Waterslide Ceramic Transfers

Your artwork is seamlessly transformed into high resolution Digital Ceramic Decals. Converted into ceramic colours, your designs can be closely matched to your original artwork.

Waterslide Ceramic Transfers

Digital Ceramic Transfer Printing for your Business

The flexibility digital ceramic printing offers means we can offer small and large print runs with an infinite range of colour options but without the set up costs incurred with traditional screen print methods. This means we can deliver high volume print runs for commercial customers at pricing to suit smaller businesses.

Using custom built ICC profiles we colour match your artwork to create superior quality digital ceramic waterslide decals. Once fired the ceramic decals are permanently fused into the surface of glazed bone china, porcelain, ceramic, glass and enamel. Innovative print options include extra strong black transfers, white only print for dark glazes and standard low fire on-glaze and high temperature in-glaze transfers.

Our Revolutionary Approach

We’ve honed our craft since 2001 and with over 60 years of combined industry experience have revolutionised ceramic print decoration. Our knowledge and expertise guides our approach; honouring and blending traditional with the latest technology to give you innovative high quality print solutions and a seamless experience where you can be sure to receive the best advice from our specialist team.

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Digital Ceramic Transfer Printing Charges

Our prices are in GBP, pound sterling, include VAT and we can despatch in just 3-5 working days. If you need it sooner, you have the option of our fast-turnaround service.

Artwork Preparation

Your artwork will fit perfectly, just follow our simple order process.

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File Formats

We accept a variety of file formats, we prefer jpegs or pdf files.
(When saving pdf files please embed the colour profile)

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Image Resolution

Image resolution should be a minimum of 300dpi for the best quality reproduction.

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Artwork Size

The maximum print area is 30 × 43cm, set up your layout at this size and fill with as many transfers as you wish.
(the actual sheet size is 32 × 45cm)

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Colour Matching

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If you need assistance preparing your artwork for print, we offer a full design and fitting service at our studio. You’ll be given an estimate on costs before you place your order, so you know exactly what to expect. Speak to us now >

Our Digital Ceramic Printing Services

Your own artwork is reproduced as a high resolution, superior quality digital ceramic waterslide decal that can be applied to ceramic, porcelain, bone china, tile, glass and vitreous enamelled steel.

24-Hour Fast Turnaround Service

Our fast 24-hour turnaround service is perfect if you are in a hurry or need to produce a sample quickly. Providing we receive your order by 12 midday we will print it the same day and despatchit the following day.


If your order is under £100 (exc VAT) there is a £20 +VAT surcharge.
If your order is over £100 (exc VAT) there is a 20% +VAT surcharge on top of the standard price.

Decorating & Firing Tips

Having your own Digital Ceramic Printer gives you the freedom and flexibility to print your transfers effortlessly on demand. Following our simple decorating and firing tips you can create and apply your waterslide decals with ease.


What is the difference between a new sheet and proof sheet?

A proof sheet is £25.00 inc VAT, for this cost Digital Ceramics will retain a printed copy of the transfer sheet for future orders to be matched to for colour consistency and you will receive a sheet. A new sheet is £15.80 inc VAT, you will receive a transfer sheet but we do not retain a copy. If a proof sheet is not ordered we cannot guarantee to match colours for future repeat orders.

Can you print white colour?

No, our decals are translucent. We print in a four colour process (CMYK) so any white areas in your artwork will be transparent.

Can I use ceramic transfers on glass?

Although the transfers are not designed for glass we have many customers who have had success with them. The transfers are not opaque so they will have a transparent finish. We would recommend you do your own trials on the glass first to see what works for you. We would also suggest using the red set of colours as they have a lower firing temperature.

What resolution does the artwork need to be?

Save your artwork at a minimum of 300dpi.

What file types do you accept?

We can accept most file formats, we recommend jpeg or pdf. If sending a pdf please make sure to embed the colour profile when saving the image. We advise that you save the image as a high resolution file of at least 300dpi.

What is the print area of the sheet?

The maximum print area of the sheet is 43 × 30cm, keep all artwork within this area to avoid anything getting accidently cropped.
The actual sheet size is 45 × 32cm.

What is your minimum order?

  • Orders sent via email have a minimum order value requirement of £100 (ex VAT)
  • New orders sent via the website shop have no minimum order value
  • Repeat orders sent via the website shop there is a minimum order of 5 sheets per design layout.