Slide decal paper.
This decal paper is ready to use. It already has the decal
film coating on the paper. In other words this is a water
slide transfer paper that is already coated with state of
the art, clear, decal material that
is soft and yet, strong.
media is for laser
Our PAS4 is a water slide decal paper
specially coated to work in a wide range of color laser printers,
and some black only laser printers. Water slide decal paper allows
for the creation of very thin clear decals, which give more of the
appearance of being painted on, than of being adhered to the surface
of the item. We have long offered an
Inkjet Clear decal Paper,
but our PAS4 laser decal paper allows the step of sealing the ink
to the film with a aerosol or liquid fixative to be skipped entirely,
since after fusing laser toner is naturally water fast. Our color
laser water slide decal paper is ideal for creating decals to decorate:
ceramic items such as decorative plates or mugs, glass or plastic
surfaces such as decorative plaques or stained glass, even painted
metals or woods to offer a unique original touch to a piece of furniture.
For surfaces which are not flat, but slightly curved we recommend
Color Laser Soft Water Slide decal Paper, its softer formula
allows it to form to slightly curved substrates more effectively.
To create an even more durable professional decal, consider our
Color Laser Bake On Water Slide decal Paper which can be baked
in an over or microwave after application to make the decal even
more durable. If you are applying your decals to dark surfaces,
our White Color Laser decal Paper will provide the white background
you need to make your decals show up vividly.
Note: This decal paper
is ready to use. It already has the soft decal film coating
on the paper. In other words this is a water slide transfer paper
that is already coated with state of the art clear decal material
that is soft yet, strong.
This decal paper is specially made for Thermal Wax color printers
like ALPS printers and several others. This paper can also be used
in many late model personal office copiers and laser printers. However,
we do NOT recommend this paper for Laser printers or copiers.
See precautions here at the end of this chapter. If you plan to
use only laser printers or copiers we recommend our PPF paper.
The sheets are (8.5"
x 11") Instructions are included
Several imitations are
now on the market, but here is your chance to get the ORIGINAL Papilio
Aqua Slide Paper. Water decal paper is a new type of transfer paper
that opens up new possibilities. Then cut out the
image and dip the paper piece in water and slide the image of the
paper (it will be on a soft clear film) on to any solid surface
like wood, glass, metal ceramic/porcelain, CDís and yes, even the
mouse you are holding in your hand.
This decal paper can also be used to place photos on wax candles.
We received an e-mail
a few weeks ago from a customer who puts wedding photos (and wedding
clip art) on large wax candles. She told us that our paper and the
ALPS printer she bought had taken her small home candle-making business
into a new and profitable direction.
Another customer uses our paper to put cartoons and clip art on
children's wood furniture. The possibilities are endless. You can
use this paper to put images or text on the outside of an automobile.
It will stand up to the UV light of the sun and the weather.
This paper is NOT compatible with ink jet printers.
This paper may be used in most late model personal office copiers
and laser printers. However, we do not recommend that.
If you are looking for decal paper to use in laser printers
and copiers, we recommend our Papilio Perga Flat Paper.
Papilio AQUA SLIDE
Copy/Print A MIRROR IMAGE onto the
PAS paper using Alps Printers or a late model personal copier or
laser printer. If you are using an Alps, OKI, or Citizen then
use the normal cartridges. DO NOT use the dye sub ribbons. First
adjust the contrast and colors and print/copy on regular paper.
If using the ALPS printer, select specially coated paper and multi
pass black. (The transparency option will also work .) When the
test print looks OK, then print on the PAS paper.
Then cut out the image with scissors.
Dip in warm water (not hot). The paper will roll up and then straighten
When the film starts to loosen from
the paper, place the paper on the surface FACE DOWN, the film touching
the surface to be decorated and the paper side up. Then slide THE
PAPER away leaving the film behind, and now the image will no longer
be a mirror image. This is opposite to using decal. Now work out
air bubbles with decal squeegee and let dry. (If you donít have
a decal squeegee, use the edge of a nipple from a baby bottle available
at any grocery store.) You can order decal squeegee here on these
When dry, you can spray over the
image using our liquid laminating spray the
Aerosol UV Laminate Spray LLA5000
with built in UV protection. This will also make the decal stick
better to the surface.
The film is transparent (not white).
White will only appear on white surface, or white paint must be
applied to the surface first. One model of the ALPS printers can
Printing out a regular image (not
a mirror image) is also an option. Then you will slide the image
(the water decal) off the paper and on to the surface of the item
to be decorated. Be careful not to tear the film.
The PAS paper is to make NON fired decals only.
Porcelain plates decorated with PAS-decal can make a beautiful wall
hanging but cannot be used as food bearing plates. This type of
decal is not permanent in the same way as over the glaze fired
porcelain or china paint decals.
See important information on how to place
decal on plates below on this page.
Mugs: The PAS paper can be used to make a
non-fired decal to decorate mugs. Please keep in mind
that this is not a permanent decoration like fired porcelain colors.
Mugs can be hand washed in warm water using nonabrasive soap.
This type of decal is quite durable if not scratched with
sharp objects. A mug with this type of decal is NOT dishwasher
safe. It can survive the washing cycle of a dishwasher one or two
times, but then the whole decal may come off.
The PAS paper is ideal to
place photos or clip art on wax candles. The application process
is simple. Just slide the decal on (face down). Heating the
decal once it has been placed on the wax candle with a hair dryer
will help seal it in place, but this may not be needed at all, depending
on the wax and the smoothness of the wax/candle surface.
Wood and GENERAL
application: We recommend
putting the decal only on finished or painted wood. The following
instructions are also applicable to metal and or all other
If you manufacture
wood, metal or other items, you can experiment with incorporating
a method to place the decal on the finish before it is fully dry.
Example: Oil enamel, when it is dry to the touch, but not fully
cured. Place the decal on the painted substrate face down, using
water to enable you to slide the decal. (Remember to print mirror
image.) Face up if you are going to finish it further with
clear coat, in that case you will not need mirror image. When
the oil enamel further dries the decal should be permanently sealed
on the substrate. The water will not harm the oil enamel if it has
dried enough. If you try to place the decal on when the oil enamel
is too wet, you will encounter problems. Usually if the oil enamel
takes 24 hours to fully dry place the decal on after 8 hours. However,
all this depends on humidity, temperature, and the product used.
Once you have mastered this technique, you will be able to finish
your items with quite durable decals. We recommend putting the decal
face down because then the printed image will be protected by the
clear decal film. The clear decal film will accept different types
of clear finishes.
If you don't
put the decal face down, your Alps ink will not be protected and
when finishing with a clear coat you will run into compatibility
problems, as the Alps ink will not accept just any solvent-based
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