Tile: Mosaic Ceramic Tile Sheets

Instruction Details

Temperature:
400°F / 204.44°C
Time:
6” Sheet....6-7 minutes; 12” Sheet...10-11 minutes
Pressure:
Medium
Substrate:
MS1X1SHC, MS1X1SHCSF, MS2X2DS, MS2X2DSSF, MS2X2GLO, MS2X2GLOSF, MS2X2SHC, MS2X2SHCSF, MS3X3DS, MS3X3DSSF, MS3X3GLO, MS3X3GLOSF, MS3X3SHC, MS3X3SHCSF (Part numbers may vary by distributor)

Additional Items Needed

Heat Press Method Instructions

6” Sheet....6-7 minutes
12” Sheet...10-11 minutes

1” Tile Alone 4 minutes
2” Tile Alone 3.5 minutes
3” Tile Alone 4.5 minutes
Note, when doing single tiles, you will have to remove as much of the glue backing as possible. Try heating the tile and to scrape off.

1. Print the transfer, mirrored.

2. Cover the bottom of the heat press with a Teflon Sheet, do not use protective paper as the tiles will stick to it.

3. Place the transfer on the face of the tile sheet, smooth wrinkles. Use heat tape on each edge to prevent tile sheet from shifting. Be sure the tape does not overlap the image as it comes into contact with the edge of the tile. Improperly applied heat tape will cause the affected area of the transfer to be inhibited.

4. Place the tile sheet face up onto protective paper, transfer on top, tape it to the protective paper. Cover with the protective sheet of paper and apply the green rubber pad on top of the tile.

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

6. Carefully remove tile from the press and allow to air cool. Use a flat sheet of cardboard to move the tile. Then remove the transfer carefully. Do not move the tile again while the glue is re-hardening.



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.

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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