The DK3 Digital Mug Press is a specialty press in the Digital Knight line of presses; exclusively for pressing mugs. This press is a full wrap-around, handle to handle, top-to-bottom printing mug press. It can press images up to 5" high, and as close as 1/2" from the handle, depending on the mug size.
The DK3 is fully adjustable, accommodating all cylindrical mugs available on the market. This includes 11 oz, 15 oz, 16 oz mugs, steins and stainless steel travel mugs. (...but not tapered latte mugs...) The ability of the press to open extra wide allows for easy and fast loading and unloading of mugs from the press. The thick solid steel framework and die-cast clamp assembly provides a heavy duty framework for non-stop use. The clamp assembly can be adjusted for very heavy pressure, allowing for full bleed transfers on even the most demanding mugs. Finally - a mug press that compensates for less than perfectly straight mugs!
At the heart of the DK3 is the SuperCoil-Microwinding™ heater technology, a system of embedded heater windings that wind tightly and closely together throughout the entire platen for extremely even heat, fast recovery & fast heat up times. The DK3 will start up in only a few minutes, and unlike other presses runs constantly at the set temperature, instead of a much lower idle temperature. The patented stainless steel mug band heater technology Geo Knight is famous for has proven to be far more reliable in the field than traditional methods.