I have received the first and last stock batch of livery decals that were printed before these problems with my decal supplier occurred. Let me please say that it really wasn’t “before the problems occurred” since from the batch I received, some had to be disregarded as well, so thankfully those weren’t shipped directly to the customers with a consecuent disappointment.
The sets presenting these issues may be available if someone whises (please contact), for a cheaper price depending on the set and the damage, but I already say that in most cases, these are quite small and doesn’t present a major issue for using the entire decal set.
Still with how it all ended with my suplier, I don’t really like to upload photos here to blame on these issues because I feel uncomfortable speaking badly about others work, however, I said the truth when these decals were great and I said the truth when problems are present, if someone whishes to purchase these or wonders what the damage is, I can send photos to make sure what the customer is buying.
I just won’t be using these decals myself, and I consider that despite these minor issues (in almost all cases) decals can still be used as usual but aren’t 100% perfect to be sold at the store.
- There won’t be stock of A350 Cathay Pacific decals because of the outrageous banding on the tail decals. However, the decal set includes the white logo for the tail, so anyone interested in that one, I can provide it a bit cheaper with knowledge from the customer’s side of that banding issue (photos will be send).
- There is a damaged decal of the ANA A320Neo which covers the entire decal for the emergency exit arrows on top of the wing. Again, the decal set provides another option for that decal (weathered and clean) it also presents a very tiny super micro white line (I used a magnifying glass) on the side of the blue cheatline. Overall I think it is still usable but due that deffect, it cannot be for sale with the original price. There are 5 units of that decal which are in perfect condition anyway.
- There won’t be stock of the Singapore A350 since these decals were not printed at the moment of purchasing the stock batch.
- There is a very small issue with one A350 Delta decal set which presents a few spots near one decal line going on top of the edge of the spoilers.
These are all the decals that presents issues. I went through every single set carefully checking every detail to make sure that those on the store are in 100% perfect condition.
There won’t be a full stock coverage of all the decals on the site, because what I got is what was left printed and it is all what will be available at least for now until I can solve the issues with my printer.
On regards my printer, things are getting to a point and we are reaching an agreement to A) get a replacement, or B) get a refund and purchase a different model (assured by the company that decal paper works on it) so I went ahead with option B) because I am just afraid of having the same issues with the same printer model.
Since the decals will be shiped from Spain, I will requiere a little bit of time to change things on the store, such as enter decal weights and shipping rates according to my local postal service and change the carrier for each decal set.
This time decals will be shipped with silk protective paper and two sides of cardboard for a safer shipment. Some will require a reprint for the instructions as some of those sent in the batch are just almost black and white with lots of tiny lines.
I will update the site once these decals are available. In the meantime I am continuing with the stock units and continue with the 747 cargo when there is time left.