Custom Ceramics and Glass Decals
To purchase decals, send your layout to: firstname.lastname@example.org and also the quantity and shipping address. Once I convert your layout I'll let you know if I can achieve the hues and if there is a big difference. I will send you an invoice to your email if I can print the hues of your decals. You can pay the invoice by credit card and other methods.
Please note that there will be a difference from the layout you provide and the finished fired result. I will do my best to get them as close as possible. If you are planning on doing a large batch of decals, there will be variations between batches just based on the process.
Cost per sheet
1 sheet- $50
5-8 sheets- $34
9-12 sheets $33
Please contact for quotes more than 12 sheets.
Overview of the custom decals I offer:
-Food safe, dishwasher, and microwave safe.
-Fluxed surface .
-Print size- 11.25"x7.9".
My ceramic and glass decals are printed on hand made glass paper using specially formulated pigment toners and developers. These water-slide decals have a fluxed surface. I cannot do metallic colors or print white for my decals. I can make them so that they can be fired on glass ( for glass artists) between 1210- 1275 F.
Here is an example of the colors I can achieve with my toner set:
File Specifications: In Photoshop, set up canvas size to 208 x 295 mm (8.19 in x 11.61 in) with a 300-600 dpi resolution. Lower resolution or blurry images will yield a poor decal quality.
How to set up layout:
You want to size your images to the actual size that you want them printed. Set up a new file to 8.19" x 11.61". Copy and paste your images into this file leave a boarder around the whole layout and leave space for cutting out your decal. Black & white images should be in grayscale. Save your file as .PSD. Click on print and have it in A4 setting for the paper size and check to make sure that everything fits within the printing area. Colors can change once I convert your file to my color profile for the decal printer and I will do my best to get it as close as possible.
How to use:To get the full color spectrum of these water-slide decals, they should be applied to a glazed surface and white works best for the full color spectrum. A matte glazed surface will result in a more matte decal and a glossy glaze will be a more glassy surface, depending on what you fire to. They can be fired between 1500-1900 degrees Fahrenheit. I provide firing schedules for both ceramic and glass decals below. You can fire them even hotter, but will loose some color in the firing. The hotter you fire, the more the image sinks into the glaze and the cooler you fire, the more it sits on the surface. If you want the image to withstand the elements of freezing and thawing, fire onto a vitrified surface. Images are UV resistant, food safe, dish washer and microwave safe. They will stand the test of time.
To start, do a test firing with a decal on the glazed surface you plan on using. You want to see if the glaze is compatible for re-firing without bubbling. To apply decal, first prepare the surface by cleaning and dampening. When ready, soak decal in warm water for 20-30 seconds. Next, take out of water and bring decal up to glazed surface. Hold onto paper underneath and slide decal into place and use a flexible rib to squeegee water out from underneath surface. You can also use a dry cloth to help remove water. Let dry then fire.
Ceramic decal firing schedule (Fahrenheit)
158/hour to 158 - hold for 1 hour
482/hour to 842 - no hold
752/hour to 1650 -1850 - hold 15 minutes.
Regular cool down
Glass decal firing schedule (Fahrenheit)
158/hour to 158- hold for 1 hour
420/hour to 788- no hold
400/hour to 1275 -hold 15 minutes
200/hour to 930 - hold 1 hour (annealing hold)
Regular cool down