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Old 03-24-2010, 07:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Has anyone printed decals on there laser printer?
I read a review on Amazon that was not favorable for decal paper on laser printers.

http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Laser-...owViewpoints=1

I'm wondering if it is just this brand of paper or this guy that had a problem.

My printer is a HP2600 color laser
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I have an HP color laser printer 2840 and I have had no issues with the Testors paper. I don't know about this paper as I tend to stick with a product once I have had success with it.
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One other thing. I just looked at the Testors waters slide decal paper and it says to use the paper AS SOON AS THE LASER PRINTER IS TURNED ON. It makes this recommendation because the film can melt to the printer's fuser if the printer is too hot. I have never had this issue, but the printer is usually off when I start the decal process.
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Why not just use Laser decal paper. I found this on a search

http://www.decalpapers.com/

Im going to try this on my Street Organs

Thanks for making me aware of this stuff folks

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I have an HP color laser printer 2840 and I have had no issues with the Testors paper. I don't know about this paper as I tend to stick with a product once I have had success with it.

I looked for a testors paper for laser jet and did not find a specific paper for laser. It looks like they only have one kind. Is this the one you use - link below

http://www.amazon.com/Testor-Corp-De..._bxgy_t_text_b
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Why not just use Laser decal paper. I found this on a search

http://www.decalpapers.com/

Im going to try this on my Street Organs

Thanks for making me aware of this stuff folks

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Hi Jay

You are probably right about this source - price is good. I was getting ready to order from them when I saw the bad review on amazon for laser decal paper. My guess is the guy who ruined his printer melted the paper in his machine because it was to hot. Any way when I saw that review - thought I'd find out what others on IAP are doing.
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My wife says this is what I use for the laser. http://www.decalpaper.com/category-s/3.htm. We use the Testors for the small photo printer (mostly because it is the exact size). That printer is a Canon dye sub printer, but I am sure I have used the Testors on the laser, because I remember reading the warning to use the slide paper immediately after turning on the laser or risk melting it to the printer's fuser.

I'll try to find a Testor's box with the UPC code tonight.
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My wife says this is what I use for the laser. http://www.decalpaper.com/category-s/3.htm. We use the Testors for the small photo printer (mostly because it is the exact size). That printer is a Canon dye sub printer, but I am sure I have used the Testors on the laser, because I remember reading the warning to use the slide paper immediately after turning on the laser or risk melting it to the printer's fuser.

I'll try to find a Testor's box with the UPC code tonight.
Thank you for your help - I'm going to order some of the laser decals from decalpaper.com
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All all, how did the laser printer decal printer from decalpaper.com?

Any hints, tips w/ it?

Was thinking just doing the turning, a couple coats of CA glue and apply as instructed. Let dry and then add a few more coats of CA.
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Word of caution on laser printed decals....

Laser printed decals do not need to be coated with clear spray to be water resistant like ink jet decals do HOWEVER......CA WILL cause them to smear...and it doesn't take much.

I highly recommend spraying the decals off a laser printer with Clear before applying to a pen and covering with CA.
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