Signature Plates FAQ
Signature Plates - Tips to make sure they look great
The Ceramic Pottery Pen
The ceramic pen contains special ink for writing and drawing on glazed pottery. This ink on the plate becomes food safe and permanent after 72 hours of air drying, however you can speed up this process by baking your plate in the when the plate is baked in your oven for 35 minutes at 150°C (see full instructions below).
At your Event
If Mistakes HappenIf you notice the mistake immediately then wipe of with a damp cloth. After 10-20 minutes you might need to scrape it off. After 72 hours the pen should be permanent and cannot be removed.
Baking your Signature Plate
You no longer have to bake you plate, after 72 hours air drying, Pebeo the pen manufacturers say the ink is permanent and dishwasher safe. However if you want to speed up this process or be extra sure it is permanent then you can bake your signature plate.
Do all the names need to be put on at the same time?No, you can put the names on over several days or weeks, but do not bake the plate until you have all the names on the plate.
We have lost the pottery pen, can we use just any pen?Sorry No, the ink in these ceramic pens is special, if you have lost the pottery pen you can order extras from here on our website
We would like to draw pictures on the plate, is this possible?
Absolutely yes, the ceramic pens are as easy to use as felt tip pens so let your artistic ideas run wild. We also have other colours of pottery pen available to order from our website if you want to get even more creative.
Do these pens work on any type of pottery?
YES, these Pebeo ceramic pens can be used to write on any type of porcelain, china or glassware. The surface just needs to be grease free and heat resistant (otherwise they will melt when baked!). This means you can customise any piece of pottery. We would recommend that items are not washed in a dishwasher even after baking. Pebeo the manufacturer say the ink is dishwasher safe after 72 hours of air drying, but it would be dreadful if a unique message or drawing was damaged in the dishwasher.