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Re: Best Inkjet Decal Paper?

From: "John K. Lerchey" <lerchey@a...>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 15:03:43 -0500
Subject: Re: Best Inkjet Decal Paper?

Hi Beast (et al),

--On Monday, December 22, 2003 1:40 PM -0600 Doug Evans 
<> wrote:

>> For what it's worth, I'm working (on the side) for Decals Express
>> (
> Same folks that Thomas Pope used to flog on the list, right? I bought
> several sets, and while I can't comment on the usability, as I STILL
> haven't tried applying any yet, I have to say that the service was
> incredible! You've a tough act to follow.

Yes, Tom and I work closely together on this stuff. :)

> The ALPS does inkjet, but has a small thermal unit per dot to fix the
> right? I thought that the thing that made the decals really work was
> able to put down a layer of white, then color, so that whatever was
> underneath wouldn't 'shadow' through. But, it's been a long time since
> bought the original batches.

Well, the white undercoating is clearly a big win.  But the ALPS is also
dry transfer printer that uses waterproof color (ink ins't quite right 
since it prints using dry tapes).  The waterproof ink means that the
won't run when you soak the decals.

> Shameless plugs that support the figs as well as ECC is a 'good

:)  I'm fairly new to the list and don't want to piss people off 
unintentionally.  Now, if we start a political discussion... ;)

> I just wish someone could work out a deal with Jon that would allow
> national insignia... *sigh*

I *know* that we've been in touch with Jon about this.	Since Tom is the

point of contact, however, and is out of town for the holiday, I can't
you an update.	I'm hopeful that something will happen with this by the 
time of the ECC. :)

> The_Beast


John K. Lerchey
Printer Slave/Decal Designer
Decals Express

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