By: Nichole Barnett
Living on the Gulf Coast, we are usually either too hot or too cold. Because we are only able to celebrate mild weather for a short amount of time, we get overly excited when Spring is near. Our local beaches begin to warm, plants start blossoming, and us gardeners start planting our gardens. Spring is unrivaled in its perfection! With so much seasonal excitement, it's time for you to start stocking up on our most popular warm weather items for sublimation transfer.
My personal favorite Spring item is our garden stakes. Because I have so many plants, it’s hard to remember the specific care instructions for each. With sublimatable stakes, I can print the care instructions on a durable piece of aluminum and reference their needs when necessary. Although most sublimated items aren't recommended for long term outdoor use, our Unisub® sublimated stakes are UV resistant and have an expected life of up to 3 years when produced using Sawgrass, Epson or Roland Sublimation inks.
Tote bags are a favored Spring product among our consumers because they can be sold for use at a farmer's market, grocery store, or the beach. Right now, Condé is offering new, natural colored poly linen tote bags and shopping bags that are hand sewn for best quality. Made of sturdy 95% polyester/5% cotton, the new highly versatile poly linen products combine the rustic appeal of natural colored linen with the full-color imaging capabilities of dye-sub transfer.
At Condé, we like to think outside the box, so we sometimes suggest things many people don’t consider. With Spring being the time for family vacations and college spring breaks, luggage tags are a must. A year ago, I traveled through Europe with an incredibly common black suitcase. As I dealt with the nightmare of REPEATEDLY sorting through identical luggage and hoping no one mistakenly picked up mine, I wished I had planned ahead and gotten myself a personalized luggage tag.
Sublimatable koozies are popular at family reunions, graduation parties, or to advertise a restaurant or nightclub. Decorated with full color monograms, logos, or designs, the removable insulators provide a unique way of personalizing a beverage while also providing a soft, comfortable grip at the gym, on a trail, or at a backyard barbecue.
On the coast we love our beverage insulators but not nearly as much as we love our pets. The pet market turned a revenue of $72 BILLION dollars last year! That is an incredible figure! Collars, pet bandanas, leashes, and food bowls are all part of that figure AND part of our inventory. We also have several different types of pet tags that can be personalized to make sure no one loses their furry best friend.
Spring is incredible and we can’t wait to shed our winter jackets and store them until next year. With such a brutally cold winter, I’m sure most people are looking forward to it as much as I am. Whatever your favorite time of year, we hope you’re planning ahead and offering your clients functional warm weather products that can be used all season long.