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Old 08-29-2001, 01:41 PM   #31
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If you have a chance, send it to [email protected]

Hopefully the mail server will accept a file that large. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I may eventually post some of this stuff somewhere on the home page in case people want to print their own R/C Tech decals. I'll let you know if I do. We need to spread the word, and what better way than on our cars?
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I may eventually post some of this stuff somewhere on the home page in case people want to print their own R/C Tech decals. I'll let you know if I do. We need to spread the word, and what better way than on our cars?
Yeah, it looks cool on the cars... If i have extra $ before the indoor season i might run down to the local vinal shop. Maybe i can strike a deal... put "XXX-Vinal" sticker on the rear for some cheap decals
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If you have a chance, send it to [email protected]

You've got mail...

Found a sign making supply shop here in town, picked up a roll of Avery 8003 clear vinyl, this stuff appears to be exactly the same as what Autographics uses for their stickers. I haven't printed anything on it yet, but I'll try some tonight and post results.

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I have some of that static stick too. It is very transparent, but when you put the ink on it, the ink is trasparent also. I'm using a HP 970Cse, should I turn the ink volume up?
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Thanks for the data Trips. More sticker varieties for the local racers here

When you say a roll of clear vinyl... what do you use to print that? Some sort of plotter? Or is it the printer you mentioned earlier?
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THis particular vinyl only comes on rolls. I bought the smallest size they had, 15 inches by 10 yards long. I'ts got perforations on both sides, so it's really only 14 usable inches.

What I do is cut a 9 inch piece off the roll, then cut it in half and cut the perforations off. That leaves me with two 7*9 sheets to feed into the printer. Kind of a pain, but the material is great. It's transparent enough that it pretty much disappears when you stick it on, it's flexible enough to go around compund curves, and seems to stick really well. It also takes the color from my printer better than the other materials I tried, but I don't know how it will get along with an inkjet.

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Man I am really interested to know how that turns out. All of this talk makes me want to go out and buy a cheap plotter! I used to have access to some nice ones in a lab I worked in, and boy there was some cool stuff you could do with those.
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Here are some results with the new Avery 8003 vinyl...

This stuff is very similar to what we're used to in the stickers we usually see, it's maybe a little thinner and a bit more flexible, which is okay so far. I painted up a body with a very simple paint scheme to see how the stickers would work.

Pretty much every sticker you see on this body with the exception of the headlights, taillights, grille, and "proline" is home made.

Sticker results here

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I have heard of people using a sticky film called Folex to print up stickers.
The article I read was from a guy who used it on Slot Car bodies so it may have an application for RC cars. He said it was no good for compound curves but a compound curve on Slot car is a lot tighter than the same thing on a 10th scale tourer so it might work.
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Trips, where can you find this avery stuff? And did you do that with just an inkjet, or your special printer? They came out very nicely, well done!
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Trips those decails look really cool man. Do u know of some vinal that I could buy at a regular store that would work with an inkjet?
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Can you print on the Vinal using a Laserjet..... I am ticked, thought it would be great to buy a nice Laserjet for at home and I got rid of my Canon Bublejet. I hope the Vinal can withstand the Laserjet

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Sorry Mike, I don't think it will work I think the laser printer would heat up the stuff too much.
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mike_Webb - DON'T DO THAT. You will be out a good lazerject printer. Just get your files together, save them on a disk and go over to a friends house and print them out on a Inkjet.
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trust me... I wouldn't do that. We learned the hard way at work when someone bought the worng transparency paper and sent it through a really expensive Color Laserjet
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