So you’ve decided to invest in a mug press and start making your own handmade mugs, but now you have some questions about how to use mug presses to get great results every time. Here are five things you should know before getting started with your new mug press.
1) What mug presses are
The word mug might bring up images of ceramic coffee cups, but don’t let that fool you. A mug press is a type of heat transfer press (or flat bed press) often used by apparel manufacturers and print shops when they want to stamp a design onto a shirt or bag. Just like any heat transfer press, it’s used to apply an image with heat and pressure, creating a high-quality print on fabric. Mug presses are also known as mug printers because most people use them for printing mugs, but mug presses can be used for other types of items too. They are designed to work with large sheets of material like t-shirts or bags.
2) What they are not
Certain brands are offering machines that can do both digital and screen printing at a fraction of what traditional heat presses cost. While these flat bed press machines can be helpful for business owners, it’s important that you understand their limitations: most importantly, they cannot print on mugs. Heat presses should only be used with products made of paper or fabric.
3) Why you should be using them
Mug presses are a great way to make your own custom coasters, t-shirts, and even ceramic mugs. To learn more about why mug printing is a hot trend today, take a look at these five things you should know about mug presses. They’re not just for coffee anymore! Mug presses are an affordable way to get started with custom mug printing: Although there’s some initial investment required in purchasing a mug press, it’s far less expensive than investing in expensive machinery like that of screen printers or silk screeners—especially if you don’t plan on using them often.
4) Safety precautions
A mug press may seem like a fun tool, but if you’re going to be using it, there are some safety precautions you should keep in mind. The high heat of a mug press can cause injury if not handled properly, so make sure you read up on your press’s instructions before attempting any project. Some presses come with their own guides; if yours does not, find an online manual that covers your model and take time to become familiar with its parts and controls.
5) Tips on how to use them correctly
Using a mug press is pretty simple, but they can also be dangerous if you’re not familiar with how they work. Do your research – Different brands have different instructions and if you’re not sure how to use it, don’t assume it works like others. Don’t try anything new while operating a mug press!