Waterslide decal paper recommendations

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Post  dbonser on Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:36 pm

Considering I can download images of the tobacco decals I was looking for all I need is some decal paper.

I will be using a color laser printer to print the decals.

Any recommendations on decal paper brands is appreciated. Thanks!

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Post  bmd on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:50 pm

i use 'crafty computer' site m8, the advantage over some of the others is his pages are A4 so no trimming the edges to fit the paper tray.... just my tuppence worth.... Smile

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Post  brian on Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:57 pm

I also use crafty computer as well. I find their service very good, and paper quality is good. Its thin so dont need to use softners like other paper but not so thin that it breaks apart. You may need to double up on the white if your car is a strong colour as it can show through a little.

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Post  dbonser on Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:13 pm

Thanks for the information!

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Post  newt5550 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:59 pm

I get someone else to print them. Lot less hassle lol!
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Post  Cazzo on Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:22 pm

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I'm going to order some inkjet decal paper from this crowd but before I do,
Has anyone used this "Lazertran Waterslide Decal Paper" in the link below

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It says that you don't need to clear coat the decal paper after you have printed on to it Question



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Post  bmd on Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:47 pm

col i have never clearcoat 1:18 decals, always thought they came out ok, except when i accidentally wrecked a model by applying strong masking tape over a decal !! lol!!! Embarassed Embarassed
i find this guys paper is fine......
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Post  Ted Creedon on Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:24 am

Can't seem to access this craftycomputer site at the moment. Anybody got some good recommendations?

Last batch of white I got turns out like wet sellotape glue Crying or Very sad
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Post  Cowley on Fri Jul 07, 2017 11:58 am

Morning Ted,

I have just tried to access their site and the main page at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] it states "Welcome we will be back soon with a new site...." at the base so it looks like they're revamping their site at the moment.

Beats me why companies cannot generate a new site separately and leave the existing one in place to continue picking up orders in the meantime though?
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Post  brian on Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:17 pm

I.think they are facebook as well.ted, could reach out them there.

I have a few extra sheets of laser and inkjet if you need them in a hurry

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Post  Ted Creedon on Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:43 pm

Thanks David, Brian.

I'll do that Brian. Many, many thanks for the offer but no immediate panic.
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Post  Ted Creedon on Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:05 am

Any other recommendations, folks? No reply via Facebook or anywhere else for the crafty gang! Looking for something tried & tested, if poss.
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Post  sbuckley on Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:29 am

Hi Ted,

Have you tried emailing crafty computer paper directly? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]  or  sales@crafty...

I never ordered from anyone else - hope they haven't gone.
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Post  reeft1 on Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:49 pm

Cazzo wrote:.

It says that you don't need to clear coat the decal paper after you have printed on to it Question

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You don't have to clear coat laser printed decals. You do have to clear coat ink jet printed decals.


On the other comment about decals coming out as wet sellotape, that's happened to me before on ink jet paper when I forgot to clear coat it or didn't give it a proper coat - doh!
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Post  Ted Creedon on Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:49 am

Fingers crossed, Seán. I'll leave you know what happens.

Thanks, Paul but I'm convinced either the paper was sh*it or I got a bad batch. The clear decals turned out fine, but the white turned out as described. Another problem I have is that I can't remember where I got them so can't advise who to stay away from Embarassed

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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:26 pm

Crafty is a bit expensive at times. I used blue decals paper from

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Try this crowd too
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The benefit of using blue paper backing is you can see the white print!
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Post  Ted Creedon on Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:24 am

Excellent, Rory. Many thanks.
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