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How to Print Vinyl Tumbler Wraps on Inkjet Printable Vinyl

You can print your own vinyl tumbler wraps at home with a regular inkjet printer! 

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The trick is to use inkjet printable vinyl sheets.  This is a great alternative to sublimation tumblers if you either mess up a sublimation tumbler and need to cover it or if you don't have a sublimation printer but still want to make custom 20oz tumblers. 

This tutorial will explain how to print tumbler wraps at home.

How to Design a Full Vinyl Wrap in Silhouette Studio

Open a Silhouette Studio Design area and from the Page Setup panel change the Material Size to "Letter" (8.5" x 11).  Check the box for Show Print Border.

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If you have a pre-designed template like a tumbler design, you can go File > Merge and bring it into the work area.  For this beginner vinyl wrap tutorial that's what I'm going to suggest you do.

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I'm using a tumbler wrap from the Sublimation Tumbler Bundle as So Fontsy

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Once it's in Silhouette Studio, size the design so it fits within the Print Border.  
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Or fill the entire page to do borderless printing

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How to Print a Vinyl Tumbler Wrap from Silhouette Studio

Place a sheet of inkjet printable vinyl into your inkjet printer.  I have used the Starcraft Inkjet Printable and Oracal's 1917 Inkjet Printable vinyl and both work well.

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From Silhouette Studio click File > Print. Adjust the settings for glossy paper and "Best" print.  Send the image to print. 

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Once the wrap is printed, wait a few minutes for the ink to fully dry. Then, cover the entire printed wrap with laminate before you begin wrapping the tumbler.

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Now that you have printed the vinyl wrap, you can use it to fully wrap around the tumbler. 


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