Minimum printer req's for decals

Well dammitol, looks like it's time to buy a new printer, so... What are the requirements to be able to adequately do decals? Might as well get something
else out of it besides wifey's legal stuff.
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On 12 May 2004 20:43:02 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com.mil.nav (Disco -- FlyNavy) wrote:

Some people apparently have at least limited success with inkjet printers but I'd be afraid that the colors would fade over time. A laser printer would work fine for just black - a color laser would be even better but like inkjets there's no capability to print white.
The bottom line is that an ALPS is best for printing decals. An MD-1000 is more than adequate unless you want to print gold and silver foil.
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more than adequate unless you want to print gold and silver foil.>>
I've seen ALPS mentioned before, but is that a type, like bubblejet, inkjet, laser, etc, or a brand name (mfr)?
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Its a brand name - like HP, Canon, etc.
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On 13 May 2004 13:59:20 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com.mil.nav (Disco -- FlyNavy) wrote:

http://www.alpsusa.com/zcSite/alpsPublic/public/retailPrinters/index.html
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Al,
I have the ALPS MD-1000 and it actually does print Silver and Gold spot. The MD-1000 can't do the die sublimation stuff...
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On Fri, 14 May 2004 19:33:14 -0400, "M. Mays" <mmays (AT) scalejets (DOT) net> wrote:

Silver and gold metallics, *not* silver and gold _foils_. There's a big difference.

Right - just the 1300 and 5000.
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Nothing much really special is needed. The better the resolution, the sharper the image, though.
To make decals with an inkjet printer, print decal design out on standard paper. Take that printout and a sheet of decal paper to a copy shop, and have them copy your printout to the decal paper. I find a Minolta color copier does best, but my local shop got rid of their Minolta and installed something else. They have to be very careful with feed, and feed it landscape orientation, but they can now get good copies for me. This shop charges me 80 cents a copy.
Be sure and overcoat with something like Testors glosscoat or dullcoat as soon as you get home. I put on two coats for good measure.
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