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Ink Jet Printing
Inkjet equipment and inks are now big business in ceramics, a renaissance in decoration. At this time this page is just a jumping point to others.
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Ceramic inks are simply carriers of ceramic fine particled metallic oxide pigments (not raw colorants but prefired stain powders) that are used in automatic application techniques. Inks must have a physical consistency suitable for producing fine detail, this requires that they be suspended in a med...
Silk screen printing
Screen printing is a popular technique used to reproduce single or multi-color designs for ceramics and pottery. It has long been used in the sign painting and garment industries. In the process, a frame having a tightly stretched silk fabric holds an inking blocking stencil and a squeegee is used t...
A method of printing designs (using ceramic inks) onto a transparent film, then transferring that to glazed ware. The film has a glue that holds it to a heavy opaque paper backing coated with a glossy release layer. On wetting (for the correct amount of time), the glue loosens and enables the transf...
By Tony Hansen