How to print your photo on coffee mugs at home with picture

How to Print your Photo on Coffee Mugs at Home Easily?

Are you looking for something unique for gifting your dear one? Gifting your loved ones’ old standard coffee mug or glasses has become an old thing. It is time to use your creativity to give personalized photo mugs and glasses to your friends and family. This option is excellent for creating and sharing memories by adding a personal touch. Yes, you can use your creativity and add funky photos or content on the digital cup to surprise your friends, coworkers, or family. It always feels good to have a cup of hot beverage with your dearest at any time, right?

Personalized coffee mugs with photos and content are one of the best ways to make your loved ones super happy and keep them always close. The best thing is that this process is super easy and takes less time also. This post will tell you everything about how to print your photo on coffee mugs at home with pictures. By the end, you will be able to do mug printing and create coffee mug pictures on your own. So make sure to read our post till the end and make your mug in no time.

Points to Note Down Before Starting the Mug Printing Process

Print your photo on coffee mugs at home with a picture
  • Don’t use Mugs with bumpy or rough surfaces as the image will not correctly sit on the surface, and the desired result will be disastrous.
  • The image will be warped if you use coffee mugs with unusual shapes.
  • Use images with good resolution/high Quality only to avoid blurry pictures.
  • Use only sublimation paper.
  • Only those transfer papers with a clear acrylic coating make the picture last longer on the mug’s surface.

How to do Coffee Mug Printing with the Help of Iron?

Coffee Mug Printing

Yes, this is the easiest way and is used by many people for doing coffee mug printing at home without any trouble. For that, you will need to have a few tools and materials that have been mentioned below.

  • Electric Iron
  • Coffee Mugs
  • Tape
  • Sublimation Paper
  • Scissor
  • inkjet Printers

Step 1: Choose a Mug 

Choose a Mug

First of all, choose any ceramic mug available in your market but make sure that the color of the cup and picture is not the same. Otherwise, the final look will not be as expected. Try to use white color or black color mug.

Step 2: Choose a Picture

Print your Photo on Coffee Mugs

The second step is to choose a picture of your choice. Choose a photo with good resolution and size to get the best printing quality on the paper.

Step 3: Print Picture on the Paper

The third step is to print the picture on your mug. You need to note down that you must use ‘Sublimation Paper only’ and not the standard xerox paper.

This paper easily transfers the image on any hard surface. This is the reason this is also known as ‘decal paper’ or ‘transfer paper.’

Step 4: Attach a Picture on the Surface of the Mug

Print your Photo on Coffee Mugs

Now, it is time to fix the image on the surface of the mug. The first step is to clean the mug properly and ensure no moisture and dirt can be removed. Now, keep the picture on the coffee mug and fix it by using tape. Hold the image properly so that image is not shifted during the process.

Step 5: Heating the Surface of the Coffee Mug

Print your Photo on Coffee Mugs

Now, it is time to put the picture on the mug’s surface and heat it with Iron’s help. Continue this healing process for 2 mins to transfer the picture on the mug completely.

Step 6: Clean the Coffee Mug Surface

Print your Photo on Coffee Mugs

Now, remove the transfer paper from the coffee mug, and you will see that the image has been printed on the Mug. To see it clearly, clean the mug surface and remove small pieces left on the Mug’s surface. Check the image below to see the print quality that you will be having after finishing the process.

Print your Photo on Coffee Mugs by Heat Process

Printing Coffee Mug by Heat Process

Basically, this process is followed by those who own this mug printing business. This method offers fast, durable, and good quality printing of images on the mug’s surface. You can buy this machine online. In this process, inkjet printers and sublimation paper with Sublimation ink are required to create a picture.

Print Photo on Mugs by Sitting at home by Online Order

There are many websites available online to print photos on your coffee mug and receive the final product at home. To get your online order at home, follow the below steps.

  • Find a Printing online site. Check their reviews, quality, refund policy, and shipping timing.
  • Get a picture you want to be printed on your coffee mug and upload it to see the preview of how your mug will look after printing the image.
  • Now log in and select a Mug.
  • Make an account on the site and enter your details like name, contact number, and address. There are different mugs available based on size, color, quality, etc. 
  • Upload the image after selecting the mug. After you are done with uploading, you will see previews of different designs. Select any design of your choice.
  • Place the order, and your mug will be shipped to your home. 

If you’re reading this till now, then it means you can easily make personalized coffee mugs with photos.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Printers should be used for Printing Coffee Mugs?

A laser printer or inkjet printer is required for mug printing. Plus, sublimation/transfer paper is required to print coffee cup pictures. It is also important to use the right printer and follow the instructions of printer settings.

What is used to Seal the Pictures?

Clear acrylic coatings (sprays or sealants) should be used to seal the image on the mug. Make sure to use the spray and adhesives that are food safe.

How to take Care of the Finished Mug?

Handle the mug carefully, wash it gently with a soft dishwasher, or the transfer will come off.

Can Normal Xerox Paper be used for Printing Coffee Mugs?

No, normal xerox paper can’t be used. Use only sublimation paper with sublimation ink.

Wrapping Up

So, you have seen how super fun and easy this whole process was. We hope you found this article useful and were able to print p pictures on coffee mugs easily. Now, surprise your friends, colleagues, or dear ones by gifting them personalized coffee mugs with photos. Your coffee cup pictures will look super good if you follow our post attentively. 

And funky content. If you are satisfied with the content provided in our post, then do tell us in the comments section below.

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