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  • Custom waterslide decal in your own artwork.
  • Waterslide Decal Application Instructions
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Your Artwork - Custom Waterslide Decal

* Step 1. Upload Your Artwork Here (template available below):

(Maximum Size: 100.00 MB. Type: PSD,psd,zip,ZIP)
Stock Details

Product Description

For ultra thin custom waterslide decals of your own artwork. To order please follow the instructions in the PDF download, use the PSD template provided and upload it back to us containing your artwork before clicking Add To Basket. Please bear in mind that the thinner your line weight the more trouble the printer might have producing the required result. We can print very tiny but if we are asking it to print half a pixel line width it might struggle. 

Download our Ordering Guide here: How To Order Guide

Download our Artwork Template here: Artwork Template

Bulk Decal Discounts Are Available

  • Buy 2 - 2 and get 20% off
  • Buy 3 - 5 and get 35% off
  • Buy 6 - 9 and get 50% off
  • Buy 10 - 19 and get 60% off
  • Buy 20 - 99 and get 65% off
  • Buy 100 or more and get 70% off

All discounts are automatically applied once you Add To Basket.

What Makes Our Decals Special

  • Our decals are precision made restoration quality decals printed on the finest quality fresh waterslide paper.
  • We use completely opaque and permanent inks, including truly metallic gold and silver, so unlike decals printed on inkjet or laser printers the colour of our decals is not affected by the colour of the surface underneath - our decals can be used on ANY colour surface.
  • The paper is ultra-thin allowing for a superior edgeless finish, the unprinted areas remain totally transparent, and it is compatible with all spray types including nitrocellulose.
  • Like all waterslide decals ours can only be applied to sealed, non-porous, non-oily surfaces (for example, lacquered wood.)
  • They are produced by us in our studio freshly to order well within one week.


Waterslide decals cannot be applied to oiled surfaces. Full application and finishing instructions are included with each order which we strongly advise you follow closely irrespective of previous decal experience. Waterslide decals can be applied to any smooth, non-porous, non-oily surface making them ideal for many applications including guitars, toys, models, candles, bikes, helmets and so much more.


These are CUSTOM waterslide decals. Text and images will be printed exactly as specified by you in the downloadable template. Your requested design should not contain any registered trademarks or copyrighted designs unless you are the rights owner or have their express consent to use such marks. By ordering you agree to these terms.

Basic Application Instructions

  1. Sand your lacquered headstock to 600 grit.
  2. Cut the decal to a 'smooth pebble' shape - a precise outline is unnecessary.
  3. Soak for a couple of seconds in water, then apply to headstock.
  4. Smooth out and dry with tissue paper, then leave overnight to fully adhere.
  5. Spray over with some clear lacquer.
  6. Polish the headstock for a professional finish. Our Complete Polishing Kit is ideal for this and contains everything you need for hand polishing lacquers to a high gloss.

Product Videos

How To Apply Waterslide Guitar Headstock Decals 05:23

Full video guide on how to apply our custom waterslide guitar headstock decals. Decal supplied by www.CustomLuthierSupply.com 0:12 Unpacking 1:24 Trimming 2:16 Positioning 2:30 Applying 3:20 Smoothing

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Product Reviews

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  1. Product good.... service very slow..!

    Posted by John S on 5th Oct 2017

    When the decal eventually arrived it was good quality and the reproduction of my custom artwork was excellent. The service however was atrocious. I had to contact Rothko & Frost as the decal had not arrived after a week. The replacement they sent out took another week to arrive even though they were only sending to a UK address.
    If you want a good quality decal and are prepared to wait then I would recommend... If you want a good quality decal in a reasonable timescale then I would try elsewhere..!
    This was my first time using the company and I'll probably be trying elsewhere...!

  2. Brilliant Product, Brilliant service

    Posted by Vince on 22nd Jul 2017

    Decal arrived on Friday and I am very impressed with the way it was packaged, with a clear sample to test with for those of us who last used waterslide decals on Airfix kits 30 years ago. The print is exactly as specified and the decal applies perfectly. Thank you R&F for allowing me to add the final detail to my kit built guitar.

  3. Excellent decal perfect quality

    Posted by Derald on 19th Jun 2017

    I was searching for a waterslide decal that would look great on a black guitar headstock. Printing my own did not work out. I do not have a printer that has metallic ink. This decal had a gold metallic ink and it looks amazing. Uploading the appropriate Photoshop file was initially confusing, but after a little persistence, I uploaded the file and it was accepted. The resulting waterslide decal was perfect. It is very thin as they stated. After multiple coats of lacquer on the headstock and the decal, the edges of the waterslide decal are invisible. The decal looks amazing. When I work on another guitar I will absolutely use Rothko and Frost to produce another decal for me.

  4. Looks great

    Posted by Eliott on 5th Jun 2017

    Exactly what I paid for!

  5. Great Quality

    Posted by Unknown on 29th May 2017

    Very impressive decals, especially the metallic gold and metallic silver. Another very satisfied purchase.

  6. Great!

    Posted by Unknown on 29th May 2017

    R&F decals are very high quality. Their metallics are top notch. Another very satisfied purchase.

  7. Great decals

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Feb 2017

    Gold and silver look great, easy to use and great assistance rom the staff, completely satisfied.

  8. Looks Great

    Posted by Todd on 19th Jan 2017

    Very nice decal. I will purchase them again in the future.

  9. Best waterslides

    Posted by Auxan on 4th Jan 2017

    Very easy to use & perfect result !

  10. Custom Decal

    Posted by Paul Salmons on 7th Oct 2016

    Faithfully reproduced, easy to apply, and fast delivery; who could ask for more?

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