Personalised slate photos


Sublimination printing press


Sublimation printing

Personalised products - your own design

We can also personalise certain items such as adult or children's t-shirts, baby vests and bibs, ceramic or enamel coated mugs, key rings, personalised slate photos and we can even personalise teddies!

Just select the type of product you require and check out. We'll send you a link alongside your order confirmation, here you'll find a form to let us know how you'd like your item personalised. Just send us your image or wording and we will do the rest.

We do not do bulk orders, and specialise in catering for individual gifts and personalised products. 

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How does sublimation printing work?

Sublimation printing on slate is a process that involves using heat and pressure to transfer dye onto the surface of the slate. It's a popular method for creating personalised and custom slate products, such as photo slates, coasters, and decorative items.



The Sublimation Printing Process

Sublimation is a process where a solid (in this case, sublimation ink) transforms into a gas without passing through a liquid state. Specialised sublimation ink is used, which contains dyes that can bond with the surface of the slate when exposed to heat.

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  Preparing the Image

To begin you need a digital image that you want to transfer onto the slate. This image can be printed on a special sublimation paper using sublimation ink.

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Heat Press Transfer

The slate is then cleaned and the sublimation paper with the printed image is placed face down on the slate, aligning it correctly. The slate and paper are then placed into a heat press machine.


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Applying Heat and Pressure

The heat press machine is set to a specific temperature, typically around 375-400°F (190-204°C), and pressure is applied to the slate and paper. The high temperature turns the sublimation ink into a gas, and the pressure helps the ink penetrate the pores of the slate surface.

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Sublimation Process

As the sublimation ink turns into a gas, it bonds with the slate surface, becoming a permanent part of it.
This process ensures that the transferred image is durable and resistant to fading, scratching, or peeling off over time.


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Cooling and Removal

After a set period, the heat press is opened, and the slate is removed. The sublimation paper is peeled off, revealing the transferred image on the slate.

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Final Finishing

Once the slate cools down, any residue from the sublimation paper is removed, and the slate is cleaned to achieve a finished product ready for display or use.



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