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Product Instructions


Mugs in a Press

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Updated: November 5, 2014

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DYEWRAP: Coin Banks, Ceramic Mugs and Steins, Aluminum and Stainless Water Bottles, Stainless Steel Mugs and Ceramic Shot Glasses Using an Oven Wrap

Substrate

Temperature

Prepress

Press Time

Pressure

DYEWRAP-10, DYEWRAP-68, DYEWRAP02, DYEWRAP03, DYEWRAP04, DYEWRAP05, DYEWRAP09
400°F
See below

Additional Items: Pro Spray

Recommended Paper: DyeTrans or TexPrint

PowerDriver Setting: Ceramic or Metal


Step-by-step:
Coin Banks, Ceramic mugs and steins (all except Funnel Mugs, STEIN16K and STEIN01; includes STEIN22WT-CH) Using DYEWRAP-10
Ceramic Latte Funnel Mugs using DYEWRAP02
Shot glasses using DYEWRAP01
PowerDriver: Ceramic

......................15 minutes press time


STEIN16 and STEIN16K Using DYEWRAP-10 Or Using DYEWRAP02 PowerDriver: Ceramic
.........................15-17 minutes press time


MUG14SS; 12oz. Stainless steel mugs using DYEWRAP-10 (MUG18SS, with removable plastic insert) PowerDriver: Silver Metal
.........................8 minutes press time


Water bottles using DYEWRAP-68
PowerDriver: White Metal or Silver Metal
.........................6-8 Minutes (aluminum) 6 Minutes (stainless)

TANK22: Note Maximum panel size is 4" wide x 3" high; allow for slight curve of tankard
.............16-18 minutes press time

MUG20
...............16 minutes press time

 Pro Spray is recommended over heat tape.
 All Steins: Careful not to use too much pressure, it can wrinkle your transfer, use a protective cover sheet but do not reuse that sheet, it will have ink on it after one use.
 STEIN16 and STEIN16K seem to work better when the backside of the transfer is lightly moistened with a wet finger (very lightly).
 Tighten dyewrap to finger tight, then give it two more turns.
 Place the base of the stein in the oven closest to the heat source.
 Be sure to wrap the entire area of the substrate with protective paper, there will be a discoloration of the substrate should the wrap come into contact.
 Remove the water bottle lids before sublimating.
 Wraps should last for 300 or more impressions. To ensure the proper lifecycle, please closely follow these instructions.
 Wraps will fail due to improper torque applied to the fastener. You can ensure appropriate torque, time-after-time, through the use of a mechanized nut driver with an adjustable torque clutch. These devices are relatively inexpensive, $20.00 and up, and easy to use. We recommend the Sears Craftsman 4.8V Pistol cordless screwdriver.
 To calibrate the nut driver's torque, simply finger tighten the nut on the wrap, then tighten further, using a maximum of 2 turns, with an ordinary wrench. Adjust the clutch setting on the nut driver to 1 and begin tightening the nut while cycling upward through the torque settings until the nut actually turns. At this point, set the clutch to 1 number less than the current setting and you're finished.
 Another necessary step is to employ a double-redundant mug wrap system, at a minimum, and a triple-redundant system, ideally. That is, if mugs are being imaged back-to-back in a production run, then you need a matching quantity of cool mug wraps to swap in for subsequent runs. So, if you're running 72 mugs at a time, you will need at least 144 total wraps to do the job. It is easier to do this with a triple-redundant system, as the term "cool" is less subjective than with a double-redundant system. Having three-times the necessary wraps is absolutely the best way to preserve them over time.
 When a hot wrap is fastened to a mug it causes the material to irreversibly stretch. As the material expands it puts undo force on the glue bindings, which will eventually come loose. Further, it is a bad idea to subject the image to transient heat before transfer.
 Should your wrap come apart at a glue binding, you can re-secure it with automotive heat-resistant gasket glue. Beware of the rather lengthy setting time of 1 week for the repair to fully cure.
 The fastener will permanently seize if it is not lubricated properly. Lubrication of the threaded shaft is required before you use it for the first time and periodically thereafter. We recommend heat-resistant bearing grease with a colored (usually white, red or green) tracer. The colored tracer provides a visual verification that the grease is still intact.
 Stainless Steel Mugs: The imprintable area on these mugs tends to vary by a slight amount, so be sure to confirm measurements when you line up your artwork.






Updated: April 9, 2015

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PolySub™ Plastic Mugs

Substrate

Temperature

Prepress

Press Time

Pressure

ATS02, ATS03, POLYMUG11, POLYMUG15T
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Recommended Paper: .

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Updated: November 5, 2014

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DyeTrans® Ceramic Color Changing Morph Mugs

Substrate

Temperature

Prepress

Press Time

Pressure

3001, 3002
375°F
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6 Minutes in a press; 15 Minutes in an oven using DYEWRAP-10
Medium

Additional Items: Pro Spray

Recommended Paper: DyeTrans or TexPrint

PowerDriver Setting: Ceramic


Step-by-step:
1) Print the transfer and trim to just under the size of the mug.

2) Lightly mist transfer with DyeTrans Pro Spray.

3) Place the transfer on the Morph Mug, smooth wrinkles.

4.) Wrap the Morph Mug with protective paper. Be sure to wrap protective paper all the way to the handle, as contact with the edge of the press head will cause the coating to scratch off.

5) Press with Temp/Time/Pressure settings listed above.

6) Cool mug in room temperature water. Remove transfer after mug has cooled.

7) Remove any paper residue with a soft wet cloth or sponge.

The key to achieving success with Morph Mugs is pressure. Too much pressure alters the morph effect; not enough may produce a washed-out transfer.

The image for any of the mugs needs to be about .25” from the top and bottom of the mug and 1.25” from the handle. You always will be able to see the image dimly on the darkened morph mug. It will reveal the image brightly as the mug is filled with hot liquid and turns white.


Updated: April 9, 2015

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Ceramic Steins using a DyeWrap

Substrate

Temperature

Prepress

Press Time

Pressure

P20, STEIN, STEIN16, STEIN16K, STEIN28G, TANK22
400°F
.
15-17 minutes
.

Additional Items: ProSpray

Recommended Paper: DyeTrans Multi-Purpose or TexPrint

PowerDriver Setting: Ceramic


Step-by-step:
Coin Banks, Ceramic mugs and steins ( STEIN16K and STEIN01; includes STEIN22WT-CH) Using DYEWRAP-10
PowerDriver: Ceramic
15 minute dwell time


STEIN16 and STEIN16K Using DYEWRAP-10 Or Using DYEWRAP02 PowerDriver: Ceramic
15-17 minute dwell time

MUG14SS; 12oz. Stainless steel mugs using DYEWRAP-10 (MUG18SS, with removable plastic insert) PowerDriver: Silver Metal
8 minute dwell time


TANK22: Note Maximum panel size is 4" wide x 3" high; allow for slight curve of tankard
16-18 minute dwell time

~ Pro Spray is recommended over heat tape.

~ All Steins: Careful not to use too much pressure, it can wrinkle your transfer, use a protective cover sheet but do not reuse that sheet, it will have ink on it after one use.

~ STEIN16 and STEIN16K seem to work better when the backside of the transfer is lightly moistened with a wet finger (very lightly).

~ Tighten dyewrap to finger tight, then give it two more turns.

~ Place the base of the stein in the oven closest to the heat source.

~ Be sure to wrap the entire area of the substrate with protective paper, there will be a discoloration of the substrate should the wrap come into contact.

~ Wraps should last for 300 or more impressions. To ensure the proper lifecycle, please closely follow these instructions.

~ Wraps will fail due to improper torque applied to the fastener. You can ensure appropriate torque, time-after-time, through the use of a mechanized nut driver with an adjustable torque clutch. These devices are relatively inexpensive, $20.00 and up, and easy to use. We recommend the Sears Craftsman 4.8V Pistol cordless screwdriver.

~ To calibrate the nut driver's torque, simply finger tighten the nut on the wrap, then tighten further, using a maximum of 2 turns, with an ordinary wrench. Adjust the clutch setting on the nut driver to 1 and begin tightening the nut while cycling upward through the torque settings until the nut actually turns. At this point, set the clutch to 1 number less than the current setting and you're finished.

~ Another necessary step is to employ a double-redundant mug wrap system, at a minimum, and a triple-redundant system, ideally. That is, if mugs are being imaged back-to-back in a production run, then you need a matching quantity of cool mug wraps to swap in for subsequent runs. So, if you're running 72 mugs at a time, you will need at least 144 total wraps to do the job. It is easier to do this with a triple-redundant system, as the term "cool" is less subjective than with a double-redundant system. Having three-times the necessary wraps is absolutely the best way to preserve them over time.

~ When a hot wrap is fastened to a mug it causes the material to irreversibly stretch. As the material expands it puts undo force on the glue bindings, which will eventually come loose. Further, it is a bad idea to subject the image to transient heat before transfer.

~ Should your wrap come apart at a glue binding, you can re-secure it with automotive heat-resistant gasket glue. Beware of the rather lengthy setting time of 1 week for the repair to fully cure.

~ The fastener will permanently seize if it is not lubricated properly. Lubrication of the threaded shaft is required before you use it for the first time and periodically thereafter. We recommend heat-resistant bearing grease with a colored (usually white, red or green) tracer. The colored tracer provides a visual verification that the grease is still intact.


Updated: April 2, 2015

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Stainless Steel Travel Mug Sublimation Instructions with a Press

Substrate

Temperature

Prepress

Press Time

Pressure

MUG14SS, MUG18SS, MUG22SS
.F
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Additional Items: .

Recommended Paper: .

PowerDriver Setting: .


Step-by-step:


Updated: November 5, 2014

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Water Bottle Sublimation Instructions

Substrate

Temperature

Prepress

Press Time

Pressure

WB600W-CH, WB600S-CH, WB004, WB002, WB003
400°F
.
3-3.5 Minutes Press/6 minutes Oven
Firm

Additional Items: DYEWRAP-68 for oven; Heat conductive rubber, pn HCR-18610, if using a press

Recommended Paper: DyeTrans Paper ONLY

PowerDriver Setting: White Metal or Silver Metal


Step-by-step:
1) Remove the cap from the top of the bottle. Remove the water bottle lids before sublimating.

2) Apply image to be transferred face down onto the bottle. You may use either Pro Spray or heat tape to secure the transfer to the bottle. Just be sure not to let the heat platen or the rubber on the wrap overlay the tape.

3) Cover entire imaging area with protective paper.

4) Wrap the bottle with rubber or dyewrap. Note that the rubber pad is slightly longer than the imaging area of the bottle. This is so you can easily position the bottle in the press in that you have more area to "pinch" the rubber while positioning it in the press.

5) Press, or put into oven.

Note from George Knight Presses: We cannot emphasize enough: NO pressing narrow water bottles without the extra rubber pad! You will pinch/overstretch/bend the heater if you try and force-press the water bottle with only one pad in the press (no extra pad).


Updated: March 24, 2015

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Notes on DyeWraps

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Updated: April 2, 2015

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