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Subli Metals Ltd is run by Nicci Simmonds and Carl Northwood.

Subli Metals Ltd, Grays Farm, Main Road, Mappleton, East Yorks, HU18 1XR

Please contact us if you have any queries or suggestions and we will endeavour to help you out as much as we can.

Email:  nicci@sublimetals.co.uk

We are based in a beautiful location on the coast of East Yorkshire. Visitors for collection of orders, by appointment only.

Telephone: 01964 534460 Office hours: 10-3pm
(07590 423 965)

Company no: 9041535 VAT no: 217 6781 87

Hi and Welcome to Subli Metals, thank you for shopping with us.

We are Nicci and Carl and we own Subli Metals, a family-run company based in Yorkshire on the East Coast. We started the company ourselves and now employ six excellent full and part-time members of staff – Claire, Aimee, Bev, Rob, Sam and Charlotte who make up our Subli Metals team.
We started in retail sublimation printing in 2006, began trading wholesale in 2008 and in 2011 decided to specialise in only metal products.

Since then we have seen our business grow from strength to strength and we now stock a huge range of sublimation aluminium in various thicknesses and finishes, which we then manufacture into a vast range of items. Our range is constantly expanding – we provide everything from jewellery blanks to large signs and from bookmarks to clocks. Please use our search bar at the top right of our site to find specific items quickly (just type name or the size required in mm, without the mm, to see a list of items). As we have experience from both sides of the industry we are able to provide support and advice to you. For starters, we have comprehensive metal pressing instructions overleaf and these, along with other information, are also on our website (please see the tabs under the logo). Ongoing, we keep you informed by sending regular updates and newsletters by email and for easy reference also include printed copies in your orders.

We strive to be a leader of innovation in our specialised field ands have invested heavily into offering a bespoke “Custom Cut” service which means we can now cut ANY shape which you may require. See our ‘Samples and Quotes section’ at the bottom of our category list for more details.

We aim to allow complete flexibility in ordering from us, so not only are most of our products customisable with corner, hole and hanging or display options but we also generally have no minimum order per item. We also group many of our popular ranges into packs which helps you discover the range of metals/finishes we offer at discounted prices. We do however have a set £35 minimum order across the site to allow us to maintain our high service level and remain profitable.

We pride ourselves on our super service – quick turnaround (over 95% of orders despatch same or next day), offer a premium upgrade for extra urgent orders, use only signed for services, have a large stock holding (we are rarely o/s), quality packing and packaging, include instructions etc

We respond to YOUR ideas and have many products on our website that were originally suggested by customers. If you see something you would like us to produce, email us and we will try our very best to help. Order issues however need to be solved using our “Shortage or Damage notification’ procedure (also listed on the tabs at the top of the site) so we can sort any issue promptly.

With every order, you will receive FREE samples, so that we can showcase our range to you and we run an ongoing incentive for you to print up these samples and send us a photo to share.

Our purpose is not JUST to supply you, but SUPPORT you – with great service, competitive prices, a flexible and ever-growing product range with back-up items such as templates and designs. We offer marketing and retailing ideas as well as hints and tips to help you make the most of YOUR business. We back this all with a 100% satisfaction guarantee including a no quibble return policy – we only want to supply you if you are completely happy with our products and service!

Subli Supplies Website (info below posted June 2011)

If you were looking for the old Subli Supplies website – you will see that it now links to the new website subli.co.uk

As you will probably know, we ran the Subli Supplies business for three years, we have built a loyal client base, who we have very much enjoyed supplying – however we discovered over the past three years that this business of distributing a wide range of blanks, consumables & equipment, takes a heck of a lot of time and effort, organisation and resources – and quite frankly as a small husband and wife business with a young and growing family, the Subli Supplies business is just too much, in the form it was previously in. We either needed to invest in staff and systems, or we needed to make some drastic changes, the former was not a viable option for us, so we went for the latter.

We decided that we would focus on particular areas of the business that we are best suited to operate – therefore, we are now focusing on three areas. Metals, training & mug boxes.

As fate would have it, at the time we were making this decision we learned that one of our clients, a larger business who have been in the printing game for quite a number of years – Meshtex Limited – were moving into the wholesale dye sublimation supplies business, so we reached a great win-win agreement with Meshtex, which means that we are now handing over the reins to them so that we can focus on our new streamlined business.

So, from June 2011 – the main SubliSupplies website is being taken over by Meshtex (the sublisuppies.com website will point to their new website at subli.co.uk). You will be able to continue to source your dye sublimation blanks from them, and I’m sure you will find them to be a great supplier. They have been in business since the early 1970’s, in fact their parent company Wrendal Holdings, started in 1929, so they have a lot of experience – they’re very well set up in terms of premesis, staff, systems and resources, and they have everything that a great distributor needs, in order to offer a great dependable service. They’re also great people – having supplied them since we started Subli Supplies, I have always found them a nice company to do business with. You can order from them online from www.subli.co.uk, or speak to Steve on 01625 878949, or email info@subli.co.uk. By the way – a couple of things you may find particularly interesting, is that they can supply tea towels – they have their own blank dye sub tea towels manufactured so they have not been effected by the blank tea towel shortage. They also sell their own range of blank cushions – and they offer a wholesale drop-ship printing service, including canvas prints and photo wallpaper.

So what about us?

We are now focusing on three area’s – Metals, training and mug boxes.

sublimetals.co.uk is our brand new sublimation metals website – from which we are offering a wide range of aluminium blanks, including custom cut metals.

We are offering dye sublimation training courses, via our new training website sublitraining.co.uk. We can offer half day and full day training courses, either from our premises or we’ll come to you.

Meshtex are now the main distributor of our mug boxes, via subli.co.uk. We can supply you with mug boxes directly, but it makes sense for Meshtex to distribute the mug boxes, so that you can order your boxes along with your blank mugs and other blanks and consumables.

You can still get hold of myself at sublisupplies@uwclub.net, or 01964 534460 – and if you join our new mailing lists at sublimetals.co.uk and sublitraining.co.uk, we will be happy to keep you in the loop with what’s happening.

 
 
 
 
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