Saturday, April 17, 2021

Q and A Day

Finally, I'm getting around to doing a post that will answer the questions you had for me the other day.
Lets start with 
Hootin' Anni said...

Weeded? What does that mean? And are these like transfers...I'm a bit confused.

After you cut your design on the infusible ink you weed it which is removing the unwanted ink pieces from the design. Here is a video I did a while back showing how the weeding is done. This was with vinyl but it's the same procedure just this time it's with ink instead of vinyl.




Sandra said...

I know what we did means but I don't see a mistake. Also I had a thought do you have to buy the exact same type of cup or can you put different size cups in there

You do need what's called a sublimation mug. It has some kind of special coating on it that will allow the ink to adhere to it. Also with this mug press you can only use straight mugs, no curved sides. The press will work on mugs up to 15 oz. 


Kate said...

We need more details on weeded, mugs used, designs, etc. lol Your mugs look very nice and I wonder if they can be put in the dishwasher. Looks like you're having fun.

The designs are pretty much anything you want. You cut the design from a sheet of infusible ink, then wrap that around the mug and place it in the press. They are both microwave and dishwasher safe.


The designs are cut from infusible ink sheets. They come in either 4.5 x 12" sheets or 12 x12" sheets. They come in various colors and patterns. The smaller size is made specifically for mugs but the larger size sheets are the same thing. The ink is on a transfer sheet and once you cut your design and weed it, you use the backing sheet to wrap the entire design around your mug before putting it into the press.

It is possible to put photos on these mugs as well but in order to do that you need a special kind of printer that uses sublimation ink. You print your picture on sublimation paper and then like the infusible ink, wrap it around the mug before inserting into the press. I would love to be able to do that as well but the printers are pretty pricey. 

So there you have it. I'm not sure if I answered all the questions well enough or if I just made it all more confusing. A lot of times, even though I know what I'm doing/thinking I am not very good at explaining it.

8 comments:

Rose said...

I actually knew what the weeding was, but the rest is new for me. When I get time I will look up some videos.

CheerfulMonk said...

Thanks for the explanation.

Hootin' Anni said...

That helped so much!!!!

Sandra said...

YAY you are ON today.. I was about to ask if you could customize with photos or names and then you answered it. of course you can if you spend more MONEY. ha ha... i think you explained it perfectly and I already knew the weeding because of the video you did on this pumpkin

Kate said...

Thank you Ann - always nice to learn something new. I'm looking forward to seeing all of your mug designs. Happy weekend.

Martha said...

I just can't wait to see more of the mugs you make! Have a great weekend Ann. :)

Pam said...

All that is interesting and all new to me since I have never ventured off and bought any of that stuff to do what you do. Awesome.

Catherine:theMaker said...

great - I did think "weeding" was like taking what you don't want in your garden aka the backing sheet after the design is on them...

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