Carl’s new novel – The Darkness Rising signed copy – in Supporter’s tin with Promotional item pack!
Summer is finally upon us and it is lovely to be enjoying warmer weather and longer days whilst gradually seeing the world return to normal.
Thank you for being patient on the run up to Father’s Day, it is our second busiest time after Christmas and seemingly must be for you, our lovely customers too! Whilst keeping busy we are looking forward to the summer of sport ahead and we even made our own Euro Schedule to keep track of the games using our Magnetic Steel Board!
Although it is only July, we have packed this issue with lots of new ideas and shapes to help you prepare early for Halloween and Christmas! Because we all know how quick these summer months fly!
Shutdown! We will be closed for our well earned mid year holiday on these days:
Summer break: Bank holiday week
– AUG 30th – SEP 3rd Re-open Monday Sep 6th
July/August Free Gift
To complement our focus on Christmas preparation, and to also help celebrate some new product launches, for the next 2 months we will be sending you a FREE New Shape in all your orders! You will receive either: a Penguin, Bear, Truck, Leaf, Bird, Bell, or Witch Hat shape with hole and a ribbon!
July/August Special Offer
Love your New Shape sample and want to see more? Along with our free sample, we are also offering you a special deal upon purchase of our Updated and already heavily discounted Christmas Starter Pack or Bumper Collection . Purchase either in Jul/Aug and receive a further 10% off the already crazy price!
- NEW! Bear shape
- NEW! Penguin shape
- NEW! Dart Flight shape
- NEW! Witches Hat
- NEW! 4 x 4 Truck
- NEW! Maple Leaf shape
- NEW! Magnetic Steel Board – perfect for wall charts and games!
- NEW! Subli Essentials – Pack of 15 double sided 1.1 mm tags: bones, baubles, ID tags, and mixed
- UPDATED! Ghost shape
- UPDATED! Bird shape
- UPDATED! Bell shape
- UPDATED! Christmas Starter and BumperPacks
- UPDATED! Display options
Customer ‘Share to win’ photos
This newsletters theme of looking ahead to Christmas gifts ties in perfectly with these items designed and shared by the talented Ciorstaidh Day who has created this beautiful family framed collage. She took inspiration from our Small square collage kit and really went to town using different sizes from our range of square metal. !! It’s a fabulous piece! She also designed this beautiful large square clock using one of her customers amazing artwork of a Highland cow – just beautiful. Really super and effective ideas!
Don’t forget to share your photos of our metal items printed up for a £10 off coupon (just email or facebook message them to us).
It’s that time of year again when pupils and students want to thank that special teacher for helping them get the grades they wanted, keeping a smile on kids faces all year and for being just simply brilliant! What better way to thank them, than by creating a unique and personalised gift using one of our Apple shapes?! A great keepsake for teachers to look back on and remember fond memories!
Seasonal / Marketing Ideas
Halloween is becoming more popular each year and although it is still a few months away, we have some ‘spook-tacular’ shapes ready to sublimate and use in fun ways for this ever growing market.
We have added a Witches/Wizards hat to our very popular Pumpkin and Ghost shapes, which all come in a selection of sizes so are great for party invites, pub notices and event posters; just use with a dry wipe pen so you can use year after year!
These also look great when used as bunting to decorate windows, entrances and walls, ready for those fancy dress parties! They look great when the shapes are alternated! Our new Witches/Wizards Hatwill also be hugely popular for Magicians and Mystery fans and School of Magic lovers everywhere!
Earlier this year we also introduced the beautiful poppy shape, available in many sizes and perfect for Remembrance Day on 11th November.
Hints and Tips!
In this newsletter we thought we would give you a couple of hints and tips to try and help both new and experienced customers when sublimating onto metal!…
Are your products wasted because the ink hasn’t fully transferred in areas to the metal when pressed?
When placing the metal over the template design, run our heat tape down only one side ensuring it is secure. By doing this you can carefully lift the metal after being pressed to see if the ink has fully transferred and ensuring that little is left on the sublimation paper. If it hasn’t fully transferred simply place back down and press for a few seconds longer until you are happy!
Are you new to sublimating?…
It is a good idea if you are new to sublimation to get a couple of extra shapes/metal to first practice on. Every printer has different profiles and every press varies on pressure, so it really helps having extra practices to get the temperatures and pressure perfect for your product and ensuring the colours and designs come out exactly as you want them to be!
If you’d like more help if starting out (or just need some reminders if you’ve been subbing for ages lol) then please check out our Inspiration Gallery for more hints, tips and ideas – we have A Back to Basics guide thats really useful, plus plenty more projects to get the imagination going….
One Item…Three (or more) Ways!
Our house shape is so versatile! It comes in three different sizes – XL (A6), Giant (A4), and Supergiant (A3) – which allows for many different ways to utilise the shape and be creative with your designs! We also designed a product featuring it – our Mini Panel Wall Art to showcase it in a different way!
House Wall Art: This House Mini Panel Wall Art is a great way to display the members of your family, and/or important events in your family’s life! With so many ways to personalise the colours and style of this product, it makes for a very unique home decoration!
As A Bird House: Our Bird House is a fantastic way to add a bit of decoration to your garden! Use this shape to mark the “Bird Feeding Station” or welcome the birds to nest in the Bird House in your garden. Or, if you have pet birds, you can use the house as a sign to display their names and feeding times!
As A Dog Kennel: Dogs are brilliant companions, so why not celebrate them with this Dog Kennel (house) decoration complete with hanging bones personalised with their names? This makes for a special gift for a friend or family member who loves their dog(s). The Kennel itself can be printed with a picture of the dogs too!
Check out the amazing House item for further ideas – we have featured it as a Welcome to your new home plaque, Beach chalet. Gingerbread house and Circus tent too but I bet you can come up with some other ideas as well! Oooo just thought of some more – how about Dad’s tool shed, or Nan’s greenhouse!