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    Black headstock decal issues.

    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?

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    You should use decal paper with a solid white background.
    cheers, Mark.

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    But then I would have the white backing on the black headstock.

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    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:



    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.a...t=7150&page=17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic Mountain View Post


    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.a...t=7150&page=17
    That's the way I do all of mine.

    cheers, Mark.

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