i use two types of decals. i have some made for me. These are fired to 820 degrees C I can have colours plus black.
Firing red is the exception. The firing temp for red is 780 degrees C. After this the colour starts to wash out and may disappear depending on how you go leaving the image in a range of grays
I use decals printed on a HP black only printer. I bought the cheapest. This was not a good decision. Next time I am buying a printer with a window for programming where i can change the settings. It is much easier to reconnect after problems arise. I would also go for a higher print resolution. You learn as you go.
i have been struggling to get the lazer decals to work. i have only fired the decals to 820.
At this temp most of the decals wipe off leaving a reddish decal I cant fire higher or the red decal will wash out. With advice from Maryland China applied the lazer decal in the normal way. I mix some baby oil with some powdered clear china mixture in an oily mix.. The powdered china paint seems to disappear. I paint a thin coat on the decal. Too much and you cant see the decal.
Now the lazer decal works It is great It has a chocolate brown appearance but great detail
Sophi lives in Canberra. Her workshop is in the middle of her garden. Sophi is living her dream of potting whenever she wants to. Her work has environmental and identity themes Sophi works with slip cast pieces combined to present ironic images Sophi likes simple so uses simple materials
Sophi's work is in two modes; the art context and the utilitarian context. She is ably assisted by her potters assistant, carer and daughter Nicolette