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Waterslide Decals
Waterslide decals is a tranfer printed onto a special paper that will allow your design to slide off the paper when submersed in water. Waterslide decals are considered an indirect decorating process because the enamels are printed flat onto the transfer paper before the application onto the product.  Clearly, the shape of the object for decoration dictates the size and placement.  One advantage to using decals is that a decal's cover-coat is flexible and can be stretched so that the design will fit the shape of the product.  Why not promote your company and apply your company logo on the bottom or back of the decorated products (backstamp)? Our waterslide decals are made to be fired onto ceramic or glass products but also can be applied onto wood or metal surfaces.  Due to the fact that our decals do not have an adhesive underside, a clear-coat or varnish is required on top of the decal to adhere the decal to the surface. Decal Craft does not produce open stock decals and a printed catalog is not available.

Types of Products for Ceramic Decals: (Decorative Purpose Only)
               Wood        Candles        Metal            Soap     Etc.............All Shapes And Sizes.

Ceramic Waterslide Decals
Decal Craft custom makes ceramic onglaze decals.  Ceramic decals can be fired onto stoneware, bone china, and porcelain.  We stock a wide range of colors to meet your needs. This includes precious metal gold, purples, metallic silver and bronze.
Types of Products for Ceramic Decals: (Decorative Purpose Only)
  Lamps  Coffee mugs
  College Steins Souvenir/Collector Plates
  Ashtrays    Tap Handles
  Tiles Bottles  Etc......All Shapes and Sizes


Glass Waterslide Decals
Glass decals are produced in two firing temperatures, for soda lime glassware (drink ware) and borosilicate (pyrex) glass used in industrial and commercial applications. We stock a wide range of colors to meet your needs. This includes precious metal gold, purples, metallic silver and bronze and satin etch.
Types of Products for Glass Decals: (Decorative Purpose Only)
           Beer Steins            Wine Glass/Flute
           Tiffany Lamps        Bottles
           Lab Glass              Glass Mugs   Etc.............All Shapes And Sizes.


Borosilicate Decals
Borosilicate decals are printed in a wide array of colors. Suitable for hand blown glass, art glass, laboratory and scientific applications. Request a quote for your next custom job.




Town Names (Name Drops)
Town names are the names of cities, towns or events that can be printed and be applied to existing stock designs.  There are thousands and thousands of stock designs available which can be easily transformed into an exclusive souvenir design for a particular event or location. (250 pc minimum)

Personalized names(36 name minimum), phone numbers and Backstamps(150 pc minimum) are available in both ceramic on-glaze and glass temperature.  Personal names are printed and priced on a per setup basis.  Each setup consists of a print area of 9"x15", and the amount of names per set up will depend on the sizing of each name.  Have your company recognized on every decorated ware with a backstamp. Film charges applicable.


Temperature (On-glaze)
Ceramic Firing Range:  735º - 770º Celsius (1390º - 1420º Fahrenheit)
                                                         Recommended cone, 017
Higher firing is for ceramic/porcelain applications.
Holding peak temperature 10 20 minutes (depending on conditions and equipment)

Glass Firing Range:   580º - 620º Celsius (1050º - 1120º Fahrenheit)
                                                         Recommended cone, 022 or 021
Lower firing is for glassware applications.
Holding peak temperature 10 20 minutes (depending on conditions and equipment)
Fast Firing: You can fire at the upper firing limits, at a fast ramp up of temperature with no hold at the peak temp.

For best results, allow decorated ware to thoroughly dry before firing. These temperatures are by no means absolutes and we therefore suggest that you request samples to try on your wares under your conditions.  Firing conditions and substrates will vary and will have varying results.

Under optimum conditions, the firing cycle should be slow and well ventilated.

Please note that we cannot take responsibility for the lead and cadmium levels of the ceramic/glass decals when fired.  Unless otherwise stated please DO NOT decorate on surfaces that come in contact with food or drink. Please see our regulations page. We also will be stocking Lead-Free colors in the near future. If decals are used on food-bearing surfaces, we suggest that the products be tested to comply with FDA and state rules.

Cost Guidelines
The cost of a custom decal will depend on the number of colors to be printed, the size of the image, and the quantity required. Due to the nature of the printing, there is 10% overrun and underrun on quantity ordered.  Our minimum order quantity per design is 72 pieces.  We also print name drops (town names)  with a minimum quantity of 250 pieces per name and backstamps(min.150 pcs) .  Multiple designs with common colors can often be printed on the same setup.  This can be a more economical method of production.  Additional charges to consider are artwork/film charges, shipping and taxes.
Please complete our price estimate form if you have a design or logo you are interested in producing as waterslide decals.  Decal Craft does not produce stock decals and is a custom decal manufacturer. A printed catalog is not available.





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