Coatings & Substrates

Our products are precisely manufactured to capture your creation.

Our Proprietary Coating

Unlike traditional printing—which applies ink to the surface of an object to create an image—sublimation printing utilizes heat and pressure to transfer images directly into the surface of an object. This bonds your image to the substrate at a molecular level.

Our polymer-based coating is American-made and formulated exclusively for sublimation. This coating ensures that every bare substrate is protected from harmful UV rays and scratches so that your art remains vibrant. Improving our proprietary formula was a labor of love and we have now perfected it.

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.

Unisub BARE substrates are then expertly handcrafted by our skilled manufacturing team in Louisville, Kentucky. All raw materials for our substrates are sourced and produced in the United States.

All BARE substrates are also hand-inspected using our “White Glove treatment” in conjunction with phase-by-phase visual inspections to ensure the highest quality sublimatable surface. 

Following our BARE principles allow Unisub substrates to be precisely produced and fully capture your creation.

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

Phenolic

Thicknesses:
0.03” / 0.76 mm

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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