A full set of detailed Instructions comes with Fired-On Images 10-sheet pack.
Any model HP or Canon Black-Only Laser Printer or copier will work as long as it has NO capability of printing in COLOR. NO other BRANDS will work.
As of 2019, a few of HP’s NEW Black Laser printers have changed their toner formulation. Before you buy a new HP printer for this process, please check the cartridge number on HP’s MSDS site to be sure your toner contains either Iron Oxide or Ferrite. http://h22235.www2.hp.com/hpinfo/globalcitizenship/environment/productdata/ljmsdsuseng.html
There is also a link on the FAQ page at www.fired-on.com ALL Canon Black-Only laser printers still work for this process.
Some of the newer printers are super energy efficient and may not get hot enough to seal the image to the decal paper. Changing the “paper type” setting in the printer menu to “HEAVY Paper” will slow down the printing process and seal the toner into the decal paper securely. Use a roller (brayer) over a paper towel to remove the water and bubbles (no squeegees).
Make sure that you are using an HP or Canon BLACK -Only Laser printer or copier to print your image. Use a fresh toner cartridge if your results fade over time. Only use authentic HP toners, no substitutes. Make sure to use only Fired-On Laser Decal Paper.
Decal firing temperature is too hot. Try again at a lower firing temperature.
Decal firing temperature too low, try again at a higher temperature.
All images fire to a lovely sepia brown. The sepia color will change slightly depending on the color underneath the images. Color can also be added while glazing or after the decal firing in additional firings. Instructions for adding color are included in the instructions.
For best results use a NON-Moving glaze with an ON-Glaze application. Decal firing temp is dependent on the glaze/clay used. A comprehensive Firing Temp Chart is included with instructions. If your glaze looks weird or bubbly after the decal firing, then it is not compatible with a 2nd firing.
Yes! For best results look for a microwave and dishwasher safe label printed on the bottom.