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Hydro Sublimation Paper Patterns: Tumbler and Flat Surface Applications

Hydro Sublimation Paper Patterns: Tumbler and Flat Surface Applications

How to Apply a Hydro Paper Pattern on a Tumbler:

  1. Begin by cutting the pattern paper to your desired size.
  2. Evenly wet the side of the paper with the pattern using water.
  3. Fully wrap the tumbler with the wet paper and add a bit more water if needed.
  4. Secure the paper onto the tumbler using heat-resistant tape.
  5. Place a shrink film over the pattern.
  6. Set the correct time and temperature for printing.
  7. Put the tumbler into the sublimation oven.
  8. Let it sit in the oven for the specified time.
  9. Halfway through, rotate the tumbler around 180 degrees.
  10. Remove the tumbler from the oven.
  11. Allow it to cool.
  12. Gently remove the shrink wrap and the hydro paper to reveal the finished product.

How to Apply a Hydro Paper Pattern on a Flat Surface:

  1. Cut the pattern paper to your desired size.
  2. Evenly wet the side of the paper with the pattern using water.
  3. Fully cover the surface with the wet paper, adding extra water as needed.
  4. Secure the image to the substrate using heat-resistant tape.
  5. Heat up the press to the recommended time and temperature.
  6. Press the product.
  7. Allow it to cool.
  8. Remove the heat-resistant tape and the hydro paper to reveal the finished product.
Suggested Sublimation Settings  
Drinkware Temperature Press Time Oven Time
Ceramic Mugs 385° F 240 seconds 13 min
Stainless Steel Tumblers 385° F 60-120   seconds 8 min
Beer Glass 365° F 180   seconds 6 min
Enamel Mugs 385° F 180   seconds 6 min
Aluminum Bottles 385° F 120   seconds 6 min

 Other Substrates

 Temperature

 Press Time

Oven Time

Polyester Shirts 385° F 45 seconds
Vegan Leather Coasters 375° F 45 seconds
Ceramic Coasters 385° F 240 seconds 6 min
Glass Coasters 365° F 180 seconds 6 min
Phone Cases
Sublimation Glass

 

365° F

 

180 seconds

6 min
Phone Cases

Sublimation Aluminum

 

385° F

 

120 seconds

6 min

 

Expert Advice & Tips
  1. The sublimation pattern paper may look dull.  That is expected.  It will show more bright color after sublimation.
  2. Pre-heat your sublimation machine.
  3. Warning - Do not leave children alone with this paper or any hot surface.