This 40+ year old ceramic decal has had a hard life. Will it still work, especially on fused glass?
Well, that’s a good question. It has been creased, beaten around, stained and more, but it’s a nice decal and worth trying.
Keep reading for more project information, and a YouTube video of the full tutorial adventure as I fuse up a platter, apply the decal and finally slump it into a nice platter shape.
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A full set of detailed Instructions comes with Fired-On Images 10-sheet pack.
Will my printer work?
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.
Why has some toner wiped off or smudged on the decal paper BEFORE Firing?
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).
Why has my image disappeared COMPLETELY after firing?
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.
Why is my image very faint or faded AFTER firing?
Decal firing temperature is too hot. Try again at a lower firing temperature.
Why has my image wiped off or smudged AFTER firing?
Decal firing temperature too low, try again at a higher temperature.
Can my image be in color?
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.
Will my glaze work with Fired-On Images Decals?
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.
Can I use store-bought glazed ware?
Yes! For best results look for a microwave and dishwasher safe label printed on the bottom.
This tutorial assumes you have purchased the Laser Decal Paper available in our Supplies store. The laser decal paper we sell is the Fired-On brand. All instructions on this site are specific to the Fired-On brand of paper. It is suitable for making both fused glass decals and ceramic decals. While some of our instructions will be relevant to other brands of decal paper, we strongly suggest you perform your own tests with all other brands.
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In this tutorial I cover how to apply a custom fused glass decal, produced using Fired-On laser transfer paper. However, these decals can also be applied to other materials such as glazed ceramics, other glazed earthenware and even enameled copper jewellery and more. The processes covered in this tutorial can usually be applied to these other materials, as long as you pay attention to the firing temperature.
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