We’ve seen SO many great videos about how other makers are getting an engraving effect on powder coated tumblers using. Citristrip. So we were curious if the same method would work on sublimation tumblers. In our head, it made sense, as sublimation tumblers have a coating over a metal tumbler much like powder coated ones. So we went to work, testing a variety of chemicals to etch a design in a sublimation tumbler.

BIG thanks to Hiipoo for sponsoring this project and providing us the tumblers. We have worked with Hiipoo for a long time and love all of their products. The ones used in this video are linked below!

So without further ado, find out what worked (and what didn’t) to etch a sublimation tumbler by checking out the video below!

We tested SO many ways to etch a sublimation tumbler…

🛒 Tools and Materials (most links = affiliate links):

Hiipoo Sublimation Tumblers: https://amzn.to/3WHlylZ

Hiipoo Sublimation Ink: https://amzn.to/3TH5zne

Hiipoo Sublimation Paper (8.5×11): https://amzn.to/3AK0xO1

Tumbler Press: https://amzn.to/3Wn4Vvx

Epson EcoTank 15000: https://amzn.to/3xi2TD1

Self-Healing Cutting Mat: https://amzn.to/3vbzvgD

Exacto: https://amzn.to/3J9aIzp

Butcher Paper: https://amzn.to/3RwmWFe

Silicone Mats for Cooling: https://amzn.to/3AO1pRJ

Heat Resistant Tape: https://amzn.to/3RBHzji

Heat Resistant Gloves: https://amzn.to/3YsEgPH

xTool D1: https://amzn.to/3WcsmIs

Aircraft Paint Stripper: https://amzn.to/3FZPTqb

Rubber Gloves: https://amzn.to/3uXFsgt

Face Mask + Filters – https://amzn.to/333IS6I + https://amzn.to/3FZfahR

Ocean Image for Sublimation: https://designbundles.net/impressionia/2018229-seamless-coastline-tumbler-sublimation-png-beach-t?ref=PiheTd

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