Design Your Own Sunglasses
Printed all over with your artwork, illustrations or graphic designs, custom sunglasses are the hottest way to showcase individual style. A pair of cool sunglasses is an essential accessory for both men and women universally, so design your own sunglasses to stand out from the designer brands. Made from shatterproof plastic with 100% UVA and UVB protection, these are fashionable yet functional, allowing you to express your personality without compromise. Make your own sunglasses as a complementary addition to your clothing brand, or simply design a pair of shades to add a touch of 'wow' factor to your outfits.
Please note, because of the hand-pressing printing process, darker colours might be slightly stretched, giving them a slightly desaturated appearance on edges and corners. As we press every pair of sunglasses by hand, the alignment might vary +/- 1-3mm. We therefore always suggest using a repeat pattern, where alignment does not matter so much. Avoid text. This will ensure your sunglasses look stylish, unique and individual just for you.
Personalised Sunglasses Quality Guaranteed
A specialist digital printing process binds the ink to the shatterproof plastic, creating a permanent, fade resistant print; ideal for everyday use in the sun. Hand assembled by a team of skilled technicians here at Contrado, your made-to-order custom sunglasses are truly unique. Use illustrations, original artworks, graphic designs or drawings to turn what's an often neutral accessory into a talking point. There's no minimum order, ideal if you want a pair of bespoke shades for personal use, or need a range for your fashion brand. 2 year guarantee.
Style it With
Design a colour coordinated case to complement your personalised sunglasses, so you always look good even when on the go. Paired with a chic hat and summer ready clothes, a pair of customised shades is the finishing touch to any outfit. Not just for holidays though, printed sunglasses look great all year round, whatever the season. Create a tropical design to perfectly suit days at the beach, or print a geometric, retro design to add another dimension to your everyday style. Make your own sunglasses and brighten up your vibe even on the dullest of days.
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The Contrado promise
Our talented team of makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things 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:
What Size are My Personalised Sunglasses?
Your custom made sunglasses come in one size: Width 14.5cm x Length 15cm x Height 5cm. The classic shape makes them perfect for both men and women, complementing any face shape or hair style.
Where on the Sunglasses is my Design Printed?
All over - you get to design the front, back, right arm outside and inside, left arm outside and inside, and each area can be personalised with a different design. Your custom sunglasses are printed entirely with your designs, so have fun creating a pair to suit your style.
What Designs Work Best?
The printable area is quite small, so we'd suggest a repeat pattern or graphical design, without text. The arms have more width, so repeat patterns and designs really stand out here. Check the preview to make sure your design is correctly positioned and please allow for a little wiggle room (2-3mm)
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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?
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 in London 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, where you can select between the delivery methods too.
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.