FAQ about the products in our store
IS INK DISH DINNERWARE MICROWAVE AND DISHWASHER SAFE?
With the exception of the gold items, Ink Dish is designed to be used everyday and is microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.
DOES INK DISH MEET CALIFORNIA'S STRICTER LEAD LAWS (PROP 65) ?
Yes. Ink Dish dinnerware uses manufacturers which test their product to meet California's prop 65 lead laws.
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 as it is possible to be. Gold (or silver) when applied to ceramics is not microwave safe because it is 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 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 a 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 hearts content.
WHAT MATERIAL IS INK DISH DINNERWARE MADE FROM?
Ink Dish dinnerware is manufactured using 'A' Quality porcelain.
HOW IS THE DESIGN APPLIED TO THE PORCELAIN?
The artwork is applied with decals using an 'in-glaze' process. 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 sink in giving it extraordinary durability for every day use and for 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?
The dinnerware is designed in California. Some items are manufactured in Bangladesh in a facility with high working standards which has passed extensive quality audits and is IS09001 compliant. The majority of our dinnerware is manufactured in a factory in Poland with a long tradition of highly skilled craftsmanship in porcelain.