What are sublimation mugs?

Sublimation mugs are specialized mugs that are designed for printing and customizing. These are specialty coated mugs that accompany a glazed ceramic surface ideal for retaining sublimation ink and prints.

So, a sublimation mug is that the best choice if you would like to make a promotional item or gift that’s getting to have good use and longevity for your customer.

What you need to do is choose a mug you like, and then send your image to us by PSD file or AI file. So we can check picture carefully and put the image on mug.

There are may types for your choose, following is a picture for your reference, if there is no types you prefer, we also accept customized.

Send the dimension of mug to us, and the shape you want. If you have picture, that would be great.

mug type

Here are steps of printing process.

Step 1: Choose an image you prefer

Step 2: We print out the image using sublimation printer

Step 3: Cut the paper and fix it one the mug

Step 4: Heat transfer the image using mug press

Step 5: A beautiful mug is done

Strp 6: We arrange packing

Step 7: Arrange shipping,then you can receive them


Printing way including: Heat transfer, heat press, sublimation printing

Suitable printing machine including: Mug press machine, 3D vacuum sublimation mug

The coating has been tested for safety, direct contact with food.

 mug colors

What is Sublimation?

Sublimation a digital printing technology using full color artwork that works with polyester and polymer-coated substrates. Also mentioned as digital sublimation, the method is usually used for decorating apparel, signs and banners, also as novelty items like telephone covers, plaques, coffee mugs, and other items with sublimation-friendly surfaces. the method uses the science of sublimation, during which heat and pressure are applied to a solid, turning it into a gas through an chemical reaction without passing through the liquid phase.


In sublimation printing, unique sublimation dyes are transferred to sheets of “transfer” paper via liquid gel ink through a piezoelectric print head. The ink is deposited on these high-release inkjet papers, which are used for subsequent step of the sublimation printing . After the digital design is printed onto sublimation transfer sheets, it’s placed on a heat press along side the substrate to be sublimated.


In order to transfer the image from the paper to the substrate, it requires a heat press process that’s a mixture of your time , temperature and pressure. the warmth press applies this special combination, which may change counting on the substrate, to “transfer” the sublimation dyes at the molecular level into the substrate. the foremost common dyes used for sublimation activate at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. However, a variety of 380 to 420 degrees Fahrenheit is generally recommended for optimal color.


The end results of the sublimation process may be a nearly permanent, high resolution, full color print. Because the dyes are infused into the substrate at the molecular level, instead of applied at a topical level (such like screen printing and direct to garment printing), the prints won’t crack, fade or peel from the substrate under normal conditions.

This is explanation from Wikipedia.


What kind of mug can do sublimation?

Not all white or blank mug can do sublimation, only the mug without any coating can do sublimation.

But you can add any image you want to mugs. It is a good choice for business gift, because you can add your company logo on the mugs. What’s more, sublimation mug can be a staff gift when their anniversary. In this way, you can put your company slogan on mugs. They even make great customer gifts! No matter the graphic, the print will shine with a powerful intensity.


How big is an 11 oz mug?

We all know ceramic mug, 11 oz, white with regular C handle. And most important is that 11oz ceramic mugs is very popular, many customers choose this capacity, it’s a common capacity and 11oz can meet many people’s daily use requirements.

Product NameDimensionCapacityBest for
3oz6.5×6.5cm90mlEspresso, babyccino, cortado and piccolo
6oz4.6x9cm177ml3/4 latte, flat white, magic, macchiato and long black
8oz7.6×9.7cm240mlIn house latte
11oz8.2×9.5cm330mlTea and cold brew (similar to a large mug)
16oz9.9×14.5cm480mlIced coffee, bubble tea and smoothies
20oz9.3×15.7cm600mlBeer, cola, or other beverage

mug capacity

Homey Ceramic sublimation mug provide high quality with competitive price.Mug body can reach well straight and give your transferred printing reach to maximum final solution.

In order to make high-quality mugs,we have a professional QA system.


Mugs quality control steps;

Step 1: Raw material inspection

Step 2: Incoming ceramic mud control

Step 3: Mug body straightness checking

Step 4: Mug top diameter control

Step 5: Mug handing control

Step 6: White glazing control

Step 7: Semi-finish product control

Step 8: Finishing product control

Step 9: Mug checking before washing machine

Step 10: Washing before coating

Step 11: Coating control

Step 12: Final coating mug inspection before packing


How Much Does a mug weight?

The major types of materials we used in making mugs are ceramic, porcelain, stoneware.

The weight of each type of coffee mug depends on its material and dimensions.

Porcelain is the most ubiquitous. Also referred to as China, it is less expensive than bone China, and with the right balance of price, durability, and weight, it is great for both daily use and formal occasions. It has a glazed, non-porous surface that makes it dishwasher-safe, microwavable, and sometimes oven-safe.

Stoneware is popular for its rustic and textured aesthetic. It is often off-white and ivory with speckles (rather than pure or bright white). Heavier, thicker, less durable, and more porous than bone China and porcelain, stoneware is relatively inexpensive. The unique pieces may not uniformly stack for storage, especially if they were handmade. (Earthenware is similar to stoneware in its organic design, but more prone to chipping.) Both are great options for daily use if you don’t mind the extra care required.

Weight is a crucial thing to notice when considering whether an item is stoneware vs. porcelain. Stoneware is usually heavier than porcelain, since the clay won’t to make it’s courser. If you have a stoneware tea cup and a porcelain tea cup on hand, you’ll notice the porcelain cup is lighter.

Stoneware is thicker than porcelain. In fact, many porcelain items are transparent. If you hold a bit of porcelain up to the sunshine, you’ll notice that the sunshine glows through the porcelain. However, if you lift a stoneware to the sunshine, the stoneware won’t glow. If you compare the thickness between porcelain and stoneware item. You will find stoneware item will be thicker.

So porcelain is more delicate than stoneware. Fine decorations, like you would possibly see in antique Victorian porcelain, really wouldn’t be possible in stoneware. It requires more skill from the potter to figure with porcelain, but this material also allows for more creative expression. search for delicate sculpted flowers, leaves, and other dimensional decorations.

Although porcelain is really stronger than stoneware and may be crafted into thinner pieces, stoneware tends to more durable than dinnerware. Stoneware item is everywhere, and it is common in our daily life, while fine dining items could also be porcelain. As you are looking at items in an antique shop, you’ll see stoneware item is very less.

Please check below table to see their weight in porcelain and stoneware.

Mug MaterialWeight in kgsIn PoundsIn Oz
Ceramic and Porcelain Mugs0.25kgs to 0.4kgs0.55 Pounds to 0.88 Pounds8.81 oz to 14.1 oz
Stoneware Mugs0.5kgs to 0.7kgs1.09 Pounds to 1.51 Pounds17.44 oz to 24.16 oz


There is a question that many people concern.

Does sublimation mug is dishwasher safe, microwave safe and oven safe?

The answer is: The sublimation mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. However, your decorated design may blur or fade if you heat to 350 degrees F or higher, so I would not put in the oven.

Homey Ceramic sublimation mug features

  1. Lead & Cadmium data can meet USA & Euro demands. It is safe to us in daily life
  2. Microwave and dishwasher safe.
  3. Good product quality and whiteness, as you can see we have strong ability to control the quality.
  4. Colorful stylish looking with beautiful decoration.
  5. Your own designs and logo can be applied on our products.
  6. Safe export carton and mail box package are also available.
  7. They’re widely used at home, hotel and restaurants, many people choose them as a gift.
  8. We accept low MOQ customized,100pcs.