Coatings & Substrates Designed to Captivate

Our coatings and substrates continue to raise the bar and remains the sublimation industry’s model for excellence.

Our Proprietary Coating

Our chemical engineering team ensures that our dual coating substrate is specifically designed for heat transfer and formulated for full-color saturation on each and every Unisub blank. Our sublimation printing transfers images directly into a coating that is thicker and more consistent, forming an unmatched bond between the artwork and the medium.

Our Substrates

We refer to our high-quality substrates as BARE, which stands for Blank, American-Made, Radiant and Eco-Conscious.

As partners in sustainable forest management, all maple wood and MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard) are responsibly sourced from forested wood and are FSC certified. Many of our BARE substrates are 100% recyclable, even after being sublimated. In addition to our own high standards, we are an ISO-certified company.

Our skilled manufacturing team handcrafts Unisub BARE substrates in Louisville, Kentucky. Plus, we source all raw materials for our substrates in the United States.

We conduct White Glove inspections on all BARE substrates to ensure even coating. Our phase-by-phase visual inspections achieve the highest quality sublimatable surfaces. 

Following BARE principles allows Unisub substrates to be precisely produced to fully capture your creations.

Aluminum

Thicknesses:
0.045” / 1.14 mm
0.03” / 0.76 mm

Hardboard

Thicknesses:
0.125” / 3.18 mm
0.25” / 6.35mm

Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

Thicknesses:
0.625” / 15.8 mm
0.50” / 12.7 mm

Moisture-Resistant Fiberboard (MDF)

Thicknesses:
0.75” / 19 mm

Steel

Thicknesses:
0.023” / 0.58 mm

Moisture-Resistant Fiberboard (MDF)

Thicknesses:
0.09” / 2.29 mm

Natural Wood

Thicknesses:
0.625” / 15.8 mm
0.50” / 12.7 mm

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)

Thicknesses:
0.03” / 0.76 mm

Processes & Practices

Product Safety

Contact us for a letter confirming our compliance with various safety regulations.

REACH (Europe) Information

Unisub articles in formal use have no chemical emissions for REACH consideration. At this time, Unisub products are REACH exempt.

Coating

Our coating does not contain lead, other heavy metals, or phthalates. While it is a very durable film, it is cured using a low-energy process. Our manufacturing plant is environmentally considerate. We’re proud to say this process creates no emissions from our facility. We use a low energy process to cure our coatings and create our blanks.

Substrate Materials


ISO Certificate


Aluminum

  • Created from post-consumer recycled aluminum.
  • Material can be recycled.
  • Product safety and compliance information are available upon request.
  • SDS Aluminum

Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic (FRP)


Hardboard


Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

  • Raw material fulfills CARB requirements. It has a clean content with minimal formaldehyde.
  • Material can be recycled.
  • Product safety and compliance information are available upon request.
  • CARB Certification
  • Forestry Responsibility Statement
  • SDS for MDF material
  • International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures: See page 7 for exemptions.

Natural Wood, MDF Core with Maple Veneer


Steel

  • Material can be recycled.
  • Created out of some recycled content.
  • Product safety and compliance information are available upon request.
  • SDS Steel

Grow Your Business with Unisub

Unisub offers a range of product lines that capture personal moments, inspire happiness and make a positive difference in people’s lives. And by offering these experiences to your customers, you can increase market share and improve your overall brand affinity. To learn more, contact one of our distributors in your area today.

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