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catherine
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Printing on thin fire

Postby catherine » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:37 am

I am looking for info on printing on thin fire paper and fusing between 96. I have a trophy job and need to include golf club logo? I do not want sepia color....black print would work best,

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Re: Printing on thin fire

Postby Stephen Richard » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:59 am

Thinfire turns to powder upon firing. You may get the image transferred to the glass, but you will have a pile of powder in between. Transfers can give strong images. You could use vitreous paint or enamels to obtain the image.
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Re: Printing on thin fire

Postby AndyT » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:50 pm

catherine wrote:I am looking for info on printing on thin fire paper and fusing between 96. I have a trophy job and need to include golf club logo? I do not want sepia color....black print would work best,


I haven't printed on thinfire but I have drawn an image with a pencil and place it between two pieces of glass and the thinfire stayed white with the image on it.

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Re: Printing on thin fire

Postby HEIDI in Wa. state » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:53 pm

I just did a 200 piece trophy order. They also wanted their logo. I screen printed them and they looked great. If you don't have access to that option test the Thinfire method and just make the white a design element.
HEIDI

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Re: Printing on thin fire

Postby catherine » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:30 am

I have a print gocco silkscreen printer. Which brand of enamel paint would you recommend? is it hard to silkscreen on the glass? The logo would not be more then 2X 2 inches. also does the print need to be capped with clear 96? Thanks for sharing your expert knowledge

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Re: Printing on thin fire

Postby HEIDI in Wa. state » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:01 am

catherine wrote:I have a print gocco silkscreen printer. Which brand of enamel paint would you recommend? is it hard to silkscreen on the glass? The logo would not be more then 2X 2 inches. also does the print need to be capped with clear 96? Thanks for sharing your expert knowledge

Oh, those print Gocco units are fun! I have used that unit once for printing on glass. I use the Ferro enamels. One word of warning for the print Gocco, wash the screens carefully if you want to reuse them.
If I can get the picture to load I will post the design I used for the Gocco unit.
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HEIDI
My Picture is too big-I will try to re-size it...
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Re: Printing on thin fire

Postby Barry Kaiser » Wed Jun 20, 2012 11:11 am

catherine wrote:I have a print gocco silkscreen printer. Which brand of enamel paint would you recommend? is it hard to silkscreen on the glass? The logo would not be more then 2X 2 inches. also does the print need to be capped with clear 96? Thanks for sharing your expert knowledge


Catherine,
Our Kaiser Glass paints are made to be screen printed. You can adjust the viscosity up with Ferro 3269 or down with A-14. The viscosity is very important to achieve a detailed print.

Barry


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