Welcome to Subli Metals Ltd

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

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 metal 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 0.5/0.55mm thick metal products are available in 9 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 that we import. 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

February 2018

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)



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.

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!

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?

July/August 2017

New product –  Our new brushed silver labels which were sent out free with every order in July and August make fantastic printed gift labels which can either be pre-printed with the recipients name or left blank to be written in permanent felt tip. What a stunning and striking finish for your gifts this Christmas while also promoting your printing business! These labels come with a range of corner options such as scalloped, rounded or notched and holes and/or ribbon or twine. They can also be used as bookplates on books if you’re giving a book as a gift or why not print them up and use as name places for a special Christmas meal? As ever please share your printed labels with us and if we can re-post your picture you will receive a £10 money-off coupon  

June 15th 2017

0.7mm White is BACK IN STOCK !!! FINALLY!! Hurrah!

Product improvement – May 2017

We are updating all our White gloss dry wipe signs to include our brand new Eraser topped slim line Rexel dry wipe marker. Being slimmer it fits our bundled self adhesive clip much better (we also include an extra self adhesive magnet square to adhere it to – to give you or your customers options – as it is supplied with a magnet square incorporated ) It is really handy pen, with the eraser mounted into the lid making a neater more finished product for you to retail!


Hot off the press – May 2017 – New product – perfect Father’s Day gift idea!

Easter is now behind us and we’re now looking ahead to the summer, highlighting our Bookmark clips and other summery products. Our free gift this month is our latest new product, a smart and useful lightweight bookmark clip from our new bookmark clip and tag offerings. Perfect for using when reading these are also lightweight enough to use as revision guides or markers for recipe and reference books. We also have bookmark tags which can be inserted onto the top or the side of a page and are fully printable. Your samples are machine cut in our new Ultragloss white with an anti-scratch backing. They’re also the perfect product for teachers and pupils going back to school or for those going off to university. We sell a variety of shapes and sizes (including squares, circles – perfect as footballs, hearts and butterflies)  but remember we can also Custom Cut any shape so your customers can have a bookmark clip in whatever shape they choose.
We also have a new Pendant bookmark which can be used in conjunction with any of our small jewellery printable shapes and charms or indeed the larger ones for added impact. This product is perfect as a bookmark but can also be used as a larger memory marker for weddings. This is the ideal way to remember loved ones who cannot be there on the big day, by including their photograph on a pendant within the bouquet. It can also be used to include beloved pets in your special day.

As ever please share your printed free samples with us and if we can re-post your picture you will receive a £10 money-off coupon!

Thank you to Mark Pierce who sent us this printed sample bookmark clip (above) using his latest free sample. 

New Products on our Custom Cut machine – Beautiful Butterflies
As well as our new Bookmark offerings, we’ve now starting to expand our range of decorative shapes -starting with a splash of colour for summer – Butterflies. The first style added is based on a photo of a real life butterfly that Nicci took (thanks to Bugtopia’s new tropical house opening recently near us!). So we are supplying it not only with a blank template, but also the actual butterfly photograph so you can print your own versions at home which map exactly to the shape of the butterfly! You can easily change the colours in Photoshop to match any decor. Please see our website for a simple tutorial on how to do this and also how to bend the butterfly into shape for added realism. These make fabulous statement jewellery pieces (pendants and brooches), home decor items, wall art and clocks and of course can be used with our new pendant bookmark to adorn a bouquet or flower display!

April 2017

We have a new metal available which has an Anti-scratch coating on the reverse!

birthday collage WORDARTOne side is Ultra-Gloss White and the reverse has been coated with an anti-scratch coating which takes also takes a print in an antique matt finish. For images click here.

The same quality product as our original Ultra-Gloss, it is 0.55mm thick and available up to 1200mm x 600 – we will be rolling this out as our new Ultra-Gloss product over the next few weeks. 

It is also available for products which require the reverse mark / scratch free e.g. bookmarks, keyrings and business cards. The price for these items in this new metal will be slightly more as we will ensure that the backs are mark free to give you the best quality item. To order any of these ‘mark/scratch free reverse’ products choose “Ultra-Gloss White/Antique Matt Back” as the aluminium colour option. 

Currently available in Bookmarks, Keyrings (budget varieties) and Business Cards.

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March 2017 Update 

This is already proving to be a very busy and productive year for us. We hope your business is also thriving.

Website update:  We now have a Shortage/Damage notification form on our website for you to use if any of the items in your order are missing or damaged. All notifications of damage or shortage MUST now come through this form (please do not email us, as we can miss emails!). We require notice within 7 working days of the order being delivered. The Shortage/Damage notification form is available through a link on the tab at the top of our website. This policy is to ensure prompt attention to any problems and allow us to to follow through on our 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Special Offer For the next two months the special offer is our updated Wedding / event bumper collection. As we develop our business we’re trying to get ahead of the game and help you to plan and print products in plenty of time for the annual seasonal rush. Our products are fantastic for every element of a wedding day, from invites and place names to favours and name badges. You can even make celebration metal Wedding cards, table flags and metal bunting! Why not try printing dance floor instructions, photography or seating instructions, seating plans or table numbers? Some of our products make great inexpensive favours such as bookmarks, fridge magnets and key rings helping you to maximise your profits with a large number of items. Check out other sections of our site for gifts for bridesmaids, mother-in-laws and groomsmen, not forgetting our photo Signature sheet/sign which guests can sign and then it can be displayed, with pride, afterwards. From our inexpensive triptych hanging panels to our fabulous Luxury Aluminium Frame – with 3 x ChromaLuxe sheets we have options for displaying your treasured memories for all budgets! On the subject of memories, we have also now added a beautiful luxury Memory marker, that can be printed with a photo of someone (or a pet) missing from the big day to be added to the Bridal bouquet as a charm – the ideas are endless, get creative! More than £38 worth of products for only £29.95 but for Feb till Easter 2017 only £27.50, save over £10!

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Updated Non-UK Mainland Delivery Rates We can now offer automated shipping to more non-mainland UK destinations. Click here for more information.

Samples Printing Competition – Facebook or email Don’t forget anyone who prints up their free samples (either the current sample or any previous ones) and sends us a picture that we can repost on Facebook will receive a £10 money off coupon, so get printing!




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

Latest Products

Bookmark Clips

Great promotional give away, personalised gift, stocking filler product - fully printable bookmark clip in various styles and sizes including the economy square and circle styles, very decorative heart and butterfly designs, plus initial bookmark clips for the ultimate personalised gift! The shape sits above the book held in place securely by the clip below.  Choose from one of our shapes (if an initial please type your choice and be aware they will be Custom Cut s

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Wedding & Events Bumper Collection UPDATED!

Our UPDATED collection includes a selection from our Wedding & Events category in a mix of white, eye catching mirror silver or gold, or classy satin gold and silver matt, approx as follows: 1 Arrow sign in 0.7mm 1 Luxury bridal bouquet Memory marker with polydome 1 x large Flag, 1 x small Flags 1 of each size of Metal bunting (3 in total 2 Napkin rings 1 Metal greeting card with clear display box 1 XXL folk heart display panel 2 sizes of heart wraps / de

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Luxury Bridal bouquet Memory marker

Beautiful quality silver or gold coloured Stick pin (with protector) with a round or square recess for a 16mm sublimation insert that can be taped or glued to create a Stunning memory marker to add to the Bridal bouquet... perfect for adding a photo of a person (or pet?) who can't be at the big day... 16mm insert available in 0.5mm as standard in 5 finishes (and all finishes Custom Cut by request - choose Mixed and put colour choice in Special instructions at checkout) Pres

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Wedding / Event signature sign - 305 x 610mm

Bulk prices above are without added options (Finishing options – screw holes, picture string foam pads and/or Rounded corners) – The actual discounted totals will show in the shopping cart. Large long sheet of sublimation metal, that can still be printed with A4 printers and on small A4 sized presses, by printing and pressing in 3 sections as shown on the example. Makes a fantastic display item at a Wedding or event, that becomes a memento for years to come! Images can be pre-prin

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Christmas Stocking - XL

NEW XL Classic Christmas Stocking shape (single sided) , which can be hung as a sign over on the fireplace or used as a wall/fridge magnet Dry wipe sign with Black Whiteboard Pen options:  No dry wipe accessories, just the sign Original full size pen, string, hole and eraser (+99p) NEW Eraser topped slim line Rexel dry wipe marker (+89p):  This new marker is slim fit, it slots into our bundled self adhesive clip much better than our old pen options (we also

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Desk Calendar - Standard (CD approx size)

Bulk prices above are without added options (Finishing options – screw holes, picture string foam pads and/or Rounded corners) – The actual discounted totals will show in the shopping cart. Desk calendar comprising of acrylic case/stand and 4 sheets or pages of dye sublimation aluminium (with options to add extra sheets and a mailer). Print a season or quarter to a page, or add another two pages and go bi-monthly. For extra personalisation, why not add a further page as a cover?

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Desk Calendar - Mini

Bulk prices above are without added options (Finishing options – screw holes, picture string foam pads and/or Rounded corners) – The actual discounted totals will show in the shopping cart. Desk calendar comprising of acrylic case/stand and 4 sheets or pages of dye sublimation aluminium (with options to add extra sheets and a mailer). Print a season or quarter to a page, or add another two pages and go bi-monthly. For extra personalisation, why not add a further page as a cover?

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Aluminium Sheet Bumper Collection

Two each of our best selling sized Aluminium sheets that will all fit an A4 Ricoh print area, with differing finishing options, to allow you to see, feel and sample our full range across the board at a special price of £19.95 mixed colours inc white, £20.95 for all white (nearly 20% saving!!)  This collection enables you to try all of our most popular sized Aluminium sheets, with a range of holes and fixing options, either in white or in a range of colours.  Ideal for trying o

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Heart 4 - Folk

Folk heart shape (single sided) available with or without holes, to be used as fridge magnet, plaque or Christmas decoration (choose hanging options, just screw holes, jump ring, fridge magnet strip, ball chain options or choose ‘None’ for a plain heart) larger ones can be door signs, smaller ones – badges, jewellery charms or pendants. All sizes x 0.5mm thick XXL                              - 125 wide x 1

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XXL Folk Heart

Bulk prices above are without added options (Finishing options – screw hole, magnet strip etc.) – The actual discounted totals will show in the shopping cart. Beautiful large Folk style heart, perfect for seasonal, anniversary, special occasion and family gifts - from Valentines to Weddings to Christmas... Print up with Family keepsake photos, Childrens drawings, Whimsical illustrations, Inspirational quotes, Word Clouds, Romantic photos - the list is endless! Sold in singles with var

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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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