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Target Decals Question

By dearliza98

8 months ago

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#1 8 months ago

Hi everyone. I have some F-14 Tomcat decal designs that I created for my game. I’m wondering if anyone has done this before and has advice.

For instance, what sort of decals should I use? Vinyl? What will take the most abuse and last the longest? I’m not terribly worried about the $ since it’s just a one-off. Thank you!

#2 8 months ago

A while back I made a bunch square bullseye vinyl stickers up from sticker mule for a mystery castle game I no longer have. I’ve been cutting them down to use on my Wh20 green stand up targets which get the living hell bashed out of them and very surprised how well they’ve held up (months now)

#3 8 months ago

This is what they look like

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#4 8 months ago

Vinyl with a laminate overlay will insure they last for a very very very long time.

#5 8 months ago

bonzo442 flashinstinct thanks guys. Sounds like vinyl is the way to go. Was the laminate overlay done after the fact by yourself? Prettt easy to purchase these supplies? Thanks again.

#6 8 months ago

You could also use Polypropylene with a laminate overlay. Whatever you do DO NOT put mylar over the vinyl. The mylar and vinyl don't have the same contraction and expansion rates so you would end up with curled, peeled, torn stickers. I deal with large scale printers for the decal sets that I produce. Not sure if local shops do this but I would assume they would. They have to print the art on the vinyl, then they have to pass the vinyl in a laminator, then they have to run it through the plotter to cut the stickers out.

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