When most of us think of sublimation – we probably think of coffee mugs or t-shirts, which are great items and which can bring in a nice profit, but which are kind of limiting if that’s all that you do. The fun thing about sublimation is that there are a number of products that can be sublimated, some of which can be made into unique gifts or souvenirs. If you’ve been stuck in a coffee mug or corporate polo shirt rut, make 2014 the year that you investigate some additional things you can sublimate. Here are some ideas to help you get started.
Many people put time and effort into creating the perfect kitchen, and accent pieces can be the ideal way to complete a decorating scheme. Sublimated cutting boards offer the option of monograms or scenic views, as well as protection for counters and other surfaces. Use sublimated tiles to create a backsplash behind a sink or a border along the edge of a counter. You could also offer unique sublimated place mats that compliment the decor of the room, are easy to clean off, and which protect fragile table linens. These placemats can also double as message boards, so that grocery list is easy to write.
Pets are another area where sublimated items can be big sellers. All pet owners want their pet identified in case of loss, so sublimated pet tags can be a great seller. Personalized pet bowls are also a fun idea, and can help separate Fido’s food bowl from Fluffy’s. Another big area of animal related products is patches and decals for service dogs and search and rescue animals. Blank patches which you sublimate can allow you entry into that market.
You should also remember not to neglect the gift and souvenir market. Jewelry boxes with scenes from well known landmarks in your area can make great keepsake boxes. Collaborate with local vendors to create boxes that showcase local food items or crafts for a one of a kind souvenir. Puzzles are another great option when it comes to preserving a scenic view. Personalized puzzles are even more fun, offer to put a favorite vacation photo on a puzzle and preserve a memory forever.
The main thing to remember is that there are a number of items out there which can be sublimated, your job is to find them and figure out how to sell them to your target market. Money is out there waiting to be made. Why shouldn’t it end up in your bank account?