THE LOOK OF METAL WITH THE DURABILITY AND LOW PRICE OF PORCELAIN
The Meridian Tile Group uses a speciallized digital ceramic printer which is sold exclusively through DCT Printers.

This printer uses ceramic mineral toners to print onto decal paper. The decal paper allows us to transfer the print onto the plaque.

Once we have printed the decal, we apply a coating of covercoat and flux (which is essentially pulverized glass in a liquid base). The flux melts during the firing process and leaves a thin coating over the image giving it additional protection from the elements.

Next we apply the decals to the porcelain blank. After soaking them in water for a few minutes, the image slides right off of the paper and onto the tile. The image is rolled down onto the tile and the excess water is squeeged off. The plaques are then loaded into our specially built racks and put into the kiln where they are fired to 1540 degrees. This melts the flux and toners and permanently bonds them to the plaque. After firing each one is quality checked. They are then carefully packed and shipped to our customers for a lifetime of enjoyment.

Below is a video which can further illustrate the technique used by the professionals at
Meridian Tile and DCT Printers.