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 Hairy Green Grinch Hand holding Ornament
    Waterslide Decal Hairy Green Grinch Hand holding Ornament
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    Waterslide Decal bae Best Aunt Ever
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  • Waterslide Decal Set of 6 (7") Orange Monarch Butterflies
    Waterslide Decal Set of 6 (7
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    Waterslide Decal B13 Girl Power Rosie Pink Bandana
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  • Waterslide Decal Giraffe with Hot Pink Flowers
    Waterslide Decal Giraffe with Hot Pink Flowers
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    Waterslide Decal Pretty Hummingbird
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    Waterslide Decal Hummingbird with Flowers
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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 Voodoo Doll
    Waterslide Decal Voodoo Doll
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  • Waterslide Decal White Tiger
    Waterslide Decal White Tiger
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    Waterslide Decal Watercolor Unicorn
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  • Waterslide Decal 17D SKULL WITH BURGUNDY FLOWERS
    Waterslide Decal 17D SKULL WITH BURGUNDY FLOWERS
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    Waterslide Decal C10 Whisper Words of Wisdom Let it Be Dragonfly
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  • Waterslide Decal G7 Lucky Horseshoes with Sunflowers
    Waterslide Decal G7 Lucky Horseshoes with Sunflowers
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  • Waterslide Decal A12 Country Roads Take Me Home
    Waterslide Decal A12 Country Roads Take Me Home
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    Waterslide Decal Floral Mandala
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    Waterslide Decal Composition Notebook Label
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    Waterslide Decal 13C Don't Be A Salty Heifer
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  • Waterslide Decal Custom Photo SEALED
    Waterslide Decal Custom Photo SEALED
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    Waterslide Decal Watercolor Lion
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    Waterslide Decal True Crime Junkie
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  • Waterslide Decal Pink Flowers with Gold Accents
    Waterslide Decal Pink Flowers with Gold Accents
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  • Waterslide Decal Cummins Diesel Fuel Filter Label
    Waterslide Decal Cummins Diesel Fuel Filter Label
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  • Waterslide Decal Wild Flowers and Butterflies Wrap
    Waterslide Decal Wild Flowers and Butterflies Wrap
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  • Waterslide Decal Ruby Throated Hummingbird
    Waterslide Decal Ruby Throated Hummingbird
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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 26F Buddy the Elf Santa
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