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How To Make Custom 15 Oz. Mugs In No Time

How To Make Custom 15 Oz. Mugs In No Time

If you’re looking for a machine that automates the process of pressing a mug, the HPN Signature Series fully automatic mug press is ready to boost your productivity for sublimation mugs! Using this machine is as simple as setting your time and temperature, then sliding your mug inside the heating element. This will then trigger the machine’s open-and-close mechanism, with the element’s pressure set accordingly to the mug. While it’s primarily designed to accommodate eleven ounce mugs, it’s actually possible to fit fifteen ounce mugs with these machines as long as you remove one piece.

While the machine is off and cold, you’ll just need to unmount the spacer plate between the heating element cradle and open-and-close mechanism. Push the cradle in, then you may unmount the plate with a Phillips-head screwdriver. We should note that when you’d like to mount it back later for eleven ounce mugs, you’ll need to keep the position of the spacer’s off-center indent in mind to have it match the mechanism’s position. Lastly, be sure that the open-close sensor inside the heating element has been fastened all the way for fifteen ounce mugs to fully settle in. This machine is now ready to automatically press such larger sublimation mugs!

Assuming you haven’t prepared and printed an image for your fifteen ounce mug yet however, we should note that the imprint area of these mugs will be slightly smaller. If you’d like to apply a full-bleed transfer for instance, your image will need to be set within the size of eight-point-four by four-point-twenty-five inches. For non-bleed transfers, the height will slightly scale down to four-point-a-hundred-and-twenty-five inches.

If you’re preparing your image with graphic design software like Adobe Illustrator, feel free to download and use our special fifteen ounce mug template linked below. The aforementioned imprint areas are represented as colored rectangles in this template, in addition to a safety layer which can help you to keep all text elements of your image visible. If you’re looking to make a full-bleed image, be sure to use the bleed layer as a clipping mask to fit your image and its elements accordingly.

As soon as your image is ready, you may print it through your sublimation printer, for Sawgrass printers. Send it to Sawgrass Print Manager with these settings: Substrate set to Ceramic Mug, Paper set to your paper’s profile, leave the Mirror option checked, and in the Color tab, set the Color Mode to Photographic or Vivid depending on your image’s level of detail. Once set, go ahead and click Print on SPM. With your transfer printed, trim around the image’s edges, then tightly wrap it around the mug with its handle at the center. To keep your transfer in place, use strips of heat tape on both its left and right sides.

Now you may turn on your Signature Series automatic mug press and set it to a-hundred-and-ninety seconds at three-hundred-and-eighty-five degrees Fahrenheit. Once your machine reaches temperature, simply slide your fifteen ounce mug fully inside the heating element and allow it to be pressed. After a-hundred-and-ninety-seconds, your machine will automatically open and you can take your mug out to cool down for a moment. Once it’s cooled, you may peel your transfer off and you’ve now customized a fifteen ounce sublimation mug with the awesome, fully automatic HPN Signature Series mug press!

If you’re looking to share your custom fifteen ounce mugs with us, alongside a large community of heat transfer enthusiasts, we recommend joining our HeatPressNation Creators Facebook group at heat.press/FBgroup. To learn more about the HPN Signature Series fully automatic mug press and sublimation drinkware, please visit us at HeatPressNation.com. For any questions, you can get in touch with a MyExpert representative at support.heatpressnation.com.

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