Decalcomania


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Decalcomania

 

a method in printing of preparing pictures and designs (children’s pictures, labels, trademarks, and so forth) that are to be transferred onto paper, wood, metal, china, and the like. The process involves printing the picture by means of lithography on paper that is specially primed with a layer of glue. To transfer the picture, it is soaked or heated, as a result of which the glue priming dissolves and the colored film is transferred onto the surface of the paper or other material.

decal, decalcomania

Colored designs on special paper for transfer to unglazed or glazed ceramic ware or glass.
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In this process, printing is done on specially coated decalcomania paper using inks composed of ceramic colours mixed with screen-printing medium.
Accurate or not--you guess the implications--the story is a tribute to a towering figure whose path through Dada and Surrealism abounds with technical innovation, from collage and frottage to grattage and decalcomania.
The FB Johnston' Group's roots stretch back to 1928, when the Weisz Decalcomania Company (predecessor to the FB Johnston Group) was founded in Chicago by German immigrant Clarence Weisz.