I was sent a tumbler heat press from Heat Press Nation. It’s a really nice press and the 1 I got came with an attachment for a mug and another that I can use for my stainless steel tumbler.
I had some 35 oz tumblers that are too big for any of my other heat presses so that’s what I am ding today. Next, I will be trying out some water bottles and maybe some larger mugs.
Can You Use A Heat Press On Tumblers?
Yup, you can buy heat presses that come with attachments that you change the heating element to turn it into a mug press. What you do is unscrew the cord from the heat press platten and score it into the mug attachment.
I have an air fryer that I use with shrink wraps and the Cricut Mug Press as well that you can use on a sublimation mug.
My new tumbler heat press is the Heat Press Nation Signature Series. It is made for skinny sublimation tumblers sizes 16/20/30 and 11/15 oz mugs too. I used a 35 oz in this video.
How Do You Sublimate A Tumbler With A Heat Press?
To sublimate a tumbler with a regular heat press with attachments like the HPN Black Series from Heat Press Nation. I love cups and tumblers and 100% enjoy doing full wrap straight tumblers and a tumbler heat press helps a ton with making sure that the sublimation design is touching all parts of your blank tumbler.
The HPN Signature series has a 1-year warranty on parts and services. In the box is the 2 attachments, the power cord, instructions, and the sublimation machine.
What Temperature Do You Heat Press A Tumbler?
With the Heat Press Nation Sublimation tumbler heat-press, the time and temp I used was 400 degrees Fahrenheit and pressed for 30 seconds per side. Because I used 35 oz sublimation tumblers I had just a little ghosting at the top and the bottom. But for the most part, this skinny tumbler press did amazing.
What Do I Need To Get Started With Heat Press Sublimation Tumblers?
First and foremost you need a good sublimation printer, I have 2 the Sawgrass SG500 and an Epson 7210 that I use with Cosmos Sublimation Ink. You will also need:
- Straight Sublimation Tumblers
- Sublimation Paper
- A Great Press (I am using the HPN Signature Series 2 in 1 tumbler heat press in this video)
- Heat Resistant tape
- Heat Resistant Gloves
To heat the press is really easy, just flip on the switch, hit ok, then press the up-down arrow keys on the control panel for your selection. Each time you change a setting, press ok to make the change.
This 30 oz tumbler heat press has a pressure screw to adjust the pressure, you don’t want it to be way too tight, but you also don’t want it to be too loose either.
It’s super simple to use, even for a first-time user. Check out the video, grab the freebie and let me know what you think. You can find more specks about the tumbler below.
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HPN Signature Series 2-in-1 Automated Sublimation Mug and Tumbler PressIncludes the following attachments:
11/15 oz Mug Attachment
16/20/30 oz Skinny Tumbler Attachment (please refer to transfer instructions for specific tumbler blanks)
Full mesh Grade A heating element with complete wrap around and top-to-bottom coverage
4-point pressure adjustment system
Steel frame construction
Dual display temperature and timer microprocessor gauge
Silicon padded shovel handle design
Automatic timer and alarm indicates completion of heat press cycle
Temperature stabilization system with precise temperature control
Replaceable Interchangeable Elements (Sold Separately)
Time Range: 0-999 Seconds
Temperature Range: 0° – 415° F
Power Rating: 300W / 2.5 Amps
Shipping Weight: 37 lbs
All Signature Series heat press machines come with a 1 Year Parts and Service Warranty from the original date of purchase. We carry all parts necessary to complete warranty service with the speed and efficiency that your business deserves. Warranty service does not include the cost of freight of the item to or from our facilities. If parts and/or accessories are needed at any time during the warranty period, Heat Press Nation will send them to you at no charge upon receipt of the defective part. Once the warranty period has ended, parts will be available at market price.