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Recommendation for custom decal printers
« on: August 04, 2013, 04:26:45 AM »
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This has been asked before, I know.

I have artwork.
They need to be printed in white.

Other than Microscale and RailGraphics, both of whom I have solicited bids from, who else makes
water-slide decals that are on par for quality with those guys?    I really want these to be clean,
super-sharp, and trouble-free.   Some of the lettering will be like the ulta-tiny dimensional and other
very small lettering you see on a typical Microscale loco sheet.

Thanks.

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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2013, 04:55:58 AM »
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Max,

You could check with Jim Abbott of High Ball Graphics.

Jon


http://www.mgdecals.com/homepage.htm

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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2013, 08:12:20 AM »
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http://home.mindspring.com/~elstrains/index.html

Here is another possibility for you, Max.

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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2013, 08:44:18 AM »
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http://gold.mylargescale.com/StanCedarleaf/WebPageDecals/CustomDecalsx.html

Stan Cedarleaf, I sent him pictures of what I needed, he sent me a proof and a week later I had decals.

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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2013, 09:40:37 AM »
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I keep trying to do business with Highball Graphics,but for some reason he does not answer my emails.So I guess I will have to go elsewhere for my decals.
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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2013, 09:52:18 AM »
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I can also recommend Stan Cedarleaf.   

He was very responsive to my emails, had PDF Proofs to me in less than a day, and after some back and forth tweaking for font and sizing I had decals in hand less than a week from initial contact.

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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2013, 12:59:58 PM »
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I have used the Daly's in Vancouver BC.  she does a fantastic job.  I'll e-mail you her contact info Max.
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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2013, 01:59:26 PM »
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Thank you for the recommendations, folks.
And although I didn't make it exactly clear, I am really looking for recommendations where you have
personally used the service recently, so that you know first-hand that they are *currently* reliable
and delivering on time.   Services like this come and go and they are often one-man shops, so
their responsiveness could change drastically from one year to the next.

Thank you again.

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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2013, 02:08:51 PM »
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I have, I'll contact you offline.
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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2013, 03:42:54 PM »
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Thank you for the recommendations, folks.
And although I didn't make it exactly clear, I am really looking for recommendations where you have
personally used the service recently, so that you know first-hand that they are *currently* reliable
and delivering on time.   Services like this come and go and they are often one-man shops, so
their responsiveness could change drastically from one year to the next.

Thank you again.

I have done this recently, as had Family Lines System (I passed Stans info to him ) :trollface:

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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #11 on: August 04, 2013, 05:33:32 PM »
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I have done this recently, as had Family Lines System (I passed Stans info to him ) :trollface:

Max,
I print my own decals, so I don't have first hand experience with the decal producers listed at http://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/decals.htm (scroll down to Custom decal companies), but since I regularly see those people participating on the Alps Yahoo groups, and having personally corresponded with several of them, I would not hesitate recommending any of the ones listed there.

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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2013, 05:57:55 PM »
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Dunno if this is recent enough for you, but I commissioned a set of DM&E business car decals from Highball Graphics last year (ordered in August, completed in September). I was well pleased with the results.

Cheers,
-Mark

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Re: Recommendation for custom decal printers
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2013, 08:57:02 PM »
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I must admit I envy you guys that can get a responce from Jim Abbott.
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