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Old 05-31-22, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
Lately I have been transferring my images to "Helicopter Tape" and using them for decals. It is working well and I now consider it proven. I resize my images to the required dimensions and then print them off on my Laser Printer using regular paper and settings at Card Stock and Extra Dark. I then apply the tape, soak/rub off the paper and then apply to my frame.

Here's a pic of the decals ready to be soaked.

The images were made in Libreoffice then saved as .pdf which are attached.

Here is one of many links detailing the transfer method. Be sure to use Helicopter Tape.
https://youtu.be/NoCg_o-4r2k



https://www.amazon.com/Frost-King-Cl...s%2C147&sr=8-1
zandoval ,
I am really interested in your addition to the thread. I have never used "HT" tape, does the adhesive still work after the tape has been submerged in water?
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Old 05-31-22, 04:05 PM
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Originally Posted by xiaoman1 View Post
...I have never used "HT" tape, does the adhesive still work after the tape has been submerged in water?
Yes it does. The main reason I use Helicopter Tape is because of its durability of Urethane type plastic and longevity of its adhesive. I use regular printer paper for the transfers as the paper fibers almost dissolve away from the adhesive leaving the Toner Ink in place. On my latest repaint of my 81 UNIVEGA I had placed Helicopter tape on the Chain Stay and other areas of common damage. That was ten years ago and still the tape and adhesive were holding well.

The last time I ordered 2" Helicopter tape the vendor sent me Frost King T94H Plastic Weather-Seal Tape at half price and it too has lasted just as well as Helicopter tape.
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Old 06-02-22, 02:51 AM
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hey, I'm rehabbing a 61-62-ish Geminiani, not a restoration, but the previous owner had eschewed all ornamentation. My goal is to bring it back to the pervious owner's state but with just a bit of identification. The various incarnations of the original Geminiani head badge seem a bit cheesy so I'm thinking of re-interpreting it:

screen grab of commercially offered badge on left, new version on right

I worked the new version up in Photoshop, 2764px x 3532px.I can use Inkscape to produce an SVG version of it. Will that be suitable to create a decal? Ideally, the sort-of-gold color would be metallic or even a gold mylar background for the rest of the design.

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Originally Posted by zandoval View Post
Yes it does. The main reason I use Helicopter Tape is because of its durability of Urethane type plastic and longevity of its adhesive. I use regular printer paper for the transfers as the paper fibers almost dissolve away from the adhesive leaving the Toner Ink in place. On my latest repaint of my 81 UNIVEGA I had placed Helicopter tape on the Chain Stay and other areas of common damage. That was ten years ago and still the tape and adhesive were holding well.

The last time I ordered 2" Helicopter tape the vendor sent me Frost King T94H Plastic Weather-Seal Tape at half price and it too has lasted just as well as Helicopter tape.
zandoval,
Many thanks for the information.....it is very useful and a technique that I will try!
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Originally Posted by chip.hedler View Post
WOW! That's some real nice work!!! I would definitely consider this for a Bumper Sticker Print then just cut it out. Its gonna be hard to match that font for the down tube. Here is one made in Libroffice and InkScape useing the "Dolly Script Personal Use" font. It's not much of a match...

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There are a number of sources for the script on the down tube but I think I'm going to limit the decor to the head badge and maybe some Reynolds labels. The bike was not in its original trim when it came to me--the previous owner had displayed it in the window of her bike shop in what was probably its original trim which I am fairly sure included cottered Stronglight cranks. She had it painted yellow, left it free of any decoration, and upgraded it to alloy Stronglights and NR derailleurs so she could take it out on the road. A few years later when she sold the shop I successfully lobbied her to let me buy it (which was fine with her, because she had acquired a fire-engine red all-Campy Lejuene). I maintained it as my #2 bike until a housemate in Philly borrowed my #1 which was a Frejus and got that stolen. Over the years, this Geminiani has been my all-purpose ride, with fenders to make rainy days suitable. But it's taken a few mild knocks and scrapes and it's time to deal with flaking paint and rust here and there. And it seems appropriate to at least give a hat-tip to the brand name.
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What are some different ways to have white within a design?

In this thread there are some beautiful decals that do not appear cut out but have a clear background that shows the underlying paint. At the same time, there are white areas within the design (such as the interior of outlined letters or a multicolored stripe). Which decal creation methods work for this kind of effect?
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