Water-slide decal paper
Waterslide decal paper is a special film on paper that accepts any print from your printer. It slides off in water and is then applied to your decal surface. Decal paper is used to modify nearly any object with lettering, graphics or images. Decal paper can go over flat surfaces or wrap over curved materials.
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Laser decal paper works in laser printers, most copiers, ALPs printers. Inkjet decal paper works in nearly all inkjet printers, and is sprayed first with a clear coat before being dipped in water. All hardware stores carry spray clear in a can.
After applying you decal, it is then sealed by sprayed or brushing on a finishing clear coat. The result can look like the decal was painted on.
CLEAR decal paper is used over a white surface, or sometimes over a light colored surface. There are two ways to make a clear decal “look” like it's gone over a dark surface: