Why is my mug sublimation not working?

Why is my mug sublimation not working?

If the sublimation black looks green, the issue must be that you’re under-pressing the mug. Make sure you apply just the right amount of pressure to sublimate a mug. Sometimes when the quality of the image on the mug is poor, check whether the actual image quality is poor or not. Most of the time this is the case.

What causes ghosting on sublimation mugs?

Ghosting occurs when the sublimation ink is still active after the heat press has been opened. The opening of the heat press moves the paper and the substrate on the image slightly, thereby skewing the image from its intended place. This leaves a ghost-like image behind, which is impossible to remove.

What temperature should a sublimation mug be?

400 degrees Fahrenheit
To prepare your mug sublimation printer, set the temperature to 400 degrees Fahrenheit, or 204 degrees Celsius. This may require a bit of experimentation (in time, temp & pressure, depending on your mug press) to sublimate ceramic mugs with best results.

Why is my sublimation so dull?

The reason for this dull or faded looking print coming out of your printer is that sublimation ink is only activated at 200 degrees Celsius, and when placed under sufficient pressure. Briefly, the ICC profile tells the printer how to correctly interpret colours for accurate colour matching of the final product.

Why is my sublimation fuzzy?

A blurry, dull image is the most common sign of pressing your sublimation blanks for too long or with too much heat. Simply decreasing the time usually resolves the problem.

Why are my sublimation mugs bleeding?

Sublimation ink has the tendency to bleed onto the bottom and top platens of your press during heat transfer, which is why it is very important to protect your press with the proper material. Teflon is completely reusable, and all it takes is wiping away the excess ink after each press.

Can you sublimate on ceramic mugs?

While vinyl is very popular for coffee mug designs, sublimation is preferred by many. Unlike applying adhesive vinyl, sublimating on ceramic mugs makes them dishwasher and microwave safe since there’s no risk of peeling. Sublimating on ceramic mugs means you need a mug press or a designated convection oven.

Can you sublimate on glass mugs?

Some of the most popular sublimation blanks in the market are Mugs and Drinkware. With drinkware ranging from mugs, tumblers, sports bottles, shot glasses, and many more, your sublimation transfers can be applied to any of these items.

Why is my Epson sublimation printing dull?

The reason for this dull or faded looking print coming out of your printer is that sublimation ink is only activated at 200 degrees Celsius, and when placed under sufficient pressure. This is the same image on a final product, after sublimation was completed.

Which is brighter a sublimated mug or plain paper?

With plain papers, both sides will be the same brightness. Here is an image of a mug sublimated with normal plain paper. You may be printing on the wrong side of the paper. As stated above, the coated side of the sublimation paper is brighter than the uncoated side.

What causes image to fade when using sublimation?

Image fading is usually caused by too much time and temperature, and/or pressure. We suggest double-checking the recommended settings from the company where you purchased your sublimation blanks. Every heat press is different, which is something to bear in mind.

What should I do if my sublimation is not working?

If your nozzle check isn’t perfect, just clean your nozzle head through your OEM printer driver or through the power driver that you downloaded. And then, perform another nozzle check. Sometimes it may require more than one head clean to clear the clog. Check to make sure you are using sublimation paper.

Why are my sublimation transfers so blurry?

If you’re noticing small dots on your finished product, this is likely due to excess moisture. We recommend pre-pressing most substrates to ensure you get all moisture out. Then, let the substrate cool down, place your transfer on, and press like normal. Why are my transfers blurry?