these are the papers you need if you want to apply your decals to any non-porous surface but don’t need to put the finished object in the dishwasher. (You can handwash them in hot soapy water without the images fading or flaking off.) Our ‘water-slide’ papers are a ‘dream come true’ for model-makers: now you can make unique decals for all your trains, boats, planes, die casts, RC models and the like.
they’re also perfect for transfers onto wood that has been painted or sealed, glass, plastics and melamine (for decorative plates, for example), soap and metal objects: no need to buy different papers for different surfaces. And if you fancy making the most stunning personalised candles they’re ideal for transfers onto wax too: ensure your candle is wide enough in diameter so that the flame will not touch the decal when the candle is burning.
use our inkjet water-slide decal sheets to make all sorts of personalised gifts for friends and family (and for dolls and their houses!). Remember, if you don’t fancy creating your own artwork and scanning it, there’s a boundless supply of stuff out there on the internet ready to be downloaded and used to create your own unique decals!
Choose The Right Sheet
according to the colour of the surface to which you will be applying the decal: broadly speaking you’ll need clear paper for light backgrounds and white paper for dark backgrounds. Print your image (or text) onto the paper with your inkjet printer and then seal the ink with acrylic spray before submerging it in water for one minute. After submerging in water your decal is ready to be transferred on to your project. And once you’ve done this you just need to wait 24 hours for the transfer to sink into the object so that the edges cannot be felt. Perfect!
Store Paper Carefully
once purchased you should store this decal paper carefully (away from moisture) and use it within one year.
A clear spray varnish is required to seal this product, this is to stop the ink from running in the water. Alternatively, use our Laser Water-Slide Decal Paper or our Laminated Inkjet Water-Slide Decal Paper.