Easy Application Instructions
WET THE DECAL in a pan of water,
which will cause the paper to curl. Remove to a flat
surface and let the decal flatten (typically about 20
seconds). Tap water may be used for wetting. A soluble food grade starch
paper coating adheres the decal to the ware before
curing. Over-soaking the decal to float free of the
paper must be avoided as this may cause pre-curing
adhesion to be lost. Replace water when it appears
cloudy. When the decal must stretch over a curve, soak
the decal and/or ware in warm water allowing the decal
lacquer to become more flexible and easier to apply.
SLIDE THE DECAL from the
paper in position on the ware making sure the surface
is free of all debris before the application of the
decal. Pollutants like dirt and oil between the decal
and ware may result in fired defects. So clean the
substrate, using common glass cleaners or isopropyl
REMOVE THE WATER from between the decal and
substrate by pressing with a rubber squeegee and/or a
soft cloth. The squeegee is easily lubricated by
rubbing it over the wet decal paper once the decal has
been removed and placed on the ware. Once this
squeegee procedure has been completed, no water
pockets should remain visible.
DRY THE DECAL thoroughly, to
avoid "blowout" blisters during the curing process.
Although 5 to 10 hours may be sufficient, many
decorators prefer to dry overnight. Others will dry
the decal in minutes with warm air in a preheat
process below the boiling point of water. One
suggestion is to dry at 95°C for 10 minutes.
Cure The Transfer in the specified
time/temperature range. Be sure to leave sufficient
time for the heat to "Soak" the ware at a
temperature, which allows the decal to mature.
||Apply Face Up
Clean the surface. (It
need not be dry.)
Cut the desired decal
from the sheet.
Soak the decal with
clean water for 5-10 seconds.
When the decal is ready
to slide, place it (face up) on to the surface.
Remove the water
completely with a squeegee and or towel.
Allow to it dry
* Peel the film
(pre-mask) from the decal. * This may be accelerated with
the addition of heat. The time and temperature may vary with
surface and ambient conditions.
Custom Variations Available
TXP - Reverse or transfer style, no pre-mask. This
is useful for the application of large designs to flat
surfaces like windows or furniture. Just wet the surface,
place the transfer, and moisten the back of the paper to
WXP - Waterslide style, no pre-mask. Ideal for full
coverage patterns like marble or granite. Simply follow steps
1-5 in the instructions above.
ink transfers (Decals) are in use today on, Busses, Pool
Cues, Glassware, Baseball Bats, Bird Feeders, Golf Clubs, Fiberglass Showers,
Bathroom Tile, Wall Murals, Basketball Courts, Boats, Ceramic Pendants,
Motorcycles Helmets, Fenders and Gas Tanks, Cigarette lighters, Whisky Flasks,
Guitars, Stainless Steel Thermos, Travel Mugs, Point of purchase displays,
Cameras , Cell Phones, Auto and Bicyclical Restoration projects. Just to name a