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 Watercolor Red Cardinal Bird
    Waterslide Decal Watercolor Red Cardinal Bird
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  • Waterslide Decal Blood Stains are Red Ultraviolet Lights are Blue I Watch Enough Murder Shows They'll Never Find You
    Waterslide Decal Blood Stains are Red Ultraviolet Lights are Blue I Watch Enough Murder Shows They'll Never Find You
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  • Waterslide Decal Cowboy Boots with Flowers
    Waterslide Decal Cowboy Boots with Flowers
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  • Waterslide Decal Voodoo Doll
    Waterslide Decal Voodoo Doll
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  • Waterslide Decal Medusa Gold Greek Key Circle Frame
    Waterslide Decal Medusa Gold Greek Key Circle Frame
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  • Waterslide Sheet WHOLE REALISTIC SUNFLOWERS Various Sizes
    Waterslide Sheet WHOLE REALISTIC SUNFLOWERS Various Sizes
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  • Waterslide Decal SKULL WITH BURGUNDY FLOWERS
    Waterslide Decal SKULL WITH BURGUNDY FLOWERS
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  • Waterslide Decal Hay Girl Hay Cows on a board
    Waterslide Decal Hay Girl Hay Cows on a board
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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 Do no harm Take no bull
    Waterslide Decal Do no harm Take no bull
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  • Waterslide Decal Country Roads Take Me Home
    Waterslide Decal Country Roads Take Me Home
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  • Waterslide Decal Composition Notebook Label
    Waterslide Decal Composition Notebook Label
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  • Waterslide Decal Custom Photo SEALED
    Waterslide Decal Custom Photo SEALED
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  • Waterslide Decal Cute Kneeling Giraffe
    Waterslide Decal Cute Kneeling Giraffe
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  • Waterslide Decal Cute Sitting Giraffe
    Waterslide Decal Cute Sitting Giraffe
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  • Waterslide Decal Lady Bug
    Waterslide Decal Lady Bug
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  • Waterslide Decal Red & Black Buffalo Plaid Vintage Truck with Christmas Tree
    Waterslide Decal Red & Black Buffalo Plaid Vintage Truck with Christmas Tree
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  • Waterslide Decal 3 Snowmen Mint Green & Leopard
    Waterslide Decal 3 Snowmen Mint Green & Leopard
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  • Waterslide Decal In a World Full of Grinches, be a Griswold
    Waterslide Decal In a World Full of Grinches, be a Griswold
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  • Waterslide Decal Mombie Sunflowers
    Waterslide Decal Mombie Sunflowers
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  • Waterslide Decal Tree Frog3
    Waterslide Decal Tree Frog3
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  • Waterslide Decal Wrap BLUE FIRE FLAMES
    Waterslide Decal Wrap BLUE FIRE FLAMES
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  • Waterslide Decal Wrap COLORFUL SNAKE SKIN
    Waterslide Decal Wrap COLORFUL SNAKE SKIN
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  • Waterslide Decal Tie Dye Pumpkins It's Fall Y'all
    Waterslide Decal Tie Dye Pumpkins It's Fall Y'all
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  • Waterslide Decal Apothecary Label Wing of Bat
    Waterslide Decal Apothecary Label Wing of Bat
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  • Waterslide Decal White Tiger
    Waterslide Decal White Tiger
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  • Waterslide Decal Cow Licking Nose with Blue Flowers
    Waterslide Decal Cow Licking Nose with Blue Flowers
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  • Waterslide Decal Not Today Heifer
    Waterslide Decal Not Today Heifer
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