System Group is a group of Italian companies producing technical equipment, software, and also ceramic tiles. So, the group includes Laminam. a manufacturer of thin large-format porcelain stoneware. System Ceramics is the first division of the System group to produce ceramic technology. Modula is a manufacturer of automated vertical storage systems for factories and plants. Tosilab. the company is a high-tech design laboratory specializing in the development of new surfaces for hulling materials. As well as companies providing logistics and software for all factories within the group.
The Creadigit XLE printer is a new product from the manufacturer and is presented under the slogan “High resolution without compromise”. System Ceramics has developed S-heads that release less ink for optimal performance on darker colors. So, what are the technical characteristics of the Creadigit XLE printer:
- Maximum number of colors. 8 colors
- The maximum number of print heads. 16 pcs.
- Automatic printer cleaning every 4 hours
- Maximum print resolution. 400 dpi
- Optical printhead assembly
- Maximum print width. 1032 mm
- Maximum print speed up to 70m / min
- Print speed at a resolution of 400×400 dpi. 48 m / min
- Grayscale printing capability
- Printer dimensions. 4580×2126 mm
- Multiple color recycling system
System Group’s in-house RIP program allows the printer to be integrated with any production line. The design and equipment of the printer are created in such a way as to facilitate installation and maintenance of both the printer itself and its accessories. For example, each printhead can be replaced or cleaned in place.
KERAjet is a Spanish company that manufactures industrial printers. An important direction for KERAjet is ceramic tiles, but this is not the only area in which the printers of this company are used. The manufacturer also manufactures printers for printing on glass, textiles and tableware. One of the latest innovations from this manufacturer is the KERAjet P7 printer.
KERAjet P7 is available in two formats: KERAjet P7 1200 (print width up to 1200 mm) and KERAjet P7 2400 (print width up to 2400 mm). Also, in the configuration of this printer there are two options: with a side bench (banda) and without it (bancada). This parameter affects the size of the printer:
- KERAjet P7 1200 bancada 2441x1350x1530 mm
- KERAjet P7 1200 banda 2441x2110x1530 mm
- KERAjet P7 2400 bancada 3971x1350x1862 mm
- KERAjet P7 2400 banda 3971x2110x1862 mm
Among the main characteristics of the printer, it should be noted:
- Multi-head technology in which the ink supply system can be electronically controlled.
- Ability to use up to 12 inks (i.e. print images using 12 colors) in 24 printheads.
- Vertical resolution. from 180 to 1200 dpi.
- Horizontal Resolution. 254 to 1200 dpi.
- Grayscale printing method. 8-level scale.
- The ability to use a variety of inks: pigments for ceramics, soluble salts, enamels and inks for decorative printing on ceramics (paints, glue, glaze, lustering, metallic ink, matte and glossy effects, hard granules).
- The volume of a drop of paint coming out of the nozzle: from 10 to 200 pl.
- Data connection and movement is carried out in the Ethernet network. Ethernet connection 10/100/1000 Base T.
- Electrical requirements: 220V 50-60Hz 16A P = 4Kw shuko connector.
- High precision image placement.
- Constant ink flow ensures stable printing.
- Supported image formats: TIFF, PSD.
- Images in CMYK, multichannel and RGB color.
- Print sizes: KERAjet P7. 1200 1200×1000 mm and KERAjet P7. 2400 2400×1000 mm.
MINI K is the KERAjet software application, which is a graphical user interface. The printer is already equipped with this software. It can be used to control printer movements, ink supply and print projects. The interface is simple and user friendly. MINI K transfers images to printers for printing on tiles. Color management and processing of integrated images takes place in the KERArip software.
Sacmi is an Italian company that produces equipment for various industries. equipment for ceramic tile manufacturers; for the processing, molding and packaging of beverages and confectionery; as well as equipment for automatic monitoring of production quality and safety at enterprises. In the ceramics industry, Sacmi offers a complete range of equipment for the production of ceramic tiles, from clay preparation to packaging. Sacmi can create a turnkey factory.
The latest model of Sacmi printers is the DHD 1208-D with Dimatix technology. Sacmi develops the software for its printers independently, therefore it is based on the common Sacmi platform. These programs provide real-time machine control and data transfer. Let’s consider in detail what functions are included in the software of Sacmi DHD 1208-D printers:
- Built-in RIP function in management software allows you to prepare the current job and send it to print during production.
- Supported image formats: TIFF, PSD, PSB.
- Images in CMYK α (8BPP).
- Built-in copy system.
- Manage project graphics up to 128GB, expandable upon request.
- Graphics adaption mode allows printing in modes: grid, incremental, random.
- Ability to add files with a lower native resolution than the actual print resolution.
- Load a Stream Mode File (Print Queue) and Start Printing Automatically.
- Calculation of ink consumption for the whole batch or for one item.
- No speed or performance limitations regarding print size.
- Automatic tools for color tone control.
- Alarm log, action log, production reports.
- Maintenance pop-up notification.
- Automatic belt cleaning system.
- Automatic purge and flush.
Sacmi emphasizes that the printers are designed in such a way as to provide easy access to all important parts of the machine: the ability to completely remove the ink supply unit for maintenance and cleaning; Electro-mode drivers are located close to the printheads to avoid communication problems; a cooling circuit is provided to maintain a stable operating temperature. So, the Sacmi DHD 1208-D printer presented at the Spanish exhibition has the following technical characteristics:
- Maximum resolution. 400 dp;
- Grayscale printing method. 4-level scale;
- The maximum number of colors is 8 colors;
- The maximum number of printheads is 18 pcs;
- Maximum print width. 1161 mm;
- Printer dimensions: 4850x2610x2231 mm.
The same DHD module was recently incorporated into the CONTINUA line to create the world’s first Smart Tile Line. It is a complete and fully integrated complex that performs the entire production stage: from raw materials to finished tiles with digital decoration (using “wet” or “dry” decoration).
Sacmi manufactures DGD (Sacmi DiGiDrawer) machines, which are both a press and a digital printer, which are unique in their field. This equipment is a combination of traditional press and dry decoration technique (Sacmi Continua). DiGiDrawer technology allows the use of various types of ceramic powders and inks without any restrictions on granule size or color. In addition, the system works regardless of the tile size. The work cycle looks like this:
- Press, punching and ejection of tiles;
- Initial lowering of the mold and base powder coating;
- Reverse stroke, in which the powder is leveled;
- Decoration on a leveled surface;
- Secondary lowering of the mold with pressing the plate.
The DGD is the first device capable of performing digital decoration directly in the press cavity. The ability to synchronize graphics with digital inkjet printing allows for the “depth” of the drawing. The digital powder dispensing system consists of a series of metal teeth, which are controlled by a program, resulting in an autonomous supply of powder to the system. The width of the teeth is 5.08 mm. Thanks to the automation of the entire process, the set graphics are accurately reproduced.
The connection and control of the system for Sacmi DiGiDrawer is carried out on the basis of the POWERLINK network via a connecting cable. Specifications for printing on Sacmi DiGiDrawer equipment:
- The maximum number of colors is 3;
- Maximum print speed. 300 mm per second;
- The easiest filling of each color at a speed of 300 mm per second. 1 kg / m 2
The Sacmi DiGiDrawer series is available in four versions: DGD245A, DGD245B, DGD225B, DGD175A. They differ in the main technical characteristics. the distance between the columns (this parameter determines the maximum dimensions of the mold that can be installed on this unit) and the model of presses with different pressure forces. Technical characteristics of the Sacmi DiGiDrawer press:
- Column spacing: DGD245A (2450 mm); DGD245B (2450 mm); DGD225B (2250 mm); DGD175A (1750 mm).
- Maximum pressure force of the DGD245A press (32000 kN, 38000 kN, 49000 kN, 64000 kN); DGD245B (32,000 kN, 38,000 kN, 49,000 kN, 64,000 kN, 75,000 kN, 82,000 kN, 10,000 kN); DGD225B (30,000 kN, 49,000 kN); DGD175A (49,000 kN).
Choosing a printer for printing
You can often find interesting patterns on tiles, they are called “prints” for the simple reason that they are applied by a printer. Nowadays, most of the tiles are printed with a digital printer. What printer is it and is it similar to the one we use at home or in the office? Yes, it is similar. the principle of operation is the same for printers. Ceramic tile manufacturers use an inkjet printer that prints with inks (also called inks). The biggest difference between a printer for ceramics is that the ink used to print the drawing acquires color only after firing in the oven, but this is more a feature of the ink, not the printer. Industrial printers can print anything on tiles, just like office printers on paper. There are as many manufacturers of equipment for ceramic factories as there are manufacturers of printers for paper, however, it is a little more difficult to understand their products than in the office equipment we are used to. Let’s try to choose a printer for ourselves
To begin with, we note that the main criteria for choosing a printer are the technical characteristics of the printer itself, the functions of the software offered by the manufacturer for this equipment and the dimensions of the printer. The latest printers start at 120,000 euros. The price varies depending on the manufacturer, configuration and additional options. Among the technical characteristics, you should pay attention to those that directly affect the print quality:
- the resolution in which the image is printed;
- maximum print width;
- the number of printheads (the number of colors and image quality depends on this);
- the ability to print in shades of gray (measured in levels, the more there are, the more accurate the image can be obtained on this printer);
- what inks and powders for decoration can be used in this printer;
- the volume of the droplet exiting the nozzle (the smaller the volume of the ejected droplet, the clearer the image contours, color transitions).
As for the characteristics of the software, the main parameter here is usability. Currently, the software provides the ability to control the process of uninterrupted ink supply, download and process images for printing in various formats and sizes. Each manufacturer supplements its programs with other convenient functions that can be decisive when choosing a printer, for example: ink calculation, economy mode of using ink, the ability to upload images to the “print queue” and automatic printing, automatic tape cleaning and even SMS-notification in case any printing failure.
Consider the characteristics of the printers presented at the Spanish exhibition Cevisama 2018 to find out what characteristics modern printers have and how they differ from each other.
The Italian company Tecno Ferrari, which produces technical equipment for various industries, including ceramic. The latest print from Tecno Ferrari is VIVAJET. This printer is made in two configurations: VIVAJET S-M and VIVAJET L / SLABS, respectively, for printing on small-medium and large-format tiles. A compact 4 color version is also available for lines with multiple printers. Printers are equipped with V7 software, the main functions of the system are:
- Intuitive graphical interface.
- Built-in tone control and intensity change.
- Integrated diagnostics and remote assistance support.
- Wide range of approved inks for decoration and effects.
Technical characteristics of VIVAJET printers from Tecno Ferrari:
- Maximum number of colors. 8 colors.
- The maximum number of print heads. 16 pcs.
- Maximum print width. up to 1400 mm.
- Maximum print resolution. 360 dpi.
- High speed ink recirculation system.
- Maximum print speed up to 70 m / min.
- Powder consumption at a speed of 50 m / min. 20 g / m2, at a speed of 36 m / min. 15 g / m2.
- Grayscale printing. 5 levels.
- The volume of a drop of paint coming out of the nozzle: from 84 to 160 pl.
- Uniform print and no defects.
- Ink distribution system with high speed recirculation.
- Shorter cleaning cycles thanks to the new suction system.
- Automatic conveyor belt cleaning system.
- Operation mode for decorating with effects.
The American company Efi is proud to be founded in Silicon Valley. EFI develops technologies to produce a wide range of printers for signage, packaging, textiles, ceramic tiles and personalized documents. And also develops ink and optimizes the entire printing production process.
The EFI Cretaprint D4 printer is a new model from this manufacturer. The company markets this machine as a high quality piece of equipment in a compact size. It comes complete with Efi electronic and software that allows you to manage complex projects and large files. Software Features:
- Full touch screen.
- Clear navigation and intuitive interface.
- The main functions are constantly displayed. All basic functions are available in 1-2 clicks.
- Calculating ink consumption.
- SMS alert allows users to track any incidents or alerts the EFI Cretaprint printer detects in real time and reports to mobile phones.
Let’s get acquainted with the technical characteristics of the EFI Cretaprint D4 printer:
- Maximum number of colors. 12 colors.
- Maximum number of heads. 24 heads.
- Maximum print width. 710 mm.
- Maximum print resolution. 360 dpi.
- Volume of ink droplet exiting the nozzle: 13 to 98 pl or 25 to 225 pl (depending on printer configuration).
- Grayscale printing. 8 or 10 levels (depending on printer configuration).
- Powder consumption at 25 m / min. 45 g / m2 or 80 g / m2 (depending on printer configuration).
- Maximum printing speed. 60 m / min.
- Supported image formats: TIFF, RPF.
- Printing without stopping production.
- Image loading time. from 1 to 15 sec.
- Image change time during production. 1 sec.
- Number of uploaded images. 100 models.
- Minimum tile thickness 3 mm.
- Maximum tile thickness 30 mm.
- Maximum tile length. 3000 mm.
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Equipment for printing on ceramic tiles
Today, there are many options for equipment for photoceramics, among which everyone can find the best option. There are photoceramic technologies that are ideal for home workshops and large workshops.
Low cost ceramic tile printing equipment is a way to create quality products at a low cost. Are you new to this line of business? Not sure how to properly maintain your printer? Then we suggest you take a free training course on working with the equipment. Equipment for printing on ceramic tiles is used for the production of various products. This is about:
- Photo tiles (photo panels for the kitchen, bathroom, pool, etc.)
- Color and black-and-white photos on the surface of enamel and porcelain plates;
- Inscriptions on tablets and monuments;
- Photo on ceramic surfaces;
- Color and black-and-white photographs on porcelain stoneware. photographs for the monument;
- Various images and inscriptions on ceramic products.
Laser ceramic printer A4-430
The A4-430 printer is the best printer for making photoceramics. This model is the most popular and is suitable for printing images, both on enameled and porcelain ovals and plates. This printer is also ideal for making photos on porcelain stoneware and ceramic surfaces. Photoceramics are distinguished by moisture and heat resistance. Product resource over 25 years.
A3 Ceramic Decal Printer
The A3 photoceramics printer is distinguished by its high productivity. The latter is due to the printing option and A3 format, as well as the highest quality photoceramics. This printer makes it possible to make decals for photoceramics on ovals and plates from enamel and porcelain.
Comparison table of all three printer models
|Print area||210×900 mm||297×1660 mm|
|Print resolution||1200×1200 dpi||1200×1200 dpi|
|Print speed||color mode photo. 30 A4 pages per minute||color mode photo. 7 pages A3 per minute|
|Voltage, power||220 V, 468 W. printing, 6 W. standby||220 V, 1.4 kW. printing, 2.7 W. standby|
|Print driver||Win XP, Mac, Vista||Win XP, Mac, Vista|
|The weight||60 Kg||97 kg|
|Guarantee||1 year, warranty and post-warranty service is provided||1 year, warranty and post-warranty service is provided|
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Components for creating ceramic tiles
Various mixtures of certain components are used as raw materials in the manufacture of ceramic tiles, such as:
- clay materials, which impart the property of plasticity, due to which it becomes possible to form product blanks;
- quartz sand, the main filling material of the mixture, which creates the frame of ceramic tiles;
- carbonate materials, consisting of a number of feldspars, imparting the necessary viscosity and dense structure when fired.
The technology for obtaining a charge mixture for the manufacture of ceramic tiles includes several stages that allow obtaining a homogeneous material of the required fraction and moisture content. The moisture content of the mixture depends on the manufacturing technology of ceramic tiles, and ranges from 5 to 20%.
Despite the method of making a ceramic product, the technology for producing a charge mixture includes 3 sequential operations: grinding, mixing and moistening.
Powder grinding is carried out according to two methods: dry grinding of components with further addition of water and wet method, in which the initial components are ground in water and then subjected to spray drying. The grinding method primarily depends on the mass and geometric dimensions of the product.
Equipment for printing on ceramic tiles
UV printers are used to apply a pattern to ceramic tiles. Printing on such a surface requires refilling with special inks with high adhesion properties and glaze paints. After the graphic image is taken, polymerization is carried out with a UV lamp. Printers for drawing on ceramics are inkjet and laser.
In the production of small batches, inkjet ceramic printers are used. Basically, with their help, black and white images are applied. For large volumes of products, a laser printer will be required. First, the picture is made on decal paper, and then transferred to a tile and fired in an oven. Degrease the tiles before painting.
Ceramic tile production technology
There are three main methods of producing ceramic tiles.
The first technique is semi-dry pressing of powders with a moisture content of up to 7%. This method is basic.
The second, in terms of its prevalence, is the slip casting technology. In this case, a solution of a clay suspension with a moisture content of 30 to 35% is used.
The last method for the production of building ceramics at enterprises is plastic formation from masses with a moisture content of 15 to 20%.
Equipment for the production of ceramic tiles
Ceramic tiles have been used by people since time immemorial. Due to the external variety and excellent qualities of this material, it is massively used in baths, toilets, and kitchens. Due to such popularity, a properly established production of ceramic tiles will be very profitable.
Commercialization of the production of ceramic tiles
Favorable for entrepreneurs specializing in the production of ceramic products was the depreciation of the currency, which led to an increase in the cost of foreign products. The minimum number of fixtures for the production of ceramic tiles will cost you 10,000. This includes a stirrer, vibrator, oven drying equipment, a patterning and enrobing booth, and special molding tools.
For the production of specific tiles, additional equipment and fixtures will be needed. Also, do not forget about stencils for drawing drawings, the cost of which is about 600.
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The main competitive advantage is the quality of the product, which depends primarily on the starting materials for preparing the charge mixture. Therefore, you will need high-quality granite screenings and plasticizers. For example, for the production of tiles covering an area of 5,000 square meters, the cost of the raw materials will be about 12,000. To organize the production of such a number of tiles, four workers will be required.
Printing on Ceramic Tiles
It is necessary to involve a specialist in the performance of work to control and adjust the production technology. A warehouse with an area of 100 square meters is suitable as a premises.
As a result, summing up all the costs, we get:
The average selling price for one square meter of tiles is 7. With a volume of 5,000 square meters, the monthly income will be 35,000.
Tools for making ceramic tiles
The main equipment used in the production of ceramic tiles are: concrete mixers, vibrating machines, kilns for firing and drying.
Concrete mixers, with the help of blades built into them, mix the initial components. Before choosing a concrete mixer, it is necessary to calculate the performance required in a specific case of production.
The formation of the tiles is carried out by means of a vibrating table. In it, the mixture is pressed in special forms. After molding, the products are placed in an oven to remove excess moisture. Drying with hot air is the best option.
Another type of kiln used in the production of ceramics is the tunnel kiln. The heating temperature in such furnaces reaches 1250 degrees.
No less important equipment is a drawing camera. The choice of a device depends primarily on financial capabilities.
The main stages in the production of ceramic products are:
- special processing of clay material with additives of mineral substances;
- obtaining a product of a certain shape;
- heat treatment, which consists in firing the product to the required state, depending on the field of application.
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At most modern factories, flow-conveyor lines are used, consisting of a large number of equipment, which is a separate unit in the general technology. Most of the ceramic tiles, or rather about 95% of the total, are obtained by pressing the charge mass, with a moisture content of 5 to 7%. At the stage of shaping, the tile, not yet fired, acquires the necessary density and strength.
Drying of the product is a rather important stage of production. At this stage, it is necessary to avoid as much as possible the appearance of possible deformations, cracks and other defects. Drying is usually done with hot air. Chemical inertness, and the performance properties of ceramic tiles are achieved during the firing phase. Basically, firing is carried out in special continuous type continuous kilns. The temperature of this type of heat treatment, for ceramic tiles, can reach 1250 degrees.
A UV printer for ceramic tiles prints an image using an inkjet method, during which special nano-ink is sprayed onto the surface of the tile. They allow you to create high-resolution prints due to the mixed droplet size expelled from the device nozzle. Such inks are adapted for UV printers and contain substances that solidify under the influence of the rays emitted by them. This feature prevents ink from drying out within the printing apparatus.
Printing on UV printers has the following advantages:
- high resistance to the influence of such negative environmental factors as fat, water, chemicals and mechanical stress;
- practical use (paints do not require dilution, they quickly harden under ultraviolet rays);
- environmental friendliness;
- high quality and detailing of printing;
- saturation and realism of the color palette;
- the brightness of the resulting image due to the application of paints on top of the glaze;
- the possibility of large-format printing, which allows you to create photo panels on ceramic tiles.
The disadvantages include the high energy consumption of the UV printer.
Safe use of the device involves observing some precautions:
- protection of the skin in direct contact with ink;
- installation of special filters that reduce ozone emission.
Features of photo printing
The days when a design was applied to tiles exclusively with Rotocolor are gone thanks to the introduction of innovative digital printing technology. This method consists in transferring any photograph or drawing from an electronic file to the surface of the workpiece. The result is a 3D ceramic tile, you can choose absolutely any photo for transfer, which opens up almost endless possibilities for designers.
An excellent appearance is provided not only by images of landscapes, elements, favorite characters or stylish interiors, but also photographs of various textures in 3D format: ceramic tiles with the effect of leather, a rare mineral, textiles and much more. An original option would also be to lay tiles on the floor with a photo of coastal pebbles, emerald grass, the seabed, or an extreme approach? open mouth of a bloodthirsty shark, gaping abyss, volcano mouth.
Hot decal printing
Decal? special paper with an image printed on it. But unlike the previous method, it does not copy the picture onto the surface of the tile, but itself acts as a carrier of the decor.
During printing, the decal is applied to the tile and covered with a special varnish. Then the semi-finished product is loaded into a kiln for firing at high temperatures.
This method is characterized by high image stability and excellent aesthetic properties. Of the shortcomings, it is worth noting that the production process is quite long, and the price of the resulting product is high.
This volumetric ceramic tile can be obtained by several production methods listed in this article.
Ceramic printing with firing
The most expensive method of printing on ceramic tiles. It involves a lengthy and technically complex imaging process. First, a palette of necessary ceramic paints is carefully selected and applied to the surface of the tile. Then a special powder is sprayed onto the resulting picture and the ceramics are placed in an oven for sintering paints and glaze. The result is a tile with a wear-resistant surface and an attractive texture.
Where to use
Fields of application of tiles with photo printing cover almost all types of premises. Bulk ceramic tiles are an excellent solution in a small room. It visually adds space and saves it at the same time. Tile with digital printing allows you to relieve the environment from unnecessary decor items, since it is an independent and rather effective decoration.
In the kitchen, tiles can be used to lay out a photopanel in the area of the apron. In the bathroom ? water landscapes on the walls and floor of the room. A study or living room will be decorated with a realistic image of a fireplace. In the bedroom, on the wall opposite the headboard, an alluring and enchanting landscape will fulfill a relaxing function.
It will be interesting to install the panel in the form of a window, from which you can admire the views pleasant to the eye. Or vice versa ? fill the entire wall with a picture to allow yourself to fully plunge into the desired atmosphere.
Sublimated photo printing is carried out as follows:
- The desired picture is applied to special paper using a printer filled with sublimation dyes.
- The resulting photograph is attached by the image to the tile and fixed.
- A tile with a picture is placed under a heat press for 1? 3 minutes.
- The product is water-cooled.
To obtain a clear and vivid pattern, it is necessary to strictly observe the time the tiles are under the hot press. Doesn’t this interval have a fixed value? it depends on the thickness of the workpiece. After its expiration, the product should be immediately immersed in cold water, thereby stopping the process of ink penetration. In any case, it is better to remove the tile a little earlier than the prescribed time and, in the case of an insufficiently bright image, continue the procedure. Overexposure of the tiles in the apparatus threatens the spreading of the contour and the manifestation of yellow spots.
You can find out the time indicator from special tables.
Sublimated transfer of a photo is performed only on a tile coated with a special polymer composition.
The image obtained by this method is characterized by excellent quality and brightness of colors. All the smallest details and halftones are transferred from the picture clearly and look very realistic. The printing resistance of the tile surface is very high and is subject only to the detrimental effects of harsh abrasive cleaning agents or harsh chemicals.
Printing on ceramic tiles, methods and options
The world market of finishing tiles offers a large selection of ornaments, textures and original effects that decorate the surface of products. But a new decorating method? digital printing on ceramic tiles? changed the idea of modern interior design.
Image transmission methods
Photo printing on ceramic tiles is performed by the following methods:
- decal application;
- the use of ceramic paints and powders that require subsequent firing;
- UV inkjet printing.
The features of each of the listed methods contain their advantages and disadvantages.
Printing on tiles. dealing with technology
Over time, printing photographs and various images on paper became annoying. It was because of the need for something new that they came up with the printing of images on ceramic tiles. Such a tile can be used as a decor or simply framed, which will even look very impressive. Of course, mostly. it is advertising and souvenir products and products for decoration. At the moment, such souvenirs are quite popular. Every time you visit a country or city, you see a large number of ceramic mugs, small tiles depicting this city or memorable places. But about the decor, of course, you will be surprised by beautiful, colorful, bright “live” images on ceramic tiles, whether visiting a friend, or in some museum.
Printing on ceramic tiles is used to create wall panels, color printing on tiles (printing on self-luminous tiles (glows in the dark), to decorate boxes, to create ceramic pendants with a photograph, for framed photographs or as an element of decor).
This kind of decor can be considered a work of art. The displayed picture can be the embodiment of any of your fantasies, ideas and pans.
Now let’s look at how the image is made on the tiles. In the not too distant past, very expensive equipment had to be used to apply a picture to a tile.
They resorted to high-temperature processing and it took a lot of time (it took at least two days to make one square meter of tiles). But in the conditions of the modern world, a solution to the problem has appeared. This solution was a printer for printing on ceramic tiles.
The printing process is very easy and does not require any special skills and abilities. The printer instantly produces photo tiles. Another plus is that it requires minimal costs. Such decorative elements can be made even at home.
Thanks to this technique, the pattern can be preserved for a very long time, even after washing with chemical agents (except for those containing abrasive) due to a strong layer on the surface of the ceramic.
For large-format printing on ceramic tiles, a UV printer is used that prints with specific inks. Such paints harden under the influence of ultraviolet radiation.
This type of printing can be used for a wide variety of materials such as plastic, corrugated board, metal, ceramics, glass, wood and many others. The UV printer is often used for industrial printing. It is advantageous to use, so it can be very useful for widespread production.
What other equipment can be used to make this material?
At the present stage of technology development, the above methods are used.
There are cheaper tile printers that are quite expensive. It depends not only on the quality of the work, but also on the print format.
Photo ceramics, which are made using modern digital technologies, are of high quality. With the help of this equipment, when used at home (for yourself), you can create exclusive personal collections. And using this technology for industry, you can open a wide production of souvenirs and products for decoration.
UV printing on tiles is very popular. And the application of photographs is often used today.
When you decide to decorate your room in this way, you will have a huge selection of different options. But each of us has our own ideas and ideas about the design of something.
You can, of course, limit yourself to the proposed options, or you can bring your fantasies and ideas to life. The printer for printing on tiles is not an expensive equipment, but you will enjoy the decorations and decorative elements made with your own hands.
The pleasure of painting tiles is relatively inexpensive.
Tile printing is a very common decor. But the requirements for such products are very high. The image applied to the tile must be of high quality and stable.
Drawing a picture on a tile can be matte and glossy. It must be of high quality and durable.
German scientists have invented a way to apply a picture on a tile using laser technology. Any image can be applied to the tile. The only problem is that not every tile is suitable for sublimation.
Sublimation printing on tiles is a process in which paint is transferred from matte paper at a temperature of 180-200 degrees and pressure to the surface to be painted.
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The question that consumers are often interested in is how long such an image will last you, how long it will not be washed off, and whether it will be washed off at all?
Basically, such a material has a fairly high degree of resistance, but to a greater extent it depends on the manufacturer himself, both the tile and the person responsible for applying the image.
Any factor can affect the reduction in the life of the material, up to the way of storage. This method of applying an image is capable of conveying a picture ideally. Thanks to this method, color, quality, clarity and accuracy are displayed in the best possible way.
There is also digital printing on ceramic tiles on the market. You can fantasize, come up with whatever your heart desires and it will be possible to bring it to life.
It is quite possible to display any picture, digital photo on a tile. Your ideas will be completed as soon as possible, since this type of printing does not require a long time.
In addition, digital printing is beneficial in that it reduces inventory requirements and reduces waste. Now digital printing on ceramics is at the stage of improvement, so in the near future we will be able to take advantage of even higher quality of our products.
There is nothing strange about such popularity of this type of printing.
The world is improving and all sorts of innovations become a necessary and integral part of this development.
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Printer for printing photos on ceramic tiles.
A new printer from the EPSON brand, it is possible to make exclusive interiors. Make the design of your cozy bathroom or kitchen unusually beautiful and attractive. Find out how this is possible by reading the article.
Today in technology you can see a lot of unusual things. Let’s touch on new technologies in the field of repair and creating a cozy interior in the room. Modern ideas for creating coziness in a room are very wide and endless. Today, people have become more educated in repairs and interior design, and accordingly, their exactingness in the design of premises has increased. And those who are faced with repair issues will definitely remember the time spent looking for a suitable tile. Since this is one of the most popular types of interior decoration in modern times, photographic tiles are. With the help of such a solution, a bright and high-quality ceramic panel will appear in your interior, which will delight you with its beauty and uniqueness for a long time.
recently, in order to make photoceramic tiles, they resorted to the help of expensive equipment and sophisticated technologies. High-temperature treatment was indispensable. This whole process required serious skills, professional craftsmen who know how to work with capricious equipment, where expensive consumables were used. This whole process took at least two days to produce one square meter. And the purchase of equipment totaled tens of thousands of dollars.
Here comes the solution to this problem. a printer for making instant photo tiles. Thanks to this unique opportunity, anyone can master the process of making photographic tiles of exceptional quality with minimal costs even at home.
According to the new technology, special printers with direct printing on ceramics are used for the production of photo tiles. It is enough just to apply the image to the surface of any ceramic tile, just like printing on plain paper. And no kiln is needed for firing tiles. Sufficient image durability is achieved due to the formed very strong polymer layer on the ceramic surface. A high-quality layer of the pattern can be washed with any detergent without abrasive content, while not losing its appearance of novelty for decades. Photos or drawings are extremely bright and clear, and the process of making a panel of 1.5 square meters will take no more than 20 minutes.
Ceramic printers are compact and easy to use even at home. Each printer is equipped with a DVD with the necessary drivers and proprietary software, with a supply of consumables for approximately 100 squares of photo tiles.
Printing is possible on any white ceramic tile, with any acceptable size for a specific printer model. The quality of color printing on ceramics is ensured by a reliable print head and electronics from the EPSON brand.
A tile with a pattern or photo will harmoniously blend into the design of a bathroom or kitchen, the print quality is stable even for use on the facade of the house. With this solution, your interior acquires individuality and originality. And also an unforgettable gift will be printing on tiles for your family and friends.