Try This: Custom Refrigerator Magnets

Follow these sublimation steps for the perfect personalized magnet

Sublimation blanks manufacturers and suppliers, like Unisub, are introducing several new metal shapes for use as refrigerator magnets, like hex/honeycomb, rectangle, square, round, and banner/tag. Try flipping the banner shape upside down to use as a tag (shown above).

Whether used to show off a favorite photo, provide save-the-date info, or promote a business, a personalized refrigerator magnet is a unique and inexpensive communication device that everyone loves.

Each shape comes with a 1″ magnet attached to the back after imaging. Sublimate your contact info on the back so that people know where they came from and can contact you for any of their needs.

Materials list:

  • Digital template
  • Printed transfer
  • Blank refrigerator magnets
  • Heat tape
  • Protective paper
  • Heat gloves
  • Flat heat press

Sublimation steps:

  1. Download a digital product template and use it to create artwork for these uniquely shaped items.
  2. Print the transfer.
  3. Cover the bottom table of the heat press with a blank protective sheet of paper.
  4. Secure transfer to metal using heat tape.
  5. Place metal piece face-up (attached transfer face-down) on the protective paper, cover with another sheet of protective paper, and press for 75 seconds at 400 F with medium pressure.
  6. Carefully remove the metal from the press, remove the transfer, and let cool.
Condé Systems president

David Gross

David Gross is the president of Condé Systems, Inc. For over 30 years, he has developed and built the Mobile, Alabama based company into the premier source for printers, substrates, and consumables serving the sublimation and digital heat transfer industries. David's goal has always been to provide business owners the superior guidance and resources needed to be successful at these exciting and profitable decorating technologies. Gross regularly contributed articles to A&E magazine as part of his “Road to Sublimation Success” series and continues to contribute to GRAPHICS PRO. He has co-authored several books including RTSS: Harnessing the Power of Sublimation for Outstanding Profits, RTSS: Cashing In On The ChromaLuxe Revolution, The Sublimation Journal, and others. He can be reached by email at

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