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Decal on enamel


#1

Hello all

I have a question to decal on enamel. I enameled on copper and tried
to decal images on enamel surface. I put the work into the kiln and
burn it out. 600F and only decal paper is burnt out before melting
enamel. I used LAZERTRAN INKJET WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER.

It’s my first time and I don’t know what I was wrong.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thank you.
Shin.


#2

Hi Shin,

I enameled on copper and tried to decal images on enamel surface. I
put the work into the kiln and burn it out. 600F and only decal
paper is burnt out before melting enamel. 

I took a quick look at the LAZERTRAN INKJET WATERSLIDE DECAL PAPER.
It appears to use ink and not glass. Check
http://www.theartfulcrafter.com/waterslide-decals-two.html on how to
apply to ceramics, I assume the same would work on enamels.

You are applying a paper decal not an enamel/glass decal and so the
firing temperature is much lower.

May you always enamel with passion in your heart

Joan Schlaifer
Schlaifer’s Enameling Supplies, LLC
http://www.enameling.com


#3

Did you print your decal using the correct type of printer? Did the
printer have the correct type of ink? I can not remember what the
percentages are but the decals work because of the iron oxides in the
printing ink. I took a class last summer and our printer, which
should have had the correct type of ink, no longer did and we had to
use a different printer. We called the ink manufacturer to verrify
what the ink was currently made of. Again wish I knew the percentages
for you but I do not remember them. I do know that the xerox machine
we eventually resorted too had enough oxides in the ink.

Good luck