All You Need To Know About Holders

What is a Stubby Holder?

A stubbie holder is a cylinder open at one or both ends and is designed to accept a can or bottle with the intent to keep the contents of the bottle cold, or in colder climates your hands warm.

You can have the stubby holder printed or decorated to suit your purpose.

What is a Stubby Holder Made From?

Our holders are made from approximately 5.5mm thick Neoprene.

Neoprene is a closed cell type of foam that was first made in the US in the early 1930's as a product that behaved like rubber. The neoprene used for stubby holders is coated on both sides with a poly cotton fabric with many colour choices and is suitable for all types of printing.

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Our Stubby Holders are manufactured in several different ways depending upon our clients preferences. The main difference is in the way the seams are stitched.

All of our coolers are zig zag stitched standard at the seam which, although being relatively simple, is extremely strong and durable in fact, in all the time we have been in business we have not had one cooler reported as having the stitching break or unravel with normal designed usage. Optionally you can have your coolers seam joined with our heat sealed tape which when applied also becomes a very strong way of applying the seam or have Mauser Tape and Stitch which offers the best of both.

Special non skid bases are glued in place as a standard feature on our holders but you can choose to have the base deleted and as a result receive a saving in cost.

Stitch and seam options
Printing and all About It

Traditionally, and until recently, stubby holders were screen printed with either one print colour or multi colour print using a method of printing one colour at a time until the logo or design was complete. This method was very restrictive in that the designs and backgrounds that could be designed, in most cases had to be modified to allow for this process. Also the life of the print was limited. Because of the different elasticity of screen printing inks compared to the neoprene (wet suit fabric) when dried, eventually cracking and peeling was experienced in stubby coolers printed with this method BUT now there is a better way.

Today we supply stubby holders printed digitally using the Dye-Sublimation Print Process. Dye-Sublimation uses full colour artwork printed to special transfer papers by top end digital printers using special liquid gel inks. The printed transfer medium is then placed on the wet suit material (neoprene) and is pressed at a certain heat, for a set length of time under pressure in which the inks are transferred to the coolers at the molecular level which infuses the design directly into the fabric producing a very vibrant and permanent print which resists fading, cracking and will not wash out.

Stubby Holder Design
samle of dye sublimation print

With the advent of Dye-Sublimation as a print method it has allowed the use of very intricate design and the use of all of the colours a typical graphics application can create. It is also possible to have background photographs and to reproduce them as high resolution images with only around 3% quality loss caused by the actual fabric of the neoprene.

Your imagination is almost the only limit in this part of the process. The best example of design would be to direct you to our Wedding, Birthday, Bucks & Hens and Custom Stubby Holder pages where you can see hundreds of design templates which Stubby Coolers Online can utilise to create a truly wonderful Stubby Holder for your event or occasion.

Our Guarantee To You

100% price and quality guarentee

We want you to know before you buy your coolers about our famous 100% Quality Guarantee.

Simply put it means that if in the unlikely event your drink coolers have been manufactured incorrectly we will completely replace your order and that in purchasing from us your coolers will be the best value for money available. See here for more