FAQs

 

Can the decals printed on this paper be fired after application?

NO. The inks used in all printer cartridges are not ceramic or glass inks and therefore, they cannot withstand the high temperatures used in such firings. If you wish to semi-permanently set your decal into any ceramic piece, you may bake the piece in your home oven at 200-300 F for twenty minutes.

Are the decals printed on this paper permanent when applied to a surface?

NO. They will come off if you expose them to water. They are however permanent for decoration purposes on hanging tiles, collector plates, wooden furniture, etc. Anything that you decorate and do not wash, heat or microwave should be long lasting.

What is the difference between “White Ink Jet paper” and “Clear Ink Jet paper”?

White ink let paper is used when you are going to apply your decal to a dark surface, for example, a black ceramic tile. The “white” paper gives your decal the added opacity it needs to brighten the colors in the decal when applied to the dark surface. Clear ink jet paper is used when you are going to apply your decal to a light surface, for example, a white collector plate. The “clear” paper allows you to apply your printed decal to any light surface that does not require added opacity for brightness.

Can decal Paper adhere well over any surface?

Yes, our decal paper with its high adherence quality makes it ideal to apply to surfaces where other papers fail. You can apply decals over candles, soap, plastic, metals, computer parts, wood, glass, ceramics, laminated papers, etc.

Should I seal the decal once applied?

Yes, you can give your decal after application and thoroughly letting it dry on the decorated object- several layers of varnish. However, we do not recommend that you apply any varnish over candles. Candles should be left without this step because wax will not accept the varnish and will create air pockets.

Can I place the decals on bright sunlight?

Yes, but keep in mind that decals that your print in your printer are not designed to withstand the elements and they will fade with time and harsh conditions, no matter how well you protect them. It is not the decal itself but rather the inks on your printer that are not designed for this purpose.

How should the blank ink jet water-slide papers be stored?

Keep them in a cool dry place avoiding any exposure to moisture. The papers will stick together and become damaged if they are exposed to water or moisture.