PAPYROS® Kiln Shelf Paper is a ceramic-based paper specially formulated for glass fusing. When placed between the kiln shelf and the underside of a glass project, PAPYROS prevents the glass from sticking to the shelf during firing. Because of its sturdy composition, PAPYROS provides excellent glass/kiln shelf separation on the first use, and frequently even in subsequent firings.
Getting the Most from PAPYROS PAPYROS® is quite durable, and tends to retain its paper-like qualities during firing, rather than decomposing into loose dust. The degree to which PAPYROS retains its integrity can be affected by the characteristics of the glass being used (Transparent vs. Opal), as well as the intensity of the firing schedule.
With transparent glasses against the paper, your finished project can often lift cleanly away from the papered shelf, leaving the paper weakened, but intact. By carefully lifting the glass project off of the PAPYROS lined shelf, you may find that you can achieve more than one firing from a piece of PAPYROS.
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