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Mug Presses

Joto's  Mug Presses are rugged presses designed to give you a professional image transfer onto sublimation tumblers, mugs, cups, and water bottles.  With several options, our heat presses can accommodate various diameters and shaped cups & mugs including all the most popular sublimation styles. 


What are Mug Presses?

A mug press is a great addition to your crafting tool set because it allows you to efficiently press HTV and sublimation onto mugs, glasses, and tumblers with consistent results. The pressure regulation is done manually with the upper lever that is incorporated. The time and temperature adjustment is regulated with a built-in timer.

How Mug Presses Work?

Mug presses operate by using a combination of heat and pressure to transfer sublimation ink or other types of transfers onto the surface of a mug. Here's a step-by-step process:

Design Creation Start by designing your image or text using graphic design software. Ensure the design fits the mug's dimensions.
Printing Print the design onto special sublimation paper using sublimation ink.
Preparation Secure the printed paper onto the mug using heat-resistant tape to keep it in place.
Pressing Place the mug in the mug press, which heats the mug and applies pressure. The heat activates the sublimation ink, causing it to turn into gas and bond with the mug's surface.
Cooling Once the pressing cycle is complete, carefully remove the mug and let it cool. The design will be permanently transferred to the mug.

Joto’s offers some different types of Mug Presses. Additionally, Joto Imaging Supplies offers some different items that you can customize like on what designs you want .Explore now!

What types of mugs can I use with a mug press?

Mug presses are designed for sublimation mugs, which are specially coated to accept sublimation inks and are typically made of ceramic, stainless steel, or aluminum. It is crucial to use sublimation-compatible mugs to ensure proper design adherence and avoid poor-quality transfers or damage to the mug press.

What are the ideal temperature and time settings for using a mug press?

The ideal temperature and time settings for a mug press depend on the mug type and specific sublimation materials used, typically around 400°F (204°C) for 4-6 minutes. Always refer to the manufacturer's instructions for precise settings and conduct test runs to fine-tune the process.

How long does it take to print on a mug?

If you take your mug to a print shop it will often only take a few hours to be printed. If you commission an online print company to print on your mug it will normally take 1-10 business days to be printed and delivered to you

Why is the Mug Press not heating up?

If the heat press is not heating up and the temperature on the screen is staying in the double digits the press is probably just reading the room temperature. The press' heating element has more than likely burned out.


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