Beach and Holiday, Father's Day, and a great Bookmark Competition! ‚ėÄÔłŹ

Our Sale is in full swing with a great array of packs of seconds and discontinued items in the Sale category. These are perfect for testing or trying out a new product, at fantastic discounted prices. Remember these prices are for limited stock, so when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Easter is early this year, so we have some last minute inspiration in our seasonal section… and another reminder – we are shut for the Easter bank holidays and the following week, so please plan your ordering ahead! ūüôā

We look forward to the warmer months with more ideas on using our new beach/holiday shapes, and SNEAK PEAK – soon to be complemented by a new range of outdoor grade metal perfect for al fresco displays, door and gate plaques, and garden gifts!

Finally, our Project has some great fun gifts for Father’s Day – no matter what Dad is into!

Important Dates:

  • Easter Shutdown – Monday 1st April¬†to Friday 5th April, we re-open on Monday 8th April!

March/April Free Gift

To start off, the Free Gift for March will be a Luxury Tall Bookmark. This ties in with a competition we are running throughout March! (for more information and to see updates and entries as we receive them please join our Facebook Customer Group).

In April, the Free Gift will be a selection of our sale shapes, marked up with the reason they are on sale, so you can experiment to see how the issues may or may not effect your project ūüôā

March/April Special Offer

March and April’s Special Offer is 20% of our Updated Bookmark Bumper Collections and Starter Packs.

These have been updated with our latest sizes and finishes included – so bag a bargain set of bookmarks in all our sizes and finishes including double sided and shaped versions, plus book tags and clips! Perfect to test out which size, shape, finish or colour work best to market to your dedicated reading and book loving customers!

New Products

Share To Win!

For this issue’s Share To Win we have this funny¬†‚ÄėDad‚Äôs Prescription Beer‚Äô Sign by Alan Goodban ‚Äď a great gift idea for Father‚Äôs Day, especially if the Dad likes a good beer every now and again!

We also have this lovely fishing themed Multi-Charm Keyring by Laura Cadman! Another good idea for a Father‚Äôs Day present as it is¬†practical and can be easily personalised to fit different interests…

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Follow us over on Instagram: @_sublimetals and @craftimetals! You can also join our Sublimetals Customer Group over on Facebook!

Seasonal/Marketing Ideas

If you need any last minute inspiration for Easter then look no further!

Our Egg Holders are fun products that can be used as novelty gifts or prizes for Easter. They contain a cut out in which a Creme Egg (or another egg of the same size) can be placed. They’re brilliant for both kids and adults alike!

The Chick, Sheep, Rabbit, and Egg are staple shapes for Easter and Spring. You can print them up as a cute decoration to commemorate a baby’s first Easter, as a small countdown plaque to the date, or even just as a seasonal decoration to display anywhere in the house or garden!

Our Large Flowers, Small Flowers, Daisy, and Leaf shapes are ideal for Spring themed products – be it a decoration, coaster, fridge magnet, keyring, or a lovely piece of jewellery.

We’re continuing our beach and holiday theme (that was featured in the project of our last issue in an attempt to look forward to the brighter and warmer months!) by exploring some more ideas and ways that you can use the newly launched shapes in this category…

Firstly, a new addition to the beach collection – a Crab! It is a fun but realistic Crab shape, available in many sizes. It’s perfect for a sign/door plaque, a cute little keepsake token, or even as part of an ‘Under the Sea’ display – paired with the Octopus, Fish, Seahorse, and Starfish Shapes – plus could be used as Cancer the crab for Horoscope displays!

The Octopus shape can also fit into the Steampunk category – our design featured in the photos below uses a mechanical design for a different spin on the shape. You can even bend the tentacles to allow you to hang things from it (the crab’s claws can also be bent to hold things too!).

The Ice Lolly Shape can be used as a fun sign for a Shop or Cafe, or it can be used as a unique menu board to list all the ice creams and ice lollies available for sale!

Since the Suitcase is a nice wide shape with a lot of printing room, it would work brilliantly as a reusable dry wipe holiday or business planner – ideal for any busy person to keep organised!

The Bucket and Spade Shapes are perfect to be paired together. A member of our external Design Team has put them together as part of the front of a ‘Bon Voyage’ Card, and they can also be taken off and used as fridge magnets!


One Item, Three Ways! (Ocean Edition!)

The new Fish Shape is perfect to show off three ways in which you can use this shape to create some great products!

Door Plaque –¬†A fun door plaque for anyone who loves the ‘Under the Sea’ or Beach themes! The shape offers a nice amount of printing room for your design. In our example, we have used the A5 Fish to create a sea themed door plaque for a kid’s room!

Bookmark –¬†This is a unique choice of shape for a bookmark, but very eye catching! We have used the A6 size with one hole in the fin to create this fun beach themed bookmark with a blue tassel – it looks great peeking out of the top of the book!

Keyring –¬†The Small size is ideal for a keyring, and a great choice for anyone who loves fish (or has one as a pet!). Attach the personalised keyring to your house keys, car keys, or maybe even the shed keys – it makes a lovely keepsake gift!


Don’t forget to head over to the Inspiration Gallery to check out our new Project – all about using our products to create some brilliant Father’s Day Gifts!


So, let’s hope that with all this beach, holiday, and June Father’s Day inspiration we can usher in the spring as quickly as possible and banish those winter blues (at least we’re done with Jan and Feb and into March – hooray!).

When our next shipment of restock and new metal finishes dock we will continue to work on new products with these, including as we mentioned earlier in our ‘sneak peak’ – a new better value range of fab metal designed to stand up to fading outside. With this we will be extending our range of garden and outdoor plaques! If you have any ideas for these please email or feed them through our Facebook Customer Group.

In the meanwhile, we are all looking forward to seeing your free sample Luxury Tall Bookmark printed up when we receive your competition entries! Remember that you can enter as many times as you like (within reason, of course!) and there is no set theme, so let your creative juices flow and get your entries in as soon as possible to be in with a chance to win the ¬£50 voucher, bumper pack of metal goodies and an Easter egg… Keep an eye on our Facebook Customer Group to see bookmark projects and hints and tips this month to help if you are stuck for ideas – but above all, as ever, happy subbing!


Kind Regards,
Nicci, Carl, Claire,¬†Caroline, Pippa, Jodie, Emily, Louise,¬†Tina, Jo, Lisa, Rebecca, Petal the Doberman¬†& Donder and Blitzen the Sprocker Siblings¬†–¬†the Subli Metals Team!

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