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Product Instructions


MUG PRESS: Swirl, USA and Ceramic Mugs and Glass Mugs

Substrate

Temperature

Prepress

Press Time

Pressure

MUG11SW, MUG15SW, MUG11, MUGK11, MUG11US, MUG02, MUG15US, MUG01, MUG15, MUGK15, MUG11SW, MUG15SW, DECO-MUGY, DECO-MUGK, DECO-MUGC, DECO-MUGM, DECO-MUGG, DECO-MUGY-CH, DECO-MUGK-CH, DECO-MUGC-CH, DECO-MUGM-CH, DECO-MUGG-CH, DECO-MUG15K, DECO-MUG15C, DECO-M
400F
3.5-8 minutes see below
Medium to Heavy

Additional Items: Heat Tape, ProSpray, Green Pad

Recommended Paper: DyeTrans Multi-Purpose

PowerDriver Setting: Ceramic Mug or Glass Mug use Power Driver: Unisub Products


Step-by-step:
All instructions are geared to the George Knight Heat Presses, these use the DK3 Mug Press or mug attachment for the DC16 Combo press.

Glass Mugs Require: 1/8" green rubber pad (P/N# HCR-1849)

MUG11US: 11 oz = 3.5 minutes

MUG15US: 15oz = 4 minutes

MUG02 = 4 minutes

ALL OTHER Ceramic Mugs:
10/11 oz = 4.5-5 minutes (10oz. ceramic mug will not image all the way to the top)

15 oz = 5.5-6 minutes

ALL Glass Mugs: 8 Minutes

All Swirl Mugs require heavy pressure, pull the transfer tightly against the mug. 11oz = 5 minutes, 15oz = 6 minutes

1) Print the transfer. Note that the typical imaging area is 1.25” in from the handle and .25” from the top and bottom sides of the mug. Beyond that, follow our directions for top to bottom transfers.

2) Trim the transfer to just over the size of the mug.

3) Lightly mist transfer with DyeTrans Pro Spray and let dry 15-20 seconds.

4) Carefully place the transfer on the mug, smooth wrinkles. Wrap the mug with protective plain white paper. Do not allow paper to extend well above or below the top and bottom of mug. This part of the paper may wrinkle and the wrinkles will imprint onto the mug. But DO cover the entire mug with plain paper or you may “caramelize” the coating and it will turn brown or yellow. To imprint closely to handle, use the green pad, wrap loosely at the handle bulge, this will allow more complete imaging.

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

6) Cool ceramic mugs in room temperature water. Do not dunk glass mugs.

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


Notes on the George Knight® DK3 Mug Press:
The mug being pressed must be placed with the handle exactly in the middle of the opening, otherwise, the squeezing motions will snap off the handle when the mug is clamped.
Only what the mug press pad covers will sublimate. Also, if you try to image on or below the bottom of the mug and the mug is tapered, it may not sublimate correctly.
The black mug with the white imaging panel has a tolerance of plus or minus 1/8”. It is very important to keep this in mind when making your designs for this particular mug.

To do a perfect mug with imaging as far as possible to the top-to-bottom and around to the handle:
1) Pro Spray
2) 1/16" green rubber pad @ 9-3/8" x 4-1/8".


3) Geo Knight press extender. You can tell if the press has the extender if the threads on the tightening mechanism are silver instead of black. This technique will allow full top-to-bottom transfer and 1/4" imaging from the handle.

DK3 pad replacement instructions:

1. Scrape off all green rubber carefully: do not cut the temperature sensor wire under the green pad at the bottom.
2. Removing all adhesive is not necessary: basic smoothness is all we need. Do not remove the band heater from the frame either - not necessary and won't help.
3. Apply high temp silicone adhesive to one entire side of pad.
4. Stick pad onto band heater. Put 2 mugs into the press back to back and clamp the press locked shut with EXTREMELY LIGHT PRESSURE, so the green pad is held in place evenly, but the adhesive is not overly squeezed out.
5. Let it cure/dry overnight.

Short version: scrape out green, stick in new. Let dry.




NOTE: Using the Latte Mug template can be tricky, here's video: Using the Rotation Tool for latte Mug Templates


Updated: December 18, 2013

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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

MUG20, PB01W, PH11, DECO-LMUG, DECO-MUG, DECO-SHOT, LMUG14, LUVMUG, MUG01/02, MUG11US/SW, MUG15US/SW, MUGK11, MUGK15, RH-LMUG14, RH-MUG11, SHOT0, STEIN, MUG14/18/22/25SS, WB002/3, WB600
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Additional Items:

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Updated: June 4, 2014

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Notes on DyeWraps

Substrate

Temperature

Prepress

Press Time

Pressure

DYEWRAP01, DYEWRAP-10, DYEWRAP02, DYEWRAP03, DYEWRAP-68, DYEWRAP04, DYEWRAP05, DYEWRAP06, DYEWRAP-173, DYEWRAP07
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Updated: June 4, 2014

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