Micro Mark has an Ink Jet decal kit. They have clear and white paper since
the ink jets can't print white. The kit is on page 56 of the fall 2006
catalog. Item number 82859 is a 'try it pack' that contains one sheet each
clear and white, plus the fixative spray for 9.75. It can only be shipped by
UPS Ground. You can get a catalog by going to www.micromark.com and
requesting a catalog.
Walther's has 8 1/2 x 11 clear decal paper for laser printers.
I have used the Walther's paper with my Alps printer and it seems to be
Please support the following train meets if you can
in article Ijp1h.3$ email@example.com, Frank A. Rosenbaum at
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 10/30/06 7:59 AM:
I tried this stuff a few years ago with an older HP Inkjet printer. The
biggest problem was that many inkjet inks are water soluble, and thus can
bleed producing blurry decals. If you put on more of the fixative, the decal
get too thick. Setting solutions make it all worse. Sigh.
If you decide to go this route, laser stuff is better (not water soluble),
as is Alps (which are no longer made). If you must use ink jet, try to get a
printer which uses the newer water and fade resistant inks: durabright from
Epson, Vivera from HP, etc. Someone out there must have tried these newer
inks (I have not), and a review would be helpful to all of us.
On 10/30/06 12:36 PM, in article
C16B7802.249CF% email@example.com, "Edward A. Oates"
Problem with the laser way is most laser printer manufacturers (HP for one -
had them refuse service on one of mine) will not honor warranty repair work
if decal making products were used and the printer goes toes up.
Pity about the ALPS no longer being made. They were great for decals.
de N2MPU Jack
Modeling the NYC/NYNH&H in HO and CP Rail/D&H in N
in article C16FB189.4CF9% firstname.lastname@example.org, Jack at
email@example.com wrote on 11/2/06 11:30 AM:
You mean you TOLD them you were using decal products? The proper answer, is
"I dunno it just stopped working." Then on warranty or 3 year extended
service, they just send you another one and you do the requested "fixes"
which never work.
It's sort of like when the CHP asks you how fast you were going. "I dunno, I
was going with the flow and watching the road instead of my speedo." You
don't say, "Oh, about 105."
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