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Good Gift Idea - Personalized Mugs

Updated on August 3, 2015
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Personalized Mugs

Mugs are mostly used for hot drinks like coffee and hot chocolate.

Read: History of Mug

Giving someone a customized mug is great.

Your beloved would enjoy looking at the personalized mug while taking his coffee break.

Personalized mugs are ideal for:

  • your children’s birthday
  • mother’s day
  • father’s day
  • giveaways for reunions
  • giveaways for baptismal celebration
  • giveaways for wedding
  • company giveaways
  • gift for your teacher
  • gift for other occasions

Personalised Gift Items

Personalized gift items are very popular nowadays since it's a creative way to show that you care for someone on their special occasion.

Most websites allows you to order online. You could order personalised t-shirts, couples t-shirts, personalized mugs, greeting cards and others.

Most of the personalized gift items are customized by images and text using their online editor where you could upload images and drag and drop text and images. Online editor allows someone to create beautiful design for their personalized gift items.

Good graphics are made using Photo editing software like Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator and CorelDraw.


Coloured inside mug (blue color)
Coloured inside mug (blue color) | Source
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Mug Press
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Materials Needed in Creating a Personalized Mug:

  • Computer
  • Image to be printed - can be generated by a Digital Camera, mobile phone, or photo editing software (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, CorelDraw and others).
  • Sublimation Printer
  • Sublimation Paper
  • Scissors
  • Mug Press Machine
  • Mugs (with high Polyester)
  • Thermal tape

What is a mug press machine?

A mug press machine allows someone to transfer images onto the ceramic mug electronically.

Digital Heat Press and mug press machines have some similarities.

Sublimation Paper - printable area (smoother portion)
Sublimation Paper - printable area (smoother portion) | Source
Sublimation Paper - non-printable area (sticky  portion)
Sublimation Paper - non-printable area (sticky portion) | Source

Something about the sublimation paper

Based on our experience, the most suitable part of the sublimation paper to print on is the smooth area. It's difficult to determine which one is the printable part of the paper. You could see it on a bright light - you could distinguish which is the smoother part.

If you printed the non-smooth (sticky area), the transferred image on the mug is not smooth.

* There is an awful smell from the sublimation ink coming from the sublimation printer.

* Read Sublimation Printing

Sublimation Printer
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Steps in Creating Your Personalized Mug:

  1. Put the Sublimation Paper onto the Sublimation Printer. The printable side of the paper is the one with the smoother portion (non-sticky side).
  2. Print the reversed image using the sublimation printer onto the sublimation paper. From the print preferences window - set the mirror image to on. Preferred size is: 8.5 inches in width and 3 or 3.5 inches in height.
  3. Turn on the mug press machine and set it to: 310 Degrees Celsius, 20 seconds and then 370 Degrees Celsius. This depends on the digital mug press machine you have). *Ask the manufacturer of the Digital Mug Press Machine for further assistance.
  4. Put the mug on the machine and make sure that the mug's handle is on the middle unattached to the metal edges of the mug press machine or else it would crush.
  5. Adjust the pressure screw slowly.
  6. Press the set mode (on our machine it's the square button) and wait until the buzzer produce sounds on the mug press machine.
  7. After the buzzing sound, press the same button, release the pressure screw slowly and took the mug carefully. *Be careful because it's hot.
  8. You could remove the sublimation paper and you could see the transferred image on the mug.

Magic Mugs

Personalized Magic Mugs are heat sensitive ceramic mugs which will reveal the customized design slowly when a hot drink or water is added.

Common coatings of this type of mug: black, blue and red color.

This is also a great way to surprise your love ones. Once they put some hot water on the mug, the mug would reveal your personalized greeting together with the cool image you included on the customized item.

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Finished Personalized Mug

You could put the personalized mug on a box and then wrap it.

This makes the personalized mug a great gift item.

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      Amanda 

      2 years ago

      I love personalized gifts! Mugs make as great gifts... And there's a ton of different types out there. Just take a look at this link, I love the Luminous Mug!

      http://www.heartpress.ph/mugs-plates.html

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      Waqas Ahmad 

      2 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

      I will be happy to get a cup from any friend, I love tea, It will remind me of her :) My other suggestion are bracelet, heart keychains, gift cards, and a few other. I even have written about the best gifts for fiancee/fiance

    • PinoyMom profile imageAUTHOR

      Shiela Gerona 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you rajan jolly for appreciating my hub :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I agree getting a personalized mug is a wonderful gift. Nice info which was new to me about the printer, paper & other stuff.

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      Susie Lehto 

      3 years ago from Minnesota

      You are right, personalized mugs are a wonderful gift idea.

    • PinoyMom profile imageAUTHOR

      Shiela Gerona 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you ladyguitarpicker for the good compliment. It's a wonderful invention and a good investment too :-)

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      stella vadakin 

      3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      A great gift idea, one that I think my family would like. The kids are cute. I never had heard of a mug press. Sounds like a good invention.

    • PinoyMom profile imageAUTHOR

      Shiela Gerona 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      @peachpurple the transferred image on the mug will not wear off. It's permanent.

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      peachy 

      3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      does the picture wears off after a certain period of usage?

    • PinoyMom profile imageAUTHOR

      Shiela Gerona 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Yes, looking at your beloved photos is a great way to motivate and inspire you. Have a great day and thank you for checking my hub.

    • PinoyMom profile imageAUTHOR

      Shiela Gerona 

      3 years ago from Philippines

      Thank you. Those pictures are our little ones here. From left: my sister in law's son, my daughter and my son.

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      Joyfulcrown 

      3 years ago

      I think it's a great idea. Its a great way to see pictures of your loved every morning to brighten your day.

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      Success In Life 

      3 years ago from U.S.

      Cute pictures, an a great gift idea!

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