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kelly alge
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Decal Question

Postby kelly alge » Tue Feb 10, 2004 4:57 pm

I was asked to make 500 keychains as mini prizes for a triathalon- I will need to use decals to put their logo on them- I've never used decals on glass before, but I see that you can custom order them from Wale Apparatus- Anyone have any great tips or experience with the fire on decals?

-not such a decal or keychain girl
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Re: Decal Question

Postby Bert Weiss » Tue Feb 10, 2004 8:56 pm

kelly alge wrote:I was asked to make 500 keychains as mini prizes for a triathalon- I will need to use decals to put their logo on them- I've never used decals on glass before, but I see that you can custom order them from Wale Apparatus- Anyone have any great tips or experience with the fire on decals?

-not such a decal or keychain girl


Get ceramoic decals instead of glass. They should fire in between 1380 and 1510 F. Get a squeegee to adhere them. Test and go for it.
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Postby Kaye » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:04 pm

I bought lots of ceramic decals on eBay and made Christmas ornaments by simply fusing them on a single thickness of Spectrum 96 white. I cut out circles and ovals of various sizes (depending on the decal), soaked the decals in the (basement) bathroom sink and slipped them onto the glass. Make sure they're wrinkle-free and let them dry overnight.

I have fused them both in my Quickfire and in my ceramic kiln with no problems. (Drilled holes and hung them with fishing line.)

For keychains I suppose a double thickness of glass would be preferable.

Kaye

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Postby Kim Bellis » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:32 pm

Kaye:
you fire the decals on the glass? I have yet to see glass with decals. Sounds interesting.
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Postby kelly alge » Wed Feb 11, 2004 7:58 pm

Thanks for all the help & those who emailed me off the board, too. One more question... why do ceramic decals work better than ones made for glass? This all reminds me of building pinewood derby cars- (ghost from the past)
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