Frit Based Fired Printing
Frit is a ceramic composition made generally through a chemical reaction of silica, an alkali, metals and lime content. These reactions create the series of colored frit which are then ground down to sub micron size and integrated into inkjet ink formulations. The inks are printed onto glass or cermic tiles and then fired at high temeratures 800-1200C. There are some projects currently for making "low temperature cure" frit that may cure in the 300C range. Once fired the printed ink melts into a very stable ceramic glaze.