This Unicorn Mom Sublimation Tumbler Design is the perfect design for skinny tumblers, or actually any timber. And…. I am giving you the design free as a digital download. You can find the download link below.
Can You Sublimate On Any Tumbler?
No, for best results sublimation has to be transferred using materials specifically made for that. Sublimation materials are either made up of polyester or have a special coating on them that allow the sublimation ink to stick to the design.
What Supplies Do I Need To Make A Sublimation Tumbler?
- Sublimation Printer
- Sub Ink
- Tumbler Blank For Sublimation
- Tumbler Heat Press (Check The HPN Tumbler Heat Press + Free Sublimation File)
Using a sublimation tumbler design on something other than a stainless steel tumbler that is not meant for sublimation will result in ink that fades or doesn’t stick at all.
How Do You Make Designs For Sublimation Tumblers?
This is the part I love about tumbler sublimation designs, you don’t have to be a graphic designer to make an amazing tumbler transfer. All you need is a few graphic elements and sublimation supplies.
Because you are printing the image and then pressing it with a tumbler heat press you don’t have the limitations as you do with vinyl. You can make anything into sublimation prints. You just need a sublimation printer, sublimation paper, sublimation ink, and a tumbler or mug press.
Where Can I Get Additional Design Elements For Sublimation Designs?
Some of my favorite tools for making my design files are:
Grab The Free File!
The font I use for the name and Unicorn Mom can be found here.
Check Out These Cool Tumbler Tutorials Too!
- Glow In The Dark Tumbler [Sublimation Tutorial Video]
- Full Wrap Sublimation On A Skinny Tumbler With Cricut Mug Press
- How to Sublimate a Tumbler Using Shrink Wrap