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FILMFREE METALLIC WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER

FILMFREE METALLIC WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER

 

 

You can now print and transfer gold or silver or hologram foils using our latest Film-free Metallic Waterslide Decal Paper.
The steps can be slightly complicated for beginners but anyone can improve with practice.


 

FILMFREE METALLIC WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER

Mugs, Water bottles, Souvenir plates, Plastic models, Tiles, Interior design, Egg art, Fishing rod, Art class, Computer class, Ceramic sampling, Construction model planning.

 

Product

FILM-FREE METALLIC WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER (GOLD)

* Decal paper(blue) + Metallic film(gold)+Coating paper(white)

FILM-FREE METALLIC WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER (SILVER)

* Decal paper(blue) + Metallic film(silver)+Coating paper(white)

FILM-FREE METALLIC WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER (WHITE)

* Decal paper(blue) + Metallic film(hologram pt)+Coating paper(white)

  • Ceramic, Glass, Polished Metal, Plastic..
  • Use with Glue W1+
  • Requirement : Laminating machine.

 

Printer

Use laser printer only

  • Use printers with a manual feed slot.
  • Avoid laser printers that use solid ink. These include some models of Fuji Xerox and Canon.
  • Large format plotters and Samsung printers tend to be less compatible.
  • Under printer setting, set media type as "label paper" or "heavy glossy paper".

 

Colour

colour

Filmfree

There is no transfer film at the end as it is removed after the transfer.

filmfree
 

Tools 

tools

 

How to use

Step 1  PRINT

print

* Edit the size and shape of the image.
* Print the image as it is (Not a mirror image)
* Print on the glossy side.
- Paper properties : Label paper (175g or above)
- Paper loading : Manual( Multi-Purpose tray)
- Colour options : Print in black and white
  

 

Step 2 LAMINATE (1)

Laminate1

* Place the metallic film on top of the printout with the grey side of the film facing down.
* Glue the top of edge of the film so that the film doesn't move inside the machine.
* Feed the overlapping papers through the pre-heated laminating machine.
- Laminating temperature : 85℃(185℉), Speed : Lowest possible.
- We recommend a laminating machine with 6 rollers that can also control temperature and speed.
- Please contact us if you don't have the right laminating machine. 

 


Step 3 REMOVE THE FILM

remove the film

* Carefully separate the film from the decal.

 

Step 4 LAMINATE(2)

 laminate2

* Cut out the image accordingly.

 

 

Step 5 REMOVE THE PAPER(BLUE)

remove the paper

* Dab the blue decal with water and wait for 40~50 secs. Once the paper starts to separate, slowly slide to remove.

Step 6 CUT

cut
* Cut out the image.

Step 7 SOAK IN WATER

soak in water
* Place the cut out image in a bowl of water for around 3~5 seconds. Take out the wet decal and leave it for 30~60 second.
* Use warm water in winter as cold water could compromise adhesion.
glue
* Apply Glue W1+ on the surface of interest with a brush.

Step 9 REMOVE THE BACKING PAPER

remove the backing paper
* Mount the wet decal face down and press firmly to ensure adherence.

Step 10 CLEAN

CLEAN
* Once the decal is in the right spot, spread evenly and remove the wrinkles.
* Squeegee out the excess moisture.

Step 11 DRY

dry
* Hair Dryer
- Heat for 2-3 mins, start at low heat then switch to high heat.
- If any air bubbles from, press to release.
* Microwave
- Heat for 3-4 mins one object at a time. (eg. Mug)

Step 12 FILM FREE

filmfree
* Once completely dry, peel off the final film with fingertips or a craft knife, be careful not to make scratches as the ink is still weak.
* Clean off any remaining glue around the decal with tissues or cloth dabbed in alcohol. Ink dose not dissolve in alcohol. 

Step 13 HEAT

heat
* Bake in the oven as below.
- At 120~150℃(250~300℉) for more then 30 mins.
- At 180~220℃(350~430℉) for more than 10mins.
- If you are putting in more than one project, bake longer.
Please note that the suggested values will depend on the equipment and condition.
Run a few test trial and calibrate to achieve the best results.

 

Paper size

print size
The price will depend on the paper size and quantity.
For bulk orders, or for sizes not mentioned above,
please contact Sunnyscopa (sunny@sunnyind.co.kr)

Washability and other factors

Washability

  • Either use plain water or a soft sponge to wash.
  • Leaving the image in hot water for too long could weaken the ink.
  • Do not wash with flammable thinner, rubbing alcohol or acetone, which could dissolve the ink.

 

Storage

  • Store in dry, cool condition, free of moisture. Keep the papers in a reclosable plastic bag.
  • The papers will last up to 1-2 years if kept enclosed in a plastic bag.
  • The quality of the printout might compromise after a month from printing.

 

Additional tips

  • Do not try to scratch right after transfer.
  • The ink will seal and become more durable with time.
  • To remove the image, use a cotton bud dabbed with rubbing alcohol.
  • You might achieve less adhesion on some plastic types.
  • To achieve the best durability, we recommend baking again after removing the film.
  • Please note that glass products could break with a drastic rise of temperature.

 

Printing issues related to static electricity

  • If static electricity occurs, the ink might not engage the paper properly and smudge.
  • To prevent this, lay the paper one by one in a humidified space.
  • Dry weather conditions generate static electricity, so humidifiers will help fix the problem.