I'm getting ready to do my first multi-color vehicle decal. It's going to be about 12x20 for a car door so I'm thinking I need to use paper tape for a possible wet installation. There are four colors in the decal. My questions are: 1) Can you see well enough through the paper tape to layer (i've read that you can't use clear when using liquid)? 2) Can you overlap the transfer tape to cover the whole decal without problems? 3) Does the shape of the registration mark really matter? I've seen some complaints about the stock marks in Vinylmaster and was just wondering what type and how many are best.
Any help appreciated, thanks in advance!
Yes, sort of, No.
You can see through paper take well enough to line things up usually, color of vehicle and color of vinyl will have some effect.
By over lap, do you mean use multiple piece of transfer tape to cover the decal? Yes, it can be done, but it should be avoided. Where the tape overlaps you are likely to get bubbles in the decal. Now if you have say two lines of text you can have the tape overlap in the black space between the letters, no problem.
Shape and size of the mark is up to you, what ever works best for you. I typically use a diamond shape, just my personal preference.