Create your own t-shirt and get it with next day delivery
This bespoke cut and sew service allows us to create totally unique customised clothing. This, combined with this specialist print methods means you can create your very own personalised, designer wardrobe, to show off your style. Kick start your custom clothing collection with a Men's Cut and Sew T-shirt. We like to think of ourselves as pioneers in t-shirt printing, as this personalised t-shirts are made from our exclusive t-shirt template. Each panel is printed individually and then sewn together by hand in the Contrado studio. Design your own customisable t-shirt with Contrado and show the world your talent.
Your label, your brand
Looking to sell your shirts, with professional flair? Build your fashion brand with your bold printed labels. These big, full colour labels are guaranteed to make a big impact: perfect for showing off your logo and brand name. Made from the same soft jersey as the rest of your T-Shirt, and sewn flat to rest comfortably against the nape of the neck. Build your brand with Contrado’s printed label solutions.
Style it with
If you are looking for ways on how to style a t-shirt, then we have some fun and stylish suggestions for you. A classic t-shirt looks great worn with loads of different outfits, your Men's Cut and Sew T-Shirt has something extra special. It is infused with your personal style. The way you wear it depends on the way you design it. Create something funny, casual, smart or high fashion and let it dictate your outfit. For a dapper look, add a tailored blazer jacket and some workman boots. For something a little more laid back, slip a Customised Bomber Jacket or Custom Hoodie over the top and finish it off with the Custom Baseball Cap.
Turn inside out before washing. 30°c wash. Do not wring. Low heat iron, Iron on the reverse of the printed side. Do not tumble dry.
The Contrado promise
A talented team of makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things for you in the Contrado production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Handmade
All your products are handmade in-house
- Speedy Turnaround
Orders are made and dispatched usually within 1-2 days
- Made to Order
Every order is made to order with no mass production
- High Quality
We use high quality materials to create bespoke products
- Personal Service
In-house customer service offers personal and attentive service
Turn your design talent into business
Whether you are looking to expand your product range or start your brand from scratch, we can help you sell your designs. We support creative brands and independent designers with the extensive experience of bespoke manufacturing on-demand. We can help you make your idea into a high quality physical product and sell your product how you want to.
Sell With Us
Frequently asked questions:
Do you have a fast turnaround time?
If you need customised clothing fast, then you have come to the right place. At Contrado, we pride ourselves on the fast turnaround time. You might think when creating a designer t-shirt, that you might need to wait days or longer to receive it. We can usually start production the day we receive a design, with the print and sewing team working together to make your t-shirt quickly, carefully and efficiently. Turn around time is usually 48 hours with fast delivery.
What does "Cut and Sew" mean?
Cut and sew is the term used to describe a garment, which has been made by hand and customised from raw fabric, rather than one, which has simply been purchased, already completed and then just printed. Your cut and sew clothing is made piece by piece, with each panel individually printed. They are then stitched together to create the final garment. It is great to wear cut and sew clothing when you can, as you will be wearing a unique and exclusive piece made just for you.
Which parts of the cut & sew t-shirt can I personalise?
Your Men's Cut and Sew T-Shirt is a made to order, handmade item. Thanks to the t-shirt pattern template, you can design several areas of this print on t-shirt, which are then sewn together to create the final product. You can personalise up to 6 areas of this top; the front, back, left sleeve, right sleeve, neck rib and you can also add your own label, which is sewn into the back of the neck. This is ideal for brands, logos or just adding a special message.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Why is there a barcode inside my clothing?
Due to our internal processes here at Contrado, there will be a barcode printed on your garment. This is inside the clothing and will not affect your design. It is usually found towards the bottom.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric, and sewn into finished products, which gives a better finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which Is close enough for most patterns, but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order and send you a dispatch confirmation via email through. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.