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Laser printer for water slide decals

By Silverstreak02

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    My inkjet printer died today. I’m considering replacing it with a color laser printer that I can make water slide decals with. What should I be looking for? Is 600dpi good enough?

    #2 3 years ago

    Once you pick a printer you may want to confirm compatibility with the paper manufacturer. My newish HP laser printer does not work well with the giant stack of laser water slide paper I’d been using successfully with my $50k office color laser printer that is no longer available to me ;-(

    #3 3 years ago

    300DPI is more than enough for pinball art

    #4 3 years ago

    Yes my printer experts said many years ago 300 dpi is all you need.

    #5 3 years ago

    What's better -- laser or an archival inkjet? Higher end inkjet printers come with more inks than your standard C-M-Y-K laser printer so I assume their colour gamut is wider. Plus no risk of melting the waterslide paper inside your printer.

    Like the Epson SureColor P700

    #6 3 years ago

    Whats the recommended water slidepaper?

    #7 3 years ago
    Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

    Whats the recommended water slidepaper?

    Different types for different printers. This one is ink jet paper:

    https://www.amazon.com/Hayes-Paper-Waterslide-Water-Slide-Transparent/dp/B077TMFVL9

    ...and here is some laser waterslide paper:

    https://www.amazon.com/Sunnyscopa-Waterslide-Urethane-Standard-sheets/dp/B07FSF69RM/ref=sr_1_5

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from dr_nybble:

    What's better -- laser or an archival inkjet? Higher end inkjet printers come with more inks than your standard C-M-Y-K laser printer so I assume their colour gamut is wider. Plus no risk of melting the waterslide paper inside your printer.
    Like the Epson SureColor P700

    The Epson looks like a great printer for photo quality prints, but too expensive for my purpose.

    #10 3 years ago
    Quoted from MrArt2u:

    Once you pick a printer you may want to confirm compatibility with the paper manufacturer. My newish HP laser printer does not work well with the giant stack of laser water slide paper I’d been using successfully with my $50k office color laser printer that is no longer available to me ;-(

    I'm not sure what incompatibility you're having, but try setting the printer to thicker or maybe thinner paper in the print settings.

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