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    Silver vinyl or decal

    Hey guys,

    Does anyone have an idea where I might get a custom logo either cut in silver vinyl or as a metallic silver decal (In Oz)?

    I've spent all day trawling the web, and the only sites that came up that seemed like they'd do what I wanted were overseas and postage was killer.

    It's entirely possible I'm just failing at the google...
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    Dr Decal and Mr Hyde do custom metallic silver (or gold) decal printing. They are based in Sydney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jugglindan View Post
    Dr Decal and Mr Hyde do custom metallic silver (or gold) decal printing. They are based in Sydney.
    Perfect! Thanks so much.

    Somehow I had been to their site but not managed to find that service.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnH View Post
    Perfect! Thanks so much.

    Somehow I had been to their site but not managed to find that service.
    No worries. A couple of things in their menu are a bit weird to find.

    They also sell metallic decal paper for DIY, but the process looks a bit fiddly to me compared to the standard printed decals.
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    I think that's the page I first came across when I found their site.

    Last time I tried making my own with screenprinted foils, which was such a PITA and cost a fortune, though it worked. Much easier to just pay some dollarydoos (and the screenprinting studio is locked down anyway, so I couldn't get in to do that again even if I wanted to).
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    I just put an order in with them for the Blueycaster logo. I have had mixed success printing decals on my laser printer. The paper is too thick, causing randomly smeared toner. The randomness is the worst part. I have to fill a page with the same decals in the hope I get at least one usable one.
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    I had that issue when I tried printing the black one for the Vadercaster, and ended up getting a friend to cut it on his vinyl cutter. He doesn't have any silver vinyl though for this one, ha ha
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnH View Post
    I had that issue when I tried printing the black one for the Vadercaster, and ended up getting a friend to cut it on his vinyl cutter. He doesn't have any silver vinyl though for this one, ha ha
    You could buy the vinyl from Graphic Art Mart https://www.gamart.com.au/ and give it to your friend to cut. They are super awesome to deal with and very quick to get your order out.

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