to flying radio controlled model airplanes and race cars. Our PAS paper can also be used to place photos on porcelain plates and porcelain mugs or ceramic mug mugs. Also ideal for train HO scale and other miniature replicas. Also production metal tags and when using our liquid urethane the PAS decal can used on motorcycle gas tanks, helmets, skate boards, surf boards, and when. The possibilities are almost endless. If after reading this you still don't see exactly what you are looking for please feel free to call us.

Inkjet decal Paper. HPS manufacturers and sells inkjet waterslide decal paper for inkjet printers. We were the first company to manufacture pre coated decal paper. Now there are several companies offering similar product and few of them have besides imitating our product  have even copied some of our instructions word for word. We also offer decal paper for laser printers.  Another type of transfer paper is our PPF (Papilio Perga Flat) paper. It is a basic gummed transfer paper that can be used to make ceramic decals. This paper is also called decal transfer paper but is not pre coated with decal film as the IAS  paper (Inkjet Aqua Slide)  for inkjet printers. The IAS paper is ideal for the r/c hobby or radio controlled models as the film is fuel proof. The use of the PAS paper for radio controlled is an ideal way to customize your project.


LASER decal Paper. The PAS paper (Papilio Aqua Slide) is also a pre coated decal paper such as the IAS paper mentioned her above. You will use this paper for all the same reasons as the IAS paper.  However the are few benefit and disadvantages to both this papers. The PAS paper is used only in Color laser printers that can handle this card stock. This paper is this 160 GSM or in other words it has the thickness of a greeting card stock. Therefore this paper can only be used in laser printers that have straight pathway through the printer and bypass tray. Once you have located printer that works with this paper this paper can be incorporated in numerous finishing techniques. The PAS paper is manufactured in two grades. PAS/2 and PAS/N. The difference between this two grades is the ability of the film to form to concaved convex object without wrinkling. The PAS paper is also thinner making it more ideal for use in professional applications, the only draw back it the PAS paper requires the use of expensive color laser printer where as the IAS paper can be used in any personal inkjet printer.


Basic Water Slide Paper. (water slip) Paper or basic gummed transfer paper such as the PPF paper can also be used to make temporary tattoos. We offer two types of temporary tattoo paper the PTT and the ITT. The PTT (Papilio Temporary Tattoo) paper is ideal for use in laser printers that can handle this card stock. For use together with the our two types of temporary tattoo paper we have brand new of transfer adhesive that make the creation of temporary tattoos much easier that when using liquid glue. This new product is called TTA (Tattoo Transfer Adhesive and is sold in sheet form. The use of this transfer adhesive also eliminated the need for wax paper. This adhesive has two release liners. Out ITT paper (Inkjet Temporary Tattoo) paper can be use in in most or all desk top inkjet printers, such as Canon, HP Lexmark, an the new Epson photo series and other printers not mentioned here.


Inkjet Printable Static Cling. One of our new product is the inkjet printable static cling. We begun coating static cling for inkjet printers in September 2002. The inkjet static cling opens un new interesting possibilities. Before making static cling labels was expensive as this had to be done by professional silkscreen printing shops. But now you can simply make your own static cling labels. We offer two types of static cling. Please keep in mind that this is TRUE static cling NO adhesive. The two types are clear and white.  On the instruction sheet for the static cling you will find more info about the different applications for the clear and the white. If you are looking for removable label to put on the inside of an car window or glass door (or for similar application) please click here to go to the static cling instruction paper or follow link from the main instruction page.
Magnetic paper. HPS is a main distributor of inkjet printable magnetic paper. Inkjet flexible magnetic.  (magnetic media and film) We offer magnetic paper made in the USA. We convert and die cut the magnetic paper here in Texas. We offer at this time glossy quality photo finish paper. We also have water proof magnetic kit ideal for use in Epson photo (UV resistant ink printers) to make durable outdoor inkjet printable magnetic signs. We are main suppliers of this media to schools here in USA. We also ship overseas and we offer competitive rates with Federal Express to most countries.
Glow In The Dark paper. One of our latest product is an inkjet Glow In The Dark paper (media). We offer Glow In The Dark self adhesive media.  This media is coated in Texas by HPS and ideal for use in any inkjet desktop printer. Glow In The Dark in new interesting media. You can use this to make fun labels for kids and other novelty signs labels and so on. Beside our standard Glow In The Dark we can make (coat) also industrial standard high quality Glow In The Dark inkjet receptive labels that will glow for about 10 hours. All out Glow In The Dark media is non toxic and completely safe for kids and adults as well. This media might be a great addition for your arts and craft products. 
Waterproof Inkjet Vinyl. One of our most interesting new media is the waterproof white inkjet vinyl. This media is some times referred to as bumper sticker media but can of course be used to make any kind of white production labels where water resistance is important. This media can be use in any type of desktop inkjet printer. However the most important factor besides water tolerance when making outdoors stickers using an inkjet printer is the UV fastness (or resistance) of the in. Therefore we strongly recommend the Epson Photo inkjet printers. Please note that NOT all inkjet printers sold by Epson use the UV tolerant ink sot if you are considering buying an Epson printer fort this kind of application inquire about the type of ink the printer uses. Other printer manufacturers also offer inkjet printers that print using UV resistant ink such as Hewlett Packard and others.
Clear Inkjet Vinyl.  Here we have yet another great media that prints great in ANY inkjet desktop media. The cleat inkjet vinyl we offer when this is written in November 2002 in matte and the adhesive is slightly opaque. This media is great wherever you need inkjet printed label on clear base stock. Please keep in made that this media is not waterproof. However you can spray this label stock using clear spray. We recommend Krylon Crystal clear acrylic spray available in Wal-Mart  or similar product (Rust Oleum) from Home Depot.  We will soon or in the beginning of 2003 offer two new types of clear self adhesive inkjet media. Glossy clear inkjet self-adhesive inkjet vinyl and clear ultra low peel cling tack media.
Clear Cling Tack. We will soon offer ultra low peel glossy clear inkjet self-adhesive media. Ultra low peel cling tack media is a media that you can peel and stick over and over again. This media will leave no adhesive behind and can be used over and over again. This media is ideal for to print temporary announcements to put in clear view in office buildings and conference rooms/halls and hotels where adhesive tape may not be used.


Holographic film. We use the word holographic about new colorful inkjet media that reflect rainbow of colors. This media does not actually produce any holographic effect but this word "HOLOGRAPHIC" is the word used when describing  film that reflect the whole color spectrum deepening on the angel of the light reflections. Most often this type of media has silver color (metallic shine) as the basic color but the reflect all other colored when viewed from different angles. This media often comes in different patterns, such as fine dots, line or other irregular shape patterns that further enhances the reflection of different colors.  So in few words; this media does not make and 3-D effect but will make most colorful and interesting label after you finish printing onto is in your inkjet printer.
Satin Gloss.  Satin gloss self adhesive photo quality paper. With the explosive popularity of digital cameras and great improvements in picture quality together with improve print quality of today's inkjet printers, we have realize that there is growing demand for photo quality paper that has excellent photo quality and is also "peel n stick" without costing a fortune. Our satin gloss photo self adhesive is becoming one of our most popular item. Simply print peel and stick.  And it is also reasonable priced. You may incorporate this quality media into you art and craft business to make professional sticker and labels. This is a ideal "Do It You Self" Media. No need for laminator of messy glue that sometimes bleed through the paper and or ov3er time mess up the image by reacting with the ink.
Photo Glossy Film. Great media for glossy photo finish. This is also a self adhesive media. Ideal media to for anyone that loves to take photos using digital camera. You can print you photographs out is great details. Whether you use one of the new mega pixel digital cameras or more traditional SLR camera. Once you are ready to print out you creations this will be an ideal media.
Gold and Silver inkjet media. This media is not to be confused with our gold transfer foil. This is a self adhesive inkjet receptive shiny gold and silver polyester. This is great media for making diploma- placards. Making awards and other placard that you want to look like it was silk screen printed onto metal. This media also works using doming resin.
Inkjet Transparency. Ideal for teachers and business applications when using overhead projectors.  We also stock transparency or PET film with adhesive.
Most of our media is available in 8.5" X 11" and 11" X 17" In many cases we can also cut our media to other larger or smaller sizes.
If you don't see the inkjet media you are looking for listed here please call us at 940-627-0112 10 am to 4 pm central time.
For other "How to" questions please read our FAQ.

Disclaimer: The user of our media must determine the suitability of each product before beginning production, using his equipment and method of application. The Sellers and Manufactures maximum obligation shall be to replace paper/film that has been found to be defective. Neither the manufacturer nor the seller shall be held liable for any injury, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use our paper or film.