TahoeBay Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV), Sublimation, and Infusible Ink Instructions

Instructions for customizing TahoeBay can cooler sleeves with Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV), sublimation, and infusible ink. See demonstration videos below.

Heat Transfer Vinyl (HTV) Instructions

1. Pre-heat your press at the temperature below.

2. Lint roll the can sleeve to remove any lint.

3. Place a cut piece of butcher paper or Teflon inside the sleeve to prevent the sleeve from sticking to itself.

4. Place butcher paper on the top and bottom of the can sleeve as a barrier between the sleeve and the press.

5. Pre-heat the can sleeve with the press for 10 seconds using the temperature settings below.

6. Place your vinyl graphic in the center of the can sleeve and place it back in the press with the butcher paper as before. Follow the temperature and pressure settings below:

*Although vinyl varies slightly by brand, our customers tell us that these settings typically work best:

Using Cricut EasyPress:
30-40 seconds at 310 degrees
Light pressure

Using a commercial press:
15-20 seconds 300 degrees
Light pressure

Using an iron:
15-20 seconds on Cotton
Light pressure

Sublimation / Infusible Ink Instructions

Follow steps 1-6 above, with these additions:

Use thermal tape to tape down the sublimation paper to the can sleeve.

Ensure your artwork extends beyond the width and height of the sleeve to ensure proper coverage around the edges.

Allow the can sleeve to cool prior to pressing the second side.

Using a commercial press:
40-60 seconds at 400 degrees
Light to Medium pressure

Demo Videos Using TahoeBay Can Coolers