THE LOOK OF METAL WITH THE DURABILITY AND LOW PRICE OF PORCELAIN
Cerametallics is a product developed by the MERIDIAN TILE GROUP.
Along with its sister company DCT PRINTERS, the MERIDIAN TILE GROUP
has been a manufacturer and worldwide distributor of ceramic decal printing
systems and custom made ceramic and porcelain tile.
The Cerametallics brand specializes in creating a faux metal finish on
ceramic and porcelain.
DCT PRINTERS (www.dctprinters.com) is one of the World's leading producers
and distributors of ceramic toners and digital ceramic printers. We are a full service
supplier offering printers, toner, decal paper, covercoats and fluxes, and
MERIDIAN TILE (www.meridiantileproducts.com) is one of the largest producers
of custom decorated ceramic and porcelain in the United States. We offer custom
made memorials, dinnerware, signage, murals, recognition products and more.
Links to both of our companies can be found by clicking the logos located at the
bottom of the page.
Cerametallics Product Background
Vandals and metal thieves were preying on public art projects in the city of
Phoenix, according to a Dec. 9, 2011, article in the Arizona Republic. They had
stolen the bronze plaques off the city's Grovers Pedestrian Bridge and no funds
were available to replace the costly metal fixtures.
DCT PRINTERS (part of the MERIDIAN TILE GROUP) was making large
numbers of signs and plaques using our unique digital ceramic process that
produces high-resolution images and photographic prints for imaging on ceramics
and porcelain. So we thought, "Why not faux bronze?" Thus, the Cerametallics
product was born.
We took our idea to the City of Phoenix, which by now had only two out of the
original 24 bronze plaques remaining on the bridge. City officials liked the idea of
replacing all the plaques with porcelain so we went right to work. Within a couple
of weeks, we completed the replacement plaques and the city had them installed.
As you can tell by the photos in our gallery, the Cerametallic plaques are nearly a
complete match to the original bronze plaques
- and at only about 20 percent of the cost.
Cerametallics has also been used by the National Registry Of Historic Places and
has provided numerous plaques for historic homes.
Please feel free to contact us if you would like more information.