printing color decals for fusing
- January 15, 2011 at 1:31 am #9539
Does anyone know what type of printer and decal paper I would need to use to be able to make my own color decals for glass fusing. I have read plenty of information on how to make black and white decals and sepia decals but I would love to make color decals for fusing.
Any information would be greatly appreciated!
Have a great day.January 15, 2011 at 2:05 pm #11839bookie13Participant
The colored toners are the problem. They are quite expensive (we are talking several thousand dollars a set) and very difficult to find. The only reason the sepia works is that HP toners contain iron and what you see after fusing is iron oxide (rust).
All the printed color decals (using the expensive toners) I have seen are sort of washed out. Do not have the crisp look of screen printed color decals.
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Glass Classes: http://www.Kaiserglass.com/classes.htmlJanuary 15, 2011 at 5:33 pm #11840
Thank you so much for this response.
I would like to be able to create a variety of fusible color decals. While I have come across some individuals that are creating fused glass with unique (not mass produced decals that are available) fused color decals it seems as though these need to be created by a company that has this expensive equipment and will provide this service .
I am so happy to find this great resource for all of my questions! I am new to fusing (six months) and I want to try it all!January 16, 2011 at 3:37 pm #11841Tom WhiteParticipantJanuary 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm #11842
Thank you so much!January 17, 2011 at 2:01 pm #11843PatertiskaParticipant
I have recently found the following product which may be a substitute for what you want here
note that it is only baked in a regular oven, but I am sure you can come up with something to design a decal on a single sheet of glass – I certainly can.
Alternately if you want something standard, ceramicporcelain decals are high fire products and can be purchased ready printed at your local ceramicraft store.
Good luck & enjoy glass
PatriciaJanuary 17, 2011 at 5:20 pm #11844
THANKS! I CHECKED WITH THEM AND THEY DON’T PROVIDE THIS SERVICE.
DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY RECOMMENDATIONS ON WHERE I MIGHT BE ABLE TO HAVE FUSIBLE COLOR DECALS MADE THAT ARE OF MY OWN DESIGNS AND PICTURES?
I KNOW I KEEP SAYING THIS BUT I AM LOOKING FOR THE COLOR TO BE RETAINED THROUGH THE FUSING PROCESS AND NOT THE SEPIA TONE.
THANKSJanuary 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm #11845
I WILL CHECK THIS OUT AND INCLUDE ANY INFORMATION I COME ACROSS IN THIS FORUM!January 18, 2011 at 4:04 am #11846kayherboldParticipantJanuary 18, 2011 at 1:29 pm #11847PatertiskaParticipant
Unfortunately those are sepia again and the lady is after colour.
I’m planning on using the Krafty Block ones as you can print on them in colour yourself if you have access to a colour laser printer. the only catch is that you may not be able to heat them so high, so you need to plan ahead, lay out your project and once everything is complete, apply the decal and fire it at 175C in your oven. This apparently makes it scratch proof.
Worth a try
PatriciaJuly 10, 2013 at 6:27 pm #11848moonshineParticipant
Greetings all – just joined the forums yesterday.
I have also been looking for color decals, and believe I have found something promising –>
I will come back and report results…April 19, 2017 at 11:53 pm #11849Judy RingleParticipant
Like you, I’ve looked high and low for a fusible decal paper that will give me color decals of my own design. You can order custom ceramic mugs at any copy shop so why can’t we get such decals to put onto our glass??? Arrgh.April 28, 2017 at 6:39 pm #11850eagle36rnParticipant
Go to decals4artist.com. They can do most colors. I use them for images(photos) and they look like the images I send them. They have all the info you need. The images must be PSD or TIF @ 300 resolution. I hope this helps.April 29, 2017 at 1:36 am #11851eagle36rnParticipant
They are called decals4artist.com now.
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