Can I microwave Sharpie ink to become permanent on a coffee mug?

Can I microwave Sharpie ink to become permanent on a coffee mug?

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  1. The regular Sharpie is alcohol soluble ink. Heating it won’t change anything. Those pens were meant for use on paper or fabric where the fibrous nature of it holds the ink – somewhat. But because they dissolve easily in alcohol and just don’t bond all that well to anything they are limited to uses where durability is not a high priority. You might find a clear coating that will keep the Sharpie ink in place for a longer time.
    Mugs are mostly vitrified ceramics. That means their outer surface has been heated until it turns to glass. Most graphics on mugs are fused to the outside. You do see hand painted ceramics, but these are more likely to be special items that will get special treatment not to damage the painting. If your mugs are not for daily use, more for putting on a shelf to look at, then you can use all sorts of paints, enamel, lacquer, acrylic will all work, but may not be durable.
    You will need to find markers and paint that will adhere to glass. I think you may need to do your own trial and retrial effort to find what works best for you.

  2. There’s some directions for you how to do it make it as permanent as possible.
    Buy white cups or mugs.
    Pick a Sharpie. For long-lasting results, choose oil-based sharpie paint markers Regular Sharpie ink can come off even after baking. Pick a color to use on your mug. You can stay simple and choose one color, or be more ambitious and use multiple. If you’re sticking to one color, then black is usually a good choice, given its striking contrast to the white background of the mug.
    Start drawing. Decide what you want to put on the cup, and maybe practice drawing it on a piece of paper before drawing on the mug.
    Dry it out . Let your mug dry for a few hours or overnight before placing it into the oven. You can also draw over it again if you’d like to make sure the pattern doesn’t come off in the wash. If you draw over it again, be sure to leave it out to dry again before baking.
    Bake it. Bake the mug in the oven for 30 minutes at 350°F. Remember to place the mug in the oven before it heats up and leave it in until the oven cools completely so there won’t be any cracks. You can choose to bake the mugs twice to really set in the Sharpie drawings.
    Care and wash. Hand-wash the mug gently instead of throwing it in the dishwasher, as a machine washer may ruin the design.


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