Awards & Engraving

2019 Custom Gift Annual

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22 • A&E MID-MAY 2019 O n c e c o n t a i n i n g only white ceramic coffee mugs, the sublima- tion drinkware category has grown to contain an exciting variety of mugs, steins, bottles, and cups. One completely unique addition is stemless wine tumblers. Available with a clear or white coating, the stainless-steel tumblers are not only unique in their appearance, their rounded shape and handle-less design provides production challenges that have not existed with traditional flat-sided drinkware. The following describes how the tumblers can be decorated in a con- vection oven using a shrink-wrap film sleeve. The results are full, all-around images that will impress you and your customers. MATERIALS NEEDED: • Digital template • Printed transfer • Scissors • Blank tumbler • Heat tape • Shrink-wrap film sleeve • Heat gun • Convection oven How to Sublimate Stemless Wine Tumblers By Condé Systems STEPS: 1 Download a digital product tem- plate and use it to create the uniquely shaped artwork. 2 Print the transfer and cut/trim the printed portion from the page. 3 Remove clear lid from the tumbler. 4 Affix transfer to the tumbler using heat tape. How-To/Tutorial Step One. IMAGES COURTESY CONDÉ SYSTEMS Step Two.

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