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How to Make Decals with an Inkjet Printer

How many times have you seen a cool decal on an office window or car bumper, and wanted one for yourself? Unfortunately, there are only so many people with the skills to make those decals; but don't worry because we're here to help. Today we will show you how to use your inkjet printer as a custom decal maker! This process is super simple and anyone can do it. All you need is some paper (preferably glossy), any sharpie markers, and of course an inkjet printer.

1) Open up your word processing software and type out what should be printed onto the sticker/decal in tiny letters like "Hello!"

2) Select print from the main menu bar and make sure your printer is set to "photo" or "glossy paper."

Now comes the fun part - designing your decal!

There are no real limits to what you can do, but we suggest starting with something basic like a simple shape or logo. If you're feeling creative, try adding text or other images for a more unique look. Once you have everything designed how you want it, go ahead and print it out on glossy paper.

If you're having trouble fitting all of the design onto one page, don't worry - just print multiple pages and join them together later using tape or glue.

Once the sticker is printed, carefully cut around its edges using scissors (or an exacto knife).

Try to get as clean of a cut as possible, but don't worry if it's not perfect.

Once you've got your decal cut out, go ahead and stick it wherever you want! If the surface isn't flat enough for the sticker to adhere well, try using some spray adhesive or double-sided tape before sticking it down. We hope this tutorial helps make customizing things around your house easier - good luck with all of your future projects!

About William Elward

Founder of Castle Ink, William Elward has 20 years experience in the printer industry. He's been featured on CNN Money, Yahoo, PC World, Computer World, and other top publications and frequently blogs about printers and ink cartridges. He's an expert at diagnosing printer issues and has published guides to fixing common printer issues across the internet. A graduate of Bryant University and Columbia's Sulzberger Executive Leadership Program, he's held various leadership positions at The College Board, Bankrate, Zocdoc, and Everyday Health. Follow him on Twitter at William Elward's Twitter Profile