Custom made cufflinks
There once was a time when personalised cufflinks might have meant "novelty cufflinks." This is not the case at Contrado. With you, the designer in charge, your cufflinks can be made to feature whatever design, pattern, artwork, text or photo that you want. With a smooth and glossy printed face, uploaded designs look bold and vibrant. Your cufflinks are printed and hand assembled, made to order with a fast turnaround. Perfect if you need a stylish accessory in a hurry.
Design your own personalised photo cufflinks
If you wear shirts the majority of the time - out of choice or necessity - then jazz things up a little in the accessory department. These custom made cufflinks are ideal for adding personality and pizzazz. Keep things subtle by adding your initials or name against a simple background, or go all out with vibrant artwork or a busy pattern in popping colours. Each pair of cufflinks is carefully printed and come complete in a smart black gift box with a red trim and silky, satin lining. As each item order is bespoke, and is handmade to order, there may be some size and/or shape variations in the post and toggle clasp of your cufflinks. This will not affect the way that your cufflinks look when worn, nor will it affect their functionality.
Style it with
A stunning pair of cufflinks can bring your whole look together. If you are looking to turn a simple suit into something a little more on point, then personalised cufflinks are a great way to go. Wear your new customised cufflinks with your favourite shirts. We think slim fitted shirts look brilliant when teamed with cufflinks. Opt for a subtle shirt design if you want to make your cufflinks pop. White, or other block colours work best to make accessories stand out.
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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.
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Frequently asked questions:
What part of the cufflinks is printed?
Your cufflinks are a unique fashion accessory, which will look amazing when attached to any shirt. To create your bespoke cufflinks, we print your design all over the glossy face of the cufflinks, leaving a thin metal border surrounding the print. This large area means that you can create a truly eye-catching design, which will stand out against the vintage silver metal.
What design tips can you give me?
If you are looking for a pair of bespoke cufflinks but keep coming up short, then why not have a go at designing your own? You can choose from 2 classic shapes: square or round. If you are designing cufflinks as a gift, a photo or the recipient's name is always a great choice. For a more statement look opt for a bold print, a logo or initials in bright, clashing colours.
Do these personalised cufflinks make a good gift?
A beautiful pair of cufflinks is a classic gift. Being timeless, elegant and functional, they are something, which is fitting for any one who wears shirts. If you are looking to create a pair as a gift, we recommend coming up with design that will be sentimental for the recipient. Your cufflinks come complete in a smart and sleek gift box, which finishes them off perfectly.
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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.