Decalcomania(redirected from Décalcomanie)
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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.