Pros : Great for pictures or graphics.
Easy to use.
Cons : Not good for projects that need full fuse or draping. Slumping results are very good if the shapes are not too severe.
Fusing above 1350°F will degrade or burn off the image. Also, the movement of liquid glass deforms the image.
Other Thoughts : The picture seems to lighten as the temperature goes up.
My best results were fusing to about 1300°F-1350°F.
Use only a black and white image for printing. If using a color picture, make sure it has good contrast.
Use on light colored glass. When fused uncapped, the image will turn a light sepia tone. Capped, the image is more reddish or auburn.
If using the HP1020 printer, set the paper setting type to "Heavy" and run 4 to 5 sheets on regular paper right before printing on the photo paper to ensure the printing temperature will "fix" properly the iron oxide to the photo paper.
Take the glass temperature up slowly to about 1100°F and then soak for about 20 minutes to burn off the binder material. Then ramp the heat to a max of about 1300°F - 1350°F, depending on the kind of project being done.
Have had excellent results on flat pieces and in slumping plates.
Pros : Excellent product - easy to use. Printers may be a challenge but most of the HP lasers work great. Love the quality of the sepia.
Cons : Didn't have any any problems or see any problems if you follow instructions for printing and firing.
Other Thoughts : I do not cap - it distorts the image too much - I found if you fired then brushed or sprayed - fusemaster clearcoat overglaze - it protects the image, gives it a shine and is technically capped with a very thin layer of glass.
Pros : Easy to use, clean and professional looking results, best product sold by the greatest supplier.
Cons : Should have a bit more detailed instruction. Use this product with plain untreated glass, any type of finish will most likely not allow the product to "take hold"
Other Thoughts : Like this product a great deal. On the first firing, use the slumping cycle. Prevents the image from burning off too fast. Then you can cap and do a full fuse. A tack fuse cycle does not work. Stay with the slumping cycle for the best results.
Pros : If you check out the toner MSDS sheets it will tell you if it has iron oxide in it and what printers use it. I found getting a MICR toner replacement cartridge gave better images. MICR toner is used for printing checks and needs the iron oxide to be machine readable.
Cons : Capping can move parts of the image even though the image was fully fused.