how to sublimate coffee mugs

how to sublimate coffee mugs

How to Sublimate Coffee Mugs Using Heat Transfer

Sublimation printing is a great way to add custom designs and photos to coffee mugs. Using high-temperature heat transfer printing, you can transfer images onto mugs and create unique and personal gifts. Here’s how to get started:

Gather Your Supplies

  • Coffee mug or ceramic mug
  • Sublimation ink and paper
  • Heat transfer machine
  • Clean prints
  • Photo transfer paper (optional)

Prepare the Mug

  • Clean your mugs with warm soapy water and let them dry.
  • Apply Aluminum tape to the mugs. This will protect the area surrounding the artwork from the heat of the press.

Create Your Design

  • Create your image or design in your design software of choice.
  • Print it out on the sublimation ink and paper. Make sure the design lines up properly with the mug.
  • If you want to transfer pictures, you can use photo transfer paper.

Sublimate the Design

  • Place the design on the mug and tape the edges to secure it in place.
  • Place the mug in the heat transfer machine and turn it on.
  • Let the mug press for the allotted amount of time as determined by your heat transfer machine’s user guide.

Remove the Design

  • Once the time is up, carefully remove the mug from the press and take off the transfer paper.
  • Remove the aluminum tape and clean up any residue.
  • Your design should now be sublimated onto the mug!

Now you can enjoy a cup of coffee with your custom design! Sublimation printing is a great way to personalize coffee mugs and create unique gifts. Try it out and see what great designs you can come up with!





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