- Water slide decal
Water slide decals (or slip decals) are water-mounted
decals generally printed face up and rely on the dextrosecorn sugar residue from thedecal paper to bond the decal transfer to a surface. A water-based adhesive layer can be added to the decal to create a stronger bond or may be placed between layers of lacquerto create a durable decal transfer.
Water slide decals are thinner than many other decorative techniques (such as
vinylstickers) and as they are printed, they can be produced to a very high level of detail. As such, they are popular in craft areas such as scale model-making. Until recently, water slide decals were professionally printed and only available in supplied designs, but with the advent of printable decal paper for colour inkjetand laser printers, custom decals can now be produced by the hobbyist or small business.
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