- Use our
Rub-on Decal Paper (media) to make clear, permanent
production decals that will adhere to almost any
substrate including: most types of plastic, metal,
glass, marble, slate, unpainted wood, any painted
substrate. Great for most interior walls (nock-down
finish), ceramic bisque, any glazed or unglazed
fired ceramic or porcelain glass, most types of
wax candles, and fiberglass.
- So why use rub-on
decals rather than self-adhesive clear vinyl or
water-slide decal media?
- Rub-on decals offer greater water
resistance than water-slide decals and clear inkjet
vinyl. Rub-on decals are also less prone to mechanical
wear and tear from handling or even normal use.
Another advantage to rub-on decals is that they
are thinner than vinyl and make great looking permanent,
thin, decals that almost give the look of being
printed directly on the item they are applied to.
Water-slide decals are ideal for decorative items
and arts & crafts creations, whereas run-on decals
are the better choice for production items. Rub-on
decals accept almost any clear top-coating. Our
rub-on decal media has been tested and shows good
compatibility with the following clear top-coats:
Oil Enamel, Acrylic, Epoxy, and Two-part Urethane.
- You must use
Rub-On Decal Tack from HPS.
- Or a similar product, to use
1) Copy/Print on to the glossy side of the media.
2) Apply a thin coat of the Papilio Rub On Decal
Tack. (If you are using Transfer Adhesive then follow
the instructions that come with the transfer adhesive
film.) Let the rub on decal tack dry for a
few hours or over night. A second coat should
NOT be applied.
Applying the decal:
1) Cut out the image with scissors while holding
the paper at a constant 90 degree angle to prevent
the media from sticking.
2) Apply the decal face down onto the substrate
to be decorated.
3) Apply pressure to the back side of the paper
using a solid object, such as a pen or pencil, working
in a circular motion.
4) Use your fingers or a sharp object to lift off
and discard the paper media. The artwork (the decal)
will remain on the substrate.
additional durability the Papilio Rub On Decal may
be cover coated with various types of solvent based
cover coats: epoxy, urethane, oil enamel,
decal paper can also be used on various types of
substrates: wood, marble, slate, glass, rock,
different types of plastic, metal, most painted
substrates, fiber glass, cardboard, etc.
NOT cut out the decal first and then apply the rub
on decal tack as the edges of the paper will
absorb the liquid making it difficult
transfer the decal later.