What Is Needed To Make Tumblers?

How much does it cost to start a tumbler business?

You can DIY your own tumbler and spend less than $20 , or you can look on Etsy to buy some as well. Let’s say on average, it’s going to cost you about $35 to get your cup Turner.

What is the best epoxy for tumblers?

  • STONE COAT Art Coat Epoxy, Ultra UV Protection, food safe
  • Art ‘N Glow Clear Casting and Coating Epoxy Resin
  • Environmental Technology Kit Lite Pour-On, High Gloss Finish
  • AFW Cup Turner,Tumbler Spineer Turner,Cup Spinner,Epoxy Cup Turner Supplies Crafts,with epoxy resin kit for Beginner.

What kind of vinyl is used for tumblers?

Permanent vinyl is the best kind of vinyl to use for tumbler cups. Cricut Permanent vinyl will last really well. You can put this vinyl through the dishwasher but stainless steel tumblers hold up better if you hand-wash them.

How many coats of epoxy does a tumbler need?

Our crafters wonder typically how many coats of epoxy is enough for their tumbler. It does depend on what you’re creating, but the average is 2-3 coats To properly seal all the layers beneath, we recommend using a topcoat of your resin.

How do you seal a tumbler without epoxy?

There are various ways on how to seal a tumbler without using epoxy. You can apply CrystaLac, mod podge, or a clear acrylic spray instead. All have advantages and disadvantages, so choose the one that’s most convenient for you.

Do you have to spray paint a tumbler before epoxy?

Unless you want to use an entire bottle of glitter to fully cover your tumbler, it’s a good idea to spray paint it first.

How do you seal glitter on a tumbler before epoxy?

  • Wash tumbler.
  • Apply tape to top (and bottom – optional).
  • Spray paint the tumbler if needed. Let dry.
  • Apply a layer of mod podge with long even strokes.
  • Dump glitter all over while you are turning the tumbler so the mod podge is all covered
  • Remove tape.
  • Let dry fully (over night)
  • Time to epoxy.

What kind of paint do you use for tumblers?

Stainless steel spray paint is easy and cheap to use! Make your own DIY custom tumblers with any color paint you want.

Do you need to seal vinyl on tumblers?

I do not seal my vinyl on tumblers. Most vinyl manufacturers actually recommend that you don’t apply a sealer over the vinyl The exception to this would be if you want to go through the process of sealing your tumbler with epoxy. This is usually done with glitter tumblers.

How do you put designs on tumblers?

Probably the easiest way to personalize Yeti cups, if you don’t own a cutting machine, is to purchase a vinyl decal on Etsy or Amazon There are a ton of sellers who will make customized tumbler decals and mail them to you. Then all you need to do is apply them.

How do you keep vinyl from peeling off tumblers?

Weed the vinyl and apply transfer paper over it. Apply a piece of transfer tape to the vinyl decal that you removed. Then, with the paper backing, stick the decal on the glass where you want it.

What is a sublimation tumbler?

A sublimation tumbler is a stainless steel or tumbler made from another material that has been “printed” with a type of ink transfer called sublimation Sublimation is a chemical process that takes a solid to a gaseous state, skipping the liquid phase.

Whats the difference between epoxy and resin?

The main difference between both adhesive types is the drying time Both epoxy and resin adhesives require mixing before use, but epoxy hardens much faster than resin glue. Epoxy adhesive is far more expensive compared to resin glue since it has an excellent bonding capability that surpasses all type of adhesives.

Can you drink out of an epoxy cup?

Can you really drink out of the cups? Absolutely! The cups are coated inside and out with a clear resin lining. The coating covers your entire cup and protects the wood from whatever you’re drinking.

Why is my epoxy not smooth on tumblers?

This problem can be caused by anything floating/falling into your resin while it cures , resulting in imperfections in the surface. If you are experiencing imperfections that look more like domed bumps in the resin, skip down to #4.

How do you heat press a tumbler?

Once the mug press is warmed up to temperature, hold the tumbler with the seam side of the sublimation paper down and slide the top half of the tumbler into the mug attachment. Make sure the top lip of the tumbler is fully INSIDE the mug attachment. Close the mug press and set the timer for 50 seconds.

Can you put Mod Podge over vinyl on cups?

Even when you CAN dishwash your vinyl mugs, over time and after repeated washings, your vinyl may start to peel. So if you plan on cleaning your mugs regularly in a dishwasher, you can do that by sealing them with Mod Podge Dishwasher Safe Sealer This sealer can hold up in heat and be run through a dishwasher.

Can you put Mod Podge over vinyl?

We have used Mod Podge (not ‘Modge Podge’ as I know lots of us call it) successfully for a lot of our projects, including sealing over vinyl , making custom photo canvases, and glittering pretty things. Mod Podge is also non-toxic and generally safe to use with older kids.

Do you have to sand epoxy between coats?

Sanding epoxy resin between coats will not only get out the imperfection, but will also serve to provide some tooth between the first and second layers.

How long does epoxy take to dry on a tumbler?

Let The Tumbler Cure: Leaving the motor running, allow the cup to continue turning until the resin is dry to the touch, approximately 18-24 hours later. Remove the tumbler from the cup turner and remove the tape. Allow the cup to continue curing – it will be fully cured at the 72 hour mark.

What else can I use besides epoxy for tumblers?

There are various ways on how to seal a tumbler without using epoxy. You can apply CrystaLac, Mod Podge, or a clear acrylic spray instead.

What else can you use instead of epoxy resin for tumblers?

Most are using our Brite Tone(BT) as an alternative to Epoxy. BT is a Waterbased product and is very high in solids so it builds quicker than any other Waterbased products. It is very different than epoxy as you have to use several thin layers versus 1 or 2 layers of epoxy.

What can I use instead of epoxy?

Hard plaster and concrete are excellent epoxy resin alternatives, and their use is not limited to small surfaces only. What is this? Unlike epoxy resin, concrete and plaster can be easily applied to large surfaces as well. Other great alternatives to epoxy resin include slush latex, metal, plastic, and alabaster.