Design Point Makes the World's Finest Ceramic Decals.
a fine ceramic decal is a delicate blend of art and
science, based on 250 years of research, development
and refinement. Because ceramic decal production is
such a specialized process, choosing the right manufacturer
is critical to achieving the results you need to be
successful. That's why industry leaders like Danbury
Mint, Bradford Exchange and Lenox China rely on Design
the process of decorating ceramic and porcelain was
a painstaking labor-intensive process practiced by skilled
ceramic artists and artisans. Every mark, every pattern
had to be applied by hand, one at a time. As a result,
decorated porcelain was and dinnerware was reserved
for royalty and the very wealthy.
the 1750's, the first monochromatic ceramic decals were
produced and applied to dinnerware, making it possible
to create more complex patterns with greater consistency.
But the real breakthrough would come 100 years later,
in Germany, when the polychromatic transfer was developed.
colors in ceramic decals are a complex mixture of metal
oxides and salts, mixed with powdered glass and suspended
in a plastic material. Prior to firing, the colors are
pale: mere approximations of their post-firing brilliance.
Firing in a kiln under extreme heat, up to 2000 degrees
Fahrenheit, causes the decals to undergo a dramatic
transformation, as the oxide salts fuse and reveal their
rich palette of colors. This brilliant image becomes
an integral, permanent part of the ceramic material.
the art of ceramic decal production has spawned numerous
Processes, each tailored to a specific application.
Our state-of-the-art systems - including powerful computers,
image scanners and multicolor in-line printing equipment
-- enable us to achieve a new level of resolution, accuracy
and efficiency never before possible to produce high
quality porcelain giftware, ceramic tile murals, and
custom dinnerware. And our turnaround times are much
quicker than many of our foreign competitors.
Our latest breakthrough is our proprietary Digital
System, which enables us to create first quality
fired custom decals for ceramic dinnerware, custom tile
murals, and customer restaurant ware for a wide range
of giftware manufacturing applications in runs as small
as 50 pieces!
Decal Production Processes
Point has mastered numerous ceramic decal production
processes, each utilizing our state-of-the-art systems
to achieve an unmatched level of resolution, accuracy
and efficiency never before possible. Contact
Us to learn which process is best suited to your
Color Process Decals
Color Process Lead Free Inglaze Decals