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    does anyone knows something about this process?
    Last edited by mrvica; 02-18-2006, 09:28 AM. Reason: sintaxs mistake

  • #2
    water transfer maybe?
    www.standercreative.com

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    • #3
      Do you mean how to do the designs in the slip used to color the face of the tile when it is fired? Or print them.

      Printing can be done as a dye-sub process or as a UV flatbed process.

      HOWEVER
      There are certain wearability and food safety issues you need to know about.
      -Dye sub or printed tiles should not be used outdoors. There have been too many reports of almost immediate fading and no cases of tiles lasting much more than 5 years without significant fading.
      -They can't be used for flooring or high traffic areas like hallway walls.
      -Cleansers that can scratch the surface are bad for printed tiles.
      -Exposure to heat and grease aren't good for them either.
      -Some inks may contain chemicals you don't want to have in contact with food.

      Dye sub is more common. UV flatbed is more of a short term usage.

      Check out http://www.dyesub.org for much more info.
      Last edited by PrintDriver; 02-18-2006, 01:30 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Silence04
        water transfer maybe?
        well I dont know, do you maybe know litle bit more about it? if you do please write...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by PrintDriver
          Do you mean how to do the designs in the slip used to color the face of the tile when it is fired? Or print them.

          Printing can be done as a dye-sub process or as a UV flatbed process.

          HOWEVER
          There are certain wearability and food safety issues you need to know about.
          -Dye sub or printed tiles should not be used outdoors. There have been too many reports of almost immediate fading and no cases of tiles lasting much more than 5 years without significant fading.
          -They can't be used for flooring or high traffic areas like hallway walls.
          -Cleansers that can scratch the surface are bad for printed tiles.
          -Exposure to heat and grease aren't good for them either.
          -Some inks may contain chemicals you don't want to have in contact with food.

          Dye sub is more common. UV flatbed is more of a short term usage.

          Check out http://www.dyesub.org for much more info.

          can you tell me little bit more about it, or give me some internet adress where I can read more about this?
          I am interested in printing tiles as that is not very common printing

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          • #6
            I provided a link.
            Check above.
            It's more common than you think.

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