Hi friends! Are you ready for another easy sublimation craft? Today, I’m sharing How to Sublimate Mugs in Cricut Mug Press with Cricut Design Space and a cute set of Mr. and Mrs. Mugs. So let’s get started!
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How to Sublimate Mugs in Cricut Mug Press with Cricut Design Space
Several years ago I share a tutorial on how to make a set of Mr. and Mrs. mugs with Vinyl and I was thinking it’s about time to create an updated tutorial with sublimation and the Cricut Mug Press. I really love these Marble Mugs from PYD Life, they are perfect for couples’ mugs like the set I made for Valentine’s Day. They complement each other so well!
For this project you will need the following:
Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker of your choice
Sublimation Printer (I have an Epson F170)
Sublimation Paper (8.5 x14 size)
12×24 Cutting Mat
This Design from Creative Fabrica
Cricut Design Space Mug Template (I used the 12 oz template)
Let’s go over the steps in Cricut Design Space:
Open the mug template in Cricut Design Space.
Download the images from Creative Fabrica and upload them as Print Then Cut them into Cricut Design Space. I uploaded the PNG versions.
Duplicate each image and resize it to fit properly on the template. You will want them to be centered under the provided guidelines.
To cut the entire template, grab both the blue Mug Wrap and the Outline Mug Wrap and weld the two together. It will look like the photo above.
Move the new image to the back so the text images are back on top. Repeat for both mugs. Your images should be like the above at this point.
Now change the color of the template to white, you won’t want to print anything but the black text.
Next, grab the text and template and click flatten. Repeat for both mugs. This will allow the text to be printed and the template to be cut.
Now, hide the guides. We won’t need those.
PS – If you get an error notice saying that your design is too large for print then cut, be sure you have selected 8.5×14 paper and the 12×24 cutting mat in your settings. At the time of publishing, this feature is available through the BETA desktop version of Cricut Design Space.
Now send the design to your Cricut machine. Turn “Mirror” on and make sure you select the right paper and mat size.
Send to printer by selecting your printer and turning off bleed. (I like to use my printer system dialog, but if you do, be sure to turn off the mirror there so that you don’t end up mirroring twice.)
Once printed, select Medium Cardstock for the paper and load the print onto your 12×24 mat. Be sure to take note of the placement in Cricut Design Space so you can load it correctly on the mat.
For the rest of this process, I created a video to walk you through it. Check it out below:
So basically, from here, once the designs are cut, just wrap them around each mug tightly and secure with tape. Cover with butcher paper and more tape to protect the mug press. Place the mug in the press and push down the lever. It will “bake” for about 6 minutes or so and then when it beeps, take it out and place it on a heat pad to cool. Repeat the process with the second mug. When cool, remove the butcher paper and sublimation paper to reveal the two-sided designs!
What do you think? Was that easy to follow? Have questions on How to Sublimate Mugs in Cricut Mug Press with Cricut Design Space? Drop them below or message me on social at @michellespartyplanit. And don’t forget to tag me if you give this project a try!
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