How do I permanently print on a mug?

What are the steps of printing on a mug?

  1. Create your art. You will want to design using CorelDraw, Photoshop, or other art software.
  2. Print on transfer paper. Your design will be printed in a mirror format.
  3. Apply heat using a Mug Press or a Mug Wrap in an oven.
  4. Let your mug cool.
  5. Finish your mug.

What kind of printer do you need to print on mugs?

Mug printing requires a specialty paper known as sublimation paper. It has a coating that allows for ink absorption onto the material, such as your mug.

Can you screen print on mugs?

Though commercial customizable mugs cost a pretty penny, screen printing mugs at home costs only as much as you need to pay for a mug press and transfer paper. Screen printing mugs is not like screen printing T-shirts. Instead of painting the design, you use a transfer sheet to adhere the design to the mug.

What is sublimation printing on mugs?

The popular technique called sublimation or heat press printing is behind it all. How does it work? A special printer prints sublimation ink on paper, and a heat press transfers the image from a solid-state to a gas without ever turning to a liquid.

Do you need a special printer for mugs?

Mugs need to be able to withstand dishwashers and microwaves, so printed graphics must be durable. Roland Texart printers use special dye-sublimation inks that penetrate the surface of ceramics, heat-transferred via a heat press machine. This creates graphics that last, perfect for gifts with personal designs.

What do I need to heat press mugs?

What You Need to Heat Press a Mug

  1. Computer with graphics design software.
  2. Sublimation printer.
  3. Sublimation Ink.
  4. Transfer Paper.
  5. Paper cutter/scissors.
  6. Heat resistant tape.
  7. Sublimation Mugs.
  8. Mug Insert.

What type of printer is needed for sublimation?

Printers use either thermal (heat) technology or what’s called Piezo (pressure) technology. In short, thermal printers will NOT work with sublimation ink, but Piezo printers WILL work for sublimation.