Polyurethane resin doming requires expensive equipment, is messy and labor intensive. That is why I was pleased to see one of my suppliers sell a “no mess” doming system which works really simple: you print onto kiss cut sticker material with a normal inkjet printer, then apply the sticker to the item to be domed, and then finally apply a self-adhesive gel sticker that looks like a dome on top of the sticker. Besides the sticker label and gel sticker, some kits include a CD-ROM with instructions and a soft cloth.
Uses & Components
The sticker and dome can be used for various creative purposes and various “blank” components are sold which the gel sticker fits into. The two shapes and sizes my supplier sells is 25mm/2.5cm/1 inch round domes and 60 x 20mm (6 x 2cm) rectangular domes. The round is suited for items such as key rings and the rectangular is suited for items such as name badges.
How to use the DIY doming kit