Digitally   Printed   Graphics

Produced using a wide-format Latex printer on premium quality 54-inch 3M Controltac self-adhesive Cast vinyl at 600 dpi. After printing, every graphic is given an optically clear (Satin or Gloss) UV protective overlaminate and then each individual element is contour cut to its finished shape. Rated at 12+ years in terms of outdoor durability.

Ideally suited for larger multi-colour elements such as Roundels or intricate designs such as Red Ensigns and unit crests. The Pantone colour system is used whenever possible.

PHOTO:Canadair Sabre Mk.5 23245, pedestal-mounted in Peterborough with Digitally-printed Red Ensigns, roundels and 430 Sqn Tail Bands. Black letters, numbers and "Beware of Exhaust" stencil are Cut Cast vinyl.

Digitally Printed Graphics

Cut   Cast   Vinyl

Premium 2-mil (0.002") high-performance Cast vinyl film with a permanent acrylic adhesive imported from the UK in a wide range of solid colours. Its excellent conformability enhances adhesion on textured, corrugated, and irregular surfaces with seams or rivets. Rated 12+ years in terms of outdoor durability.

Typically used for single-colour graphics, but simple multi-colour designs can easily be created by layering one colour on top of another, using registration guides to aid in the placement of each layer for extremely accurate alignment. Much more cost-effective and far less labour-intensive than painting. Although the number varies slightly over time, there at 22 standard colours of vinyl in stock and a palette of 40 additional colours to select from at our supplier's warehouse

PHOTO: Canadair CT-133 Silver Star 133577 from Waterloo Warbirds with all markings supplied using solid colour White and Blue 2-mil Cast vinyl.

Solid Colour Cast Vinyl

Paint   Mask   Vinyl

A Calendered 3.4-mil (0.0034") vinyl film for applications requiring a painted finish. An ideal method for the many small Servicing and Maintenance stencils found all over military aircraft.

Once the vinyl mask is applied to the surface and burnished down, the Transfer Tape is removed and the paint is applied, either by spraying or by daubing with a foam pouncer or sponge applicator. When finished with the paint application, the vinyl mask is simply peeled off due to its removeable acrylic adhesive and discarded.

PHOTO: Servicing & Maintenance stencils on the wing-tip fuel tank of Canadair CF-104 Starfighter 12703 at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada in Winnipeg.

Paintmask Vinyl

Decals   for   Scale   Models

An extensive catalogue of decals for Canadian military aircraft models containing over 675 individual sets designed by CanMilAir. This catalogue covers over 140 different aircraft types.

Our full line of decals are printed using an OKI C942 colour LED printer onto clear waterslide decal paper by Above and Below Graphics in Victoria BC. This printer is capable of printing White both as a spot colour and as an undercoat for improved opacity and colour vibrancy.

PHOTO: Set #192 - Canadair T-33A Silver Star, Golden Hawks team support aircraft in 1:48 scale.

Scale Model Decals


Abbreviations  Used:     DP = Digitally-printed;   CC = Cut  Cast;   PM = Paint  Mask; S&M = Servicing and Maintenance

Multi-view colour drawings that were produced during the Quotation
process will be used until finished photos are received.


About   CanMilAir

CanMilAir Decals is a home-based sole-proprietorship established in London, Ontario in 2005 to produce after-market waterslide decals for scale models of Canadian military aircraft. Between 2005 and 2018 CanMilAir filled over 4,000 orders containing more than 11,000 decal sets to over 2,100 customers in 40 countries. Our catalogue of Canadian decals contains 675 items, covering 137 aircraft types and are available in almost any scale requested. Beginning in 2006, CanMilAir began offering the same graphics at full-size in self-adhesive vinyl to aid the restoration of many vintage Canadian warbirds.

On April 1, 2017, CanMilAir's first book was published titled "Canadian Cold Warriors", and examines the unique unit and squadron-level markings applied to the Avro CF-100 Canuck throughout its service life. The first printing sold out in 20 months and is now avalable in a second printing. Having established a reputation as a specialist in the national insignia used on Canadian military aircraft and with over 60 vintage aircraft refinished, I was invited to assume an Associate Historian position with the Office of History and Heritage within the RCAF.

CanMilAir Decals has always been dedicated to the memory of my father - a combat veteran of World War One, serving with the 46th Battalion (South Saskatchewan) at Arras, Lens, Hill 70 and Passchendaele. He transferred into the Royal Flying Corps in February 1918 learning to fly the Sopwith Camel. During the Second World War he served as a civilian instructor for the Link Trainer and taught Ground School courses at #20 EFTS in Oshawa, from June 1940 until its disbandment in November 1944, logging 4,234.25 hours of Link instruction. FYI, the small Poppy you see on most of my printed material is in his memory. Lest We Forget.

William Burns,  Proprietor (aka "Can-Mil" Will)