- 1 What is the difference between a sublimation mug and a regular mug?
- 2 What is a polymer mug?
- 3 Can you sublimate plastic mugs?
- 4 Can you use any mug for sublimation?
- 5 Can you sublimate a mug without a mug press?
- 6 What kind of mugs can I sublimate on?
- 7 Can you sublimate polymer?
- 8 Can you sublimate on hard plastic?
- 9 Can you sublimate on polystyrene?
- 10 Can you sublimate any white mug?
- 11 What material can you sublimate on?
- 12 Can you sublimate on stoneware mugs?
What is the difference between a sublimation mug and a regular mug?
The primary difference between the two applications is that only the ink transfers with sublimation, while with heat transfer papers there is usually a transfer layer that is also transferred over as well. This is true of most paper types.
What is a polymer mug?
They are made out of sublimatable polymer material that does not need sublimation coating – images can be dye-sublimation printed directly through the surface of the mug. Compared to ceramic material, the polymer mugs are virtually unbreakable, and have either matte or gloss surface finishing.
Can you sublimate plastic mugs?
White Plastic Sublimation Mug – 11oz. With our white plastic mugs for custom printing, you can have the crisp and vibrant color of sublimation on a durable, lightweight mug. This mug is made of a specially formulated polymer that will withstand the temperature required for sublimation transfer.
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.
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.
What kind of mugs can I sublimate on?
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 polymer?
Sublimation ink adheres to polymers and cotton is not a polymer. Therefore, in order to sublimate onto a cotton t-shirt (or dark fabric), you have to think outside the box.
Can you sublimate on hard plastic?
Plastics contain polymers and, as long as they can withstand the temperature, most will sublimate well. You should never try printing straight on to a normal polythene bag as it will melt and potentially cause a fire.
Can you sublimate on polystyrene?
Your not going to be able to sublimate on the box, most of the plastic boxes are either made of polyethylene or polystyrene, the polyethylene has a lower melting point then dye-sub works at (typically 400 degrees F), polystyrene’s melting point is right at the 400 degree range, and both would lack the necessary polymer
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 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.
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.