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How do I make a sublimation tumbler?



Sublimation tumblers is a process that allows you to transfer bright, colorful designs onto a variety of items. The result is an item that is durable, heat-resistant and retains the original quality of your design. Whether you’re looking for a mug or some other sort of custom printed object, sublimation is an option worth exploring. In this article, we’ll take you through everything that’s involved in setting up your printer and creating artwork so that when it comes time to sublimate your items (pun intended), they’ll look even better than they did before!

What is sublimation?

Sublimation is a process where a design is printed onto a material and then the ink is transferred to the item. Sublimation printing uses heat to activate the chemical reaction, which transfers heat transferable inks directly onto plastics, paper and other materials without any additional coating or adhesives. It’s one of the most popular methods of producing custom apparel because it’s quick, cost-effective and environmentally friendly compared to other methods like screen printing or dye sublimation (which require chemicals).

Sublimation printing has been around since 1935 when it was invented by Dr George Sturgis Trawick Jr., who had been using his wife’s silk dress for some time as testing material for their new invention—a method of making fabrics waterproof in short order by adding microscopic holes that allowed water vapor molecules through but not larger particles such as dirt or dust particles.”

How to set up your printer for sublimation.

The first thing you’ll want to do is set your printer to sublimation mode. To do this, open up the printer’s control panel and select “Print Settings.” From there, select “sublimation tumblers wholesale” then choose “On.”


Next, make sure that your temperature is set at 350 degrees F (176 C). If not, turn on your oven and wait until it reaches room temperature before proceeding with other steps of this tutorial!

Finally, load some sublimation paper into your machine using a paper holder or pre-cut sheets of paper from any brand that offers them (like Kodak). Once everything has been loaded into place inside the printer’s chamber—including all relevant settings—turn on the power switch underneath its lid so that it begins heating up its chamber with hot air coming out through vents above each blade.

How do I create artwork for sublimation mugs?

If you want to create artwork for your sublimation mug, there are several ways that you can do it. You can use a vector editing program like Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape and import the image file into it.

The second method is using a photo editing program such as Photoshop or GIMP (which stands for “Graphic Image Manipulation Program”). This will allow you to manipulate images on a larger scale than typical vector programs allow, so if you want to add text or other details that aren’t normally possible in vectorized artwork (like gradients), this is an excellent option!


Finally we have sublimation software programs such as SubliMate ($19) which requires no knowledge of coding whatsoever—just upload your image files and then print out onto tumblers at home or work!

Sublimating your tumbler.

To sublimate your tumbler, you’ll need to use a sublimation printer. Sublimation printers are designed to print images directly onto mugs and other objects. They use heat and pressure to transfer ink from special paper onto the surface of whatever it’s printing, so that it can be removed later once it has been heated by an oven or similar device.


Sublimation is a great way to make your own custom tumbler. It’s simple and easy, but it does require some set up work before you can start using your new mug for your morning coffee. If you have any questions or would like help setting up a sublimation printer, please contact us!

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