Re: [CR]Vinyl _white_ decals

Example: Framebuilders:Tony Beek
From: "Steve Neago" <>
To: "Donald Gillies" <>, <>
References: <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Vinyl _white_ decals
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 2003 03:21:19 -0400

Hi Don,

Painting a white color on a black background would likely be difficult because the black color would bleed through. Most auto replacement parts OEM colors are originally black where a grey primer is then applied and then the final colors. The black color is originally used because it shows places where the primer paint was not applied.

I believe that my Raleigh white decals made of white vinyl are easier to make and apply than having to to make multiple printer runs of white over black. Multiple runs of white over black lose clarity and can cause runs on the paper media.

Regards, Steve Neago
Cincinnati, OH

----- Original Message -----
From: Donald Gillies
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2003 2:53 AM
Subject: [CR]Vinyl _white_ decals

> 15 years ago I opened up an HP inkjet cartridge and refilled the
> black ink with blue ink from the local stationer's store. You had to
> make sure not to use india ink because it has particles that will clog
> the jets.
> So one possible way to make white decals is as follows. Drain a black
> cartridge, and maybe flush it with distilled water. Then refill with
> white ink. Print your white decals (e.g. raleigh model names) with an
> all-black setting on your printer. They should come out white.
> Has anybody tried this ?? i haven't been very successful at
> finding a source of white ink on the web, and i've been too
> lazy to visit stationery store just for this purpose.


> - Don