Because of its sturdy composition, PAPYROS® provides excellent glass/kiln shelf separation on the first use, and frequently in subsequent firings, as well. How long post-fired PAPYROS retains its integrity depends on the type of glass used on the project underside (Opal vs. Transparent), the nature of the project (volume/construction), as well as the final fusing temperature (degree of glass movement in the kiln). For more details, CLICK HERE.
Line the entire shelf, or cut a piece of PAPYROS measuring at least ½-in. larger than your project (on all sides), then place your glass project(s) on the papered shelf and fuse as you would normally.
To Clean Up
When you’ve decided that you’re ready for a new piece of PAPYROS, use one of the options listed below to dispose of the expired paper.
NOTE: If using a Shop Vac, ensure that your HEPA filters are changed on a regular basis so vacuum functions correctly. When using a trash basket, make sure you use a one dedicated for paper disposal, that has a fitted lid, and is lined with a plastic bag. Empty trash bags on a regular basis.
- Spatula: Using a studio spatula, fold over the sheet of expired PAPYROS into a small “packet” (reminiscent of making a crêpe foldover) and lower it into a dedicated, lined trash basket, then close lid. Empty the bags frequently.
- Shop-Vac: Vacuum using a shop-vac equipped with a HEPA filter.