decorating process discussed on this web site is called inkjet sublimation (an
overview of this process is in the section below).
floor tile, sublimated with our ArTainium UV+ inks.
Photo courtesy of
Bison Coating & Supply - Joplin, MO
one absolute requirement of this process is that the tiles must have a polymer
coating on them. When a tile is decorated using the sublimation process the image
is transferred into the polymer coating and actually becomes a part of it.
you run your finger across the surface of a sublimated tile you will feel nothing.
This is because the image is now part of the coating.
stress this because we do not want you to have the mistaken impression that you
can run down to your local home improvement center and buy tiles or other ceramic
products. You can't! None of their ceramic products will be correctly coated to
accept the inkjet sublimation process.
ceramics are manufactured by industry specialists who produce and coat the product,
especially for inkjet sublimation.
you coat your own ceramic products? Yes, but 99% of the time, for individuals
and small companies, it is not worth it! The time and money spent in trying to
set up a coating operation will cost you more than the investment you need to
just decorate the tiles and start making money.
are not sharing this advice to try and get you to buy our ceramics. We don't sell
any! However, at the end of your tour, we will provide you with excellent supply
Sublimated Gloss Tile
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sublimation is the process used to decorate the ceramics, using The Tile Master
Epson Inkjet printers and sublimation inks print the transfers
used to sublimate the tiles with beautiful graphics, designs, photos and other
inkjet sublimation process is not "rocket science" but does require
knowledge, for you to be successful. If you do not thoroughly understand this
process, visit our tutorial web site DyeSubInks.com
and we will teach you.
who understand inkjet sublimation, but need specifics about the 1280 printer and
bulk ink system we have discussed, should also visit the web site and click on
"Printers" and "Bulk Ink".
we mentioned previously, there are two other presses that, while not as large
or powerful as The Tile Master, are still excellent for ceramic tile
sublimation. Click Here,
to continue your education.