Best method of using old Verlinden rub downs...?

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Best method of using old Verlinden rub downs...?

Joined: April 22nd, 2005, 9:18 pm

February 19th, 2016, 3:09 am #1

Hi
I still have several sets, and the signage can be very useful, especially the Allied set. Sometimes they work perfectly, other times leave a part behind. Should the surface be matt or glossy, eg prepared with Klear or other? Or even initially rubbed down on the backing sheet?

I also have some Archer and Fingerprint designs - are they similar please?

Whilst googling the subject, i came across this fascinating Letraset history - and , yes, I still have loads... ! For sale if needed. I really used to love them.

http://www.eyemagazine.com/feature/arti ... revolution

Good for a CAFE sign in a glass window too, I even have some in Gold print.
Reading that I know I'm getting old...

Cheers
Andrew

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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:07 pm

February 20th, 2016, 9:54 am #2

Hi
A lot of the original rub down transfers had a limited shelf life. The adhesive sort of dried out. Once this has happened they are hard to use. So once they have gone you need to buy new ones.

One tip that can work is to rub them down on to clear waterside decal sheets and convert them to a water slide decal.

Note
Archer transfers are different. They DO NOT HAVE A SHELF LIFE. Check their web site and it explains the difference.

I don't know about fingerprint decals.

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Andrew
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Joined: April 22nd, 2005, 9:18 pm

February 20th, 2016, 2:41 pm #3

Useful to know. Thankfully I managed to use my old Verlinden ones, but not v sticky.

Cheers
Andrew
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Joined: September 30th, 2003, 4:41 pm

February 21st, 2016, 7:34 pm #4

Hi
A lot of the original rub down transfers had a limited shelf life. The adhesive sort of dried out. Once this has happened they are hard to use. So once they have gone you need to buy new ones.

One tip that can work is to rub them down on to clear waterside decal sheets and convert them to a water slide decal.

Note
Archer transfers are different. They DO NOT HAVE A SHELF LIFE. Check their web site and it explains the difference.

I don't know about fingerprint decals.

High
Andrew
So Archer Transfers should have a "Use Immediately" warning?
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Joined: February 6th, 2002, 9:08 pm

February 25th, 2016, 3:41 am #5

I have some transfers from Archer that are at least 10 years old which are still usable. Just used some the other day without any problems.
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Joined: July 11th, 2005, 1:07 pm

February 26th, 2016, 8:36 am #6

So Archer Transfers should have a "Use Immediately" warning?
Hi George
Please read my post again.

Archer DO NOT HAVE A SHELF LIFE AS PER THE OLD RUB DOWN TRANSFERS. Archer use a different type of adhesive/ paper/ ink etc

Their decals will last a long long time.

If you visit the Archer web site he explains it.

But as with all decals/ transfers it's important to store them correctly. If you don't then this can effect the shelf life. But that's not Archers fault.

Regards
Andrew
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