Try This: Sublimated Hardboard Charging Station

Both Apple and Android users will appreciate a customized charging station for all their devices

If you are like me (and millions of others) who have bought into Apple’s digitally connected world that includes Apple Watch, iPhone, and AirPods, you’ll love this new charging station. Made of Unisub hardboard, this two-piece stand provides a personalized resting place for your devices while charging on a desk, kitchen counter, or nightstand. Android folks will also appreciate this charging stand.

hardboard charging station unisub

There’s a lot of room for personalization with full-color designs, photos, and monograms. The stand features an imprintable glossy white surface with a black back and edges that help deliver a professionally finished product. The unique lightweight, collapsible design makes it the ideal accessory for travelers. The hardboard charging station can be decorated using a standard sublimation printer and flat heat press.

Materials list:

  • Digital template
  • Printed transfer
  • Blank hardboard pieces
  • Heat tape
  • Heat gloves
  • Protective paper
  • Flat heat press

Application steps:

  1. Download a digital product template and use it to create artwork for this uniquely shaped item
  2. Print the transfer
  3. Cover the bottom table of the heat press with a blank protective sheet of paper
  4. Secure transfer to each piece of hardboard using heat tape
  5. Place hardboard face-up (attached transfer face-down) on the protective paper, cover with another sheet of protective paper, and press for 1 minute, 45 seconds at 400 F with medium pressure
  6. Carefully remove the hardboard from the press, remove the transfer, and let cool on a flat surface
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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