Sublimation printed tiles

Large printed tiles $25

These are framed, have a peg to help them stand and can also be hung on the wall

Small printed tiles. $10

These are backed with a cork lining and can be used as coasters

Framed medium size tiles. These come with a pecan frame, peg that can be inserted which acts as a stand so it can be placed upright on a table and it also comes with a wall hanger that can be attached so that it can be hung on a wall or laid flat and used like a trivit. These are $25

About Sublimation Printing

Sublimation printing is the application of sublimation inks onto a surface using a heat press to provide the required combination of heat, time and pressure. This combination causes the inks to be converted from a solid to a gaseous state enabling them to penetrate the sublimatable surface so that a permanent, full color image is formed. The color penetrates the surface of the item so that the result is colorful, long lasting and resistant to scratching unlike some other printing methods that merely print onto the surface of the item.

Dye sublimation printing is always done on a polyester, polymer, or polymer coated item. At high temperatures, the solid dye converts into a gas without ever becoming a liquid. The same high temperature opens the pores of the polymer and allows the gas to enter. When the temperature drops, the pores close and the gas reverts to a solid state. It has now become a part of the polymer.

Taking Care of Your Tiles

Tiles can be cleaned with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge. The surface can be scratched so take care not to scrape them with sharp objects. They should be handwashed and not put them in the dishwasher. They are tile so they can chip or break if dropped on a hard surface.


© Kellee Beaudry 2015