Did you know you can sublimate Wine Tumblers with a Mug Press? You can, with a little mug press hack! I received a special request for this wine tumbler for quilting. I made it using sublimation with a lesser used mug press attachment: the latte mug attachment. It works great! Let’s get into the details!
How to Sublimate Wine Tumblers with a Mug Press
First, prep your design. You can use Cricut’s Infusible Ink Sheets (check out the Cameo 4 cut settings here) or print your own design with a sublimation printer. I am using my converted Epson WF7720 with Cosmos Ink. Check out my favorite Silhouette Studio sublimation print settings here. Make sure to print your design mirrored!
Secondly, set your mug press up with the large latte attachment. I made this using my Swing Design 4 in 1 Mug Press. Next, adjust the pressure for your wine tumbler before heating it up to 330F degrees. While preheating, prepare the wine tumbler. Using heat resistant tape, tape the design down and also a sheet of butcher paper to protect the press from escaping ink.
After the mug press is fully heated, add the wine tumbler. The wine tumbler will go in with the top, narrow end, towards the narrow end of the latte attachment. Essentially, it’s upside down from how you would press a latte mug. Press for 200 seconds. Lastly, remove from the press and take the transfer and paper off. It’s done!
What I love about this method is that it doesn’t require shrink wrapping the wine tumbler. I have made these with the silicone sleeve before and that worked great, but I don’t have a dedicated craft convection oven and this is so much faster! However, the caveat is that you cannot get pressure on the bottom third of the wine tumbler so this method does not work for full length designs.
What do you think? Let me know in the comments below!
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