Thermal transfer technology is a kind of special printing, which is currently used by people and has a very good market prospect. According to the different pressures used, transfer can be divided into water transfer, thermal transfer, air transfer, screen transfer, low temperature transfer and so on. Among them, sublimation transfer can not only be applied to digital printing of large-format clothing customization, but also has a very high market demand for personalized gift customization, such as thermal transfer paper for mugs, cups,plates, puzzles, wood, Metal plate, MDF plate and other sublimation blank products.
For different application products, there are also different sublimation transfer equipment on the market, such as mug press machine, bakeware, flat heat press, bake cap machine, etc. But after all, their production is based on the principle of thermal transfer, so their production steps and processes are similar, but the thermal transfer tools used are different. Using thermal transfer technology, even for patterns of multiple colors, since thermal transfer is only a process, customers can shorten the work of printing patterns and reduce the loss of materials (finished products) caused by printing errors.
In this article, we will mainly introduce the application scenarios of sublimation paper for mug, so that you can have a better choice of mug sublimation paper, machine or mug when you plan to make a sublimation mug by yourself.
1. How to choose sublimation paper?
Due to different uses of sublimation paper, we have distinguished different sizes and weights during the production process.First of all, from the basis of weight, sublimation paper has 30 grams, 60 grams, 70 grams, 80 grams, 90 grams, 100 grams, and 120 grams. Generally, the ultra-low weight (30-60 grams) is mainly used in high-speed printers,such as 38g Jumbo Roll Sublimation Paper,45g Jumbo Roll Sublimation Paper.Secondly,Sublimation paper roll of 70-100 grams are used in large-format printers such as epson, Roland, etc..This kind sublimation paper roll mainly used for digital printing and fabric printing on clothing, curtains, bedding, sofas, etc.High gram weight of 100 grams and 120 grams is usually used for desktop printers.This sublimation paper roll is used to make personalized and customized gifts, such as mugs,cups, plates, metal plates, etc. On the one hand,When we print, Desktop inkjet printers have relatively high requirements for the flatness of the paper. On the other hand, the ink absorption of the paper.In order to ensure that the color of the product’s pattern appears on the finished product more vividly, there are certain requirements on the amount of ink absorption, and the high weight usually meets the requirements.It is usually used for ceramics, stainless steel, and other materials. Therefore, when transferring the sublimation cup, it is recommended to choose a high weight of 100g Sublimation Paper or120g Sublimation Paper.
In terms of the size of the sublimation paper, in addition to the large-format size of the sublimation paper roll.Sublimation paper sheet is available, such as A4 sublimation paper,A3 sublimation paper, A3+ sublimation paper, etc. In order to improve the efficiency of the sublimation cup operation.Vision has a specific cup size, such as: 3.5*9 that is used for the most common 11OZ sublimation mug, 4.5*9 can be used for 12OZ sublimation mug, and 8.5*14 can be used for 20OZ tumbler mug. You can choose the suitable size according to your needs. If it is batch processing and customization, you can choose the most suitable size, which can reduce the loss.
2. How to choose a sublimation cup
The sublimation cup we are talking about here refers to the mug with a sublimation coating. Depending on the material, we sublimate the coating on different cups, ceramic cups, glass cups, stainless steel, aluminum, etc.According to the size,we have 11OZ 12OZ 14OZ, 15OZ 16OZ 17OZ 20OZ 220OZ 30OZ and so on. According to the shape of the cup, there are: straight cup, cone cup, car cup, coffee cup, mug. The choice of cup is mainly based on your personal needs.Currently, more popular mug in the market is 11OZ sublimation mug and 20OZ sublimation timber. The most important thing is that it must have a sublimation coating.
3. How to choose the right sublimation mug press machine?
According to different mug types, there are different sizes of mug press machine in the market, with a single function for a single size model, such as 11OZ mug press machine, 20OZ tumber presss machine 30OZ tumber presss machine. There are multiple baking coasters that can be switched freely and suitable for different cup type and size. There is a double-station mug press machine that can complete two cups at the same time. There is also a 3D vacuum mug press machine that can complete the hot stamping of the whole cup without heating the coaster.Besides,there is a tunnel oven machine,which can complete multiple continuous hot stamping at the same time. The choice of the machine also depends on your use, and can be based on your workload. At present, the combined machine is a very popular choice.
Sublimation paper for mugs has become a symbol of personalized and customized beautiful gifts. I hope this article can give you some useful information about dye sublimation paper and sublimation cups.
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