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PRINTING PATTERNS ON THIN FIRE SHELF PAPER

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Re: PRINTING PATTERNS ON THIN FIRE SHELF PAPER

Postby jestersbaubles » Tue May 21, 2019 6:02 pm

Rather than Thin Fire, you'll have a lot more success using waterslide decal paper and printing on it with a laser printer. The cost is almost a wash, and you are not burning off as many organics in the kiln which can cause other issues (ash left behind and bubbles from trapped air as Mary Kay points out, devitrification on the glass, etc.).

I use Sunnyscopa decal paper purchased from Amazon.

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Re: PRINTING PATTERNS ON THIN FIRE SHELF PAPER

Postby marykaynitchie » Thu May 23, 2019 11:39 am

Hi Dana,
Thanks for the tip re decal paper! It's a good suggestion as a substitute for encasing ThinFire paper.

You made me think of a video lesson that we recently developed for screen printing with enamels on decal paper. It's part of our video subscription program.

Screen Printing Basics with Color Line Pastes
https://videos.bullseyeglass.com/videos/screen-printing-basics-with-color-line-pastes/

and

Multicolor Screen Printing with Color Line Pastes
https://videos.bullseyeglass.com/videos ... ne-pastes/

Or a person could paint directly on glass with Color Line Paints, fire it, and encase it with clear.
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Re: PRINTING PATTERNS ON THIN FIRE SHELF PAPER

Postby jestersbaubles » Mon May 27, 2019 6:02 am

I have been working more with Colorline pastes recently, and I really like them. They fall into the "best thing since sliced bread" category :mrgreen: .

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