What material is Ink Dish dinnerware made from?
With the exception of the packaging all Ink Dish items are made from ‘A’ quality porcelain
Is Ink Dish dinnerware microwave and dishwasher safe?
Yes with the exclusion of White Noise and Basket which contain gold. Ink Dish is designed to be used everyday and is both microwave and dishwasher safe.
How should I care for the items with gold decoration and what else do I need to know about the metallic pieces?
The gold used in White Noise and Basket is sourced from the leading European supplier of precious metal pigments and we have been assured it is as free from contaminants e.g. lead, as it can be. Gold (or silver) applied to tableware is not microwave safe because it’s metallic. If you have ever mistakenly tried to microwave tin foil you will know what we mean. Although our gold decoration will pass a dishwasher safe test to an international standard we would still err on the side of caution and advise against it, to absolutely guarantee the longevity of this high quality product. The key thing to degradation of any pigment on the surface of tableware is how hard the water is; it’s not the detergent as some people think. The minerals in hard water area will degrade the surface pigment far sooner than when they are washed in soft water. This applies to the decoration on all of our patterns.
The good news is the dinner plates for White Noise contain no metallics so you are free to microwave them, dish wash them and freeze them to your heart’s content.
How is the design applied to dinnerware?
The design is applied as an Inglaze Decal. There are a number of advantages to this. From a usability point of view the decal is fired at a temperature just at the melting point of the glaze which allows it to actually sink in giving it extraordinary durability for everyday use and in the dishwasher. From a design point of view, the decal is developed photographically from the original art to give the most accurate reproduction. No other method would have done as faithful a job to capture the feeling of the original art.
Where is Ink Dish dinnerware made?
Ink Dish is designed in San Diego California. After speaking with factories in multiple countries Ink Dish selected the top ceramic company in Bangladesh. Our partner factory has passed extensive compliance audits from Macy’s in the US, Debenham’s in the UK and other top retailers throughout the world. The factory helps employ hundreds of people who would not normally have work. This helps feed their families in a country where there are not many other options. No child or forced labor is ever used, all are paid a fair wage, given three breaks per day with food, mid morning, lunch and mid afternoon, or the equivalent in the evening shifts. There are medical facilities on site with a full time doctor which can be used by the family members of the employees. The factory is ISO9001 compliant which, as well as being a quality standard, requires extensive documenting and training on proper work practices.
Does Ink Dish meet California’s stricter lead laws (Prop 65)?
Yes. Ink Dish dinnerware is tested to meet California prop 65 lead laws.
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