Try This: Sublimate a Coffee Mug

Add vibrant images to that plain coffee cup.

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Decorate coffee mugs with full-color, vibrant images using sublimation in these three easy steps.

Materials Needed

  • 11-ounce polyester-coated ceramic mug
  • Sublimation transfer
  • Heat transfer tape

Step One: Start by setting your press to an idle temperature of 380 degrees and a pressing temperature of 385 degrees. Then set your time between 180-200 seconds. Wait for the press to reach idle temperature.

Step Two: While waiting, go ahead and place the transfer on the mug, leaving about an inch on either side of the handle, using heat tape to secure it.

Step Three: After the press reaches the idle temperature, place the mug in the element and lock it in with a medium to firm pressure, then press the green button. Once the time elapses, quickly remove the mug and peel immediately. 

Sarah Young

Sarah Young has been in the graphic design industry for over 10 years with six years of apparel decoration under belt. For the last 3.5 years, Young has been Event Marketing & Design Coordinator for Coastal Business Supplies. Her previous design experience includes offset print setup and some screen printing. Young continues to work as a freelance designer for multiple avenues including custom prints, invitations, apparel and sublimation products. She can be reached at [email protected]

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