Acrylic: These are particularly useful for awards and recognition applications. Plus, many suppliers carry the acrylics in pre-cut shapes like stars, pyramids, and other dimensional designs, which means decorators can apply detailed, intricate prints on a uniquely shaped product.
Aluminum Photo Panels: Photo-based applications work well for a variety of clients. David Gross, Condé, mentions the ChromaLuxe line of aluminum photo panels, which come in several different sizes. Shops can use these panels to sublimate everything from a small keepsake from a family reunion to a large, panoramic shot for the lobby of a corporate office.
Customizable License Plates and Frames: Lisa Ellston, JDS Industries, says that depending on where a shop is based, they can use these to tap into the automotive market. “Some states only require one plate, which means that a decorative plate can be used for the second plate.”
If two plates are required, Ellston notes that shops can sublimate a personalized license plate frame in addition to the custom plate.
Sublimatable Slate: Similar to photo panels, shops can use sublimatable slate as a canvas for photos in multiple sizes. This product also works well for other applications like pet memorials or décor and signage for residential and business purposes.
Wayfinding and Directional Signage: Josh Bender, Unisub, points out that this category of products works great for both indoor and outdoor applications.