One of the things I really like about the tiles is that it gives me a chance to make single coasters. When making the full color multi tile pieces it is really time consuming and therefor the price tag is high when it comes to selling it. With coasters, folks can walk a way with a piece of art that is not only functional but very affordable too. Generally when I create a 131Robot image I can take the robot out and use it for the coaster. A lot of times when someone buys one of the big pieces I will add a set of coasters with the robot that is in the image. It’s kind of fun for them to be able to use them in other places to show off the work.
It’s also nice to be able to whip out different images on coasters because they are a lot quicker and easier to make. Often times one of the full color multi tile pieces will take 3 to 6 months depending on the size and complexity. Plus I get to try out different printing techniques and color mixing without having the lost all the time if it isn’t quite the way I wanted it.