One of the finest manufacturers of specialized tile murals in the country. Based in Joplin, Missouri, Images in Tile was founded to provide architects, designers and inspired individuals the ability to design and create tile murals not available in the traditional marketplace.
Utilizing the latest evolution in dye-sublimation inks, coupled with digital technology, Images in Tile exemplifies excellence in their process. Coupled with the ability to create tile murals from replicas of distinctive imagery and unparalleled production times, Images In Tile is the leading manufacturer of custom tile and stone murals.
In the News
Images In Tile prides itself on constantly adding new services and products for our clientele. Keep checking back for updates.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Joplin, Missouri January 13, 2012 Images In Tile contributes to the series finale of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition when the Extreme Team helps create seven beautiful homes in seven days. Read More
Huskers.com - Nebraska Athletics September 20, 2009 "Nebraska to Unveil Mural Commemorating 300th Straight Sellout" Read More or View Original Article
Associated Press September 20, 2009 "Husker Mural to Commemorate 300th Sellout" Read More
Joplin Tri-State Business February 23-March 8, 2009
"Images in Tile utilizes new technology" View Article
Joplin Tri-State Business September 22-October 5, 2008 "Whitehill 'excited' about adding to history of Joplin" View Article
The Joplin Globe September 16, 2008 "The art of Robert Wyland — who is simply known as Wyland to art collectors — has been transformed into a larger-than-life tile mural by workers at Images in Tile, a Joplin business that specializes in transferring art onto ceramic tile." Read More
Joplin Tri-State Business Fall 2008 "National contracts increase revenues for Images In Tile" View Article
The Big Picture July 2008 "For the Las Vegas opening of Dan Marino’s Fine Food & Spirits restaurant, owned by the famous Miami Dolphins quarterback, the interior design firm wanted to do something different." Read More
Joplin Tri-State Business May 5-18, 2008 "Images In Tile creates mural for USC Trojans" View Article
The Joplin Globe March 2, 2008 "Company transfers images to tile, porcelain"View Article
Joplin Herald January 23, 2008 "Thinking small: Two new exhibits celebrate beginnings of monumental works" View Article
Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce May 2007 "Small Industry of the Year award" View Article
Joplin Tri-State Business May 7, 2007 "Joplin industry one of only three in nation" View Articles
Joplin Business Journal February 19, 2007 "Images in Tile chosen to be featured at Small Business Development Center showcase" View Article
Joplin Tri-State Business July 3-16, 2006 "Tile artists celebrate state honor" View Article
Springfield Business Journal June 26-July 2, 2006 "Images in Tile's creative manufacturing makes mark nationally" View Article
DIMAcast June 2006 "Digital Imaging Digest editor Jennifer Kruger interviewed Paul Whitehill, founder of Images In Tile, about his booming tile mural business - popular with consumers and commercial clients alike." Listen to the podcast
AllBusiness.com June 2006 "If there's one thing at which Paul Whitehill excels, it's seeing the big picture. A few years ago, when he first saw a 4-inch sublimated tile--bearing the image of a parrot--while working for a heat press manufacturer, Whitehill knew he was looking at something with huge potential." Read More
Custom Building Products October 2005 "When artist Mike Sullivan approached custom tile manufacturer Images in Tile to help him create a mural of legendary alumnus Pat Tillman for Arizona State University, the company’s founder, Paul Whitehill, knew Custom® Building Products’ MegaFlex® Crack Prevention Mortar would be in the starting lineup for the project." Read More
Aqua November 2003 "From kitchen and bathroom backdrops to swimming pool, fountain and spa applications, Images In Tile offers unique custom tile murals and decos." Read More
Home By Design October/November 2003 "Images in Tile offers homeowners a unique design option with custom tile murals for the bath." Read More
Big Picture September/October 2003
"Images In Tile is creating one-of-a-kind multi-tile murals for themed restaurants and stores, corporate and hotel lobbies, schools, sports complexes, shower and kitchen backsplashes, and fountains." Read More
Stone Business September 2003 "Place photos, logos or other digital artwork on surfaces for individual tile designs or large wall murals." Read More
Luxury Home Builder September 2003 "Bring the feel of Tuscany to your kitchen or Hawaiian waterfalls to your bathroom with Images In Tile's custom tile murals." Read More
Kitchen & Bath Design News September 2003 "Images In Tile offers custom designed tile murals and decos that can be applied to shower installations." Read More
AllBusiness.com September 2003 "Bring the feel of Tuscany to your kitchen of Hawaiian waterfalls to your bathroom with Images In Tile's custom tile murals." Read More
Studio Photography & Design August 2003 "Images In Tile creates personal pieces for select spaces and projects." Read More
Images In Tile has accumulated awards and accolades
since its inception.
2007 Proclamation by State of Missouri Senator Gary Nodler – For its contribution to the economic development of the State of Missouri.
2007 Recognition by Missouri Small Business Development Centers – For its contribution to the economic development of the State of Missouri through the creation of business and jobs.
2007 Small Industry of the Year – City of Joplin, Missouri
2006 Governors Award – Small Business of the Year – State of Missouri
All media relations are managed by Images In Tile public relations firm, Jennings & Company. For media inquiries please contact Linda Jennings: PH: 941-351-1005 FX: 941-351-0846 Linda@jenningsandcompany.com
Below you'll find links to our recent press releases. All of the documents are in PDF format.
If you appreciate the finest art in the world, you
know that ceramic tile has its roots in some of
the world’s great civilizations, from the ruins of
Pompei to the finest palaces and more recently, the best
hotels in Europe and America.
Almost always, tile told a story using murals,
creating fine art images and designed for those few
who could afford priceless luxury, who were assured
their stories would survive all but the most serious
The artististic story-telling hasn’t changed, but
thanks to technology, it’s now as affordable as it is
durable, and the possibilities for its uses limited only
by the imagination.
Images In Tiles, a Joplin company, has mastered
the technology to create just what the name implies:
rich and wonderful images for the finest hotels and
corporate offices – and of course, for home designs
where only the very finest craftsmanship will do.
For architects, designers, builders and contractors,
Images In Tile may be the difference-maker for your
Imagine the possibilities in lobbies, entrances,
fireplaces, back splashes, showers, fountains and
even swimming pools.
Even corporate and business signage, floor and
wall designs are possible as never before on a
variety of surfaces, adding elegance and ambiance
to restaurants, schools, retail stores, sports facilities
and residential applications.
Images In Tile utilizes the latest technology in dye sublimation
inks, coupled with breakthrough digital
and heat transfer to replicate just about any image
you can imagine on a variety of surfaces, including
stone and glass.
Creating murals involves photo printing onto a
carrier paper using sublimation dyes, then placing
them in a heat press at 400 degrees. The molecules
from the dyes turn into a gas, which allows them to
penetrate the tile. During the cooling process, that
gas turns back into a solid and imprints permanently
onto the surface.
Tiles can then be used in virtually any application
where tile makes sense, replicating classic imagery
from the past, coporate imaging or original graphics
designs. At least 12 varieties of tile are readily
available, as well as other materials on a case-bycase
Thanks to the Internet, you can see the process for
yourself, as well as explore the possibilities other
clients have tried successfully.