Sunday, December 17, 2006

Ceramic tiles from CafePress.com

I've had several of my images transferred to CafePress ceramic tiles and have been quite happy with the results. While these tiles are marketed by CafePress as tile coasters, the felt pads can be removed and the tiles can even be used for construction and craft projects. Consider working them into a mosaic table top, a backsplash, or locate a wooden serving tray that accepts 4.25" tiles and glue six tiles into the base.

Here are some photos of actual tiles ordered through CafePress:





The printing process requires a portion of the image be cropped away in order to achive a borderless tile. Also, the colors tend to darken a bit, but overall the resulting product is high quality and durable. From here on out I'll be adjusting the size of my images to account for the cropping as not to lose any of the composition intended with of my original images.

Many of my images will be available for purchase as tiles through CafePress. Watch for future posts or visit my primary CafePress shop for links to images I have posted.

The ceramic tile product information from CafePress reads as follows:

"Liven up any room or party with our fun, hip tile coasters, measuring 4.25” x 4.25” and 1/6-inch thick. Images are applied with a polyester resin that accepts dye as part of the coating. Four felt pads protect your furniture from scratches. Dishwasher safe. Not for use with abrasive cups and mugs."

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