Post by nosubfor3 on Sept 25, 2019 15:45:50 GMT -7
Remember this. Ink jet printers do not print white. They just leave the white area blank. Decals need a color back ground to be used on any color surface. You could try double printing the decals. For the back ground(white) use an off white color such as cream or silver for the first print. For the second print add your colors. Keep in mind the darker the first color is the darker the color print will be. So you may need to play with the hue and tone of the second color.If you paint a car yellow for instance the first print could be yellow the apply colors to the second print.Again the darker the first color the darker your final print will be.
Bill, depending on your graphics program that you set stuff up in to print, I've had limited success printing a block of the car color around the actual decal on the white decal paper. You don't have to be too fussy trimming it that way. I have usually printed 3 to 4 sets of the same decal using different hues of the car color and then pick the closest one, car color wise. And, yes, it's a PITA but it's an option.
Clarification: By double printing do you mean running it through the printer twice or printing two decals then stacking them on the body?
Yep. Run the first pass with the base color then run the second pass with your final colors. This is just an idea I have not had the opportunity to try. Also as GTS said you can try to color match a block to the color of your cars. That takes a lot of trial and error.I did do that a while back. Wasted a lot of ink but it did work.