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July '21

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3 6 C U S T O M G I F T A N N U A L 2 0 2 1 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M F rom coffee mugs to water bottles, there are now several styles of dou- ble wall insulated high-endurance drinkware that can be sublimated using your mug press. Here's how it's done. WHAT YOU'LL NEED: • Sublimatable substrate (in this example, we use a pilsner cup) • Sublimation transfer • Scratch paper • Heat tape MUG PRESS SETTINGS: • 380 F • Dwell time: 1 minute to 1 minute, 15 seconds • Pressure: light to medium STEPS: 1 Cut the transfer slightly larger ver- tically than your substrate; position it onto the substrate. 2 Tape two ends of the transfer, al- lowing for the gap in the mug press where it will close. 3 Wrap a piece of scratch paper around the transfer and pilsner, taping if necessary. 4 Center it in the mug press and close, using the settings above. 5 Remove the items using heat-resis- tant gloves if necessary — the items will be very hot. 6 Remove the transfer and scratch paper. TIPS: • If image appears light, increase pres- sure or dwell time. • If image appears blurred or the sub- strate yellowed or has brown spots, decrease the dwell time. • Settings may vary slightly for your press. CGA Double Wall Insulated Drinkware in Your Mug Press C O U R T E S Y O F J D S I N D U S T R I E S All images courtesy JDS Industries STEP 2 STEP 4 STEP 6 HOW-TO

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