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Hi I have an epson 1430 with pigment ink and a roland gx-24 vinyl cutter that I got for heat transfers. Can I use this set up to print and cut decals for vehicles and signs? If yes where can I get the materials? Thank you.
 

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Hi I have an epson 1430 with pigment ink and a roland gx-24 vinyl cutter that I got for heat transfers. Can I use this set up to print and cut decals for vehicles and signs? If yes where can I get the materials? Thank you.
You definitely need to get UV protection on that film. They recommend a spray and sheet application. Decals printed on inkjet printers will not last anytime outside without uv protection.
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I printed a few colorful decals in October with my Epson and Papillo. They've been on a car window. I used Tree House Studio Clear Acrylic Gloss coating from Hobby Lobby ($5.99). The Clear Acrylic Gloss doesn't advertise UV protection; it just promises to waterproof and not to yellow. Admittedly, we don't get much rain here, but we sure get punishing sunshine!

The decals still look brand new.
 

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You just need media designed for pigment ink printers. Here are a few more suggestions:
Ivivid MV InkJet Matte Photo Water Resistant Media PSA Backing
Jexar Water-Fast 6 Mil Matte White Calendered Vinyl Printable Vinyl
DMVLA5 5 Mil Calendered Matte White Vinyl Printable Vinyl

Either the spray on for protection that others have mentioned or use a clear overlaminate to protect the material from UV and water.
 
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