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Forum topic by tooldad posted 05-06-2009 05:00 AM 2466 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2009 05:00 AM

Does anyone know if there is a material to print on that can go through an inkjet printer than can be cemented to glued to a wood project then have lacquer sprayed over the entire project and not damage the decal?

I have a student that wants to put the air force logo on his project. Any suggestions?

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 05:51 AM

You might ask the folks at if their decals work with laquer. Their specs say to seal with spray acrylic, but laquer might work. Or maybe it would work to apply laquer over the acrylic …

I’ve also heard of people using rice paper for decals. Supposedly the paper virtually disappears when it is wet down with the finish.

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 06:32 AM

I think normal heat sensitave transfer printer paper works

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#3 posted 05-06-2009 02:17 PM

I’m sorry that I don’t know but I have seen a guy on here that has done this with several pens. now how do we find him…..

ok got him.
This guy does it all the time with great success. You should PM him for his methods. Good luck.

ok I keep speaking before thinking..this is my third edit to this reply

This fella also has blogged a tutorial.
This is for pens but I think you could adapt his methods for other areas. His outcome looks very good.

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#4 posted 05-07-2009 03:22 AM

Thanks guys. I am going to try the website. That sounds just like what I want and it is a clear paper. I will spray the acrylic first, then lacquer the entire project. I will let you all know how it turns out.

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#5 posted 05-14-2009 04:48 AM

Paper showed up the other day. Was able to print on it no problem. Sprayed the acrylic the next day and followed the directions to remove it by soaking in water for 1 min. It is drying tonight, so far so good. Says needs at least 3 hours to set

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