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Offline mooseman

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INK SUITABLE FOR CERAMIC FIRING
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:54:53 AM »
Met a guy yesterday who is starting a community based arts something or other. He asked if I knew anything about printing "decals" as he called them for transfer to green ceramics and suitable for kiln firing of the ceramics. the "ink" as he called it would have to endure the kiln process.
I referred him to Nazdar best i could do for him but anyone out there have any suggestions or can offer any further info on this process that I can share with him ?
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Offline rusty

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Re: INK SUITABLE FOR CERAMIC FIRING
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 09:27:16 AM »
yeah, Nazdar would have the ADE series and you need a ceramic catalyst. I haver been trying to get into this but haven't had time.

He is probably referring to water slide decals. The only ink company I can think of off the top of my head is ferro, I'll pull out a post later today.


Offline Bearded Lady

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Re: INK SUITABLE FOR CERAMIC FIRING
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 09:29:54 AM »
I have some ceramics friends that use an inkjet decal that works with the glazing and firing process but I know there are also glazing mediums that can be screen printed onto decals or directly onto ceramics.  I'd have them contact the folks at Armadillo Clay, they'll know what to use.  http://www.armadilloclay.com/

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Re: INK SUITABLE FOR CERAMIC FIRING
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 09:38:21 AM »
Thanks Rusty and Bearded for your reply.  Your time and energy will help me help him and yes he did use the term water slide now that you mention it.
Please follow up if you can rusty with the other info you may have.
This guy was quite sincere and a real gentleman with your help we can assist him in advancing his vision of the arts.
Respectfully
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Re: INK SUITABLE FOR CERAMIC FIRING
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 10:15:58 AM »
He can also get decals made here:  http://www.beldecal.com
though I have never used them and cannot attest to the quality.

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Re: INK SUITABLE FOR CERAMIC FIRING
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2017, 10:23:22 AM »
In our early days, when we would print most anything, we used NazDar Baking Epoxy on ceramic, rock solid... not sure about transfers though, haven't investigated, but I'll bet NazDar will have the answer for you.

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Re: INK SUITABLE FOR CERAMIC FIRING
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2017, 03:20:14 PM »
Heyo,

I actually researched this a little while ago.

From what I gather an ink system that prints a ceramic type transfer that is printed on a transfer paper of sorts. I believe they can be stored in that state. The sheet is soaked and positioned on a ceramic mug, plate etc and then fired in a kiln to set!

Here’s the link:

www.uwe.ac.uk/sca/research/cfpr/research/traditionalprint/Waterbased%20screenprintinghow%20to.pdf


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Re: INK SUITABLE FOR CERAMIC FIRING
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2017, 04:41:50 PM »
http://www.sgcd.org/

Might be able to find some links here....

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Re: INK SUITABLE FOR CERAMIC FIRING
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2017, 06:00:16 PM »
Youz Guyz is the bestas....thank you for the tips i will pass on the wisdom  THANK YOU
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