Tile: Ceramic Sublimation Instructions

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
6-11 minutes
Pressure:
Light
Prepress:
.
Substrate:
(Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

Ceramic Tiles
Single Tiles (See Mosaic Tiles Section for Bison Tile Sheets)
PowerDriver: Ceramic

Required Accessories: DyeTrans Adhesive Spray or Heat tape 1/2” Nomex Felt Pad or 1/8” Heat Conductive Rubber
Recommended Paper TexPrint, DyeTrans - Do not use Jetcol high release paper.
Temp for all Tile: 400° Pressure for all Tile: Medium PSI: 40

Using Felt
2" x 2"
DyeTrans Basic Value Tiles, BT22A 3 minutes, using Felt

3” X 6”
Bison 5 minutes Using Felt 6 minutes Using Rubber
Premiere and IronClad* 6 minutes Using Felt 7 minutes Using Rubber

4" X 4"
Bison, Premiere and IronClad* 8 minutes using ½” felt underneath, transfer, then tile face down with 1/8” green pad on top
DyeTrans Basic Value Tiles 3.5 – 4.5 minutes Using Felt Use felt method only

6" X 6"
Bison, Premiere and IronClad* 9 minutes using ½” felt underneath, transfer, then tile face down with 1/8” green pad on top
Bison Wall Tiles Use Rubber 8.5 minutes Using Rubber
DyeTrans Basic Value Tiles 4.5 – 5.5 minutes Use felt method only
3” Round 4 - 5 minutes 4 - 5 minutes Rubber or Felt Method
6” Round 5 - 6 minutes 5 - 6 minutes Rubber or Felt Method

6" X 8"
Bison, Premiere and IronClad* 8 minutes Using Felt 9 minutes Using Rubber
DyeTrans Basic Value Tiles 4.5 – 5.5 minutes Use felt method only
IF Country of Origin – Mexico 8 minutes Using Felt 8 minutes Using Rubber

8" X 8"
Bison, Premiere and IronClad* 8 minutes Using Felt 9 minutes Using Rubber
DyeTrans Basic Value Tiles 4.5 – 5.5 minutes Using Felt Use felt method only
IF Country of Origin – Mexico 8 minutes Using Felt 8 minutes Using Rubber

8" X 10"
IronClad* 6.5 minutes Using Felt 7.5 minutes Using Rubber
Bison, Premiere 8 minutes Using Felt 9 minutes
DyeTrans Basic Value Tiles 4.5 – 5.5 minutes Using Felt Use felt method only
IF Country of Origin – Mexico 8 minutes Using Felt 8 minutes Using Rubber

12" X 12"
IronClad* 9 minutes Using Felt 11 minutes Using Rubber
Bison and Premiere 6.5 – 7.5 minutes Using Felt 11 minutes Using Rubber
DyeTrans Basic Value Tiles 9 minutes Using Felt Use felt method only

Rubber Method Instructions

1. Print the transfer.

2. If using heat conductive rubber, then cover the bottom of the heat press with a protective sheet of paper.

3. Lightly mist the transfer with DyeTrans Adhesive Spray or use heat tape. Place the transfer on the face of the tile, smooth wrinkles. Should you decide to use heat tape, be sure it does not overlap the image on the other side of the page. Improperly applied heat tape will cause the affected area of the transfer to be inhibited.

4. If using rubber, then place the tile face down onto the protective paper and apply the rubber to the back of the tile.

5) Press with Temp/Time/Pressure settings listed above.

6. Carefully remove tile from the press and allow to air cool.

You can press more than 1 tile at a time if you have 2 or more inches of empty space surrounding all four sides of the tile. Add 1 minute of dwell time for each additional tile used during an imprinting session. For example, to press four 4x4 tiles add 3 minutes for a total time of 11 minutes.

*Be careful with the timing, too long in the press may cause purplish discoloration.

Felt Method Instructions
1. Print the transfer.

2. If using felt, then place the felt on the bottom of the heat press and then place a protective sheet of paper on top of the felt.

3. Lightly mist the transfer with DyeTrans Adhesive Spray or use heat tape. Place the transfer on the face of the tile, smooth wrinkles. Should you decide to use heat tape, be sure it does not overlap the image on the other side of the page. Improperly applied heat tape will cause the affected area of the transfer to be inhibited.

4. If using felt: With the transfer attached to the face of the tile, place the tile face down on the felt pad.

5) Press with Temp/Time/Pressure settings listed above.

6. Carefully remove tile from the press and allow to air cool.

You can press more than 1 tile at a time if you have 2 or more inches of empty space surrounding all four sides of the tile. Add 1 minute of dwell time for each additional tile used during an imprinting session. For example, to press four 4x4 tiles add 3 minutes for a total time of 11 minutes.

*Be careful with the timing, too long in the press may cause purplish discoloration.

If you are mounting these tiles and want to use grout: Un-sanded grout should be used. Tiles can be cleaned with any household non-abrasive cleaner and a soft cloth or sponge.

NOTE: Do not use grout for IronClad tiles, especially colored grout which will stain the tiles. Mortar, glue or silicone are recommended.

OUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE BASED ON USING A DK20S, DK3110 AND/OR A COUNTER TOP CONVECTION OVEN. TIMES AND TEMPERATURES WILL VARY DEPENDING ON WHICH EQUIPMENT YOU USE.

Heat Press Pressure Cheat Sheet

Level
PSI
Press Dial Level
Average Human Resistance Felt
Contact Pressure
10-15 psi
1 on press dial
Where the platen just makes physical contact with product
Light Pressure
20 psi
2 on press dial
Resistant with one arm pressing down, easy with two arms
Medium Pressure
40-60 psi
3-5 on press dial
Resistant with two arms pressing down, doesn't require usage of shoulders
Heavy Pressure
80 psi
6 and up on dial
Very resistant with two arms pressing down, requires lifting of elbows and shoulders to lock in place

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