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Somebody should buy a sublimation mug heat press #593

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zarino opened this Issue Oct 28, 2017 · 13 comments

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zarino commented Oct 28, 2017

Sublimation mugs went down really well at this year’s Make:Shift:Do open day.

For the open day, we borrowed a mug heat press from Helen at Little Sandbox. Maybe we should have one of our own?

It turns out a suitable heat press is only £60, and that includes the attachment you’d need to print onto standard 11oz mugs.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/301985660746

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What about putting in place a funding model for these kinds of purchases?

e.g. £60 capital outlay, buy mugs at £1, sell at £3-4 including printout, money to pay off initial outlay ?

Then put the funding model to the community to gauge interest

Then track how successful it all was

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What about putting in place a funding model for these kinds of purchases?

e.g. £60 capital outlay, buy mugs at £1, sell at £3-4 including printout, money to pay off initial outlay ?

Then put the funding model to the community to gauge interest

Then track how successful it all was

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We did discuss asking for pledges to fund this, I would certainly put some money towards it.

I've spoken to a couple of people at DoES who are interested in mugs as promotional material for their businesses or other outside interests, and I think there are several Maker night people who would like to produce some as Christmas presents.

They are also seem good as something to take away from a workshop e.g. data visualisation, and I can imagine doing that again (I realise we didn't insist on people using their pulse data on Saturday).

jackie1050 commented Oct 30, 2017

We did discuss asking for pledges to fund this, I would certainly put some money towards it.

I've spoken to a couple of people at DoES who are interested in mugs as promotional material for their businesses or other outside interests, and I think there are several Maker night people who would like to produce some as Christmas presents.

They are also seem good as something to take away from a workshop e.g. data visualisation, and I can imagine doing that again (I realise we didn't insist on people using their pulse data on Saturday).

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I've ordered this today using @zarino 's link. It's estimated to be with us on Thursday.

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DoESsean commented Nov 28, 2017

I've ordered this today using @zarino 's link. It's estimated to be with us on Thursday.

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I believe this is on Sean's desk now.

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johnmckerrell commented Dec 1, 2017

I believe this is on Sean's desk now.

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On my way.

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ajlennon commented Dec 1, 2017

On my way.

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The mug press is sitting in the workshop waiting to be commissioned.

We need to work out where is best to get blank mugs from - I've asked @jackie1050 via email, but if anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I think we stuck our nose into Little Sandbox's order for the M:S:D event.

We now need to think about pricing and how that will work. Where can mugs be stored, is it a good idea to have them just hanging out in the workshop, etc.

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DoESsean commented Dec 7, 2017

The mug press is sitting in the workshop waiting to be commissioned.

We need to work out where is best to get blank mugs from - I've asked @jackie1050 via email, but if anyone has any ideas, please let me know. I think we stuck our nose into Little Sandbox's order for the M:S:D event.

We now need to think about pricing and how that will work. Where can mugs be stored, is it a good idea to have them just hanging out in the workshop, etc.

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Fantastic! You can put them in one of my boxes where I have the tops if that's any use.

These are the MDP Supplies ones -

Looks like about a pound ish each plus VAT + shipping presumably?

http://www.mdpsupplies.co.uk/dye_sublimation_mugs.asp

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ajlennon commented Dec 7, 2017

Fantastic! You can put them in one of my boxes where I have the tops if that's any use.

These are the MDP Supplies ones -

Looks like about a pound ish each plus VAT + shipping presumably?

http://www.mdpsupplies.co.uk/dye_sublimation_mugs.asp

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I'll ask Ash from Nerdy where she gets hers from. I think she found a cheaper supplier.

huffeec commented Dec 7, 2017

I'll ask Ash from Nerdy where she gets hers from. I think she found a cheaper supplier.

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