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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:04 PM
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Printer for Decals?

I am hoping to get a decal made of the attached image, which I put together using Photoshop. Any ideas on good decal printers? The only one I have heard of thus far is Callie, any other recommendations? This is my first build, and my first plane, so I thought I would do something unique for the nose art (going on a puny L-4, lol).

Thanks in advance for any advice,

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Calli does great work and is reasonably priced. She did these for me from scratch and I was very happy. I sent her a photo of the full scale and what I needed for dimensions and this is what I got in return. Like I said, HAPPY

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=11025789

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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:50 PM
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getstencils.com can make you a dry transfer. Much more expensive, but it is bascially paint that you rub on to the finish of your plane.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 07:41 PM
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Ken and Jay, thanks for the advice I will look into both.

Thanks again,

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Old Feb 22, 2013, 08:08 PM
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If you already have a digital file, you're 90% there. Go pick up an inexpensive canon all-in-one inkjet. The key is getting fresh, high-quality decal paper (decal paper does have a shelf life). You will be blown away with the quality!

Here's a link to my B-17 project where it demonstrates more of the process:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1828592
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