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FILMFREE WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER

FILMFREE WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER

 

  

Our Film-free decal range is our latest DIY invention that prints and transfers the ink, with the film removed at the end. 
We are proud to be the first in the world and have a patent of our own. 
Anyone can print with a laser printer at home as you don’t need a heat press or a special printer.


 Sample

FILMFREE 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 WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER (TYPE A)

  • Polished surface / Ceramic, Glass, Polished Metal..
  • Use with Glue W1

FILM-FREE WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER (TYPE B)

  • Non-Polished surface / Wood, Wall, Stone, Brick, Metal..
  • Use with Glue W2

FILM-FREE WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER (TYPE M)

  • Various surface / Ceramic, Glass, Metal, Plastic, Wood...
  • Use with Glue W2

 

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

Clear

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

FILMFREE
STANDARD(transparent film)

 

Tools 

 

How to use

Step 1  PRINT

* Print the image on the glossy side of the decal paper.
* Reverse the Image.
* Printer settings
-glossy heavy weight paper(120~ 185g) or label paper.
-maximum photo resolution.

  

Step 2 CUT

* Cut out the image.
* Leave 3-5mm of margin.

 

Step 3 IMMERSE IN WATER

step3 

*place the cut out image in a bowl of water for around 3-5 seconds. Take out the wet decal and wait for extra 30~60 seconds.
*Avoid cold water, which can compromise adhesion.

 

Step 4 GLUE

 step4

* Apply the glue where the image will be placed.
* Type A, Type M
: Glue W1+ (Heat Dry), good for glossy, smooth surface.
* Type B, Type M
: Glue W2 (Natural Dry), good for non-glossy, porous surface.

Step 5 REMOVE THE BACKING PAPER

step5

* Place the decal face down and gently push the backing paper out.
* Press down the decal once its position is final.

 

Step 6 CLEAN

step6
* Once you are happy with the decal placement, remove any air bubbles or water by pushing them out with a squeegee.
* This step is very important, as the water and air under the decal will lead to defects. 

Step 7 DRY

Heat Curing (Using Glue W1+)
step7-1
* Hair Dryer
- Heat for 2~3mins, start at low heat then switch to high heat.
- if any air bubbles from, press to release.* Microwave
- Bake for 3~4mins, 1 object at a time.
* Oven
- Heat for 5~8 mins in the preheated oven at around 150℃(300℉).
- If you wish to dry multiples at once, heat for more than 1hr.

Natural Dry (Using Glue W2)
step7-2
* Dry naturally in warm weather(25℃ or more) for 4 hrs.
* You can choose to dry longer to achieve better results.
* Heating is not required but if done so, it will dry faster and improve the adhesion.

Step 8 FILM FREE

step8

* 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.
* To remove the decal, use an acetone.

 

Step 9  HEAT

step9

* Heating in the oven at 180~ 250℃ for 10~20mins will strengthen the decal.
* For extra gloss and durability, apply extra coat of PU, UV, or epoxy.

 

Step 10  FINISH COAT (Option)

step10

* Use a brush to apply a thin layer of Glue W1+ and let it dry 24 hours. This will make the image more durable and glossy. 
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.
  • 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.
  • You might achieve less adhesion on some plastic types.

 

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. 

 

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