Screen Printing on Your Mugs

From ceramic mugs to stainless steel travel mugs & more!

Printing on mugs requires a few considerations that should be followed depending on your production rate. The most popular mug printing machine is the Model F1-DC. The mug will be used for an extended period of time, which means it will be washed after consecutive uses. It is important to keep adhesion for your image, and solvent based inks are the best to keep your image on the cup. Solvent inks can either be cured through air drying or expedited through using forced hot air or IR. If you are printing thousands of mugs an hour, you will require pretreatment to coat the surface of your mugs prior to printing with UV inks. The Fierosil provides industry leading adhesion for UV inks that can withstand a dishwasher for example.

SA offers a variety of mug fixtures that will enable to your mug printing machine to quickly and accurately image, no matter the size, shape, or material. Some common types of mugs which can be printed include:

  • Stainless steel travel mugs
  • Ceramic mugs
  • Glass mugs

All fixtures are made to your specific mug with loose enough tolerances to not only hold your mug securely on the mug printing machine but also fit the other mugs in your line that may deviate in size. 

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The Best Screen Printing Machine For Your Mugs

Through the culmination of 40 years developing solutions for printing mugs, we have perfected mug tooling with the customer in mind. The prongs coming out of the mug tooling are spongy, which is on purpose due to mugs slightly varying in size. The pusher attachment at the end of the tooling captures the part for precise control over where you would like the image on the mug.

  • Our Model F1-DC is a versatile and easy to use machine quoted as being "The most reliable screen-printing machine ever made." With fast and accurate printing and product change over in less than a second, this machine is perfect for the new and experienced printers alike. The F1-DC is the industry standard for screen-printing on promotional products. The F1-DC can handle all different printing products. It is incredibly versatile. You can go from printing a growler to a mug in less than a minute.

SA mug tooling includes a fixture for your handle. This is not only for ease of use, but also as a means for registering multicolor screen printing. We will work with you through the entire process of printing on mugs, from sourcing the ink to creating the screen. Typically screens for mugs are H shaped to print as close to each handle of the mug as possible. SA offers universal screen mounting and can make you a screen frame you can use indefinitely, only needing to change the mesh when needed. One factor that will need to be addressed when mug printing is the inks you will be using. Solvent based inks are best if you are just getting started and are not investing in machines for higher production. Solvent based inks provide excellent ink adhesion. The ink can be cured in a minutes with an oven. UV inks are ideal for high production since the ink cures instantly when exposed to a UV curing system. UV ink is also much easier to work with (will not dry to screen) but is more susceptible to chipping. Fierosil pretreatment is your solution for ink chipping when using UV inks. Inquire within and our team will assist you on all nescessary steps for screen printing your mugs. 


Model F1-DC

  • Ideal for coffee mugs, cups, pint glasses, wine glasses, growlers, tubes, and more.
  • The precision system allows for multicolor printing.
  • Quick and easy product changeover in seconds.
  • Approximate throughput of 3,600 parts per hour (depending on the article).
Model F1-DC screen printing machine

Screen Printing Machines for Mugs

  • Model F1-DC screen printing machine

    F1-DC Screen Printing Machine

    F1-DC Screen Printing Machine

    Clamshell Printers For Cylindrical Products
    • Ideal for cups, bottles, glassware and more for full 360 degree image coverage.
    • Quick and easy changeover between products in seconds.
    • Approximately 3,600 prints per hour (depending on product).
    • 100% air operation - cannot overload or burn out, or become obsolete.
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    Super ROI Screen Printing Machine

    Super ROI Screen Printing Machine

    In-Line Printers For Cylindrical Products
    • Ideal for cups, glassware, bottles and oil filters.
    • Servo driven indexer.
    • Approximately 3,600 prints per hour (depending on product).
    • Modular design permits process integration.
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Make the Right Choice for Your Screen Printing Business

Systematic Automation is your choice for professional custom screen-printing machines made here in the U.S.A. We offer an array of custom screen-printing machine models to handle all your printing needs. We also offer UV curing machines, vacuum tables, and heat treatment machines to ensure your printing shop can fill every order. We have experienced technicians that offer support to help set up your machine and any technical questions you have once you start printing. Call or contact us today to speak with one of our expert technicians and choose the right machines for your business.

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