Custom Feature Tiles - using a blank white ceramic tile, I add a digital print of your choice to customise your tiles to your preference.
You can use a photo of your own artwork, or other favourite photo to make feature tiles. I've shown some photos of tiles I've previously made in the slides.
My process works on most tile surfaces. I'm currently working with subway tiles (10cm x 20cm) but I can also work with other sizes up to 30cm x 30cm (the turtle photo is on this size tile). If you want to use another size tile not listed here, that's fine, as long as they are readily available I am happy to do this. You would need to click on 'contact us' to let me know what size you want, and I will add that size to the listing. Ceramic tiles, marble or tumbled travertine all work well with my process.
The feature tiles I use through my shop use a plain ceramic tile as the basis for the artwork. The size tile for your order will obviously depend on your photo or artwork, some images will look better either as a square or rectangular shape.
Another option is to use one large photograph as a mosaic, meaning you could cover a large area with just one image sectioned into individual tiles.
The process I use to customise the tiles involves a manual process to place each image on the tile using a specialised photographic paper, or vinyl. The image is then sprayed several times to fix the image and ink on the tile, and sealed using an epoxy resin to achieve a permanent UV stable, high gloss finish. This is a fairly labour-intensive and time-consuming process to produce each tile, but the result is worth it as the tiles look spectacular.
If you would like to order, please enter your quantity, and then you'll need to contact me via email at dihanson [!at] bigpond.com to send me your photo as a high resolution file for printing. You'll need to think about how your image will look as a feature tile as either a repeated image, or as a mosaic (i.e. one image printed as individual tiles to make up one larger image - maybe for a splashback?). Just because it's a fantastic photo, it might not work as a repeated image, for instance.
You send me your artwork and I provide the finished tiles! If you want to use a specific type or brand of tile for your order, please let me know, however my costs per tile are calculated on 'standard' white ceramic tiles.
MANAGING YOUR IMAGES
If your image needs a lot of 'photoshopping' or manipulation to fit the tile size you want to use, you can either do this yourself if you have the skills and send me the final image, or I can outsource this for you. Unfortunately my photoshop skills are not sufficient to do complex tasks, but I do have access to a photoshop expert who can modify your image/s. I'd have to add this to the cost of the project, the rates are currently AUD$27 per 15 minutes, and I would charge this at cost (no mark-up). These guys are super fast and I will try and keep the cost to a minimum.
If you have tight time frames I can work with you to try and achieve that. Just place a note during the order process to let me know, and/or click on 'Contact Us' to advise, so I can identify your order.
I use a courier service to deliver to your door. This charge is at cost, no additional charges added. If I can pack your order so that the courier charge is less than shown when you place your order, I will let you know and arrange with you to refund the difference :-) Of course if you are in south-east Queensland we can arrange pickup (or I can deliver if you're in Toowoomba or Brisbane).
There is no minimum order quantity, if you would like to order just one tile to see if they will work for you, that's quite ok, just select quantity '1' for the size you require and I will make a sample tile for you at the price and shipping cost indicated.
Please contact me about large orders, I am happy to discuss a discount :-)
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.