How to cool the mug after sublimation

There may be many doubts about what to do after sublimation, some people say that putting the mug in the water right after the sublimation process makes it more shiny, others say that this process makes the mug break and others, feel no difference. After all, does dipping the mug in the water make it brighter or not?   The final quality of the sublimated mug depends a lot on the quality of its porcelain, a good quality resin and an application technique used in the factory. It is also necessary to use good quality sublimation paper, which receives and releases as much ink as possible, a quality sublimation ink with its own color profile, a good resolution image and a press that keeps the temperature stable in all your sufficiency. we have a full article on sublimation on mugs here. We'll see three post-Sublimation modes below. 1# NO HURRY After sublimation, do not remove the paper and wait for the mug to cool to room temperature. Benefits: Mugs without cracks! The mug does not risk breaking. The sublimation process will end naturally. Disadvantages: Watch out for ghosts, if the paper is not properly fixed in the mug the print runs the risk of being shaded. 2# LIGHT WIND This method is generally used when the demand is greatest. After the press time, remove the mug and place it in front of a fan, this will lead to a faster drop in temperature, which interrupts the ink transfer process. Benefits: There is no risk of cracks! The sublimation process will end faster due to ventilation. Disadvantages: Same as in the previous way. 3# DO NOT TAKE ANXIETY, I NEED TO SEE THE RESULT NOW Remove the mug from the press and immerse it in plenty of water at room temperature for an immediate drop in temperature. The correct thing is to immerse the mug so as not to get air inside, making the water come in contact with most of the internal and external surface of the mug, decreasing the chance of the ends of the mugs getting very different temperatures and cracking. Benefits: Avoid ghosts. The mug takes a thermal shock allowing the sublimation process to end, thus avoiding any type of stain or shadow on the print. Disadvantages: The mug may crack! If you put the mug in the water in colder regions, it may be that the same crack due to the thermal shock is greater. Be careful with the amount of mugs inserted in the water! Many hot mugs inserted in cold water will make it possible to increase the water temperature, making the process useless. Note: It has been said that the quality of black ink improves when placed in water, but what is known so far is that water does not change the pigment of black ink, that is, it does not make it more sharp or shiny. The brightness of the mug depends exclusively on the quality of the mug and the color enhancement of an excellent quality ink. After all, which method is the best? I recommend testing the 3 methods and checking which one best suits you and your job, as the methods will depend on the work environment, the time, the demand and in which region you operate. This article refers only to ceramic mugs. For glass mugs the method is totally different.

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