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What is the proper way to cool a sublimated mug?

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Allowing a mug to cool slowly can result in a degraded image due to outgassing – the evaporation of ink from the mug’s surface.

I recommend placing hot mugs in front of a powerful fan to cool. A few years ago, I suggested dipping mugs in water; however, I have since learned from Bob Elliott, one of the inventors of the sublimated mug, that this might cause micro fractures in the ceramic.

-David Gross, Condé

David Gross

David Gross

David Gross is president of Condé Systems Inc., of Mobile, Ala. For the past 24 years, he has devoted his work to advancing sublimation technology.

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