Hi fellow crafters! It’s time for another product review. Today, I’m sharing a PYD LIfe 2 in 1 Tumbler Press review sent from my friends at PYD Life, so let’s get started!
Disclosure: I received the tumbler press free of charge to review. As always, all projects and opinions are 100% my own. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links, at no additional cost to you.
PYD Life 2 in 1 Tumbler Press Review
I recently compared the PYD Life Sublimation Oven with the Cricut Mug Press, and shared the ins and outs of both of them and what they are best used for. Today, we’re adding the PYD LIfe 2 in 1 Tumbler Press into the mix!
As I mentioned in my previous post, the Cricut Mug Press is a great machine for the hobbyist, however for someone wanting to start a small business or who has a lot of product throughput, other options like the Sublimation Oven and Tumbler Press are better suited. After spending some time with the Tumbler Press, I can still stand by my previous statements. Although the Tumbler Press has some limitations in comparison to the Sublimation Oven, the Tumbler Press is efficient and dependable for sublimating Tumblers of various sizes and mugs. You will need additional heaters for some of the special sizes, but the 2 in 1 press is equipped with 2 heaters that can press the most common 30-ounce and 20-ounce skinny straight tumblers, along with standard mugs. Not to mention the ability to press certain sublimation glasses and water bottles etc.
Features (per the manufacturer’s website):
- Specifications – The tumbler press machine is 750 W,110 V. Temperature range is 0-482 F.Time range is 0-999 S.
- Two Heat Press Attachments: It comes with 2 heat press attachments, one is the same as V3.0 30 oz heat press attachment, and the length is 27 CM/10.6 Inch. Another one is for the new glass tumblers, glass cans, kids’ water bottles. The length is 27 CM/10.6 Inch
- 30 OZ Heat Press Attachment: It can sublimation print the 11 oz or 15 oz sublimation ceramic mugs 2 pieces at one time, and it’s can print the straight sublimation tumbler in various sizes. The diameter range is 2.83-3.43 inches.
- Slim Heat Press Attachment: It can sublimation print the 17 oz and 20 oz straight glass tumblers,13 oz glass cans 2 pieces in one time,12 oz kids tumblers, and 17 oz cola-shaped sublimation water bottle. The diameter range is 2.36-2.8 inches.
- Easy to Use: It’s the integrated tumbler press machine, and does not have the extra control box. It’s easy to use and replace the heater, portable, and just needs a small workspace.
Ease of Use
I bet you’re wondering if it’s as easy to use as the Cricut Mug Press or PYD Life Sublimation Oven. Well, it is certainly different, but it is very easy to use. I will admit I was a tad intimidated by it at first. But literally after my first attempt at pressing a tumbler, my confidence was restored. The digital screen is easy to read and program. The heaters are a cinch to switch out and the tension knobs are easy to turn. I will note, there was an unpleasant odor when I used it at first, but I have noticed that the smell is subsiding the more I use it. I contacted the manufacturer and clarified that the odor is normal and it’s from the new silicone heaters heating up. I will stress, you do want to use this and any sublimation press or oven in a well-ventilated area. This goes for the Cricut Mug Press and whenever you sublimate with a heat press.
In comparison to the oven, you do not need to apply any shrink wrap when pressing. All you need to do is wrap some butcher paper to protect the press from ink transfer. I’ve seen many people forgo butcher paper, but I consider it standard practice in my studio.
I will say, the results are amazing. The tumblers and glasses I pressed all came out beautifully. The images came out even and I didn’t have any ghosting. Of course, I’m a big fan of heat tape, so I did wrap them tightly. 🙂
I created a couple of videos to show you the Tumbler Press in action. Check them out below:
For this project I used the PYD Life Frosted Glass Can.
I used the PYD Life 20-ounce Skinny Tumbler for this project.
Like the oven, you can sublimate more than 1 mug at a time. You can sublimate 2 at a time with the included 30-ounce heater attachment. Like the Cricut Mug Press, you do need to rotate when sublimating a full wrap. In comparison to the oven, where you don’t need to rotate them at all. Overall, the Tumbler Press is a solid choice, it’s easy to use and gives consistent results. As with all heat presses, when evaluating your choices, it really comes down to your budget and anticipated use. If you are looking to sublimate more than just tumblers and mugs, give the PYD Life Sublimation Oven a good look, you can use it to sublimate odd shapes like dog bowls, ceramic ornaments, and ceramic coasters too.
What do you think? Wasn’t that easy? As I mentioned, if you are looking for a Tumbler Press for your small business or you plan on sublimating tumblers, mugs etc. on the regular basis, take a look at the PYD 2 in 1 Tumbler Press. It’s an investment worth looking into!
I hope you found this Tumbler Press Review helpful. Have questions? Drop them down below!
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