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Ok for those more Knowledgeable than I. (and I am sure there many) I want to make some water slide decals on my printer with the paper used for such things. I am reading that they need to me heat set in an oven. Ok question is how can one do such a thing with a painted wood piece. Or is that process reserved for ceramic pieces?
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I am pretty sure that is only for ceramic. I do know that with a waterslide decal printed on an ink jet printer, you need to seal the decal so the ink does not run. The other option is to use an ALPS printer.

I think there was discussion on here at one time.

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Actually we talked about getting some decals that were already made for some asian style props I was making. Now I want to make my own.
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What Richard said is true for inkjet decals. You can also buy paper for laser, ALPS, or color copiers, and from what the instructions say, it does not have to be pre-sealed.

I have purchase some so called ceramic decals that need to be fired to bond to the ceramic substrate, and although I have not used them yet, I suspect they will also work on painted surfaces just fine... but don't stick them into the oven.
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At Hobby Lobby there is a new product that allows you to print decals, the product is from Testors and should be in the model section. Very cool stuff a buddy recreated a decal for a scroll saw made in 1942. The decals can be used on just about anything as his went over metal.
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I saw that stuff the other day and was thinking I might want to try those out.
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The only problem is that the sheets are half sheet and one is clear and the other is on a white background. It can get a little confusing as to which is which. Other than that its okay.
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I am going to look at all the options now and hopefully make the
best choice.
Joe Zimmer

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