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Sublimatable Summer: The Season's Hottest Picks for 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.

Although it’s felt like summer in many parts of the United States for the greater part of two months, summer is officially here. So, let’s talk about some of the hottest sublimation blanks to make for Summer 2018.

Stainless steel cola-shaped bottles

With summer temperatures soaring, stainless steel bottles are there to keep beverages ice-cold all day long. Your customers will love taking these trendy, cola-shaped bottles along on their next hiking excursion or even just keeping them around the office. Printing fun designs and logos on them is made easy using the water bottle element for your mug press.

Golf towels

We’re at the peak of golf season, and golf towels are one sublimation blank worth considering. A fun gift for the individual golfer, they’re also a perfect sell to golf courses, driving ranges, and country clubs. Contact your local golfing establishments and offer to create branded golf towels that they can sell or give out to turn every golfer’s bag into a walking advertisement for their organization.

Luggage tags

It’s vacation time! No matter where the summer takes you, keep track of your belongings with personalized luggage tags. Print unique artwork to quickly locate your bags in the airport and add names and contact information to prepare for the unfortunate event of lost luggage. Luggage tags are useful for companies who employ many travelers—create standardized, branded luggage tags that will be used year-round by the organization’s frequent flyers.


Flip-flops are a very popular summer promotional product that can be employed by a variety of businesses. Hotels and resorts are especially good targets for branded flip-flops, as flip-flops make wonderful in-room gifts to wear at the pool, sauna, and beach. They can also be given out at summer tradeshows, corporate events, and holidays. In addition, serve the wedding market with personalized flip flops, a perfect bridesmaid gift all year round.

Beach towels

Cannonball! Make a splash with your customers with custom, full-color beach towels. Beach towels are a hot sublimation blank with a lot of applications. Create custom and personalized towels for kids’ birthday pool parties. Design beautiful “His and Hers” beach towels to send honeymooners off in style. You can also pitch custom towels as promotional products for public pools, rec centers, hotels, and water parks.

If you're looking for a little something extra to add to your offerings, going beyond the sublimated T could benefit your bottom line.