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    • November 13, 2009 7:43 AM EST

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      I am looking for a source to have a sheet of decals printed. Hopefully one with a reasonable price, with a reasonable turn around time, and reasonable quality.

      I have a MS Word .doc with my sizes and layout, but the colors are off (black to white or gold).

      Recommendations please.
    • November 13, 2009 7:50 AM EST
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      David, I've had all of my J&B RR decals done by Stan Cedarleaf. http://gold.mylargescale.com/StanCedarleaf/WebPageDecals/CustomDecalsx.html

      You can see more examples in my Rolling Stock section: http://www.jbrr.com/html/rolling_stock.html He also did the decals for a reefer I made:

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      http://jbrr.com/

       

    • November 13, 2009 7:50 AM EST
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      Stan Cedarleaf can handle all your requirements.

      SCedarleaf@aol.com
    • November 13, 2009 9:49 AM EST
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      Stan's the man!
    • November 13, 2009 11:00 AM EST
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      That he be's - he's done all of mine.

      tac
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    • November 13, 2009 12:40 PM EST
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      Stan's definately the man. He's done all my decals!
    • November 15, 2009 9:37 PM EST
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      And if you would prefer vinyl transfers, I can help you there. www.GScaleGraphics.net
    • November 16, 2009 7:30 AM EST
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      And the vinyl transfers that Del supplies are great as well. :D

      I've had this building outside since March 07 and the lettering still looks great. The rectangle around the sign is also vinyl. He also provided the lettering and logo for my Port Orford Car.

      Sorry about that Del. I had forgotten about that car.
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    • November 16, 2009 10:35 AM EST
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      Yep, Del's done some stuff for me also, good guy to work with.
    • November 17, 2009 3:07 AM EST

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      Jeff at Shawmut Carshops did my decals for me. He does very impressive work as well, and custom paint too. Plenty of period fonts, etc. Excellent to work with.
    • November 17, 2009 9:07 AM EST
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      Stan did all mine. He is great. He will do anything you want. The decals he uses are very easy to work with.
    • November 20, 2009 1:44 PM EST

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      WoW! I emailed Stan a file with the decals I wanted and three days later they arrived in the mail, looking good. Pix to follow:
    • November 20, 2009 7:46 PM EST
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      Stan is definetly da MAN!!! Here are the decals he made for my Redmond Creek RR

      http://timothydehan.com/redmondcreekrr/videos/RedmondCreekRR_HiBroadband.wmv And my Oregon and California RR

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    • January 6, 2010 8:08 PM EST

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      Not to argue against the high quality decal work cited above, has anyone used a home printer method that will give acceptable results? I think I have heard of "decal paper" that will work with a lazer printer -- the print is set on the computer and transfered to the decal paper.

      Any insight?
    • January 6, 2010 8:25 PM EST

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      Wendell Hanks said:
      Not to argue against the high quality decal work cited above, has anyone used a home printer method that will give acceptable results? I think I have heard of "decal paper" that will work with a lazer printer -- the print is set on the computer and transfered to the decal paper. Any insight?
      Wendell, I've had mixed results using my color laser printer. Black works great. Red faded severely, even using a UV resistant acrylic clear coat. Ralph
    • January 6, 2010 9:25 PM EST
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      Wendell Hanks said:
      Not to argue against the high quality decal work cited above, has anyone used a home printer method that will give acceptable results? I think I have heard of "decal paper" that will work with a lazer printer -- the print is set on the computer and transfered to the decal paper. Any insight?
      I do all my own with inkjet decal paper. Laser printers are supposed to be better at it. I did all these and more-

      Though it is possible to use white lettering using white decal paper and reverse printing, if I had many to do I would have them done professionally. My road name lettering on this overton was done using inkjet vinyl -

      -Brian
    • February 3, 2010 3:34 PM EST

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      Brian would you care to share more on exactly how you print white lettering. I have blank wet transfer decal paper. Im sure the next step is to use white ink? what kind, where to get? What do you use? whats your process? thanks

      All my lettering was made for me by Stan. Does nice work, if your going on a dark subject ask him to double print the decals. The single layer is a bit thin especially over black.
    • February 3, 2010 5:18 PM EST
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      jason said:
      Brian would you care to share more on exactly how you print white lettering. I have blank wet transfer decal paper. Im sure the next step is to use white ink? what kind, where to get? What do you use? whats your process? thanks All my lettering was made for me by Stan. Does nice work, if your going on a dark subject ask him to double print the decals. The single layer is a bit thin especially over black.
      You use white decal paper then you print the black around the outline of the letters (reverse printing). The other option is to buy an Alps printer like Stan has. -Brian
    • February 3, 2010 5:45 PM EST
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      Brian Donovan said:
      jason said:
      Brian would you care to share more on exactly how you print white lettering. I have blank wet transfer decal paper. Im sure the next step is to use white ink? what kind, where to get? What do you use? whats your process? thanks All my lettering was made for me by Stan. Does nice work, if your going on a dark subject ask him to double print the decals. The single layer is a bit thin especially over black.
      You use white decal paper then you print the black around the outline of the letters (reverse printing). The other option is to buy an Alps printer like Stan has. -Brian
      Alps printers have been off the market for a couple of years now. Never exactly thick on the ground, supplies here in UK are non-existent. tac www.ovgrs.org
    • February 4, 2010 1:38 PM EST

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      Brian Donovan said:
      jason said:
      Brian would you care to share more on exactly how you print white lettering. I have blank wet transfer decal paper. Im sure the next step is to use white ink? what kind, where to get? What do you use? whats your process? thanks All my lettering was made for me by Stan. Does nice work, if your going on a dark subject ask him to double print the decals. The single layer is a bit thin especially over black.
      You use white decal paper then you print the black around the outline of the letters (reverse printing). The other option is to buy an Alps printer like Stan has. -Brian
      The Alps are not easliy available. Not really an option. So if you reverse print on white paper, the outline is very thick and the same color as your subject, correct? thanks
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