Chapter 8. Underglaze Once-Fired Decorating Process

  1. William Smothers
  1. J. R. Andrews

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470320303.ch8

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12

How to Cite

Andrews, J. R. (2008) Underglaze Once-Fired Decorating Process, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 86th and 87th Annual Meetings and the 1984 and 1985 Fall Meetings of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 6, Issue 11/12 (ed W. Smothers), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470320303.ch8

Author Information

  1. Decal Specialties, Inc. 950 Ivycroft Rd., Wayne, PA 19087

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1985

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374405

Online ISBN: 9780470320303

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Keywords:

  • platinum;
  • gold;
  • decorative dinnerware;
  • glassware

Summary

Over the last 2–3 yr, European dinnerware manufacturers have been rapidly converting their decorations from onglaze to underglaze, once-fire process to: (1) comply with government regulations as to heavy metal release, (2) to reduce decorating costs by 25–30%, and (3) to improve the durability and aesthetic quality of the finished ware. Over 30% of Wedgwood's china, earthenware, and stoneware is manufactured by this process, and their experiences plus advantages are discussed.