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Decals are similar to a sandwich. There's backing paper on the bottom, the actual design colors in the middle, and a protective film coating on top that burns away during firing. There may also be a piece of wax paper over the decal to protect it during shipping and handling. It's important to keep decals at a constant moderate temperature, a constant humidity, and stored in small piles, not high stacks or bunches.