A specialty paper designed to temporarily hold a decal for transfer to a permanent surface, such as glass, ceramic, cloth, or metal. One side of the smooth surface decal paper is coated with a water soluble adhesive (gum arabic and starch) then the image is applied using the decalcomania printing process. Decal paper has a uniform finish with good wet strength.
Synonyms and Related Terms
decalcomania paper; transfer paper; pottery tissue; papier à report (Fr.)
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
- E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
- Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online, http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/aat/, J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles, 2000