View Full Version : Printing decals again!

9th December 2010, 19:07
Got couple of ideas on printing registration using decal paper but need any help. I have the decal paper and wonder can a printer print white? or do I get some other kind of decal paper, I tried wordpad but dont know how to overprint the letters so it appears shaded? Or maybe I need a particular programme? I would prefer stencils so I could paint the registration on but no luck. any ideas please. thanks.:confused:

Davie Tait
9th December 2010, 19:34
Only a laser printer can print white as far as I know , you can buy sheets of decals numbers and letters in various sizes from some of the modelling shops. Can't remember the trade name of the decals sorry

Davie Tait
9th December 2010, 20:15

Thats one supplier


thats another

Both are recommended on most model boats sites

bill wood
10th December 2010, 19:14
Recently I have been using a local sign shop in Petrhead. I can get port letters printed how I need them ie Clarendon bold,italics (sloped for port and stb ) etc Also I can get circles /shields,crests etc for stem

Best is to take a photo then take to print shop with the outside dimensions reqd for the model

For the traditinal/clarendon letters I usually
a)stick them on
b)coat with clear varnish,
c) Apply the shading

If still wanting to make your own transfers then i would print on white using letters with a suround the same colour as the background

12th December 2010, 12:53
Thanks for information, that sounds like the answer, spotted a very nice model of car ferry at model show and builder had added all the lettering/numbers etc by printing on decal paper, it really made this model and the detail was brilliant.

13th February 2011, 16:17
look at this weeks front page of the fishing news , at the mainsbrite advert , cut out the ploters and radars or downsize them on your computer .