How to Press a Latte Mug Using The New BJ870 4-in-1 Mug Press!

The new 4-in-1 mug press machine is here to stay! Just like the older BJ860 model, the BJ870 is an improved version that features four different heat elements that fit a variety of mug styles including the standard 11 oz. mugs, 15 oz. mugs, and large and small latte mugs. Among our favorites are ceramic latte mugs and pressing them is easy!

Follow this step by step guide on how to press our 17oz latte mug with our multi-function mug press. 

Materials You’ll Need

Use the long latte element for the 17oz mug!

Set your mug press temperature and time to allow the machine to heat up! Slide the blank mug in the heating element and test the pressure. It is best to do it now rather than later when you have your design taped to the mug. For the latte mug, use the following settings:

Temperature: 330° F
Time: 240 seconds
Pressure: Medium

Because of the shape of these mugs, we recommend using this template to set up your design.

While your press is heating, line up your mug to the printed paper. Use thermal tape on each edge to secure the design.






Once the temperature has reached 330°, place the mug in the heating element and pull the handle towards you to “close” it. Push the round, red button on the right side of the press to activate the timer.

NOTE: A drop in temperature is normal and should not affect the transfer process.

After 240 seconds, the mug press will start beeping to let you know the mug is ready to be taken out. Press the red button again to stop the beep and reset the machine. You may use gloves to handle the mug but that’s not necessary. The mug handle is usually not hot and can be easily held while peeling away the paper.

Make sure to peel the paper right away! As long as the mug is still hot and the paper is on it, sublimation is still occurring.

The final result should be a beautiful image transfer without any faded areas.

Share your mug designs with us on social media! Tag us in your posts with @costalbusinesssupplies and use #InspireMeCoastal. We might share your products on our social media helping you grow your online audience.

New Product Announcement: FDC 4301 Series Removable Vinyl

Peacock wall decal made with FDC 4301 Removable Vinyl from Coastal Business SolutionsWe’re excited to announce our latest line of wall vinyl now available in our online store: FDC 4301 Series Removable Vinyl in Satin and Matte finishes.

This calendered vinyl is 3.0 mil thick and perfect for creating wall graphics, medium-term signs, and decals. It removes cleanly without any adhesive residue and offers one year of outdoor durability. Currently we offer two colors: black and white.

When It’s Time to Cut

We recommend cutting the FDC 4301 Series with our line of Graphtec cutters, the CE6000 models or FC8600 models) for the highest precision and speed. For hobbyists or vinyl beginner, use the latest model of Silhouette Cameo as it offers a better grip on the vinyl than older Silhouette models.

Removable Wall Decal made with FDC 4301 vinyl from Coastal Business Supplies

Helpful Tip: When cutting sign vinyl, cut with the colored side up. There is no need to mirror or flip the image! Always perform a cut test if possible to determine the best blade depth. You can start with standard vinyl settings and adjust accordingly.

We also suggest using the FDC 2602 Series paper application tape to apply the vinyl to your choice of material. If you desire a higher tack tape, the 2612 Series medium tack R-Tape is also compatible with this vinyl.

Order a roll of wall vinyl today and share your creations with us on Instagram by tagging us (@coastalbusinesssupplies) and use #InspireMeCoastal!

We may share your designs on our page. We can’t wait to see the results!

FOREVER Flex Soft – Laser Heat Transfer Paper – Silver Metallic

FOREVER Flex-Soft is a revolutionary new way of printing self-weeding designs with just black toner, easily, without any need for a vinyl cutter or plotter! This two-paper system uses a colored foil transparency-like sheet (printable) that is combined with a B-paper for adhesion, for transferring one-color designs easily and quickly. Plus, the use of the printable Flex Soft allows for a far greater detail possiblities than with cuttable heat transfer vinyl materials!

The FOREVER Flex-Soft heat transfer paper can be pressed onto not only just t-shirts, but a wide range of fabric goods made of cotton, polyester, spandex, nylon, etc, as well as hard surface substrates and gifts made such as paper, wood, polypropylene and more! Due to its low application temperature and bright, opaque colors, this paper is great for a wide variety of usages!

  • Prints in silver metallic only with no background, and is also available in White and Metallic Gold
  • Can be applied to white/dark t-shirts of any color. Can be applied to cotton, polyester, nylon, and more! Test other fabrics before production.
  • Can also be pressed to wood, paper, ceramic, polypropylene, and other “hard surface” items
  • Compatible with OKI printer models: C831TS, and 920WT *
    Not compatible with C711WT. 
  • Self-weeding heat transfer paper
  • Each pack contains: 100 printable A-Foil (in Silver Metallic) sheets, 100 (non-printable) B-sheets

What Can I Print?

  • Single-color designs and art in silver metallic – full color printing is not possible
  • Dark and colored garment fabrics
  • White or light colored t-shirts
  • 100% cotton, 100% polyester, and cotton/poly blends
  • Some nylon, spandex, synthetic fabrics
  • Some hard surface items like paper, chalkboard, wood, etc.
  • Mousepads, can coolies, tote baags, or other promotional products

Available in size 11 x 17 in. , 100 sheets per pack.

To learn more or purchase, click here.