Decals for kayaks
Om some of my kayaks I have attached decals with the model name. Many builders have asked for original decals to use on their own kayaks. The decals will be available for download from the download page – when I get them ready.
The files are png- or pdf-format. Png can be opened in most image editors and adjusted to size (printed the decals are in the size used on my kayaks). Click on the png-file to see the decal enlarged on the screen. Pdf is ideal for printing - if you print it yourself or with the help of a print shop.
Print the image on a piece of thin japan paper (aka rice paper). Attach it to an ordinary printer paper with a thin line of glue round the perimeter (otherwise the printer shreds it). With a laser printer you can use the print as is, but with an inkjet writer you may need to stabilize the image with fixative, to avoid smearing. Put the cut out image on the wooden surface and very cautiously attach epoxy with a brush. When the epoxy has cured you continue as normally with laminating fibre glass.