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ceramics screenprinting

Posted on Mon, 11 Oct 2004 at 23:25



I want to screenprint onto ceramic tiles and have never done screenprinting. What inks should I use and what size mesh? Can I refire the tiles then? Can I screenprint glazes? Or what products am I using?

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Anonymous says: you can find ceramic screen inks from some specialty suppliers, Cerdec, Drakken, Reich (I think) do a search. they are both solvent and waterbased mediums. In most cases, screen through 225-250 mesh (the ...

you can find ceramic screen inks from some specialty suppliers, Cerdec, Drakken, Reich (I think) do a search. they are both solvent and waterbased mediums.
In most cases, screen through 225-250 mesh (the ink manufacturers will give you recommendations.
you then fire the tiles to the recommended temperatures.
You may be able to screen on paintable glazes, not sure what the effect/finish would be.
Most decorative tiles you see are produced this way. also plates, cups, metal signs, and more. some people print the inks on waterslide decal material and then transfer the designs then fire them. For you direct printing of the tiles is the easiest.
go to the links section on my website and check out the Society of Glass and Ceramic Decorators website, you may have to search around there but you will find your way to the info you seek.

good luck with it

Andy MacDougall
www.squeegeeville.com

posted on: Thu, 10/14/2004 - 12:48pm
Anonymous says: call me i think i can help thanks gary 530-249-4272 posted on: Wed, 12/15/2004 - 10:16am

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