Sublimation tumblers are great for parties and events! If you want to add your own designs and graphics, it’s a good idea to use a spray-on epoxy.
But before you start spraying things with chemicals, here’s what you need to know about using epoxy on sublimation cups:
Can I sublimate on epoxy resin?
Epoxy resin is a great choice for sublimation, especially if you plan on using your tumblers outdoors. The most common type of epoxy resin is made by mixing two parts hardener with one part resin.
You can find this at any home improvement store or craft store that sells woodworking supplies.
Epoxy resin is often used as a protective coating for wooden or metal objects, so it can withstand the elements really well and doesn’t fade quickly like some other materials do (especially when left exposed to sunlight).
Epoxy Resin also has an excellent finish, which means that the quality of your image won’t suffer from any imperfections in the surface.”
Table of Contents
- Can I sublimate on epoxy resin?
- How do you treat a sublimation tumbler?
- Can sublimation tumblers go in the dishwasher?
- Can you personalize sublimation tumblers?
- How do you apply epoxy to sublimated tumblers?
- Does sublimation cups need epoxy?
- What kind of coating is on sublimation tumblers?
- Why is my sublimation tumbler faded?
How do you treat a sublimation tumbler?
There are a few ways to clean your sublimation tumbler, each with its own pros and cons. First of all, you can clean it with a soft cloth, which is easy but won’t get all the dirt out of your machine.
Another option is to use mild soap or detergent on the tumbler’s surface—this will work well if there aren’t any stains or debris sticking to its surface, but it might damage some parts of your machine if they’re not waterproofed correctly (and they probably aren’t).
For stubborn stains that regular soap just won’t touch, try using an extra-strength dishwashing liquid instead; this should be able to remove even the stickiest messes from your sublimation tumbler’s body.
Finally—if all else fails—you can disinfect your machine by spraying it down with disinfectant spray or bleach; however, doing this will also destroy any existing stickers or decals on the outside of your machine!
Can sublimation tumblers go in the dishwasher?
Sublimation tumblers can go in the dishwasher. However, they must be cleaned regularly and with mild soap and warm water.
The sublimation process incorporates a polyester top layer that can’t be washed in a dishwasher, so you will have to hand wash this layer.
You should not use harsh chemicals or abrasives to clean your tumbler because they can damage the surface of your tumbler and even lead to discoloration over time.
Can you personalize sublimation tumblers?
You can personalize sublimation tumblers! We offer a variety of colors, fonts, and design options to make your custom drinkware truly unique. To make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for, here are some things to keep in mind:
- You have the option of adding names or logos (that have been approved by us) to your tumbler.
- With our “Full Graphics” printing method, we print designs all over the surface of your cup. This makes it easy for people at parties or sporting events to see who drinks from what cup.
- If you want even more customization options than our standard settings provide, consider ordering a custom cup instead of an off-the-shelf item like these ones here [link].
How do you apply epoxy to sublimated tumblers?
To apply epoxy to the inside of a sublimation tumbler, use a brush to apply epoxy in small segments. You can do this by hand or with a paint roller if you prefer.
Once the first coat has dried, apply another coat and let it dry as well. Then, cover the tumbler with plastic wrap and let it sit overnight so that the final layer can fully cure.
Does sublimation cups need epoxy?
Epoxy is a clear coating that is applied to the tumbler after the sublimation process. Epoxy is not required for sublimation cups; it is only needed if you want to seal your print so it won’t fade or rub off over time.
The epoxy is applied by brushing it on with a small brush, then wiping off any excess with a wet cloth.
What kind of coating is on sublimation tumblers?
The coating is a protective layer that prevents the sublimation from fading. This can be any type of clear gloss, such as epoxy or polyurethane. It is a thick and durable layer that protects your tumbler from wear and tear.
Why is my sublimation tumbler faded?
No, not really. It’s great for cleaning some glassware and ceramics, but not others. If you’re going to use it just for simple purposes like that, then by all means do so!
If you want your glasses sparkling and shining again though, there are other ways of doing so that won’t damage them in the long run.
Sublimation tumblers can fade over time if they are washed with abrasive cleaners or in the dishwasher. You don’t want any of these things happening to your precious artworks!
We hope that you’ve learned a lot about sublimation tumblers, and if you have any other questions or concerns, please reach out to us! We’re always happy to help.