Mirtels ВСС М101 Ceramic Printer features the most compact design, and which often most important from the customers' viewpoint, the most affordable model in the Mirtels product line for production of black-and-white and color pictures of memorial photoceramics.

The highest image quality inherent to black-and-white and color memorial portraits made using the ВСС М101 ink jet printer is ensured by the Secure holding of photoceramic blank pieces during multipass-printing yields exceptional quality of pictures for memorial ovals and portrait plates.

The Mirtels ВСС М102 ceramic printer prints images on enamel on:

  • oval blank pieces with the dimensions: 13х18cm, 9х12cm, 18х24cm;
  • rectangular plates with the dimensions: 13х18cm, 15х20cm, 17х23cm, 18х24cm, 20х30cm (the last one is optional - to be agreed separately at the time of purchase).

A black-and-white and color memorial portrait made using our equipment retains brightness and sharpness of the image for quite a long time for 25 to 50 years depending on environment conditions (air humidity, temperatures, concentration of aggressive substances in the air, etc.).

A black-and-white and color memorial portrait made using our equipment retains brightness and sharpness of the image for quite a long time for 25 to 50 years depending on environment conditions (air humidity, temperatures, concentration of aggressive substances in the air, etc.).

Apart from its very reasonable pricing, among the key benefits and offered by the Mirtels ВСС М101 ceramic printer and other models of this line is the optimum photoceramics production cost as compared to similar models in the same price category and competing manufacturers.

 

Things Needed to Print an Image

 

In order to make a ceramic memorial portrait using this ink jet ceramic printer model you will need a muffle kiln that can heat the workpiece up to 850°С and the following consumable materials:

  • special ceramic printer cartridge head you can buy at the comsumables department of  any computer store;
  • adhesive ink;
  • ceramic toner of four CMYK colors  (cyan, magenta, yellow, black).

 

Making a Color Memorial Portrait Using the Mirtels ВСС М101 Printer

 

Photos on enamel or ceramics are made as follows:

  • Place the print object (enameled oval or rectangular plate) on the table of the planar printer.
  • Open the image (a photograph, a landscape, a drawing, lettering) to be printed in your PC and send it for printing from the Photoshop program. Photoshop has a built-in function: break the image into 4 colors (CMYK), upon pressing this function 4 images of the picture will appear: the first being cyan, the second - magenta, the third - yellow, and the fourth - black. Select the cyan picture and print it.
    The ceramic printer will print the "blue" picture in adhesive (bonding) clear ink. The printer's table will roll out.
  • After the table have rolled out put cyan ceramic pigment (fine powder). The powder will stick to the spots that were printed in adhesive (bonding) ink, and will not do so, where adhesive clear ink has not been applied. Move a broad brush along the image surface to remove excessive powder. Blow away minor residue. Now the cyan pigment is right in the spots printed by the ceramic printer in adhesive clear ink. The collected powder can be reused.
  • Select next color (magenta) in Photoshop and print the "red" picture  in adhesive clear ink. The printer's table will roll out. Repeat the procedure in step 4 for each of four colors.
    To obtain a full color photo on ceramics one must run this procedure for 4 times.
    PLEASE SEE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TECHNOLOGICAL PROCESS FOR MAKING PHOTOS ON ENAMEL IN THE VIDEO CLIP
    To make a black-and-white headstone photo, only black color is applied.
  • After black color has been printed, remove the object from the planar printer and put it into the kiln. When the temperature reaches 800 degrees, color grains of the pigment diffuse into the glazing surface, and then remove the print object with a photographic quality picture on enamel  out of the  kiln.

 

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