Tips For Sublimating Stainless Steel Tumblers Successfully


Sublimating stainless steel tumblers can be a great way to spice up your kitchen or office. You’ll find that your tumbler will last longer and look more attractive than other options, but it does take some time and patience to get the best results. Here are some tips for sublimating stainless steel tumblers successfully:

Overcoming The Challenges Of Sublimating

Sublimation is a process that needs to be done carefully. It’s important to know that you can only sublimate stainless steel when the temperature of the metal is between 300- and 500-degrees Fahrenheit. If you try and heat your metal above or below this range, it may crack or warp.

You also need to make sure you have your ink ready before you start heating up your tumbler. If you don’t, it’s going to take longer for your design to transfer onto the tumbler because there will be no ink on the surface of your stainless steel yet!

Finally, make sure that while everything else is heating up around you, keep an eye on what’s going on inside of those stainless-steel cups themselves! You want them hot enough, but not too hot; otherwise, it could damage their shape or even cause them to melt entirely off as they cool down again after being exposed to such high temperatures during sublimation printing.

Heat transfer accessories

If you don’t have a heat transfer accessory, you can still use sublimation to customize your tumbler. Simply heat up your stainless-steel tumbler and apply the vinyl directly to it with a dry cloth. Then use an iron or heat press to transfer the material onto your tumbler.

The 20 oz sublimation tumbler is made of double wall stainless steel vacuum insulation. The tumbler can keep your drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for at least 8 hours. The clear push-on lid that has a swivel closure prevents spills. The tumbler is 2X heat & cold resistant compared to other tumblers.

If you choose this method of sublimation, be sure not to touch the surface of your cup with your bare hands while applying or removing vinyl. This could cause permanent markings on its surface!

Preventing This Problem By Releasing The Pressure Quickly

You can prevent this problem by releasing the pressure quickly. There are a few methods you can use to do this, but one of the easiest is using a heat gun. Heat guns are great because they’re portable, inexpensive, and easy to use. Plus, they won’t make your tumblers smell like garlic in a week like some of the other methods might!

You don’t need any fancy equipment; all you’ll need is an ordinary household hair dryer or heat gun (which can be found at any hardware store). The best way to use these tools is by pointing them at the bottom edge of your tumbler until it’s cool enough to touch safely.

Find the right materials and follow a heat schedule to get the best results.

If you want to get the best results from your stainless-steel tumblers, it’s important that you choose the right materials and follow a heat schedule. The best way to do this is by using a heat press machine. A heat press machine will help ensure the even application of heat across the entire surface of your tumbler as well as control temperature distribution so that there are no hot spots or cold spots in your design. It also gives you more control over how much pressure is applied during the transfer process than hand pressing would allow.

We recommend using a heat transfer material like our HTV Silicone Backed Vinyl or our Polyester Sticker Transfer Film when sublimating with glassware such as acrylic cups or mugs because these materials are more flexible than glass which allows them to conform better around curves and other irregular shapes for a better-finished result!

Heat presses can be used for both manual and automatic operation modes depending on what type suits your needs best! When choosing between manual vs automatic mode make sure that whichever option works best with whatever equipment setup is currently available at home before deciding upon one over another (if possible).


Sublimation is a great way to make your own stainless-steel tumblers, but it can also be difficult. There are many different products out there that can help you with this process and make it easier on you. If you follow these tips and use the right materials, then you will have success with sublimation!


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