BlankDear all,In Narrow Lines No. 121, page 22, there is an item about transfer paper from W.Hobby. It mentions that they have changed their supplier and that the new paper can be used in inkjet printers.I have just received a supply of this and although the front of the pack confirms this, a small label has been added to the rear, stating that it is NOT suitable for inkjets - only colour copiers or laser printers.I will bring this label to the attention of W.Hobby and ask them to make this clear on their website etc.It may be possible that coating the decals with a decal emulsion may make it usable. However at £2.35 for one A4 sheet, it may not be worth your while to buy it and watch your artwork run off the paper. BlankDear All,With reference to my previous Email about the transfer paper from W.Hobby.I have just had a reply from them. Firstly they are going to put a note in their catalogue etc., that this product is not suitable for inkjet printers and secondly they are investigating another type of transfer paper from the same source which IS suitable. So watch their space.
- Have you tried these people? They advertise as waterslide ink jet
decals, achieved by spraying the sheets after printing.
They can be found at:
- Has anyone tried the Clear water-slip decal paper as sold by 'Crafty
Computer Paper' to produce your own transfers via a computer and
- Hi Roy!
Yes - I've tried it, and it works quite well for most logos, letters etc. I
found that lining a loco for instance is pretty tricky , due to the fact
that you need to cut the desingn compltetely out of the backing paper. (i.e
there is no way of getting a clear background as white is 'built in' to the
transfer film.) This is assuming that you use thw white decal paper which
you need to if you are transfering onto a coloured (darkish) surface.. By
the way their Photo glossy paper is good too.
...----- Original Message -----
From: "Roy Parkes" <r.parkes@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 03, 2004 11:10 AM
Subject: [7mmnga] Transfer paper
> Has anyone tried the Clear water-slip decal paper as sold by 'Crafty
> Computer Paper' to produce your own transfers via a computer and
> inkjet printer?
> Yahoo! Groups Links
- In message <c9mtf4+c4p6@...>, Roy Parkes
>Has anyone tried the Clear water-slip decal paper as sold by 'CraftyI've tried a couple of these things, though not the one you mention.
>Computer Paper' to produce your own transfers via a computer and
None was what I would call successful. The problem is that inkjet inks
are transparent, so they need to be printed on a white surface. The
so-called decal films I bought were really just a thin white paper-like
substrate that could be printed on with a layer of water soluble gum
between that and a backing sheet. Not what I wanted at all.
Then I spotted an announcement in Railway Modeller from Paul Robson
Models, 1 Rydal Crescent, Penrith, CA11 8PJ, Tel 01768 866212. Paul has
a printer which can lay down opaque white ink under the transfer printed
on top of it using the usual transparent inks. After speaking to Paul on
the phone a couple of times, I twigged what was wanted as input and did
the artwork for my transfers in MS Word Art. Paul printed my transfers
for a very reasonable price i.e. less than I would have had to pay for
commercially available non-custom transfers covering the same area. They
are waterslide transfers, printed on very thin but strong backing film,
which is completely invisible after Microsol treatment and varnishing. I
am a very pleased customer and will use Paul's services again. If you
don't feel up to doing your own artwork, Paul will discuss your wants
and do it for you. I don't know what he charges for this but I would
Usual disclaimer -- satisfied customer only.