The Ultimate Guide to the Top Sublimation Products You Should Be Selling
Are you selling these sublimation products? If not, you should be!
by Jeff Butler · Senior Strategist
The high-speed business of 'print-on-demand' custom printed products is driving customers wild with new and exciting must-haves. Perceived value of these products is at an all-time high. This means great returns for your print-on-demand business however, it's important to stay on top of the current trends in the marketplace to ensure you're offering your customers the hottest items that are in demand.
With so many great blank substrates available, simply choosing which products will work for your business can be a challenge itself! That's why I've compiled a list of the top selling sublimation products you should be selling - right now! If you haven't read my post The Ultimate Guide to Retail Pricing Sublimation Products, I highly recommend it as it will guide you through the challenges of pricing your products for maximum ROI.
And now, on to the list!
One of the oldest and most profitable blank substrates in the custom product industry, sublimation mugs are sold globally in gift shops, coffee shops, souvenir shops, restaurants, and more.
Custom coffee mugs are a fantastic item to add to your catalog - and the margins are great! Ceramic mugs are one of our biggest sellers and that’s for a reason - when printed with custom artwork, logos, or photos, they’re a hit!
Coasters for sublimation imprinting are a staple of personalized products. Even more so with the huge number of digital image files that are produced worldwide. They fit so many market channels that it's tough to think of one that they don't work well in. They are fun to sell because everyone wants a personalized coaster and all are extremely durable.
Turn your customer's special moments into lifelong keepsakes with personalized holiday ornaments! Using sublimation imprinting, custom ornaments are the perfect gift for grandparents, aunts, uncles, and godparents.
Sublimation ornaments imprinted with holiday designs, family photos, pet photos, baby's first Christmas photos, engagement photos, wedding photos, or any other custom designs can be offered to your customers to commemorate each holiday season.
Sublimation Name Badges
Custom name tags are one of the most profitable products you can offer your clients. Personalized name tags can be sold into many markets including restaurants, medical facilities, public works, district attorney offices, schools, team sports, churches, and much more. Regular staff changes ensure that name badge printing will be a regular money-maker for your print-on-demand business.
Sublimation Camp Mugs
These sublimation enamel camp mugs are a perfect combination of beautiful colors and charming vintage design. Made of stainless steel with enamel finish, they are light and durable and can make a great way to serve up your favorite drinks at home, office, or when you are traveling, camping, or hiking.
Sublimation Hardboard Photo Panels
ChromaLuxe hardboard photo panels provide exciting personalized home decor options. Produced in a range of popular sizes and shapes, ChromaLuxe HB photo panels feature an advanced, highly durable, and extremely smooth UV resistant coating that exhibits brilliant color reproduction with exceptional image clarity. Using sublimation imprinting, our hardboard photo panels are perfect for family photos, wedding photos, graduation photos, pet photos, or custom designs featuring personal artworks. These photo panels are great personalized gifts for weddings, baby showers, or Christmas.
Table top styles include photo panels with easels, photo panels with kickstands, hinged photo panels, and a photo panel with a hexagon-shaped base. Wall mount styles are also available that include a ribbon for hanging.
Sublimation Pillow Cases
Custom pillow cases make unique wedding, anniversary, birthday, or baby shower gifts that will be remembered for years.
Creating personalized pillow cases using our sublimation pillow case blanks allow you to transfer photo-quality images or designs to create unique keepsakes. The possibilities are endless, and the sublimation process doesn't change the “feel” of the fabric.
Sublimation Oven Mitts & Pot Holders
These custom pot holders and oven mitts are safe for use, or can be used just for decoration. Market these to the chef in the family, moms, dads, or anyone who enjoys being in the kitchen! They are great personalized gifts for house warming parties, weddings, Mother's Day, birthdays, and Christmas.
A few popular custom design ideas are: imprinting family photos, pet photos, floral designs, monograms, festive or abstract patterns, and quotes about food or cooking. For a complete kitchen set, bundle these oven mitts with a matching pot holder and other sublimatable items including trivets, serving trays and cutting boards, all sold separately.
Sublimation Car Flags
Sublimation car flags with sports logos, school mascots, and political ads are great promotional items ! Available from small car window flag size, to huge 3' x 5' event flag size, with single ply or double ply for imprinting on both sides. Sturdy plastic flagpoles attach the smaller flags to any car window. A great item for parades, special events and sports fans.
Upsell these by offering a second flag for the other side of the car or suggest an additional flag to change out the messages. Also suitable as advertising banners.
As you can see, right now is a great time to be in the print-on-demand business! The available blank products have grown to include all sorts of desirable items that consumers demand. When printed with a cherished family photo or artwork, the perceived value of the finished product grows your profit margins to an all-time high. Make sure you are there to reap the rewards by adding any or all of the products from the list above.
by Jeff Butler · Senior Strategist
Conde Systems, Inc.
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