In a spate of continuing madness, I am making more decals for shields. But (and its a real pain) my Epson printer is now refusing to print them in both detail and colour fast. So does anyone also print their own and what printer do you use?
In terms of artwork my stuff matches LBMS so I am happy with that.
This is based on my own experiences, so YMMV. I use an old Canon inkjet printer (IP7270). It's not color fast, so I normally let the decals dry for a few hours then spritz a few thin layers of Gloss varnish. This makes the decal slightly stiff, so for more curved shields (Greek Hoplons) I'll cut 3 evenly spaced notches on it and use decal softener on the other side. If you are designing the shields yourself, I'd recommend using some vector graphics program like Inkscape (it's free) to scale it down and print it. I find raster graphics programs don't scale very well.
Thanks for the input fellas! I appear to have solved my problem (£££!) sticking with AI/PS for designing and a spanking new Canon PIXMA to print. It was an easier rout to go down rather than trying to get my heed round the technicalities of technicolour! I am very happy with the results I am getting now.