The key to getting accurate and consistent images and colors with your mug press is to ensure that it is operating at the correct temperature. Just because your digital readout tells you that it is 400 degrees does not mean that the press is actually at 400 degrees.
The best way to check the temperature is to use a digital temperature probe that actually touches the surface of the mug press’s heating element. It will immediately give you an accurate reading of the temperature.
We have attempted to use a laser thermometer, but have gotten inaccurate readings with it. Once you know the actual temperature that the mug press is operating at, you should be able to easily calibrate the mug press so that it reads accurately.
-Kevin Lumberg, Johnson Plastics Plus