How To: American Traditional Tattoo Can Cooler

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This stainless steel can cooler is the perfect way to show off your style and your life motto. 

Skill Level:

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Sawgrass SG 500 or 1000
Mug or Tumbler Press
8.5”x11” sublimation paper 
12oz Stainless Steel Classic Can Cooler
Heat Tape 
Blowout paper 

Pressing Guide

  • Time: 60 seconds
  • Temperature: 380 degrees F
  • Pressure: Medium

American Traditional Tattoo Can Cooler:

  1. Go to the "Blank Products" tab in CreativeStudio and click on the “Drinkware” Icon then go to page 3. Scroll down to the “12 ounce Steel Can Hugger” 
  2. Go to the "Designs" tab and click on the “Rise and Grind” Premium folder.  Scroll to the “Tiger Tattoo” design and click on it.
  3. Choose “select all” from the top menu. 
  4. Resize the design and move it to the left side of the print area. 
  5. With select all still in place, hit duplicate on the right side. 
  6. Move the copy to the right side of the can cooler. You’ll have to move the pieces separately.
  7. To add text, select the text option on the left side and click on the CreativeStudio folder.  We used the font “Miltonian Tattoo” on page 26.
  8. You can type any text of your choice in the text box on the right.
  9. As long as you only type one line of text, you will see a slider bar a bit lower on the left side that says “arc”. Use this to arc the text up or down. 
  10. To change the color of the text, click on “Fill Color.”  We used hex code #010101, which is a black, but not solid black. 
  11. Use the duplicate button on the right to duplicate the text and move it to the image on the right side. 
  12. Now we are ready to print, click on the "print" Icon at the top right the printer should be set on your printer, choose the paper size you will be using, set the product to “stainless steel tumbler,” and change color mode to “vivid.”  Then, you will click on print. Sawgrass Print Manager should pop up and click on print.
  13. Turn on and set your tumbler/mug heat press to 380F and your time to 60 Seconds.
  14. Make sure to unscrew and remove the plastic ring that holds the can in place.
  15. Rubbing Alcohol and a lint free cloth can be used to remove fingerprints from metal.
  16. Place your design face down and center on the sign, tape down the printed design with heat tape on all edges.
  17. Place the can cooler in the press and close.
  18. After timer goes off, slowly open the press quickly remove the printed design.  😊 Enjoy!

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