summertime sublimation substrates

Make a Splash with Summertime Substrates

Matthew Maurer is the marketing coordinator for Coastal Business Supplies. He maintains the organization’s digital presence and strategy, creating content for the web, email, and social media. Outside of Coastal, Maurer dedicates a lot of his time managing the marketing for a local not-for-profit. He holds an M.A. in communication from the University of Missouri—St. Louis.

Summertime is officially in full swing, which means hot weather, road trips, pool parties, and barbecues. It's a great time of year to capitalize on all of the exciting personalized products that are sizzling hot right now. Let’s dive into some of the top sublimation items to make for summer 2019.

Cotton Ts (No, really!)

This summer has been especially hot, and the heat is not going away anytime soon. Keep your customers cool by sublimating some breathable cotton T-shirts.

“But wait, you can’t sublimate cotton, right?”

True. You can’t technically sublimate cotton. However, new heat transfer vinyl on the market can be sublimated and then applied to cotton, polyester, and cotton/poly blends. Add fun, summery full-color graphics and photos to T-shirts that are perfect for wearing to the pool or beach.

Drinkware & Accessories

Quench your customers' thirst for high-quality, personalized summer drinkware and accessories.

Beverage Cozies—One of the top-selling summer items, beverage cozies are a great promotional product that you can sell to virtually any company that is looking at getting some extra exposure. They’re also the perfect addition to any bachelor/bachelorette party.

Coasters—Another excellent opportunity for summer promotional products. Reach out to local restaurants and microbreweries and offer to create high-quality custom coasters for them.

Water Bottles—But let’s not forget some actual drinkware. Water bottles are a surefire summer hit and a great go-to for just about any trade show, company picnic, or team/group event. Pitch these to organizations like your local health and fitness clubs, schools, and amateur sports teams.

Vacation Gear

Ready for summer vacation? Before you hit the road, make sure you’ve packed these hot sublimation items! Here’s your summer vacation checklist.

Beach Towels—Beach towels have come a long way, with many sublimation towels now featuring a premium, soft polyester plush. Create professional-looking, soft-feeling custom beach towels that are a must for any family vacation!

Luggage Tags—There’s nothing worse than not being able to find your bag in a sea of luggage at the airport. A personalized luggage tag is a popular summer hit that is great for businesses and families alike.

Canvas Tote Bags—Tote bags are an essential item for theme parks, a day at the beach, and many other vacation destinations. Add your characters and designs from your favorite movies and TV shows to make a day at the theme park that much more fun.

Flip Flops—You’re not wearing shoes to the beach, are you? Bust out your personalized flip flops. The perfect gift for kids and adults, custom flip flops are also great for wedding parties.