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Print White on a dark mug

Print White on a dark mug

In this blogpost we’ll show you how to easily print white on a black coffee mug with Ghost.

Ghost has been enabling users to print custom white on various substrates for years. In combination with Ghost Transfer foils, this is easy, effective and possible even for short runs.

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How to print with White Toner on a dark mug


In this tutorial, a special coffee mug is printed with the Mini Ghost in white.

The Things you need 

– Ghost Printer (e.g. Mini Ghost)
– Suitable mug
– Multitrans Paper
– Mug Press
– Silicone Mat

Insert White Toner

Now it is time to replace the Black Toner with the Ghost White Toner.
The printer then initialises itself briefly and is then ready to start.

Print settings + Paper

Now put a sheet of Multitrans Paper into the printer.
Open your finished PDF file in 100% black and select black/white printing (grayscale), mirror motif horizontally and paper setting “photo paper high gloss” or similar.

Printing Part 

After clicking “Print”, the finished printed Multitrans Paper comes out of the top of the printer with white print. Turn on your mug press and heat it to 140 degrees Celsius.

Find a compatible White Toner for your printer!

The next steps:


Cut out the motif roughly and stick the printed side onto the mug with some heat-resistant tape. Use an additional silicone mat for protection.


Now put the mug into the heated mug press, close it with high pressure and press for 3 minutes. Then open directly and take out the mug.

Cool down & peeling

Let the mug completely cool down and remove the multitrans slowly and evenly under cold water.

Last steps & result

The mug is ready printed with white and can be heated in the oven or microwave for a few minutes as needed to improve durability.

Required products

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