BRAVE LIKE BLAKE
In the world of ceramics, black collections are among the most difficult to achieve. This is due to many and different factors.
First of all, let’s say that the production of plain black tiles or slabs without using inks is not particularly difficult; the matter is totally different if black is to be obtained using digital inks to the utmost, starting from an uncoloured or very little coloured engobe. A perfect combination of the mixture or body with enamels, colouring agents and inks applied in the various production phases is crucial, and an excellent result always depends on the quality and quantity of the materials used and their technical properties.
So making a black tile of excellent quality implies using high-quality products, glazes, inks, performing grains, mixing them in adherence to the technical characteristics of each component for obtaining high-level tiles. We are engaged in research with the aim to offer suitable materials and Taylor-made solutions without ever being satisfied with the first results. To meet this need, a new set of products was specially developed to facilitate and perfect the production of black and/or very dark tiles: KRYSTAL PLUS and Absolute Black ink. BLAKE takes inspiration from Copacabana marble, characterized by large and different streaks on very dark and/or black surfaces. We realised it with KOSMIK in suspension with selective dry digital application. BLAKE is suitable for walls, floors and furnishings items like a countertop for kitchen, tables and bathroom.