• WHAT IS A DECAL AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
    • A decal consists of several layers of materials. A bottom layer of backing paper with its glue-like substance, an intermediate layer of printed colors and a top layer of lacquer coating (cover coat). The backing paper is porous so it will absorb water. This softens the glue and releases the printing (which is held intact by the top coating). This allows the design to be transferred from the paper on which it was printed to the surface being decorated.
  • ARE THERE DIFFERENT KINDS OF DECALS?
    • Yes, at XpressionDecals.com we print many different types decals. Ceramic full color digital decals Glass full color digital decals Silkscreen spot color decals for glass and ceramic. We also silkscreen 22K yellow gold and platinum decals.
  • WHERE CAN DECALS BE USED?
    • Ceramic decals are normally applied on fired light colored glazed finishes. Full color digital decals need to be used on light colored surfaces.. White, cream, ivory or pastel colors. Digital decals are not opaque enough to provide good results on dark colored backgrounds. Silkscreen decals can be used on any glazed piece. Normally there is enough ink in the silkscreen decal to cover dark colored backgrounds. Silkscreen 22K gold and platinum decals can be fire on light or dark backgrounds.
  • HOW TRUE ARE THE COLORS?
    • We make every effort to get the colors as close to the original as possible. But due to the nature of decals 100% duplication is usually not possible. When you receive your full color decals, they may appear darker than the artwork sent. But this will change after firing.
  • HOW DO I FIRE CERAMIC DECALS?
    • Soak decal in water to remove paper backing. Apply decal. Squeegee the water out. Thoroughly let your piece dry. CERAMIC: Fire to cone 015-017 (1376F-1544F). We recommend firing at cone 016. Firing Speed: FAST, do not soak or hold. HOW DO I FIRE GLASS DECALS? We off glass decals with a flux covercoat. These decals fire. If using clear glass, Glass decals look best when fired on the back of the glass piece. The result is gorgeous depth of color the color will be transparent. If fired on white glass they will be opaque. If using silkscreen glass decals, they can be fired on the front or back of the glass. GLASS: Fire to cone 022-020 (1050F-11150F). We recommend firing at cone 021
  • DO YOU PRINT WHITE DECALS?
    • Yes, but they must be silks creened. The digital process does not print white.
  • HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO PRINT MY DECALS?
    • We print most everyday. So decals will be shipped quickly. We ship priority mail.
  • MY FIRED PIECE HAS A SMALL CIRCLE MARK DEFECT AFTER FIRING. WHY?
    • This is from a blister in the decal. There was still water behind the decal. Be sure to completely squeegee all the water out of the decal and let your piece dry overnight before firing.
  • IS IT FOOD SAFE?
    • All decals, digital and silk screen, are lead free and food safe!
  • CAN DECALS BE RETURNED?
    • No, they are printed exclusively for you.