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Add a little, or a lot, of personal style to your home with wallpaper borders. Create border wallpaper for your walls, ceilings, stair risers and more, and showcase your originality and creativity. Opt for designs that complement your home decor, and create the perfect paper for your project. Your wallpaper borders are handmade to order, and are available in four different styles of paper; classic standard, luxurious premium, two textured options and a self-adhesive one. Up your interior design game and become a wallpaper designer in minutes.
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Handmade to order from the finest materials, your border wallpaper is the perfect way to add distinction and style to your home. Wallpaper borders are supremely versatile and can be added to walls, ceilings and even to stair risers. Your borders for wallpaper are available in 147 x 22cm wide strips, so you can order the exact amount you need for your project. Available in 4 different papers; standard and premium, textured and self-adhesive, simply select the paper that best suits your needs and upload your preferred design. Print single designs, a repeat pattern, collages, typography designs and so much more. You are firmly in control of your borders, so you can be assured that the final product will look exactly as you want. A hanging guide is included with all orders, and we recommend referring to it before installing your new borders. You can read a copy of the guide here.
At a glance
4 paper options
Water based inks
Wallpaper Borders Size
147 cm x 22 cm wide strips
Select your paper
There are 4 different wallpaper border papers to choose from.
Most products can be made and dispatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, so there's hardly any wait. View delivery information.
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All products are handmade to order by a team of experts here at Contrado.
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How Are Your Wallpaper Borders Printed And Made?
Your wallpaper borders are printed, cut and finished by hand by a team of skilled technicians. Extreme care and attention to detail is given to every order, to ensure an immaculate finish. When it comes to making borders for your walls, there are 4 options to choose from. The classic standard and a luxurious premium as well as a textured and self-adhesive option. All papers look and feel beautiful, with matte finishes and light textured faces. The strength and durability are the same in all options, and they hold up brilliantly to scratches, abrasions and scuffs. Being environmentally friendly is a key mission of Contrado. As such, all papers are eco-friendly with no solvents or odours. We only use water-based inks and the premium option has a certified ECO-print.
There are a few subtle differences in the borders for wallpaper:
Standard: Your artwork is printed onto the chic, thick paper with a stunning matte finish, which offers a permanent print and very good print quality. Your paper comes with a 2-year guarantee for colour fastness when hung in an optimal area (out of direct sunlight). If you are planning on hanging your borders on dark walls, we suggest using a lining paper first or a coat of white paint.
Premium: This water activated paper requires no paste for application. Simply spray the wall and apply the borders where you wish. This stunning paper offers a permanent no-fade print, with super sharp print quality on a 100% opaque finish. Details and fine lines have incredible reproduction, while colours are crisp and vibrant.
If you need to clean your wallpaper borders, then we recommend using a mild, soapy solution and a damp sponge. Use as little moisture as possible, and do not scrub at the dirt. Gently wipe instead. Although the colours will not run, if you scrub too hard, a natural nap in the paper might become visible.
It is important to consider the dimensions of the borders. Each strip measures 147 x 22cm, so it is vital to measure the total length and width of space that you are looking to cover. Use a tape measure so you ensure you order the right amount of paper. The quality of your artwork also plays an important factor. Once you upload your design, if you see a "low quality" warning, it is because your image is too small and it won't look its best when printed. If this is the case, try scaling your image down, or applying the tile effect. There are so many amazing design options for uploading onto your borders. Repeat patterns look striking, as do creative collages and typography. Have fun creating the perfect design for your project. When it comes to hanging your borders, they are not limited to just walls. If you have stair risers, then why not jazz them up a bit and put some spring in your step by creating borders for your stairs? See our images for design inspiration.
Breathe life into your home with borders for wallpaper that you design yourself. If you have a particular taste when it comes to home decor, then you might find it difficult to find the perfect wallpaper and borders to suit your style. If this is the case, then take the annoyance away and make yourself the designer. You can upload any design, colour, print or photo that you want, and play around with position and dimensions until you are happy with it.
Customised wallpaper is a great way to attract more customers into your business, as well as promote your brand's ethos at the same time. If you own a gym, why not create border wallpaper to amp up your decor? You could create a design that depicts motivational and inspirational quotes so that your clients have the drive to continue their hard workout. Include your logo or a touch of branding to make the borders completely unique to your business.
If you are an artist or designer looking to grow your portfolio, then why not try including interior decor? We have seen so many talented designers apply their artwork to products to enhance the home, and reach a whole new audience. Upload your designs onto your wallpaper borders and invite clients to inspect the quality of the paper. The borders apply beautifully and are a wonderful way to showcase your unique design talent.
Frequently asked questions:
Are the wallpaper borders easy to apply?
Very easy. You will receive hanging instructions with your order. The standard paper requires basic wallpaper paste for application, however the premium is water activated and pre-coated with adhesive, so you simply need to spray the wall and apply. We even have a peel and stick application self-adhesive paper.
How many different options of paper are there?
There are four different paper options for your wallpaper borders. Standard and premium, a textured option and a self-adhesive. All have the same matte finish with a textured face, but the premium offers a slightly higher quality print detail and an opaque finish.
Do I need to use lining paper?
You only need to use lining paper if you opt for the standard option. If you don't have lining paper, you could always apply white paint before the borders. The premium option is 100% opaque.
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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.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results.What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
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 the 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 fulfilment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
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 reprint 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.
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Make use of the 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.