€25.00 – €40.00
Our Photo Rock Slate comes in a variety of sizes, shapes, and vibrant colours, in free-standing and hanging varieties. The free-standing variety comes with a little stand and the hanging variety comes with decorative rope. For more information on the sublimation process, please click on the description box below for details.
** To view all the options: first, choose from your preferred style (free-standing or hanging), then click on the ‘Size & Style’ dropdown arrow to reveal all your options for that style.Use the ‘CLEAR’ button to undo your selection, so you can preview all options again.
NOTE: These rock slate substrates are a natural product so no two slates are exactly the same. Small pits and imperfection are natural bio-product of these slates.
They have a rustic quality to them and are quite heavyweight. We cannot guarantee that no imperfections will be present on the printed surfaces and as these are a ‘natural product’ it is no grounds for a refund or replacement. If anything these sometimes not uncommon small imperfections add to their rustic feel and are an appreciated feature of the product to add to the unique aspect of the gift.
What is sublimation?
Sublimation is a method of printing that transfers a design into a material or fabric / substrate using ink and heat. Sublimation printing uses heat to essentially bring ink and material, be it garment, wood, glass stone together as one.
First, a design is printed on special paper. The inks that are used turn into gas when brought under heat, then combine with the material and permanently print onto the fabric.
The effects are permanent and less prone to fading, as the ink is embedded in the fabric or substrate rather than simply laying on top like a normal print.
The process is almost like a tattoo, but instead of for your skin, it’s for your chosen product. The heat opens up the pores of the substrate, then with the applied pressure the ink cools and returns to a solid form.
The result is a permanent, full colour image that won’t crack, peel or wash away from the substrate. The process allows the ink to go from a solid to a gas without turning to liquid, a bit like dry ice. The conversion is initiated by heat and controlled by pressure.
Free Standing, Hanging
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15 cm x 20 cm Landscape, 20 cm x 30cm Landscape, 30 cm x 30cm Landscape, 20 cm x 20 cm Arch, 15 cm x 30cm Portrait, 25 cm x 30cm Landscape, 20 cm x 20 cm Heart