Hard-surface sublimation is best for products with longer than a one-time use. With the items being scratch-resistant, moisture-resistant, and graffiti-resistant, they are durable. Sublimatable products are vibrant and last a long time.
Sublimation is a great printing method as well because it is easy to start up and once you are set up, it is possible to switch from sublimating soft materials to rigid materials.
-Sara Nicholson, Unisub