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Best Mug Press Machine with Attachments for Various Size Mugs and Tumblers

If you're comparing mug press machines it's not always easy to know which mug press attachments will work with various size and shape mugs and tumblers. 

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Mug press attachments vary by height and pad thickness which impacts what diameter mugs and tumblers will fit...and each manufacture is different. Because of the number of questions I have been getting about what mugs and tumblers can fit in the mug press that's part of the Swing Design 8 in 1 heat press I have put together a chart to help. 

The same four attachments are included in the Swing Design 4 in 1 mug press - so it can accommodate all the same drinkware.

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When it comes to Mug Press attachments it really all comes down to the diameter and shape.  

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Straight Mug Press Attachment 

Both the 15" 8 in 1 swing away heat press and the 4 in 1 mug press machine include two 4.5" straight mug attachments. 

One has a thicker pad - which can accommodate skinnier mugs and tumblers including the popular 20oz skinny tumblers and water bottles that have a diameter of at least 2.75".  

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The other straight mug attachment, that's included with the Swing Design 4 in 1 mug press and Swing Design 8 in 1 heat press with mug press, has a thinner pad for wider mugs and tumblers. 

FYI - The thinner pad 4.5" straight mug attachment is the same one that's used on the basic standalone mug press.  This attachment can not be changed out on the basic single mug press.

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When using one of the mug presses with attachments, once you choose between which pad thickness you'll be using you can get the full range of pressure by adjusting the pressure knob on the mug press. 

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For 20 and 30 oz skinny tumblers you want to increase the pressure to close the mug attachment as much as possible. 

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For wider diameter drinkware including 16 or 20 oz mugs you'll want to turn the pressure knob the other way to reduce the pressure allowing wider diameter mugs to fit. 

Conical Mug Press Attachments

Two conical mug attachments are also included - but instead of the pad thickness being different, these have the same width pad but the height of the attachment is different.  

The smaller conical mug press attachment is for latte mugs, while the taller one works well for conical tumblers like coffee travel mugs and stainless steel tumblers. 


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How to Change Mug Press Attachments

To swap out the mug press attachments, remove all four screws and slide off the attachment. 

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Then put the new attachment into position and replace the screws. 

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There's a lot of info packed into this post so if you need a handy reference just pin this graphic for easy reference on which mug attachment to use for your mugs, tumblers, and drinkware.

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2 comments

  1. In order to press a 20oz or 30oz tumbler using the Single Mug Press, would I need to flip the tumbler over and rotate the tumbler during the press? Do you have a video for the Single Mug Press?

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    1. Check out this new tutorial: https://www.silhouetteschoolblog.com/2021/07/how-to-do-all-over-20-oz-skinny-tumbler.html

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