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I tried printing out a standard Space Marine decal page from here and I it looks like I am having some issues here.  I printed the page out on an inkjet printer with some MicroMax clear Inkjet decal paper.   I did a test run first to see how they turn out and here is what I got:

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Now my issue is not exactly the decal job, this is just a test.  What I was looking for is if the color would come through a lot more brighter and this is not what I was expecting.  I am working on Crimson Fists so I am trying to go for the following look:

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Clearly a big difference even though this looks like it needs a little micro sol and some touch up painting.  A few questions here for anyone who can help.  Has anyone else had the same problems and how did you overcome it?  Is a laser printed sheet going to work better?  Would you make any other recommendations?  

Thanks!

 

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I tried printing my own Decals and it failed.

I would rather recommend going to store that öfters decal printing Service or getting some good quality third party Decals.

For my Heresy era Imperial Fists i added some from the mighty brush and you can get the Crimson Fist variant too

https://www.themightybrush.com/product/gloved-fists-transfers-decals/

I can really recommend them, their quality is in the same level as Forgeworld.

 

 

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Thank's Bung.  I am not against the idea, and the website that you mentioned does have some nice decals on it.  I will think on it, but I still want to figure this out if at all possible.  There is more than squad markings that I want to be able make into a decal.  

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If you have the design ready you could look into a printing Service with more experience.

I think a bit of your problem is the Printer ink in combination with Micro Sol / Set, as those chemicals may react with the printer ink.

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I actually found a place in the States where I am that does the Squad Markers among other things.  So I ordered a set of them and some white numbers that I wanted to try to use as well.  Hopefully they will work out.  

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15 hours ago, Brother Adelard said:

Personally, I'd avoid The Mighty Brush transfers like the plague. I've found them awful to work with 

I recommend Scumb4g Kustoms on Facebook, message them and they'll probably do what you need.

I dont see your Problems.

I use The Mighty Brush Decals along with FW ones and dont have any problems at all.

I use Micro Sol / Set to fix them.

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It's not just me, there was a recent thread about them in the forge. Someone having issues with transfers, and all of the usual advice was rendered moot because the transfers were TMB. 

I find that the larger ones curl as soon as you pick them up, and are almost impossible to lie flat. 

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6 hours ago, Brother Adelard said:

It's not just me, there was a recent thread about them in the forge. Someone having issues with transfers, and all of the usual advice was rendered moot because the transfers were TMB. 

I find that the larger ones curl as soon as you pick them up, and are almost impossible to lie flat. 

 

Then we work different.

I had no problems with folding or such with TMB decals.

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