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2 Wide-Format Sublimation Markets Worth Exploring

Aaron Montgomery has been involved with the garment decorating and personalization industry since 2000 and the digital printing industry since 1997. He has been actively involved in the industry trade shows via speaking, attending and exhibiting for the last 16 years. He also writes articles for the industry magazines and blogs on topics that include marketing, social media, the personalization market, and garment decorating techniques. He is dedicated to helping small businesses grow and succeed. You can find Aaron co-hosting the industry's oldest and most listened to Podcast - 2 Regular Guys (www.2regularguys.com). You can also find blogs about a wide range of topics on his own website at aaronmontgomery.info.

Home Textiles: This category is a vastly growing market when it comes to sublimation. If you head over to websites like Etsy, you will see they have tons of personalized home textile items. The most popular items are pillowcases or throw pillows, but the demand for personalization doesn’t end there. You will also find larger items, like shower curtains, bed sheets, comforter covers, towels, and more. There is also a great market for items like door mats, car mats, comfort mats, and more. The home textile market is growing and doesn’t show signs of stopping any time soon.

Boutique Fashion Products: Gone are the days of boutiques and other retailers of fashion searching for next season’s trends a year in advance and placing large stock orders for delivery in four to five months. The consumer and the retailers now demand a shorter turnaround and smaller minimum order quantities to keep up with the changing pace of fashion and hot trends. Digital decoration via sublimation allows for ideal management of these demands. 

—Aaron Montgomery, MontCo Consulting, 2 Regular Guys

Find out why wide-format sublimation is for your shop.