With very straight sides and a durable coating, the Rhinocoat Mugs are ideal for the customer who is looking for quality. These mugs come pre-coated with a high quality polyester coating designed especially for dye sublimation and durable enough to last through years in the dishwasher. They can be sublimated with either a mug press or a wrap in a convection oven.
CERAMIC COFFEE MUG
Using a constant heat temperature mug press:
1. Set the temperature on the press to 400°. Set your time to about 4-1/2 minutes. Have your pressure set so that it is firm, but be careful, too much pressure can crack or break the mug.
2. Trim your printed image to approx. 8” x 3-1/2” in size. This will leave about 1/8” of space between the image and the top/bottom of your mug. Align the paper near the handle so that there is about ¾” of space between each side of the handle and the paper. Secure the image in place using a heat resistant tape.
3. Cover the mug with a second piece of standard copy paper cut to the size of the image. This can be secured with heat resistant tape as well.
4. Place mug inside mug press. Close the press and start the sublimation process.
5. When the timer completes its countdown, carefully remove the mug from the press and immediately place the mug into a container of room temperature water to cool and stop the sublimation process. You can remove the paper either before or after placing into the water
Using a varied temperature mug press:
1. Follow the directions for your mug press to preset your “idle” temperature, your maximum “print” temperature, and your print time. These may vary slightly from model to model, but we recommend starting with 205° idle temperature, 390° print temperature and 15 seconds print time for an 11oz ceramic mug.
2. Prepare your mug as you would for a constant temp press. See steps 2-5 above.
Using a convection oven and a mug wrap:
1. Set your oven temperature to 400°.
2. Prepare your mug as in steps 2 & 3 above for constant temp press.
3. Attach mug wrap and place upside down on middle rack in convection oven.
4. Heat for 12-15 minutes. When finished, remove wrap and place mug into a container of room temperature water to cool and stop the sublimation process. You can remove the paper either before or after placing into the water.