5 Practical And Thoughtful Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Mother’s day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate and appreciate all the mothers and grandmothers out there than to give a personalized gift from the heart that will last a lifetime! It is a great opportunity to create unique custom gifts that can be used daily and can be integrated into the practical everyday life of a woman.

We have compiled a list of sublimation blanks that can be decorated and personalized in many ways from items that compliment an outfit to home goods that bring comfort to any living room.

  1. Charm Bracelets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jewelry is a timeless gift idea for any woman, that can be worn daily or for special occasions. Take it up a notch with this Sublimation Silver Charm Bracelet by printing something unique for her on the sublimation aluminum charms that can be attached to the silver chain and switched out throughout the year. Take into consideration her favorite colors and the outfits she wears. Look through some free vector websites for floral, geometric or abstract patterns that match her personality or taste, such as Freepik! Or simply dig through family photos that will warm her heart and bring back loving memories.

2. Canvas Tote Bag

Customization meets practicality with these canvas tote bags! The large bag is sturdy and can fit bulky items easily. It is a convenient gift and a good fit for just about any mom from the beach or pool-goers, the back to college moms, fitness and yoga enthusiasts or simply shopping fashionistas. The 100% white polyester canvas bag is great for full-color sublimation and compatible with any other heat transfer process. Choose from a variety of heat transfer vinyl colors and textures to make your designs pop on our black canvas bag or try out heat transfer paper for more complex designs!

3. Compact Mirror

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compact mirrors are useful and lightweight, coming in handy right when you need them. Be it an eyelash in the eye or in need of a quick touch up during a night out without the kids, these mirrors come with a metal sublimation insert and a magnifying side.

4. Decorative Pillow Covers

Bring comfort and coziness to your mom’s heart with custom printed pillow covers.  The 15″ x 15″ canvas pillow case can be sublimation printed with photographs, phrases, drawings and more! Don’t like the canvas texture? For added softness, try out the peach skin pillow cover! Decorative pillows are not only beautiful home accents but also serve as additional comfort in the living room, kitchen, and bedroom. This is a must-have item!

5. Kitchen apron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the master chefs and baking divas, a custom apron would be an appreciated gift. The white polyester aprons can be sublimated edge to edge and will not only protect the cook from getting stained and dirty but also complement the wearer’s personality and style with an image or design that nobody else has. It is also a great conversation starter when guests arrive!

How to Sublimate Name Badges

Looking for a new market to integrate a familiar product? Take a glance at places you shop: your local eateries, offices or even travel. Each has at least one thing in common… name badges! How would we put a name to the face of our friendly staff or wait service without them?

You may ask yourself how you can provide a step above other name badge offers. The answer is simple: full color, cost effective customization – most places are either getting them engraved or pad printed. With sublimation name badges you can offer a more economically friendly product with better image quality results.

Tools Needed

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Step by Step Pressing Instructions

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Step 1: Set heat press to 400 degrees and time to 40 seconds
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Step 2: Place transfer to name badges using thermal tape, be sure to use the bright white side face up on the transfer – this will be the smooth white finish compared to the non-bright white side
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Step 3: Place taped transfer and product in the heat press with transfer face up. Press for 40 seconds at 400 degrees using medium pressure. Bonus: on a 16×20 press up to 15 can be pressed at 1 time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Step 4: Using a protective glove remove transfer from product immediately after transferring is complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 5: Once products have cooled, apply adhesive magnet fastener to the back of the name badge and press firmly to adhere to produc
Step 5: Once products have cooled, apply adhesive magnet fastener to the back of the name badge and press firmly to adhere to produc
Image should be vibrant and clear, with no smudges or uneven spots.
Image should be vibrant and clear, with no smudges or uneven spots.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We offer a variety of sizes and materials to fit the needs of any business!

Top 10 Back to School Products For Every Occasion

Summer is almost over and the back to school frenzy is in full blast. Stock up on these great products – they are a must for the new school year! From backpacks to socks, we have you covered.

1. Backpacks

These hot items can be personalized for any age and fashion sense and are highly functional during the school year. Our unisex sublimation backpacks (pictured on left below) come with a full white flap cover for either partial or full sublimation. Already have a backpack that you bought from a store but can’t sublimate on? Heat Transfer Vinyl may be what you are looking for, which is perfect for lettering, logos and school mascots (pictured on right below).

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2. Drawstring Bags

Our drawstring bags provide a different option besides a backpack and are fully dye-sublimation friendly made from 100% white polyester (both one sided and two sided bags are available). These would be a cool accessory for sports teams and after school activities, but can be used to make a fashion statement too! They are ideal for middle school students and older as they are somewhat large for a small child.

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3. Vinyl

We can’t forget our vinyl which can be applied to cotton, polyester and blends along with other fabrics that can withstand heat of up to 320F. Our vinyl comes in many colors and textures, from standard matte to specialized glitter and flock materials. Add letters, school mascots, quotes and logos to any shirt that can match and even outshine the school spirit clothes offered at the school bookstore. Go a step further and create designs inspired by current trends: animals, motivational quotes, and personal hobbies!

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(Vinyl used in photo: Easyweed Silver)

4. Water Bottles

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Pick from two styles of waterbottles: stainless steel straw-top and regular removable cap, available in a natural silver/steel finish and glossy white to achieve your desired look. These are ideal for sublimation in a mug press or an oven with a silicone wrap. They are easy to carry from one classroom to another or to any after school program.

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5. Socks

100% white polyester socks for front and back sublimation are perfect for youth and adults alike. These come in different sizes as well as lengths. Crew socks, tube socks, knee high socks: we got all the socks for you! For better results, we recommend using a straight jig or a hockey jig, which stretches the sock and allows for sublimation ink to dye maximum surface area, however that is not necessary with the black interior socks (pictured below).

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6. Bookmarks

Never lose another page with our custom bookmarks! These are a must, and they are made from durable aluminum and come in a longer 1.5 x 5 in. size (pictured below) as well as 2×3 in. size. The ultra white glossy side is made for quality sublimation results. The days of dog-eared book corners are over!

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7. Compact Mirrors

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Pretty AND useful: our beautiful mirrors are truly compact at only 2.25 inches and can fit in purses and even smaller pockets. There is a regular mirror on one side and a magnifying mirror on the other and the top cover comes with a separate glossy white sublimation insert that is easy to attach. Square and round shapes are available. Middle school to high school girls would love this great addition to their makeup kit for a midday touch-up or getting ready for a school event.

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8. Headbands

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Headbands have become a must-have accessory for everyday use to keep those stray hairs away. Our headbands have a satin white finish and a black velvet interior for comfort and slip resistance.The satin finish results in excellent image clarity and vibrancy. The adjustable elastic back allows them to fit most ages from elementary all the way to college. To sublimate, simply unclip the back and lay them flat on the press. Easy and beautiful!

9. Cuff Bracelets

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Add the finishing touches to any outfit with custom bracelet cuffs! These Chromaluxe bracelets promise a vibrancy that is equivalent to the gallery worthy photo aluminum panels made by the same company. This year, we have added many more styles and finishes to the list. Now there is a choice between white, gold and silver finishes and multiple shapes and thicknesses.

The bracelet cuffs arrive flat for perfect sublimation and then are curved using our form tool.

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10. Arm Sleeves

Vapor’s arm sleeves are still fairly popular, especially among students who play sports but with the right design, these can be worn by just about anybody, regardless of age. They are available in a range of youth and adult sizes for the perfect fit.  Their dual function of protection and fashion placed this item on our top 10 list.

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