Dinnerware, as one of essential utensils on the dining table, is also considering as an unique symbol of a dining place like restaurants, hotels, banquet halls, even your own family. So knowing of how to design your own dinnerware is extremely needful and important. Nowadays, customization is becoming more popular and also the request is quite different between each other.
Creates personalized dinnerware using your own artwork or logo for a truly personal and unique appearance. Restaurants, Resorts, Caterers, Bed and Breakfasts, or Country Clubs can create your own distinctive ambiance; Bringing extra attention to details and superior resolution quality.
So how can we design our own dinnerware and what are the details we may focus on?
If you would like to participate in designing your own unique pattern, you can have a graphic design team for assistant in the factory. While the design team receive the design draft, they will check if it is workable and might make a slight adjustment according to the model demand.
How the 3D model works?
Due to the limitation of the manufacturing process, the ceramic products are prone to deformation when they are linear. Therefore, many products are designed with curved shapes to avoid this problem, so that the surface of these ceramic products has a lot of changes. In addition, the handles, mouths, buttons and other components of ceramic products are generally bonded in the mud. Due to the later glazing and firing, this joint will become smooth due to the adhesion of the glaze layer, and will not form a metal like The sharp turning of the ceramics, it is this smooth connection that makes the ceramic product more like a one-piece object. In addition, many ceramic products are embossed on the surface and decorated with lines or patterns. When performing three-dimension modeling of ceramic products, the selection of modeling methods should be based on these characteristics.
Besides showing the general appearance of the product, also need to focus on its details, these are two important standards to decide the quality of the model creation. Ceramic products have their own characteristics. Whether or not the characteristics of ceramic products can be expressed is the key to the success of a model.
Normally we use sophisticated computer modeling software to design and create a cast mould (principal mould), from which working moulds are produced to use in the forming processes. After some necessary adjustment, the model can be confirmed.
Choose and set up the model is the first step to design your own dinnerware, glaze is also an important part to make your dinnerware unique.
There is one popular technique call”reactive glaze”, which refers to the natural change of the surface glaze in the porcelain during the firing process. There are a few reasons to course the reactive glaze:
1. Unique raw materials
The mineral raw materials used is complex, containing a variety of trace elements, which are more colors. In the raw material, even the same minerality is different from each other, its physical and chemical properties will also have a certain difference.
2.Fetus and shape
Different kinds, different composition, the nature is also different. The fetus can affect the impact of kiln, mainly reflected in the color, opening, high temperature fluidity of glaze.
3.Chemical composition of glaze
A reasonable glaze composition is the foundation of the reactive glaze. Through scientific analysis, there are more than ten kinds of chemical composition and more than 40 kinds of trace elements, which is very conducive to the occurrence of reactive glaze phenomenon.
4. Processing of glaze
Mainly refers to the extent of the thickness of the glazed glaze. The thickness of the glaze is different, and it will produce different kiln changes after the fire.
5. Glaze Process
With different thicknesses in the glaze, the glazed surface will change after firing. Under normal circumstances, when the glaze is thick, the effect will be more obvious , the color of glaze, high emulsion, and the texture is easy to form. In addition, different glazing methods can also produce different effect.
6. Burning process
Burning is the most critical process of reactive glaze production. The subtle changes in each step in this process will affect the reactive glaze. Different in the product placement position, dense or rare, the type of fuel used in the fuel kiln, the reduction atmosphere, the temperature, the length of the burning time, the fasted cooling speed, the changes in climate changes, and the level of the grant of the burning kiln work will produce different effects.
And further more, decal is the easiest way to personalize your dinnerware. Decals used for decoration of the product are designed by a computer graphics program. All the curves and grids will be calculated in order to find the perfect position for decals to be applied. The designs will then be transferred into film, which will be used as a frame for the decal printing. The decal is then printed and is ready to be used for decoration. Several application methods are as follows:
• on glaze decals :
Decal after the glaze finish, this is the most convenient way, and also accept many different colors, but the decal can only last for 3-5 years in normal condition.
• glazed Decal
Between two glazed to adhere the decal, can accept more color than under glazed decal, could be maintained for permanent. But as this technique is more complicated, the cost will be the highest one.
• under glazed decal
Adhere the decal before any glaze, the cost is lowest but only a few simple colors are available, this method also can be maintained for permanent.
With all steps above you can design your own dinnerware easily, and it is a perfect way to make you and your dining place more creative. For sure, finding an experienced and highly skilled wholesaler will help you achieve your goals faster.