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Please Help! I used to get my decal paper from Decalpaper.com. They went out of business and I have not found decal paper that will work firing at cone 04. I had some old decals and put them on some mugs and fired; they are along side test pieces to show what I am getting now. This new decal paper that is not working is from Sunnyscopa and some from one other supplier that I cannot remember ordering from.....please help! How do I attach photos to show?

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Yes, I've heard the same complaint from other Ceramic Artists on a Facebook forum. I even emailed Justin Rothshank and he said he is still working on paper he bought a year ago before Decalpaper.com went out of business so he couldn't help. Anyone using vendors that have decal paper that works?

 

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Please reply when you find out about how it works.........so far I've wasted a bunch of money trying different brands........ I just ordered some from "Fired on images" for $4 a sheet (includes shipping) which I guess is the old "Decalpaper.com" paper........ Damn, thas espensive............

 

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Yes, It looks exactly like; applies like and has the same application charachteristics of  the decalpaper.com transfers.........except the results are a disaster. it's just so weird

that the decals come out so distorted.........

 

 

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@stevehelmbrecht I'm thinking there are two possible things going on here:

1. As the decal material is burning out, it's causing the pigment to bleed. I would fire a test up to 600-800 degrees, which should be hot enough to burn out the decal material, and see if the image has already distorted before it has even gotten hot enough to fuse.

2.  Something in the decal is fluxing out your pigment, and it's bleeding once it all gets good and hot.

I'm voting that it's #1. It looks like a melting wax or something like that.

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