Printing using decals

We print on tableware and other ceramics using decals. Decals are colour graphics created with screen printing technology that are applied to the printable item using wet transfer technology and then bound to the surface using a high temperature burn. This technology is identical to that used in high volume manufacturing and ensures a high level of resistance to mechanical damage.

File preparation

You can use any type of graphic (logo, photo, text etc.) to create a decal as long as it is available digitally.

For any graphics please provide a vector graphics file (.ai, .eps, .pdf) and convert any text to outlines.

To ensure a good reproduction of your graphic on the printable item, please:

  • Use lines wider than 0.2mm for positive graphics and 0.4mm for negative graphics
  • Use at least 7pt size for positive and 10pt size for negative printable text

If you are planning to use a photo or similar graphic, please ensure that it has a resolution of at least 300dpi at the actual size (so if the printable area is 5cm x 5cm, then 5cm @ 300dpi = a graphic of at least 591px by 591px). The file should be provided as .psd, jpeg, .png or .tif.

You can send your files by email to birojs@ornandum.lv or if the file is larger than 10MB you should use a file transfer service like wetransfer.com or similar or alternatively your Dropbox or similar service. You can also deliver the files to us on physical media - CD, DVD, Flash drive or an external HDD. Please ensure that these are formatted for PC use.


We use professional grade equipment: industrial ceramics kilns and printing setup, German glass and porcelain screen printing inks and more to ensure the highest possible quality whatever your requirements.

We print on porcelain, ceramics and glass items like glasses, mugs, plates, vases, tiles, beer steins as well as other souvenir and bespoke items.

Every order is unique. We will recommend the best solution and calculate your quote based on your request sent to birojs@ornandum.lv or phone enquiry to +371 67629766.

The final price of the order is dependant on:

  • The quantity of items
  • The size of the decal
  • The number of colours in the graphic
  • Whether the printable items are provided by us or you
  • The required deadline

When using decal printing the recommended minimum order is 100 items.