Come sublimate a 30 ounce tumbler with me

Let's Make a 30 Ounce Tumbler!

I bought some 30 ounce tumblers off amazon and decided I needed to sub them.  
I have an 8.5x11 printer so I knew I would either have to tape the paper together or just have an image that took up most of the cup.  I decided for my very first tumbler I would just use an image that was smaller than the entire cup.

Items you need:

  • Sublimation printer
  • Cricut mug press
  • Sublimation treated tumbler 30 ounce
  • Sublimation paper
  • Parchment paper
  • Heat resistant tape
  • Heat resistant gloves

First design and print your image.  I use silhouette studio but you can print it with whatever you have on sublimation paper with your sublimation printer.

This is the image I decided to print.

Once you have printed it, cut as close as you can to the image.

Wrap it around your cup and use your heat resistant tape to put it on your cup as tight as you can.  Do not try and save tape, the more tape the better image you will get.

Next turn your Cricut mug press on until it beeps.
Put the cup wrapped in parchment paper into the mug press and shut it.
Wait 1 minute then turn your cup so that you can get all sides heated up.
Wait 1 more minute then flip your cup.  Be sure to elevate the top of your cup just a little to prevent ghosting.

Ghosting is when you see white marks on your cup.  I did end up with a little but for my very first cup ever, I am so happy with it.

Pull your cup out with your heat resistant gloves and take tweezers and peel the tape off revealing your new cup image.

I love how it turned out. Its vibrant and has good color.  I had a little ghosting at the seam so I think next time I will use way more tape.  That should fix the ghosting issue.

Do you make cups?
If you do, how do you make them?  Leave tips in the comments!

Thanks for reading!



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