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rrkreitler
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Posted - 09/16/2008 :  2:56:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have no idea which forum is appropriate for this question so I am placing it here.

I would like to get some custom dry transfer decals made for an O scale project. I found 1 place in Canada that advertises a fairly reasonable price but I have no idea of time or quality.

I was wondering if anyone on the forum had had dry transfer decals made and could recommend a vendor.

I would like someone who is fairly easy to deal with and has a reasonable turn around time on orders (say less than a month if possible). Also, someone whose quality is adequate.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Dave K in NB

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rrkreitler
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Posted - 09/16/2008 :  3:05:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Also,

Does anyone own or has anyone here tried a Decal Pro fx system?

http://www.pulsarprofx.com/decalpro/Vertical/1_MENU/1b_Overview/Overview.html

Just wondering if this actually works...?


Thanks,
Dave K in NB

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Tabooma County Rwy
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Posted - 09/16/2008 :  4:11:28 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dave,

Way back when you used to come over to Tabooma County at the old location, Mark Allen had several sheets of dry transfer lettering/heralds made up for me. He used a place over in Seattle (Ballard) that he knew about. I may still have the info at home; I can check. Or I can try to get a hold of Mark and ask him.

On another note, that Decal Pro fx system looks pretty appealing. I'm willing to split the up front costs with you if you want to go this route.

Either way, I'm going to be needing some new Tabooma County Rwy lettering.



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Geezer
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Posted - 09/16/2008 :  4:18:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Decal Pro FX might be the way to go - It's about $160 investment to get started, and looks pretty simple to use. Considering that the best deal I seen on EBay for a ALPS printer was $355 used and no garantee. Thanks for the link - I will give this some serious thought.


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hminky
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Posted - 09/16/2008 :  4:56:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit hminky's Homepage  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rrkreitler

Also,

Does anyone own or has anyone here tried a Decal Pro fx system?

http://www.pulsarprofx.com/decalpro/Vertical/1_MENU/1b_Overview/Overview.html

Just wondering if this actually works...?



I tried the Pulsar system and wasn't able to apply the transfers directly to a car side. They were way too "sticky" unlike CDS style transfers.
Saw where some one used the system to make white decals using decal paper instead of their transfer paper.
Also there was a problem with small lettering taking the white coloring they tended to not be complete.

Just a thought
Harold



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artvdw
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Posted - 09/16/2008 :  10:14:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
How about Clover House in California. Seems like I saw an ad at one time about custom dry transfers being available.

I just saw that the owner is wanting to sell the business as he is in his 80s and would like to find a younger owner, so I don't know if he is doing custom dry transfer lettering. He is putting out his last catalog and saying that he will still be filling orders, but just a little slower.



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