Making my own decals
- February 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm #9573
Can anyone tell me the model #/mae for a printer/toner/and paper to use in order to do BLACK ENAMEL AND COLOR DECALS? I am not interested in the sepia decals.
I have ordered black enamel/color decals and love them, but I want to do my own designs. I need a model/make # for the pritner/toner to use. I need the specific type of paper to use for enamel/color decals. Thanks so much for any help anyone can give me. KathyFebruary 16, 2011 at 5:08 pm #11927
I purchased a HP LaserJet P1006 just for this purpose. It only prints back and white which is what you want. Wait until Staples or one of the local places near you has a sale on it (which is about every other week). I think I got mine for around $100 or less. I believe the low end brother also will work but I use the P1006 so I know it works.
Not sure how much you know about making color decals but from what I understand you need high $$$ system – normal laserJet color printer doesn’t work. As for the paper I’ll get back to you on that I need to find the address – for some reason I think it came out of miami but I could be wrong. When I find it I’ll post the address.February 16, 2011 at 5:15 pm #11928
Oh – sorry I just read that you weren’t interested in the sepia decals. I do have some info on the color – at least a site that talked about so I’ll try to find that. I do remember it was $$$$ and for the most part was the reason most artist don’t use it. But hey if you have the bucks I have the time to check out the site for youFebruary 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm #11929
Here is the web site where I purchased my paper – works great but I’ve only used the sepia printing of the decals.February 16, 2011 at 6:53 pm #11930
I have heardd that doing the color decals can be pretty expensive, but I have a friend who has a company and they do color brochurs which need to be heat activated when they apply their decals. If I can find out what types of printers and ceramic toners work, then she said I could use her system. I just need to know model/make # for printers and toners so I can see if they match what she has. I can find no information to let me know.February 16, 2011 at 7:49 pm #11931
Well you might want to reverse engineer it – get all the information about her system and look it up to find out if it will work with glass. The reason I’m suggesting this is because I just found a boat load of “industrial printing equipment” but I don’t have a clue if it’s what she has. All of these systems will print color decals for glass and ceramics
I could go on and on but there’s a boat load of equipment that will do the job – what does she have then look up the equipment and see if it will print glass decals. This is just an idea – most printing companies aren’t going to put the type/brand etc of equipment they use commerically. For the most part who cares, we care more about what we can use in the home – laser jet etc.
Good luck – I’m sure you figured it would be much easier than this – LOL.
CarolFebruary 23, 2011 at 6:17 pm #11932
Thanks Carol for the responses. The more I look into it the more it seems that it might be cheaper just to have some one do some custom decals for me. Can’t seem to get a clear answer. Appreciate all your comments. Kathy
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