How to Sublimate Ceramic Tiles  

Perfect for home décor and interior design, sublimation ceramic tiles are a great way to make money with your sublimation printer. One of the best parts about customizing these tiles is that you can create single tile designs or even an entire mural made up of multiple tiles. 

Below we’ve provided step-by-step instructions on how to use your sublimation printer to make stunning custom tiles. 

Heat Press Settings: 

Time: 6 minutes/360 seconds 

Temperature: 400 degrees Fahrenheit 

Pressure: Light  

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1. Print your graphic or image on sublimation paper using a sublimation printer like the Sawgrass SG1000.   

Tip: Print your graphic with a bleed around the edges to ensure the tile or tiles are completely covered.  

2. Clean the tile(s) with surface cleaner to remove any excess dust or oils.

3. Dress your press in the following order:

  • Teflon Pillow
  • Printed Transfer

Note: Heat tape isn’t necessary, if the weight of the tile(s) is heavy enough but it can be used to secure it into place.

  • Tile(s)
  • Finishing Sheet

4. Press!

Note: Depending on tile size, time and temperature may vary.

5. Remove the finishing sheet.

6. Using heat gloves, carefully remove the tile(s) from the printed transfer.

Tip: Be sure to remove the tile(s) with the least amount of shifting as possible to prevent ghosting.

7. If you decided to customize more than one tile to create a mural, then assemble them in order to reveal your finished product!