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Tomtom
24-04-2019, 09:10 AM
Hi all. Have a bit of a dilemma with my black headstock. I have printed out some decals on decal paper in lighter colours like gold etc. And when I apply them the ink is invisible against the black.
Anyone know a way around this?

king casey
24-04-2019, 09:30 AM
You should use decal paper with a solid white background.
cheers, Mark.

Tomtom
24-04-2019, 09:32 AM
But then I would have the white backing on the black headstock.

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Sonic Mountain
24-04-2019, 09:34 AM
You need to find somewhere with a printer that has a 'white' function. That will lay down a coat of opaque white and then print the colour over it. I would ring around some local singage places. Alternately you could have it cut in white vinyl. I did that on the steampunker, but used gold vinyl, like this:

https://i.imgur.com/7c4lJhn.jpg

It will sit slightly raised from the surface, but looks pro

Alternately, you can print the decal in reverse on the decal paper, then colour it in with a gold/silver sharpie, seal it and then apply it 'upside down' similar to what Nitro did here (about halfway down the page):

https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=7150&page=17

king casey
24-04-2019, 09:40 AM
Alternately, you can print the decal in reverse on the decal paper, then colour it in with a gold/silver sharpie, seal it and then apply it 'upside down' similar to what Nitro did here (about halfway down the page):

https://www.buildyourownguitar.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=7150&page=17

That's the way I do all of mine.

cheers, Mark.