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Last updated on May 30th, 2020
We are using the reverse weeding of vinyl technique for these mugs!
It’s a very useful way of removing excess vinyl, especially from small letters and intricate designs. We’ll show you how to reverse weed while making these adorable custom mugs. They make for great gifts!
Next turn it over and peel away the vinyl backing paper.
Lift up one corner of the vinyl and pull it away flat against the tape, until all the excess vinyl is removed.
Remove any cavities from the letters. Now only your design should remain on the transfer tape. Cut closely around the word to remove excess transfer tape, as this will make it easier to apply to the mug.
Repeat the process with all the words in the designs!
Applying Vinyl To Mugs
Before applying vinyl to any surface, you need to make sure it’s clean. Prep your mugs by wiping them with some rubbing alcohol and then allowing them to dry completely.
Apply each word of the design to your mug using the original SVG as a guide. I like to start with the middle of the design first (‘the’ in the picture below) and apply that word first, and then work my way up and then down, so that I know I’m not going to run out of space either way.
Burnish the design and then remove the transfer tape by rolling it back, flat onto itself. If you pull transfer tape straight up it will likely pull up the design along with it.