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30 graphics-pro.com S T A R T H E R E 2 0 2 0 Sublimation You can also use a convection oven and shrink wraps to sublimate a mug. If shrink wrap isn't removed quickly, it may adhere to the substrate and become difficult to take off. A wine tumbler sublimated using a convection oven and shrink wrap. When using the convection oven with shrink wrap, the process does differ slightly. The settings used are as follows: • Temperature: 370 F • Time: 4 1/2 minutes (peel shrink wrap immediately) Pros: The same as using the mug wrap with these exceptions: • It produces full-bleed images: top-to- bottom, handle-to-handle, and under the handle. • Latte mugs and shot glasses can be sublimated using the shrink wraps. • Drinkware of all types of shapes and sizes can be sublimated using shrink wrap. • Other odd-shaped substrates can be sublimated using shrink wrap, such as dog and cat bowls. Cons: • If the shrink wrap isn't taunt, your image will not sublimate evenly. • Laying down tall drinkware can cause lines if placed directly on the rack (I recommend placing a heat rubber mat down first). A full-bleed using a mug wrap with the convection oven. The items needed when sublimating using a convection oven and mug wraps.

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