Pressing Ceramic Mugs with Dye Sublimation -

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Using a George Knight® DK3 Heat Press, Condé's Brittany Anderson demonstrates the procedures for applying dye sublimation transfers to ceramic mugs. The part numbers for these mugs are MUG11 and MUG15 at http://www.conde.com. The transfers are created using a Ricoh® GX7000 printer with Sawgrass® SubliJet-R™ sublimation inks on TexPrint-R® Sublimation Paper, with a George Knight™ mug press. All products are available from conde.com, including the heat press used in the demo. This video applies to Conde part numbers: [Classic 11oz and 15oz Mugs] MUG01, MUG02, MUG11, MUG11US, MUG15, MUG15US; [Black Mugs] MUGK11, MUGK15; [Deco Mugs] DECO-MUG15C, DECO-MUG15C-CH, DECO-MUG15K, DECO-MUGC, DECO-MUGC-CH, DECO-MUGG, DECO-MUGG-CH, DECO-MUGK, DECO-MUGK-CH, DECO-MUGKIT, DECO-MUGM, DECO-MUGM-CH, DECO-MUGY, DECO-MUGY-CH; [Rim Handle Deco Mugs] RH-MUG11C, RH-MUG11G, RH-MUG11K, RH-MUG11M, RH-MUG11Y, RH-MUG15C, RH-MUG15K; [Latte Cups] DECO-LMUG14C, DECO-LMUG14K, LMUG14, RH-LMUG14C, RH-LMUG14K; [Novelty Mugs] MUG11SW, MUG15SW.

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  • can we use a standard transfer paper

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  • what kind of paper do you use for the subliminal work, for the heat press, what paper is it

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  • can you print on any kind of coffee cup like the ones you buy at the family dollar

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  • Very thorough and informative. nice video!

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  • G'day Conde Guru's! Thinking of expanding my small home laser engraving/cutting business to create some custom designs on different substrates, and Dye Sublimation seems the best method. Been researching the hardware/consumables to see what is available in Australia. I have a couple of questions for you. 1. Can different shaped mugs be used in the DK-3, such as tapered, travel mugs etc? 2. How much would you charge your customers for the first mug (for a guide, example) in this video? 3. Do you have a distributor in Australia? Shipping and the current exchange rate just won't be viable. With my new found gained knowledge of Dye Sublimation, (so, so limited)I would like to start offering my clients; mugs, t-shirts, the plaques as featured in Acrylic Photo Panels, stubby holders and metal name badges (perhaps with doming). Loving your tutorials. I am leaning towards purchasing the Geo Knight Heat Press (combo) and the Virtuoso (after market Sawgrass product by the looks of things?) SG800.

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  • Wonder if the image will fade.

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  • on which paper you have print the picture ?

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  • Can I use my regular 8x11 image transfer paper that I havd purchased from Conde? You mentioned mug paper. Can I use my regular ink jet printer? Can you provide me with a video link for a machine that's does plates, mug, and caps?

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  • Hi! I using SublijetR ink, TexprintR paper, Ricoh 3001 printer and some cheap chinese press (JTrans). The dealer where I bought the equipment suggested me to work in a totally different way from your present. The cups are sublimated on 355 f, for 10 sec, but the cup is placed in the press when it's stil cold and heated together with the press. The results are good, except that very dark colors on the bottom of the cup appears to fade. What do you think of this method? Thank you!

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  • do the mugs have to be purchased at Conde? the mugs i bought are from Target.

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  • so the mugs areqire coating? with what? thanks

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  • do you have to have a ink jet printer?

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  • hi can u please give me info on the paper/s used to print the image? thanks

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  • what software do you use to print out your pictures on

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  • what kind of printer do u have to get ur images

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  • Bonjour,pour votre service de print ,félicitations

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  • can I use a toaster over instead of a press?if so what temp do I need to set the toaster oven to?

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  • printing on white mug is easy but printing on Black mug have not get very good results  do you have any other tutorial which shows any type of printing on Black mug thank you

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  • Thanks for the info lady

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  • Is the paint dishwasher safe??? thanks =)

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  • i want to mug printing and T-shirt printing Machines price

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  • How do I print these transfer papers? Do I need some special printer or some special software ?  Thanks !!!

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  • GOOD STUFF

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  • do you use inkjet or laser printer to print your designs?

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  • It also is available in 220 volt.

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  • is the DK3 press comes in 220 volt ? or dual voltage?

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  • You actually can leave indelible finger prints in ceramics if you touch them before sublimation or while they are cooling.

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  • Mugs N More 11x17 On our website, conde com: Item: 9710PO-1117C Neenah Mugs N More, 11" x 17", Color Laser Transfer Paper (100 Sheets) for hard Substrates. Designed for transferring images onto hard surfaces including mugs, cups, tiles, magnets, license plates, glass.

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  • Can you use just heat transfer paper?

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  • Download the free template from Conde's PartnerNet, your account manager should set you up.

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  • I have the mugs and the mug press, now I'm wondering how big should the area be for my template? I'm thinking I can just make my work area on Corel Draw be the height and length of the wrap. How do you recommend doing that? Do you have the dimensions or should I just measure the cup?

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  • Take one of the mugs that is messed up and transfer a solid black image to it. If you still get vertical lines, try lightening the pressure one turn and see if the situation improves. If you get fewer vertical lines, but some are still there, keep incrementally lightening the pressure until they go away. Contact our technical support for further assistance should this tip not work for you.

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  • On a certain design, (a full color photo) the mugs come out with vertical lines...looks like less color in those areas. It doesn't do this on clipart or other text. I upped the pixals in the picture to 600, but it is still doing it. I did not cool the mugs in the water like in the video... but do you have anymore hints?

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  • a yellow stain only generally means the normal ink cartridges have been loaded NOT the Dye Sublimation ink carts

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  • do u know if that type of item is even available anywhere?

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