Decal paper

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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.)


  • 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

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