Step 1: This step is optional for those who desire to add text to their image. If no text is needed, you can proceed to step 2. Let’s get on to your computer and open Microsoft Word. Paste your image in MS Word and reduce its size to less than 3 inches in height and not more than 6 inches in width. If you want to place the photo on one side only, you can use less than 3x3 inches in size. Type in your text just below your image or within the picture using the "draw text box".
Step 2: Using ordinary paper, print the image using your inkjet printer. Check the printed image with your mug if you are satisfied with the size. If satisfied, get your decal paper and print it on the glossy side.
Step 3: Spray some fixative spray on the paper according to the manufacturer’s instruction. Air-dry the paper to prevent the ink from blotting or spreading.
Step 3: Cut the decal to the size of the mug.
Step 4: Soak the decal in water for few minutes. It is to loosen the image to make the transfer easy. With the printed side of the decal, stick or slide it to the mug and carefully peel the backside of the paper. Make sure that the decal is smoothly placed to avoid wrinkles that may destroy the image.
Step 5: After which, cool it again and spray on the resin sealer so that the image can withstand washing.
Now, there you have it, your home-made photo coffee mug to display in your home or give it as a gift or giveaway.