Sublimation is a popular printing technique that allows you to transfer designs onto a wide range of items, including blank mugs, shirts, and phone cases. Sublimating a 16oz beer mug can be a fun and rewarding project, but it requires some knowledge and preparation to ensure a successful outcome. In this blog, we will take you through the steps to sublimate a 16oz beer mug.
Step 1: Choose your design
The first step in sublimating a 16oz mug is to choose the design you want to print on it. You can use your own design, or you can choose from pre-made designs available online. When choosing a design, make sure it is high-quality and has a resolution of at least 300dpi to ensure a sharp and clear print.
Step 2: Print your design
Once you have your design, the next step is to print it onto sublimation paper using a sublimation printer. It is essential to use sublimation paper rather than regular printer paper because sublimation paper is specifically designed to hold the sublimation ink and release it during the transfer process.
Step 3: Prepare your mug
Before you start sublimating your 16oz mug, you need to ensure it is clean and free from any dirt, dust, or oils. Use soap and water to wash the mug thoroughly and dry it with a clean cloth.
Step 4: Wrap your mug
After preparing your mug, it’s time to wrap it in sublimation transfer paper. Cut the transfer paper to the appropriate size and wrap it around the mug, making sure it is tight and secure.
Step 5: Heat press
Once you have wrapped the mug, it’s time to heat press it. Place the wrapped mug in a mug press machine and set the temperature and time according to the manufacturer’s instructions. For a 16oz mug, the temperature should be around 140~180, and the time should be approximately 45 seconds.(This is the transfer parameters for reference only for customers who purchase cups by Mecolor factory)
Here, regarding the pattern transfer of 16oz beer mug, we recommend 2 mug press machines for your reference:20 OZ tumbler heat press (including Rose red and Green) is affordable price.
The following video is about transfer printing 11OZ sublimation frosted glass mug with 20 oz tumbler heat press,but the steps also apply to our 16 oz mugs, watch the video for more information.
One the other hand, our double station mug press machine can improve your work efficiency. It is the latest product we have developed this year.
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Step 6: Remove the sublimatiom transfer paper
After the transfer time is up, remove the mug from the heat press and allow it to cool down. Once it has cooled, carefully remove the transfer paper from the mug. You should see the design printed on the mug, and it should be vibrant and clear.
Step 7: Enjoy your new mug
Now that you have successfully sublimated your 16oz mug, it’s time to enjoy your new creation! Whether it’s for personal use or as a gift for someone special, sublimated mugs are a great way to add a personal touch to any occasion.
In conclusion, sublimating a 16oz mug is a fun and easy process that requires some preparation and attention to detail. By following the steps outlined in this blog, you can create a beautiful and unique mug that will be cherished for years to come. So, go ahead and give it a try–you might just discover a new hobby or even a new business venture!
Mecolour provide wide range of products and services for sublimation printing for your hobby or business. If you want to create new business opportunities, feel free to contact us and look forward to our cooperation!