No doubt, the two most common issues for beginners sublimating tumblers are ghosting at the top and bottom or not getting a good seam. It took us a while to figure out the best way to print, cut and secure a tumbler sublimation design to get good results. But, we’re happy to say that we’ve nailed down some great techniques that can help you avoid ghosting and seams in your sublimation tumblers.

We cover everything from sizing a sublimation image for a tumbler to printing it, cutting it, taping it and sublimating a tumbler in a tumbler press. Big thanks to Hiipoo for sponsoring this video and providing the materials for us to do this project! We’ve worked with them for a LONG time and absolutely love their sublimation products. Everything we used is linked below!

Check out the video below for our best tumbler sublimation techniques!

đź›’ 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/3Wau4ZL

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

Clear Ruler (Similar): https://amzn.to/3wahVcK

Designs Used:

Blue Watercolor (Used in this Video): https://designbundles.net/sindyprintdesign/2337457-watercolor-marble-blue-20-oz-skinny-tumbler-sublim?ref=PiheTd

Other Designs:

Gold Leaves Black Lines: https://designbundles.net/niiastore/1445683-golden-leaves-black-lines-seamless-skinny-tumbler-?ref=PiheTd

Tumbler with Name: https://designbundles.net/tumblerscafe/2270409-custom-name-adding-cyan-sliver-glitter-tumbler-des?ref=PiheTd

Tie Dye Gnome: https://designbundles.net/plusstore/2036916-peace-gnome-tie-dye-seamless-20-oz-tumbler-sublima?pref=PiheTd&ref=PiheTd

Champagne Glitter: https://designbundles.net/templates-by-pauline/1927636-teal-beige-glitter-seamless-sublimation-tumbler-wr?ref=PiheTd

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

Tropical Birds: https://designbundles.net/plusstore/1904985-punya-ev-toucan-and-decorative-leaves-seamless-20-?pref=PiheTd&ref=PiheTd

Birds: https://designbundles.net/plusstore/1904985-punya-ev-toucan-and-decorative-leaves-seamless-20-?pref=PiheTd&ref=PiheTd

AFFILIATE / Program NOTIFICATIONs

We are a participant in a few affiliate and influencer programs, which means that we earn a commission when you click on certain links. You don’t pay anything extra for the items you buy; we just get credit for referring you! Here’s an overview of the companies whose programs we participate in: Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, Brilliant Vinyl, Creative Fabrica, Cricut, Cosmos Ink, Design Bundles, Etsy, Heat Press Nation, Home Depot, Johnson Plastics Plus, Michael’s, Pro World, Swing Design and xTool. For more details, see our Affiliate Disclosure Page.


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