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Laser Decal Paper…

I made a casserole dish for a Mother’s Day gift and wanted to include some decals on the side and top of the dish. I ordered the decals from beldecal.com.  The cost is a little under one dollar per sheet. I used Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to design and edit some vector art and photos I found on the internet. It is best to use royalty free images or your own designs and photographs.

After the design was created I measured the size and printed out the image on the transfer decal paper. (Follow the instruction with the paper and apply the image to the glazed pottery.) The results are great. I will fire the piece in the next low fire glaze or bisque fire. The lazerjet toner will adhere to the pottery and give it a strong bond to the glaze. I hope to make this an advanced technique for my advanced students. I am sure they will have some great ideas.

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