4 Recommendations for Your Favorite Sublimation Pieces to Last Longer

4 Recommendations for Your Favorite Sublimation Pieces to Last Longer

4 Recommendations for Your Favorite Sublimation Pieces to Last Longer

Posted on May 15th, 2023.

When you invest in sublimation coffee mugs, tumblers, and tote bags, you want them to last and maintain their vibrant colors for as long as possible. At Classy Sassy Crafts, we understand the importance of quality and durability. 

That's why we've compiled four essential recommendations to help you ensure that your sublimation products stand the test of time. Let's dive into these tips and tricks that will keep your mugs, tumblers, and tote bags looking classy and sassy!

What is sublimation?

Sublimation is a printing method that involves transferring dyes directly onto a material, such as ceramics (coffee mugs), stainless steel (tumblers), or fabric (tote bags). Unlike traditional printing methods where the ink is applied on the surface, sublimation ink turns into a gas when heated and bonds with the material's fibers, resulting in a permanent and vibrant image.

The sublimation process begins with printing the desired design onto special transfer paper using sublimation ink. The printed design is then placed against the sublimation product and subjected to high heat and pressure using a heat press machine. Under heat and pressure, the ink converts into a gas, penetrating the material's surface and permanently embedding the design. As the material cools, the ink reverts to a solid state, ensuring the design remains vivid and long-lasting.

Sublimation offers numerous advantages, including vibrant colors, high image resolution, and durability. The transferred design is resistant to fading, cracking, or peeling, even with frequent use and washing. This makes sublimation a popular choice for creating personalized and custom-made products that stand the test of time.

Understanding the sublimation process and its advantages can help you in taking the necessary steps to make your sublimation products last longer. Here's how you can ensure the longevity of your sublimation coffee mugs, tumblers, and tote bags.

Top 4 Tips for your Sublimated Pieces to Last Longer

1. Handwash them gently to Preserve their Beauty

To keep your sublimation coffee mugs, tumblers, and tote bags looking vibrant and fresh, opt for gentle handwashing. While they may be dishwasher-safe, the high heat and abrasive detergents used in dishwashers can gradually fade the colors and cause the design to wear off over time. Instead, use warm water, mild dish soap, and a soft sponge or cloth to clean your sublimation products. Rinse them thoroughly and pat dry with a soft towel. This simple practice will help preserve the beauty and longevity of your beloved mugs, tumblers, and tote bags.

2. Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Handle with Care

Extreme temperatures can have a negative impact on sublimation products. When it comes to your coffee mugs and tumblers, avoid exposing them to sudden temperature changes. Extreme heat or cold can cause the materials to expand or contract, leading to cracks or damage. Be mindful of not placing your sublimation coffee mugs directly in the freezer or using them to hold boiling liquids. Similarly, for tote bags, avoid leaving them in hot cars or exposing them to prolonged direct sunlight, as this can cause the colors to fade over time. Handle your sublimation products with care and keep them away from extreme temperature conditions.

3. Wash your Tote Bags with Care to Keep Them Pristine

Tote bags are versatile and practical accessories, perfect for everyday use. To keep your sublimation tote bags looking pristine and vibrant, opt for gentle washing. If the care instructions allow, handwashing is the best method. Use mild detergent and lukewarm water to clean your tote bags. Gently scrub any stains or dirt using a soft brush or sponge. Avoid using bleach or harsh chemicals that can damage the colors and fabric. After washing, rinse thoroughly and let the tote bags air dry in a shaded area. Following these gentle washing practices will help extend the life of your sublimation tote bags.

4. Avoid Scratches and Impact

To ensure the longevity of your sublimation products, it's essential to handle them with care. Avoid scratching the surface of your coffee mugs and tumblers with abrasive materials or utensils. Opt for non-abrasive sponges or cloths when cleaning them. When it comes to tote bags, be mindful of not dragging them on rough surfaces that can cause tears or snags. Avoid sharp objects that can puncture the fabric. By handling your sublimation products gently and avoiding unnecessary impact, you can enjoy their beauty and functionality for a long time to come.


By following these four recommendations, you can ensure that your sublimation coffee mugs, tumblers, and tote bags remain vibrant and durable for years to come. Gentle handwashing, avoiding extreme temperatures, using gentle washing methods for tote bags, and handling your sublimation products with care are all key to preserving their beauty and longevity.

At Classy Sassy Crafts, we take pride in providing high-quality sublimation products that are designed to last. Our coffee mugs, tumblers, and tote bags are crafted with attention to detail and vibrant designs that are sure to make a statement. By implementing these recommendations, you can ensure that your investment in our products remains worthwhile.

If you have any further questions or need assistance with our sublimation products, please don't hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact us at 931-368-4749 or email us at i[email protected]. We're here to help you make the most of your sublimation coffee mugs, tumblers, and tote bags.

Remember, with proper care and handling, your sublimation products will continue to add a touch of class and sass to your everyday life. Embrace the durability and beauty of our products and enjoy them for many memorable moments to come.

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