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How to Print on Mugs

You can find mugs with printed designs everywhere; yet, many people are unaware of how simple it is to produce them with the right ingredients. Using water slide decal paper, a layer of water-soluble glue adhered to water-resistant paper is the key to achieving this effect. Although the procedure is straightforward, it will take several hours to complete due to the need to allow for appropriate drying time.

How to Print on Mugs

How to Print on Mugs

Step 1

We'll begin by looking at the various alternatives.

Purchase the mug on which you intend to print your image and use it to determine the image size you will require. Using a digital camera, capture the image or photographs you want to use and then save them to your computer. When scanning a conventional image or photo into your computer, you can save the results.

 

Step 2

Use a graphics software tool to open and modify your photograph according to your preferences. When first viewed, a rectangular shape displays most images on the screen, which may appear strange when printed on a coffee mug. Using a digital camera and some essential photo-editing software, you can quickly and easily design profiles with this paper, printed with either a laser or an inkjet printer. Making use of your software's selection tool and cropping command will allow you to crop photographs quickly and easily. You may also add text to the image and change the colors used in the text. Among the most popular options for image alteration software, Picasa is one of the most widely used. When purchasing a new computer, it is common to find it pre-installed; however, any other graphics/photo program will work in this circumstance.

 

Step 3

Prepare your image appropriately before printing it by making necessary edits in the print dialogue box before publishing it. Print the image on plain white paper first to have a sense of how it will turn out, and then print it on the water slide decal paper when you are satisfied with the results. Make careful you publish on the glossy side of the water slide decal paper when printing on the water slide decal paper. Cups that are colored should be wrapped in white paper, while mugs that are pure white should be wrapped in an acceptable form.

 

Step 4

It would be best to spray fixative spray onto the image to prevent the ink from running. Allow for complete drying of the paper before cutting out the image and placing it in water. The paper should gradually curl, and when it does, the decal image should come off with it.

 

Step 5

Slide the decal onto the mug, lightly pressing it along the borders to ensure that it is securely attached to the face. Allow for the drying of the mug. To ensure optimal longevity, hand wash the printed mug rather than put it in the dishwasher. If you use an EnviroTex resin sealer, the cup may be cleaned in the dishwasher once sealed, making it a more convenient option.

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