Re: Printing White Decals
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So having acquired the toner, is it just a case of printing your text/design on decal paper, cutting it out and doing the wet-slide thing?
I tried inkjet decals once, and there was a fixative... and let's just say it was a useless mess.
On Sun, May 26, 2019, 14:57 Garth Groff <sarahsan@...
If you haven't been there, check the Ghost White web site at
. It appears that their cartridges fit various HP, Oki and Samsung
laser printers. Actually, if you have the right printer already,
the cost may not be prohibitive, with cartridges for some printers
at around $120. For professional machines the cost can be over
$1,000. There is a search feature which matches their products to
On 5/26/19 1:37 PM, A&Y Dave in MD
This is my hobby. I couldn’t make enough at decals to compete with
my day job. I have done special runs for friends at cost and
supported the Carolina RPM with the Southern vent boxcar, but have
no interest in a second career. I’ve seen what that can do to
I bought a $200 printer and a $200 (with shipping from
Germany) cartridge and i’m set for life. I have printed about
30 8x11 sheets of decals so far and i haven’t gone below 95%
full on cartridge. Some cannot afford $400 for all the custom
white decals you’ll need, but for about a DCC sound loco cost, i
felt it was worth the advantage to add a second number to a
commercial car like the Kadee boxcar or create accurate 1934 era
data and lettering. I was looking to replace my ALPS and those
are not made or supported commercially any more. The Ghost White
AND printer was less than my investment in track/switches or DCC
system or a single locomotive. Seems worth it to have my fleet
of steam era cars be equally accurate.
Btw there is a US source for Ghost White now, so shipping
will be less.
David Bott, modeling the A&Y in '34
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