When it comes to the customization of a personalized gift, coffee mugs will be a good choice. For the customization of coffee mug, there are also many different methods like sublimation, water transfer, screen printing, uv printing and so on. Sublimation process is preferred by most people due to its simple operation and better effect. But not all of ceramic mugs can be customized by sublimation process. Only the sublimation coated mugs can be sublimated by sublimation process.
For the ceramic mug with sublimation coating, you can transfer it by sublimation process.
2 sublimation methods available for ceramic mug
What you need to prepare is one white sublimation mugs, sublimation paper, sublimation printer, sublimation ink, mug press machine and heat resistant tape. Before you transfer, you need to design the picture and then print the sublimation paper by sublimation printer. After the paper is printed, you need to cut the excess edges using scissors and then stick the sublimation paper tightly on the mug. And then put into the mug press, after some time it will be finished with good effect.
Of course, you can also sublimate ceramic mugs with sublimation coating in an industrial oven. What else you need to prepare is an industrial oven, heat shrink film and heat gun. Also a home oven is good too. After you stick the printed sublimation paper on the blank ceramic mug, you need to put heat shrink film on the mug and blow it with heat gun so that the film is wrapped tightly on the mug. The purpose of heat shrink film is to provide good pressure for mugs. This is also a good way.
How to Transfer ceramic mug without sublimation coating?
For the ceramic mug without sublimation coating, you cannot transfer it by sublimation process. But you can choose other methods like water transfer, uv printing, screen printing and so on. For example, you can prepare some water slide decal transfer papers to customize the mug. There are both inkjet and laser water transfer paper. You need to also print your design on the water slide decal transfer paper. And you need to prepare a basin of water to finish transfer. This is also a good method you can try.
In a word, if you want to customize a ceramic mug with sublimation process, you need to make sure that your mug has sublimation coating first. Or you can only choose other crafts. Luckily, Mecolour is a China leading sublimation mug factory, we can supply blank sublimation mugs, cup heat press machine, sublimation paper for you guys with factory wholesale price! Contact us now for best products with best price!