Welcome to Subli Metals Ltd

We are trade wholesalers of aluminium sublimation blanks, from bookmarks to clocks, from signs to door plaques. Metal is a superb medium for sublimating, it’s easy to press, and gives fantastic high quality results.

We pride ourselves on innovation, flexibility in ordering with great turnaround times and superb service, backed by a simple 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Because we cut the majority of our products ourselves, we not only offer extremely competitive pricing, but also products exclusive to ourselves such as our range of aluminium clocks, tasselled bookmarks and budget keyring packs, not to mention our Subli Metals ULTIMATE starter pack for those who haven’t tried our products before.

Our Satisfaction Guarantee We are also able to offer a custom cut metal service so if you need a specific size for example for a door sign or ID badge, give us a call or drop us an email for a quote. We can cut metal to any size or shape up to 1200mm by 600mm, and to your design if required!

All our products are available with rounded corners and screw holes options. Most of our 0.5mm thick metal products are available in 10 single sided finishes; White, brushed gold, brushed silver, mirror gold, mirror silver, satin silver, satin gold gloss, satin gold matt and brushed copper. We offer a premium Ultragloss white finish (particularly suited to single colour background prints) as well as our standard white. We also offer 0.7mm and 1.1mm metal sheets in single sided white and silver and a range of smaller 1.1mm double sided white products. Our core range includes signs, tasselled bookmarks, business cards, trophy plaques, coasters, fridge magnets, name badges, clocks, door plaques, sheet stock, car window hangers, badges, jewellery, tags, keyrings and more! If you haven’t tried aluminium as part of your business we can give you hints and tips to get the best out of it or if you are new to sublimation why not consider our general Sublimation Training.

Latest News

September 2019

September already! This year is flying by and it looks like you’re all having a busy year too, as business is booming! We’re gearing up for the busy festive season by buying in as much metal as possible, as early as possible, so we can get making your items as far in advance as we can. To help us to help you further, if you have projections for Christmas usage, feel free to email or give us a call to discuss

Seasonal / Marketing Ideas
Christmas items are still flying off the shelves here. Our stocking wall art has proved really popular and we’d love to see any that you’ve printed up! Our new supergiant A3 bauble is great for doors and as wall art. If there’s no room for a tree why not just hang a few of these on the wall or doors for a real statement? Our new mini panel wall art (shown here with the house option) comes with a title or focal panel and 6 long panels which can be added for different life events, house move, wedding, new baby, new dog – the possibilities are endless! We think this will be a really nice gift, especially for newlyweds to keep adding to as their story grows. Don’t forget the Christmas table! We have everything to sublimate from napkin rings and placecards to placemats, coasters, wine labels and even labels for gifts!



September/October Free gift
Place an order in September or October and you will get a free piece of coloured metal. This ties in with our focus on how coloured metals and different finishes print and also the launch of our fabulous Panel wall art kits (which are availble in sets of mixed colours). It’s a lucky dip so you may get any of: Brushed Gold, Mirror Gold, Satin Gold Matt, Satin Gold Gloss, Mirror Silver, Satin Silver Matt or Brushed Copper. Remember to remove the film and print on the coloured side.

September/October Special Offer 
After stocking fever last month, this time we’ve gone Bauble Barmy! For September and October we’re offering 25% off any of our 0.5 or 0.7mm baubles. That’s our bestselling bauble in large 92mm and medium 73mm, or NEW sizes – small 35mm, Tiny 22mm or our NEW giant (A4) and supergiant (A3) baubles and Victorian, Art Deco, Traditional, Scallop Circle (2 sizes) Scallop Square and Scallop Oval. Order as normal and the discount will be applied. But be quick! This offer ends on October 31st.

FAQs 
Why do I have to pay for a quote for a shape?
Everyone thinks that quotes should be free – we just guesstimate a price don’t we? Actually no, if you want a bespoke shape we have a long process to go through, all of which ensures that you get an accurate price – along with a sample of your potential product. It would be wrong for us to guesstimate because then if you go away and do the calculation and order the item, we want the price to be accurate and what you were quoted when you got your sample. The price for a quote includes us designing and laying out your shape on our software, calculating how many we can get on a sheet, cutting your item and examining them for defects, plus finishing them. The human time involved is considerable from the designer who deals with the software to the machine operator who puts the metal on the machine and cuts it, to the workshop manager who checks everything over. Bearing in mind that lots of quotes never make it past the quote itself we have to charge for the process – otherwise if it never goes any further we have all been working for nothing! Which is not only bad business sense but slows down legitimate orders that we have to process and send out.

August 2019

We have just received our new shipping rates from Parcelforce and despite increasing our business with them by over 20% across the year, as normal our parcel rate has risen – yet again, this time by 4.5% (generally it is around the 5% a year no matter how much we grow lol)! We have decided to absorb this increase again,  third year in a row,  but we do now need to increase our minimum order level (to £39) and free carriage paid level (to £85) which again we have not increased for over 2 years

Gosh! Things are so busy here at the moment! Mustn’t grumble but please bear with us as we tackle another unseasonably busy period. This is good news as it must mean you’re all doing very well and the sublimation business is booming. To help us cope, we have invested in two extra cutting machines which will increase our cutting capacity and also allow us to expand our range to offer more cut outs and MDF backing for items as well as branching out into adding engraved details to our items. Watch this space for more info in the future.

Seasonal / Marketing Ideas
Christmas orders are already coming in thick and fast and to help you maximise sales at this peak time we have added some new products just in time. These include a re-size of our bestselling bauble to a slightly smaller 73mm and a re-size of our stocking to medium at 70x55mm. We’ve also added a brand new reindeer head shape (above) in sizes from giant (A4) to tiny and launched a new stocking wall art which is a plaque with 2,3 or 4 stockings to hang from it. We’ve also launched a whole new set of menu holders in stainless steel (2 sizes) and acrylic (3 sizes) and curved metal sign bases (overleaf, 2 sizes). These are ideal for combining with our metal sheet to make desk signs, freestanding interchangable signs, dry wipe signs or menus.

August free gift
This month our free gift with every order is our new medium stocking. This is a re-size from our existing stocking which we do in XXL (A5) and Large. This new medium size is perfect for hanging on trees – why not print one for every family member? Or one for each Christmas with the year on? This stocking can also be combined with our door plaques and purchased as stocking wall art which includes 2,3 or 4 stockings, ball chain, twine or ribbon and a plaque to print up

August Special Offer 
This month our special offer is also our stockings – 25% off ANY of the three sizes – medium, large or XXL (A5) – all month! All you have to do is add any stockings to your cart and the discount will apply automatically. There is no minimum or maximum number of stockings but be quick – this offer ends on August 31st.

FAQs 
Why would you print on coloured metal?
The aluminium colour you select on our website is the printable side of the metal. The golds, silvers and coppers we offer will all have an effect on the printing you do, as sublimation inks are transparent, so the colour of the metal will show through your print, particularly in the lighter areas . We say this as many people assume that you can only print on white metal. Printing on gold and copper gives your images a warm look, as the orange of the metal will show though your colours, so is best for graphics and text. Printing on silver affects the colours in your image less and really highlights that your product is printed on metal, and works for both photos and graphics. The different finishes we offer – brushed, mirror or matt also affect the finished item. For example our satin matt gold and silver work great for black and white or sepia images. We often give out free samples in coloured metal for you to try but if you want to compare our full range please add our ‘free swatch’ of all our coloured metals to your next order.

July 2019

Wow! Our new giant selfie frame is flying off the shelves – we weren’t sure how popular it would be as it is a large item but we’ve sold so many since we launched it last month!  We’re expecting them to be even more popular in the run up to Christmas, as they’re ideal for Christmas parties and of course New Year’s Eve!
This leads nicely on to our big announcement – (drum roll please)  we now have an A1 printer and press which will be up and running by the end of the month so will be taking trade orders for larger items to be printed, which we can then ship to you, or drop ship directly to your customer.

Announcements
Please note: We will be closed for 1 WEEK FOR OUR ANNUAL SUMMER BREAK AUG 26TH – 30TH RE-OPEN 2ND SEPT

Advance Warning!
Due to increased costs, particularly staff, US tariffs, and rising stock costs – which we have absorbed over the last 3 years – we are now having to implement a site wide price increase. We are giving you advance warning so you can take advantage throughout July, stocking up as much as possible to beat the price rise! The 5-10% increase will apply from August 1st.
EN 2nd SEPT
New Products 

Seasonal / Marketing Ideas
Christmas orders are already starting to come in, so we’re giving you plenty of time and notice so you can stock up in plenty of time to maximise your business this Christmas.
As signs are always popular, both as gifts and decorations we have launched a new range of A4 signs and wall art. Our new shapes include (above bottom left photo l-r) Flag, Notched, Chevron and Arch as well as (printed bottom right l-r) Saloon and Tavern. We have divided up our wall art and signs into four categories, Bar Signs, Shields and Banners, Standard Shapes and Fancy Shapes (which includes our Victorian Frame – top left).
It’s currently outdoor festival time, so we’ve also launched a hip flask with printable insert. It makes a very useful and practical gift (to help get you through the festival and Christmas season lol)!


 
July free gift
This month our free gift  with every order is a five pointed star – ideal for Christmas they make a lovely decoration or a way to remember loved ones who are no longer with us. We are sending in either mirror gold or  silver to give you the opportunity to see what different effects you can achieve on this gloss finish.
These stars make a great Christmas decoration but are also suitable for ‘star of the week’ in schools or awards such as ‘greatest dad’, ‘best best big brother’, ‘superstar grandma’. Print up your free sample (or any of our products) for a £10 voucher!

July Special Offer 
Christmas /Seasonal Starter Pack – Updated! Our selection of all things Christmas at a reduced price of £9.95 for over £13 worth with £3 more added for July!

FAQs 
Do you only sell sublimation metal?
The simple answer to this is yes!
All the metal we sell is for sublimation and has been coated with layers of polyester on one side (or in the case of double-sided, both). We sell a range of colours (white, silver, gold, copper) a range of finishes (brushed, mirror, satin matt) and three thicknesses , 1.1, 0.7 and 0.5 BUT ALL THE METAL WE SELL IS SUITABLE FOR SUBLIMATION PRINTING.
We also sell a range of accessories to compliment our products, from brooch backs and tie pins to hanging options like suckers and ball chain. We also sell items to give your products a finishing touch such as clip frames, stands and bookmark tassels and luxury boxes and velvet pouches.
A number of our products also come with MDF backing to create a more substantial luxury product, like clocks, coasters and placemats.
We also sell items that come with sublimation inserts, like keyrings, medals and badges.

June 2019

Summer is nearly here and we’ve got lots of ideas and inspiration for you here at Subli Metals. This is our last newsletter before we start talking about Christmas – sorry lol! our project theme this time is parties – a great way to showcase your products and link sell to customers. Next month we will launch our Christmas collection so you have plenty of time to order in and get printed in time for Christmas fairs and festivals. In the workshop we’re currently busy setting up our TWO new machines and preparing for our A2 press – as soon we’ll be offering printing for larger items.

New Products 

Seasonal gifts – Holidays and Teachers
End of term and the summer holidays are fast approaching – we have a range of gifts suitable for teachers, from apple shapes to noticeboards and from wine labels to bookmarks. Graduation season is soon here and personalised sublimation products are ideal – like this heart decoration by Diane Martin. With Summer on its way why not think about providing sporty items? Our medal hangers, which come with optional MDF backing are hugely popular and we also have a large selection of medals in gold. silver and bronze colours. For horse riders and ballet dancers we also have our popular rosette holders, fully printable with holes for rosettes. Trophy plaques and discs are really popular this time of year and we offer a huge range. For holidaymakers there are luggage tags. Why not sell his and hers versions – or a tag for each member of a family?
 
June free gift
This month our free gift with every order is an awesome apple – either small (worth 44p) or XL (worth 94p). Each comes with a magnet to make a fantastic display piece – perfect for any kitchen or classroom. End of term is on the horizon and everyone knows you give an apple to your teacher! But apples are also great for the home as fridge magnets, dry wipe boards, coasters or teapot stands and family tree markers or clocks. Print up your free sample (or any of our products) for a £10 voucher!

 

 

 

 

June Special Offer 
To tie in with our project focus on Weddings last month and Events (parties) this month we’ve decided to update the Wedding and Events bumper collection for 2019! We will be removing older and adding newer items in time, but until June 30th 2019, you can buy the existing pack as is, AND we will add all the newer items for FREE! Save the date cards, victorian frame and balloon shapes plus our new bunting and much more! This will mean a further saving of over £10 over the original £8 saving – truly bumper value!

FAQs 
Do you cut bespoke shapes?
Yes we can pretty much cut any shape in any size! We can now even do cut outs – letters, words or designs. The only constraint is our 3mm cutter. In this year alone we have cut bespoke door plaques -to match a client’s sketch, ice creams, a wide range of dog breed outlines and a bespoke bar sign. We charge for our initial design service, as it takes 60-90 mins work to design, create a layout for our machine and run a sample/s of the item plus add it to the site for you to order. You may decide to keep your design as a bespoke cut exclusive to you, but unless this is a vital requirement the price will be at least 20% cheaper if you share your design and as originator of the design you also get an extra 10% off the item – ongoing! Plus as a stock item turnaround of your order will be quicker than a custom cut (which is 2-5 day turnaround).

Stock Update
We have updated our Custom cut and bespoke shape ordering system as we have finally reached saturation point for many of our shapes. So we are no longer offering free resizes of shapes or the addition of standard shapes free (except for circles, ovals and squares), but require any requests for items to be added to be paid for in the same way as Bespoke shapes.Please use the Quote Request Item inc sample and set up charge – Bespoke cut designs or Custom resize of existing items (up to 10 day turnaround) It costs from £10 for a resize up to £30 for a full redraw and 1.1mm sample – amazing value for a bespoke and unique service!

May 2019

Hello and Happy May! We’re still pretty busy here at Subli Metals – hope you are having a bumper year too. Father’s Day is fast approaching and we have lots of ideas for you to market and sell!

Announcements
Please note: We are closed for a stock check on Tuesday 21st May, sorry for any inconvenience.

New Products

Seasonal gifts – Father’s Day (June 16th)
Father’s Day is nearly here (Sunday, June 16th) and it’s a boom time for sublimation printing. Research has showed that more women buy personalised gifts than men, so celebrations like Father’s Day are ideal for tapping into this popular market. We have a vast number of items that make great Father’s Day gifts, all with plenty of margin for you to make a profit on. From the expected ‘Dad’ gifts, like our Handsaw wall art sign or Handsaw keyring, we also have drink lover’s gifts sets, bookmarks and our NEW golf tool set, launched this month. Or why not think outside of the box – a baby on board sign for new dads and grandads? One of our cut out signs or a simple wallet card printed up for that special man. Cufflinks and tie pins look fantastic with children’s photos or drawings on. Coasters and placemats are always popular and with our A4 and A5 sheet the possibilities for signs, wall art and door plaques are endless!
 
May free gift
This month our free gift is a selection of 25mm discs – one of our most versatile products! Every customer will get a 0.5mm, 0.7mm and a double sided 1.1mm Chromaluxe, with their first order this month. These circles are so versatile – they can be pet tags, keyring charms, game board tokens, locker key IDs, brooch inserts, or golf ball markers! Print up your free sample (or any of our products) and send us the photos to use – for a £10 voucher off your next order.

May Special Offer 
This month buy our NEW Super Deluxe golf lovers set – with our divot tool with 2 magnetic ball markers for only £4.50 and get a Large Golf bag tag (worth £1.29) FREE! Offer ends June 16th.

Stock Update
We have an exciting announcement – we now have Silver Matt Chromaluxe 1.1mm available. This now means we have FIVE finishes of Chromaluxe 1.1, Hi-gloss White, Matt White, Hi-gloss Silver Clear, Silver Matt and Double-sided white. All these finishes are subtle but perfect for jewellery items.

April 2019

First quarter out of the way – can’t believe it is April already! Thank you for helping us have an unseasonably busy start to the year – breaking records for Feb and March for us! We hope you’ve all been as busy…. 🙂

Our new Subli Essentials Packs are selling so well we have added many of our starter packs to the Essentials range. Our starter packs each feature a range of items that compliment each other in a range of styles / colours / finishes, perfect for sampling a range of products. 
Our Subli Essentials category does not have a minimum order requirement, so if you don’t want / need to spend £35, order items solely from this category.

Announcements
Please note: We are closed for the Easter Holiday on Friday 19th April & Monday 22nd April and also a heads up: we are also closed for one day for our annual stock check on Tuesday May 21st, sorry for any inconvenience.

New Products 

 
Seasonal gifts – Easter and Father’s Day (June 16th)
Easter is on its way, at the end of this month, and Father’s Day isn’t far behind – on Sunday June 16th. We have a range of Easter themed items, from rabbit fridge magnets to keyrings and an egg shape that look gorgeous as ‘Happy Easter’ bunting. For Father’s Day we have a ‘DAD’ version of our new mini freestanding sign with cut outs and our ever popular handsaw as a wall sign or keyring. Why not try marketing our new ‘Gone to the Shed’ sign or our noticeboard – ideal for busy dads who need reminding of things to do! Our A4 also looks good printed up as a behaviour chart (see our example – just in time for the holidays!) We have also just launched our ‘sweet treats’ listing, where you can buy ice-cream, cupcake and lolly shapes from noticeboard and coaster sizes (perfect for cafes) right down to delicious sweet treat earrings and jewellery pendants as seen here – many thanks to customer Fanny Bonenfant, from France for her design and finished items photo.
 
April free gift
This month our free gift is two of our budget pin badges (one circle and one rectangle) each sample pack will include one of these in a silver finish and one in a gold finish with two inserts.

April Special Offer 
SPECIAL OFFER This month buy our NEW Name Badge and Business / Wallet Card Bumper collection for £19.95 (worth over £28!) and we will also include three wallet cards with cut outs and a presentation case (worth a further £3!) Offer ends April 30th.
 
New ‘Subli Essentials’ – our Core range items in bulk discounted packs
We have decided to add a new range of core items in discounted bulk packs. These are available in our best selling configuration only (i.e. in a standard size, or white only or with rounded corners etc etc) in packs of around £12 – £20 worth, at a higher discount than our normal bulk discounted rate. 
For extra convenience, we have created a special category for these grouped together, so that if any are ordered from within this category, they fall outside of our normal £35 minimum order requirements, meaning they are great for topping up between stock orders or also ideal if you want to sample a bigger selection of items than our normal ‘3 items only’ sample policy allows. 

Stock Update
We are well stocked in all metal finishes and can now offer cutting in Chromaluxe (all finishes) up to 1200 x 2400mm, white and brushed silver in 0.5mm and white in 0.7mm up to 1270 x 610mm – please contact us for a quote using the over 610x305mm Quote item in the Samples and Quote category on the website. Unisub Steel to be added asap!

New Printing and Pressing Service – from A2 up!
Soon we will have some really special news about a new service we will be offering to print and/or press these larger than desktop (A2 and above) sizes!

March 2019

New Products 
This month our exciting new products are developments of existing items.

Hexagons are ‘THE shape’ for 2019 and we’re seeing them cropping up more and more in marketing materials. Ideal for weddings they make fantastic coasters or keyrings and they also interlock to make stunning wall art – ideal for Mother’s Day. We have re-sized our hexagon and now offer EIGHT sizes, to fit on A3 – ideal as a dry-wipe (£2.95) right down to tiny charms (14p) – for earrings and pendants.

We also have a new range of placemat sizes – some which match the Unisub sizes, some matching our stock sizes and all offered with an optional MDF backing incl tape (£1.40) – turning them into a luxury product. We now have Small 190×230 (£1.55) Medium 200×250 (£1.75) Large (A4) 200×290 and Large (A4 Ricoh) 197x283mm (both £1.99).
The Unisub placemat is a fab product but typically a pain to sub as it can warp when pressing – our solution of a separate MDF back adhered after pressing the metal solves this problem.

Our US style licence plate 305x150mm has also been updated with more options – and now comes available with inner ‘slots’ as an option as well as the various hole options to create a truly authentic USA look (from £2.54 for this option).

Finally for this month (more customer requests) we have added to our Custom cut inserts category – remember if you fill out our Quote request items we are happy to look at cutting metal to fit your items (we normally require your item posted to us) so that you can produce totally bespoke personalised products!
 
Seasonal gifts – Mother’s Day (March 31st) and Father’s Day (June 16th)
We have a huge range of products that make excellent gifts for Mother’s (and soon Father’s) Day. From personalised coasters and placemats to wall clocks and keyrings. Why not try marketing our new Notice board – ideal for a craft room, kitchen or office or our luxury keyrings? Don’t forget we have a huge range of jewellery – something for everyone, from chunky cuff bracelets to tiny love charms for delicate necklaces or earrings or even adding to bracelets. Last but not least our Pandora Style hearts in silver and Sterling silver are always incredibly popular as is our Pandora Style rectangular charm and our Nomination Style charm
 
March free gift (for MUM of course!)
This month our free gift is our new freestanding scored mini sign with the word ‘Mum’ cut out. This highlights our machine’s scoring abilities and also showcases the kind of intricate shapes we can now cut. This item is 75x40mm overall (59x40mm after bending) and available from just 54p plain with a score, or from 69p with cutouts.

‘Mad March’ (for Mums) VERY Special Offer 
New Coaster and Placemat Bumper Collection! So you can sample our new range of luxury placemats and also trial out all the other sizes/shapes of coasters and placemats we offer, we have added a new Bumper Pack at the special offer price of only £16.95 for over £23 worth of product – more than 25% saving!! For March only – specially so you can all treat your Mums to a set of personalised or ‘World’s Best Mum’ placemat (or pot stand!) and coaster – we are also adding a pretty Teapot shaped placemat with MDF backing and cup coaster totally FREE, worth a further £4.57! Mad March is here!!

New ‘Subli Essentials’ – our Core range items in bulk discounted packs
We have decided to add a new range of core items in discounted bulk packs. These will be available in our best selling configuration only (i.e. in a standard size, or white only or with rounded corners etc etc) in packs of around £12 – £20 worth, at a higher discount than our normal bulk discounted rate. 
For extra convenience, we have created a special category for these grouped together, so that if any are ordered from within this category, they fall outside of our normal £35 minimum order requirements, meaning they are great for topping up between stock orders or also ideal if you want to sample a bigger selection of items than our normal ‘3 items only’ sample policy allows. 

Prices Held (so far!) 
The tariff on aluminium that has been reported in the press is now affecting our price for aluminium by up to 10% on some brands…So far, we have managed to absorb  increases by buying in larger sizes, so have managed to keep our prices stable and not pass on any increase to you, the customer. However, unfortunately, we may well have to increase prices in the near future, especially on Chromaluxe metals (but not necessarily limited to – we’re still doing calculations) so now’s the time to beat the rise and stock up! 

Stock Update
We are well stocked in all metal finishes and can now offer cutting in Chromaluxe (all finishes) up to 1200 x 2400mm, white and brushed silver in 0.5mm and white in 0.7mm up to 1270 x 610mm – please contact us for a quote using the over 610x305mm Quote item in the Samples and Quote category on the website. Unisub Steel to be added asap!

STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS!!
Next month we will have some really special news about a new service we will be offering to print and/or press these larger than desktop (A2 and above) sizes!

Jan / Feb 2019

Welcome to 2019! We’re looking forward to working with you this year and helping you to grow and develop your business by offering our usual fantastic service coupled with new products, free gifts, special offers and marketing ideas. We want 2019 to be your best year yet!!

New Products 
We have some exciting new products to launch this month – firstly our Display / Noticeboard – which is a fantastically versatile item which can include a clock, post-its, holes for lacing, holes for rosettes etc, dry-wipe pen, calendars. Fantastic for students, children, desks and kitchens. One product – multi-uses! 
Our other new products are ‘lurve’ themed, lol – the  BFF heart (or Angel wings!) and Jigsaw piece are ideal for Valentine’s Day, two pieces fit together perfectly and make great keyrings or pendants. For easy shopping we’ve also added a new ‘Love’ charms item, to bring together all the love themed jewellery / keyring / charm elements together. 

Seasonal gifts – Hearts
Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are both on the horizon and we have plenty of items for you to print up for your customers, from gift sets like a wine lovers gift set and book lovers gift set to four types of hearts, in a wide range of sizes. We have dry wipe boards – ideal for ‘things to do’, Pandora style heart  and Nomination style beads and inserts, Birthday and Anniversary Reminders and our Medal Hangers – which are flying off the shelves. 
 
January/February free gift 
This time our free gift is a medium folk heart as a fridge magnet or bookmark in one of our Matt finishes, either Satin Silver Matt or Satin Gold Matt. Remember if you print up your sample or any of our products and send us a photo we can use, you will receive a £10 money off coupon.

January/Febraury Special Offer 
Our special offer is our Calendar Collection. Priced at £15.95 it is a fantastic value set, which includes one each of our fridge magnet calendars (A6, A5 and A4) and one each of our desk calendars (mini, standard, landscape and A5). All come with mailers/boxes and extra inserts and a range of hanging options. It’s £20.96 of products for only £15.95 and for these 2 months we’re offering our NEW tri-fold A5 blank FREE and 2 double-sided wallet calendars (0.5 and 1.1mm) also FREE (worth over £3) as extras!
 
Website Updates
Our website is currently being updated – we’re doing tons of work behind the scenes with the aim of making it more user-friendly. Soon you will be able to pick option from photos, which should help avoid any confusion with holes placing/fixings/finishes etc – many of our newly added products have been added with the new system – let us know what you think. Another customer request has led to another improvement we have implemented a ‘Your favourites’ page to help in finding regular items. This function – which appears as long as you are logged in – displays an ‘Add to favourites’ button to every item 

Clearance SALE items 
We are adding items throughout January and February to our Sale section which will include overstocked, discontinued finishes (like the odd Ultragloss item that we find!) and incorrectly machine cut items.

Stock Update
We are well stocked in all metal finishes at present and have now received all Chromalux finishes (single sided in gloss white, silver clear gloss, silver clear matt, matt white and double-sided gloss white) in large sheet sizes so we can now offer cutting in Chromalux up to 1200 x 2400mm – please contact us for a quote using the over 610x305mm Quote item in the Samples and Quote category on the website. 

Showroom Visits
New Year, New Ideas – is your resolution to grow your business in 2019? Are you looking for new ideas and inspiration? Why not come to our showroom where we have examples of all our products printed up in a range of sizes and finishes. We can answer any questions you have and show you products which your customers will love. 

November/December News

Christmas is nearly upon us now and we’re hoping you’re as busy as we are here at Sublimetals.

As ever, we’re already looking ahead to 2019 for ideas and inspiration, new products and new marketing ideas for you and your business.

Bestsellers and NEW MDF backing

Firstly just to let you know about items that have been selling particularly well this Christmas. Our new MDF backings, which have been added to ClocksMedal Hangers, Rosette holders  and Birthday and Anniversary Reminders to transform our products into luxury items, are practically flying off the shelves. Our Nomination-style charms and Pandora-style beads and inserts have been big sellers in the run up to Christmas as have our single and double-sided baubles. We’ve also had a rush on business cards – a great way to promote your own business and showcase your work in 2019, but they also double as wallet sized photo cards or calendars

 

November/December Free Gift

Our new free gift for larger orders is our NEW tri-fold freestanding triangular desk calendar showcasing our new scoring process. This might inspire you to incorporate folded items into your range of products. Smaller orders will get our wallet card calendar ideal for promoting your business. We’ve printed this on double-sided seconds – metal that has come to us with some slight blemishes, to showcase it to you. We are now offering this metal as seconds at a whopping 50% off. But these small cards are also available in double-sided 0.5mm and 1.1mm plus our full range of single sided colours and finishes.

After a customer request we’ve also created a NEW bow holder, which is perfect to tidy up the hair bows all over the house and turn them into decorative wall art!

 

Christmas Shut-Down
Just a reminder that we close for Christmas on
Friday 21st December until Thursday 3rd JanuaryCut off for orders is Friday 21st December at 12 noon. We re-open on Thursday 3rd January. Please plan ahead not only for the time we’re closed but also the week we come back as they’re very busy times for us – don’t forget you can use Priority Despatch if it is urgent. 
Many thanks in advance for your understanding and co-operation.

 

December/January Special Offer
This time our special offer is our Calendar Collection. It’s £20.96 of products for only £15.95 and for these 2 months we’re offering an extra tri-fold A5 blank FREE and a 2 double-sided wallet calendars (0.5 and 1.1mm) also FREE (worth over £3)!

Website Updates
New design! Hopefully you are liking the new updates to the site, which showcase the photos of our products better – we are also trying to add more functionality by making the selection of options easier by using images rather than text – please bear with us if any hiccups happen, as it is a mammoth task with a site as complex as ours lol

old Ultragloss Sale
old Ultragloss sale is STILL ON but we now only have a few items left – some of which have further reductions to clear them – A5s are now better than half price! (All products now listed in Ultragloss will be cut in our new Ultragloss finish)

New Products – Fancy Clock Templates
All of our fabulous new fancy shaped clocks now have a free downloadable template to help you when designing your product, and we will be adding all the new shapes as plaques (without the holes) asap.

September 2018

This month we’ve launched a new pet items category. This draws together items from across our site, which make great items for pet lovers. We have crate / cage markers, dry-wipe feeding signs (great for busy households or tack rooms), Chromaluxe kennel/stable door plaques and a fantastic range of dog tags. We also have memorial pins and brooches to remember much loved pets as well as memorial crosses


Seasonal gifts – snowflakes, reindeer and sleigh

This year we have re-launched our reindeer and sleigh set and printed them up as wall art. We’re also giving away tiny snowflake or reindeer pendants with each order, perfect for earrings, necklaces or brooches. We’re also busy preparing for Christmas – see our range of printed Christmas decorations, from stocking dry wipe boards for children’s wish lists to tree decorations and snowflakes. Don’t forget you can also use our range of napkin rings, coasters and placemats to create a festive table – not forgetting the bunting too! We also have gorgeous gifts, from Pandora and Nomination style beads to our new Birthday and Anniversary Reminders and Medal Hangers (which we have updated with a luxury MDF back option). Tis the season to be sublimating!

 September/October Special Offer 

This month, if you buy either of our Christmas collections, we will add in free reindeer and sleigh sets! If you buy the Christmas/Seasonal Shapes Starter Pack priced at £9.95 we’ll give you a free pair of reindeer and a sleigh worth £2.95. If you order the Christmas/Seasonal Bumper Collection priced at £22.95 we’ll send you the full set of nine reindeers and sleigh – worth over £9.00 – complete with a free Santa and sacks too! 

Bank/Phone Changes

We have changed our bank to the Co-operative FSB account (who do great deals for small businesses) – details have been updated for when you check out using BACS option, please ensure you update your end so you pay into the correct account. We have also added a VOIP phone system to allow us to answer queries more easily and also add an answerphone, so we now have a NEW telephone number – It is 01964 244620 – our standard office hours are 10-3pm but we will also have the answerphone on around courier packing time (1.45-2.30pm) to ensure we get your orders out promptly but we will try and return your calls as soon as possible.

old Ultragloss Sale

Our final FINAL old Ultragloss sale is NOW ON – so click here to grab a bargain!

Stock Update

We now have double-sided Chromaluxe available – which is ideal for jewellery pendants or Christmas decorations.

New Products

As a result of customer requests we have added a new range of Teardrop Chromaluxe pendants and two new large shapes  – firstly a Giant Classic Oval at £2.95 and a Gigantic Traditional Heart at £9.95, sized at a whopping 420x465mm. We have also updated and extended our best-selling Large Bauble (the one with the tab) – fabulous value from only 75p! We are now also offering a luxury double sided 1.1mm thick Chromaluxe version


July 2018

This month our latest product is one that we’re really excited about here in the office! Our Birthday and Anniversary Reminder is the perfect way to display birthdays of family and friends – so there’s no excuses for forgetting any more! As the item comes with pre-punched holes for each month and 24 discs it gives you, as retailers, the chance for repeat custom, as we sell additional discs in packs of 12. Priced from only £5.95 there is plenty of margin for you – we’re sure your customers will love this item and are expecting them to be very popular in the run up to Christmas. Photo in Satin Gold Matt.

Awesome Apples for Awesome Teachers!

End of term is fast approaching and with this in mind we’ve launched a range of Apple themed gifts to say “thank you” to teachers for all the work they do. We have a Giant dry-wipe (£2.25), an XXL (£1.39) ideal for wall art, an XL (79p) for coasters and fridge magnets, a small (39p) which can be a keyring or badge and a tiny (35p) one for jewellery. We also have an apple topped bookmark (65p) and bookclip (49p) and (completely new product) a plant marker(75p). This gives your customers the opportunity to personalise any bouquet or plant they’re giving to someone. We’ve even added a clock option(£2.95) to the Giant – for a fun apple clock!                            
All the apples come complete with a downloadable .png shape template.

Seasonal Gifts – Luggage Tags

With holidays just around the corner – luggage tags  are the perfect item to be selling right now. Our double-sided luggage tag comes in two sizes 30x70mm (£1.19) and 50x90mm (£1.29) and as this is double-sided and 1.1mm thick, this is a true luxury gift item. Brilliant for gap year travellers or as a personalised wedding gift for the honeymooners!
 
Summer break dates
We’re closed for our annual summer break from Monday 13th – Friday 17th August inclusive. So please allow extra time for receiving your orders before and after the break, as both periods we will be really busy and we are short staffed in the summer holidays already. Use Priority Processing if necessary to bump yourself to the top of our schedule.

May 2018

We’re excited to announce that this month we’re launching three new starter packs which showcase the majority of our products. We have two packs Craft and Personalisation and Promotional and Business both of which contain a range of our products in different finishes at a hugely discounted price. If you’re not sure which pack to choose we also have an Ultimate Starter Pack which combines both packs and provides the perfect introduction to all our products. There’s everything in there, from jewellery to coasters, clocks to keyrings and wall art to bookmarks! The Ultimate Starter Pack also offers a further discount – more than £122 worth of products for only £79 including carriage paid shipping.

New products

We have expanded our jewellery range and now as well as the Pandora-style heart bead which is available in metal-alloy and sterling silver we now have a Pandora-style rectangle pendant charm and a Nomination-style link which comes with a printable sublimation insert.

Seasonal Gifts – Father’s Day

Don’t forget Father’s Day on Sunday 17th June. We have a huge range of gifts suitable for dad or grandad, from golf sets and spoons to wall signs and wine lovers sets. Our new items also make great gifts, including our new handsaw sign which works as a ‘man cave’ sign or our multi-charm keyring.

May/June Free Gift

This time our free gift is from our range of pendants which can be used as keyrings. The first two, perfect for Father’s Day, are a miniature handsaw and an SUV car. The car comes with hand-drawn artwork for you to personalise. These items work on their own or as part of our multi-charm keyring.    

May/June Special Offer

This time we’re offering our new updated “Guy Stuff” bumper collection at an extra discounted price – reduced by a further 20% to only £14.95.

April 2018

 To make way for new stock arriving soon, this week we’re having a FLASH SALE of our current stock of Ultra gloss metal, with a huge 40% saving!!

This is our premium white 0.55mm aluminium, which has a ‘glass like’ ultra glossy surface and is suitable for a wide range of items and projects from keyrings and clocks to wall art and dry-wipe boards. 

From today – Monday (9th April) all Aluminium sheet , Door plaques, Desk Calendars and selected Clocks, Bookmarks, Business cards and more that are listed in White – Ultra gloss have a massive 40% saving! 

This fantastic saving will only last this week so you better be quick – all offers will end if stocks sell out, or latest on Friday 13th – so unlucky for you if you miss out!

March

This month we’ve continued to work on extending our range of foldable and freestanding items to create more items including our new Freestanding (scored) Signs

We’ve adjusted three of our most useful aluminium sheet sizes to include a new Scored section that you bend to create a portrait freestanding sign or dry wipe sign.

This month we’re also excited to announce that we’ve re-opened our on-site showroom which has examples of all our products, each in a range of metals, both printed and blank. We would love for you to come and see where your products originate and meet the team, but more importantly have a look and handle the items we sell. We can then discuss with you about which items might compliment what you already stock and explain the versatility of our items. Please contact us to book a visit to the showroom. 

IMPORTANT! Pressing Info Update (please see the revised info hereOur newest batch of standard White 0.5mm, that we have been sending out this year has reverted back to the standard pressing instructions for all other 0.5 and 0.55mm finishes of 170-185c for 40-60 secs.

March/April Free gift:
The free gift this month is one of our new multi-charm keepsake keyrings. Perfect for Mother’s Day and beyond… the base keyring has a circular disk and two 40x15mm plaques onto which you can add children’s names and/or photos. We are supplying it in 0.5 mirror silver with accompanying split rings, for you to see the idea and create a demo item. Starting at only 59p it is perfect as a giveaway or budget sale item and as a more luxury keepsake in the 1.1mm Chromaluxe finish, from £1.95.

March/April Special Offer: 
We are extending our double-sided white starter pack offer throughout March and April. A comprehensive collection to get you started or to expand your stock at a fantastic discounted price – almost £18 value for only £14.50! But for March / April 2018 get a further £2 off our normal discounted price, bringing it to just £12.50  – a massive 30%+ saving on RRP!

Website update:
We have added more of our popular Custom cut variable items, allowing you to order exactly the size of rectangle you need without having to contact us for a quote first – making it much easier and quicker for you to quote your customers and turnaround your orders. You can now choose any of the multitude of options listed in Custom cut for orders of less than 50 for sizes right up to Custom cut Oversize Sign – variable size MAX 610mm x 305mm and for orders of any amount in the Trophy Plaque size up to Custom cut small Trophy plaque – variable size MAX 75mm x 30mm  

Shipping update 
We have now added shipping to Iceland!

New Products – Pandora Style Charm Bead
Our new Pandora Style Charm Bead has been phenomenally successful! These are literally flying off the shelves so will no doubt be popular with customers. STOP PRESS!! STOP PRESS!!  We have a sterling silver version of the heart charm and a new rectangular shape version winging its way over as we type – which we will add soon as they arrive (keep an eye on NEW PRODUCTS!Hint and tip: Don’t forget to order your Ultra thin strong tape to secure your inserts into your beads!

New Products – Handsaw Shape and other guy shapes
We have also added a new handsaw to our shape collection, so the men don’t feel left out! This makes a quirky “Man Cave” sign for walls or doors which is an increasingly popular gift.

Marketing Trends
This month we’ve finally jumped on the unicorn bandwagon and now have a unique hand drawn unicorn head shape which includes a free blank template plus an extra FREE rainbow print, ready to press ‘as is’ as shown in the photo (and the accompanying video on the site).

February

Hooray! We’ve finally been able to source the Pandora style bead that we have been cutting the sublimation insert for for sometime and have added it here: Pandora style heart bead with aluminium insert (or aluminium insert only)

 

January

This month we’ve got some really exciting game-changing news! We now have 0.5mm double-sided metal which is white and fully printable on both sides. This means we can now cut any shape or item – up to 85x54mm (business card size).

This month we’re also excited to 

announce that we have launched our freestanding clocks. We’re now selling 

these clocks in both a keyhole shape and a stemmed heart shape for you to print and sell. 

As we head towards Valentine’s Day we have increased our range so you can offer your customers even more products for their loved ones. Not only is our new freestanding clock available in a stemmed heart design but we now do an Large wall mounted heart shaped clock as well. Don’t forget we still have a huge range of hearts in four designs (Puffy, Traditional, Classic and Folk) and numerous sizes from tiny to XL. Also don’t forget to check out our jewellery sections for cufflinkspendants or brooches for perfect gifts for February 14th.  

Stock update – Double sided white 0.5mm metal: Our new double-sided metal is now available as a double-sided business card and our straight sided budget key rings (long, rectangle, and square) also now have a double-sided option as do our luxury rectangular bookmarks and T shirt and medium classic heart key rings. More of our smaller products will have the double-sided option added as time progresses – feel free to request any you require immediately, through our Quote request items Item already listed but in a different size, colour or thickness Don’t forget we can also now cut any size up to business card size (85x54mm) in the new double-sided metal, including custom cut shapes. Use either of these three items to request any standard shape: Custom Cut Oval or Circle , Custom cut heart or regular shape or any shape bespoke/ cut to your own design: Bespoke cut design 

New Products – T-shirt shape
We have also added a new T-shirt shape. Available in XL and Small they make perfect ‘Baby on Board’ signs, bunting or award plaques and in the smaller size –  keyrings or fridge magnets for all sports lovers – with a bonus – the keyring is also available in our new double sided white metal. 

Jan/Feb Free gift:
The free gift this month is one of our new versatile double-sided items for you to test print. 

Jan/Feb Special Offer: 
We’ve now added a new Double sided white starter pack for these items, with a mix of our thicker 1.1mm metal and our new thinner 0.5mm offering.

December 2017

Christmas Shut Down
A reminder that our Christmas Shut Down will be from Friday 22nd December until Monday 1st January inclusive. Last day for Christmas orders is Thursday 21st December at 12 noon. We re-open on Tuesday 2nd January. 

November/December Free gift
This month we’re offering a range of free gifts. Small and medium orders will receive one of our new scored and foldable name place cards and one napkin ring. These items, which you print and then bend/fold into shape work really well together for the Christmas table but are equally as good at parties or at weddings. For bending instructions click here. Larger orders will receive one of our new foldable freestanding desk clocks printed with an image of the beach at our workshop in Mappleton. Further orders will receive a set of our small squares and foam pads to create a box collage as shown in the photo.

Engraving
Many thanks to Anna Ancell for sending us photos of our products which she has engraved with a rotary engraver. They look amazing and it adds another angle to what you can do with metal. 

Stock update 
We now have Matt White Chromaluxe available.

New Product – Stars and baubles
We have added to our range of five pointed stars and now have seven items from tiny to giant. These make excellent hanging decorations at Christmas (see pictures from Craig Ibbertson). We also have a new large bauble shape (92mm) which makes a lovely hanging Christmas decoration. As ever please share your printed products with us and if we can re-post your picture you will receive a £10 money-off coupon.

Marketing Trends
Printing on wood seems to be a current trend – but don’t be disheartened! Don’t forget that you can print metal to look like wood (see our photos) which proves that metal is more versatile!

STOP PRESS!
As an extra service to our customers we now sell quality branded A3 and A4 sublimation paper.

We’re also working on a range of exciting new product ideas which will be launched in the New Year – watch this space!

September 2017

It’s time to start thinking about CHRISTMAS!!
This year we have expanded our range of Christmas items even further. We now  stock a large number of shapes from snowflakes and baubles to snowmen and bells all available in a range of sizes and styles. We have added extra sizes in a few of our current designs as well – including our classic Christmas tree. These can be hung individually as ornaments or grouped together as stunning displays, or used as seasonal coasters or jewellery items. We also have a sleigh and reindeer design and metal bunting that looks fantastic displayed as wall art.  

We are also excited to announce that we have launched our 3D Christmas shapes! We’ve themed them for the season as a Gingerbread House or Gingerbread Man, but with different graphics and elements they could have many other uses…. The base layer of these are designed to work as a normal flat item (and can be bought separately), ready to be printed as normal and then the extra element kits simply slot or layer over to form an awesome 3D item. Perfect for fabulous greetings cards, unusual gifts or stunning decorations. Print photos of the family behind the window for a greeting – “Our house to yours”… add a plaque above the window to create a shop front for local retailers or estate agents … add a bird element for a pretty bird house decoration, turn the gingerbread man into an elegant dancer, a pretty lady or even a baby – the list is as endless as your imagination! A big thank you goes to our 10 and 7 year old girls Jacinta and Imogen for the fab graphics on the houses pictured.

SPECIAL 3D DEAL! Order both the Gingerbread House and Extra Elements Kit here and save 10% on our regular prices!
 
Christmas Gifts
As well as our printable seasonal shapes we also have a range of gifts with printable inserts which make ideal gifts for Christmas or as corporate freebies. Our drink lovers gift set has a wine stopper with printable inserts and a dog tag style bottle opener while the book lovers luxury gift set includes two book clips and a bookmark with tassel, all fully printable and for only £1.95. We also offer a printable heart insert for the pandora charm beads and a wide range of luxury jewellery gift sets

Countdown to Christmas
Our Christmas Stocking dry-wipe boards are flying off the shelves right now as these can be used to either count down the days until Father Christmas arrives or be used to write (and re-write!) Christmas gift lists as children come up with ideas. And before we get to Christmas, we have the larger-each-year celebration of Halloween as well – check out our ghost and pumpkin designs too.

Don’t forget yourself!
Don’t forget that this is a perfect time to promote your own business too. We have a range of items that you can use to promote what you do during the Christmas period. Why not send your loyal customers one of our metal Christmas cards or give them a printed 2018 mini desk calendar so they can be reminded of your company throughout the year?

 

To enable us to remain competitive we have introduced a new minimum order level of £35 exclusive of VAT and delivery. 

 

Testimonials from our customers

Here are some nice things that our customers have said about us. There are plenty more testimonials here.

"we are really pleased with the service we get from you..."
Just wanted to let you know that we are really pleased with the service we get from you. The plates have nice smooth edges which is really important to the work that I do for one particular client. I also like the sample packs you include... it gives me an idea of the other things that you can supply and opens up possibilities for other work. Thank you so much!
"The service you have given is excellent"
I will strongly promote subli-metals wherever I can, and will endeavour to order all future tags from you. The service you have given is excellent.
"Thank you again for a wonderful sale"
Thank you again for a wonderful sale & I am sure I will back in no time for LOTS more!
"efficient and helpful service"
Dear Nicci and Team My latest order arrived this morning, promptly as ever. I just want to say thank you for all your efficient and helpful service over the past year.
 
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