- 1 Can you use any mug for sublimation?
- 2 What is the difference between a ceramic mug and a sublimation mug?
- 3 What kind of mugs do you use for sublimation?
- 4 Can you sublimate a mug without a mug press?
- 5 Can you sublimate any white mug?
- 6 What lasts longer sublimation or screen printing?
- 7 What material can you sublimate on?
- 8 How do you turn a regular mug into a sublimation mug?
- 9 How long do you sublimate a mug for?
- 10 Can you sublimate a mug twice?
- 11 Can you sublimate in a regular oven?
- 12 Can you sublimate on stoneware mugs?
- 13 Can you sublimate a porcelain mug?
Can you use any mug for sublimation?
If the coffee mug is glazed ceramic you should be able to sublimation print without any coating at all. If the product that you want to print on is not ceramic, there are other techniques available, such as water-slide decal, ink transfer and many more.
What is the difference between a ceramic mug and a sublimation mug?
These mugs are specially coated in a factory. You cannot coat them yourself. If the coffee mug is glazed ceramic you should be able to sublimation print without any coating at all. Your sublimation paper should have a guide on time and temperatures.
What kind of mugs do you use for sublimation?
white ceramic mugs, perfect for personalized printing with dye-sublimation or heat transfer paper! These premium sublimation coffee mugs feature a glossy surface for printing vivid, beautiful full-colors with sublimation, and sturdy walls for safe, durable use.
Can you sublimate a mug without a mug press?
Do you want to sublimate a coffee mug but don’t have a mug press? Use your oven! See how below. 4- Place your mug in an oven set to 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 14 minutes.
Can you sublimate any white mug?
Any candidate for sublimation must be polymer-coated. A heat press and specific types of transfer paper are still required, but standard mugs and glassware can be used; no polymer coating necessary.
What lasts longer sublimation or screen printing?
Both methods, when properly executed, will produce long-lasting prints that won’t crack or fade after repeated washing. Dye sublimation prints are cured with the heat press during the application of the design, while screen printing ink must be heated after printing for proper curing.
What material can you sublimate on?
What Materials Can Be Sublimation Printed? Suitable materials are man-made polymers such as Polyester and PVC. These can be ‘hard’ such as a polyester coated sheet of aluminium or ceramic tiles or ‘soft’ such as polycotton textiles.
How do you turn a regular mug into a sublimation mug?
How to Sublimate Ceramic Mugs in 7-Steps
- Choose Your Graphics.
- Print Your Chosen Graphics.
- Cut Your Graphics to Fit your Ceramic Mug.
- Adjust the Settings of Your Dye Sublimation Mug Press.
- Place Your Mug into the Heat Press.
- Remove Your Mug from the Heat Press.
- Allow Your Mug to Cool.
How long do you sublimate a mug for?
Sublimation Wrap Instructions: Attach reversed printed image to mug with thermal tape. Wrap silicone wrap around mug surface and clasp at handle. Place in oven preheated to 400F for approximately 12-15 minutes (test to determine best timing!)
Can you sublimate a mug twice?
FAQs – Can I sublimate a mug twice? You can sublimate the mug any times you want. It won’t damage the mug, but remember that the existing image will ghost when it’s reheated. It is great if you want to use the mug for testing printing effect or practicing on sublimation printing.
Can you sublimate in a regular oven?
You can use regular bench top convection ovens for sublimation – as long as you dedicate it for that purpose! These hold the transfers in place, on the mug, in the oven. There are many different sizes of sublimation oven wraps, depending on the size mug, glass, or bottle you are sublimating.
Can you sublimate on stoneware mugs?
stoneware sublimation mug has a C-handle and is coated with our Lustracoat sublimation coating. Decorate in a mug press or with our mug wraps (MUGWRA). Lustracoat is a sublimation coating that accepts a vibrant and vivid color transfer and is food, dishwasher, and microwave safe.
Can you sublimate a porcelain mug?
While vinyl is very popular for coffee mug designs, sublimation is preferred by many. Unlike applying adhesive vinyl, sublimating on ceramic mugs makes them dishwasher and microwave safe since there’s no risk of peeling. Sublimating on ceramic mugs means you need a mug press or a designated convection oven.