Collection: Waterslide Decals

Waterslide decals are images you apply to surfaces such as metal, glass, ceramic, wood, and other surfaces.

They need to be baked or sealed with epoxy to stay on.

They can be printed with an inkjet printer or a laser printer. You need special paper to print on either. (meaning, you cannot use inkjet paper in a laser printer and cannot use laser paper in an inkjet printer).

They can be printed on white paper or clear paper. White will have a white border around it and any clear part in the design will be white. They are good for dark background surfaces. Clear will be translucent and does not show any white. They are good for white or light colored backgrounds.

They are all sized to approximately 3 1/2 inches tall and no wider than 4 inches wide to fit a 20 oz cup or the top of a 30 oz cup.

They are popular now for the glitter epoxy tumbler cups.

The decal is printed on an actual thin film that has a paper backing, very similar to a temporary tattoo. They are soaked in water to allow the film (with the image printed on it) to slide off the paper backing, hence the name waterslide.

The decals printed on inkjet paper need to be spray sealed with a clear gloss or matte acrylic spray in order for the ink to stay on the film as it is being soaked in water. If not, the ink will dissolve in the water. The laser printed decals do not need to be spray sealed. The process of a laser printer, using heat already seals the toner onto the film. (no ink is used in a laser printer).

There is a "temporary tattoo" method to use inkjet decals without sealing. You just order the inkjet "mirrored", then you apply it to your surface, then put a wet towel on the back to release the paper backing. Then you will need to epoxy over that. It only works with clear decals.

VIDEO showing how to spray seal the inkjet and apply: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLtyjigXAec&t=161s

VIDEO showing the mirror/tattoo method:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUrN-cnZ5RA&t=131s

VIDEO showing the difference between inkjet and laser:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntXYPNrNt3I&t=176s

 

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  • Waterslide Decal Not Today Heifer Cow licking nose with purple flowers
    Waterslide Decal Not Today Heifer Cow licking nose with purple flowers
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  • Waterslide Decal You are my Sunshine/Little Sunshine 6 sets to choose from
    Waterslide Decal You are my Sunshine/Little Sunshine 6 sets to choose from
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  • Waterslide Decal Custom Photo
    Waterslide Decal Custom Photo
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  • Waterslide Sheet WHOLE REALISTIC SUNFLOWERS Various Sizes
    Waterslide Sheet WHOLE REALISTIC SUNFLOWERS Various Sizes
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  • Waterslide Decal Composition Notebook Label
    Waterslide Decal Composition Notebook Label
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  • Waterslide Decal Elmer's Glue Teacher Appreciation Label
    Waterslide Decal Elmer's Glue Teacher Appreciation Label
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  • Waterslide Decal Nurse Life Pink background
    Waterslide Decal Nurse Life Pink background
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  • Waterslide Decal Nurse Life Blue background
    Waterslide Decal Nurse Life Blue background
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  • Waterslide Decal Watercolor TREE FROG
    Waterslide Decal Watercolor TREE FROG
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  • Waterslide Decal Pink MERMAID MARTINI
    Waterslide Decal Pink MERMAID MARTINI
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  • Waterslide Decal Blue MERMAID MARTINI
    Waterslide Decal Blue MERMAID MARTINI
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  • Waterslide Sheet HALF REALISTIC SUNFLOWERS
    Waterslide Sheet HALF REALISTIC SUNFLOWERS
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  • Waterslide Sheet HALF WATERCOLOR SUNFLOWERS
    Waterslide Sheet HALF WATERCOLOR SUNFLOWERS
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  • Waterslide Sheet of Decals clear or white film RED AND BLUE LIGHTHOUSE Theme
    Waterslide Sheet of Decals clear or white film RED AND BLUE LIGHTHOUSE Theme
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  • Waterslide Sheet of Decals RED WHITE LIGHTHOUSES Theme
    Waterslide Sheet of Decals RED WHITE LIGHTHOUSES Theme
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  • Waterslide Decal LIGHTHOUSE White
    Waterslide Decal LIGHTHOUSE White
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  • Waterslide Decal LIGHTHOUSE Red
    Waterslide Decal LIGHTHOUSE Red
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  • Waterslide Decal LIGHTHOUSE Red and White Stripes
    Waterslide Decal LIGHTHOUSE Red and White Stripes
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  • Waterslide Sheet of Decals clear or white film MERMAID Theme
    Waterslide Sheet of Decals clear or white film MERMAID Theme
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  • Waterslide Decal SKULL WITH BURGUNDY FLOWERS
    Waterslide Decal SKULL WITH BURGUNDY FLOWERS
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  • Waterslide Sheet PASTEL BALLOON Ballerina Unicorn Mermaid
    Waterslide Sheet PASTEL BALLOON Ballerina Unicorn Mermaid
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  • Waterslide Decal Pretty Baker
    Waterslide Decal Pretty Baker
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  • Waterslide Decal Sheet FIRE FLAMES
    Waterslide Decal Sheet FIRE FLAMES
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  • Waterslide Decal MEDIC Hospital Worker Healthcare Professional
    Waterslide Decal MEDIC Hospital Worker Healthcare Professional
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  • Waterslide Decal Let it Bee
    Waterslide Decal Let it Bee
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  • Waterslide Decal Whisper Words of Wisdom Let it Be Dragonfly
    Waterslide Decal Whisper Words of Wisdom Let it Be Dragonfly
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  • Waterslide Decal Tribal Rainbow Glitter (effect) Feather Headdress
    Waterslide Decal Tribal Rainbow Glitter (effect) Feather Headdress
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  • Waterslide Decal COW BULL SKULL with feathers
    Waterslide Decal COW BULL SKULL with feathers
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