Design Your Own Custom Ties
Make your own tie using your original artwork for a truly distinguished accessory. Made from smooth satin in either skinny or wide styles, you can create a necktie that adds the finishing touch to your shirt and suit. The deep, rich print on both sides, and subtle sheen from the fabric produces an excellent finish turning any outfit into an impeccable fashion statement. You can make your own tie for a myriad of situations; patterned ties are perfect for livening up plain suits, funny ties are an ideal promotion tactic and novelty ties are a favourite holiday staple. Expertly crafted with a built-in recovery loop, your custom ties are designed to last.
Men's Ties Quality Guaranteed
The specialist printing process we use to infuse the satin fabric with ink ensures your design is permanent without succumbing to fading. The recovery loop is a clever piece of craftsmanship that helps preserve the shape of these custom ties, allowing you your customers to maintain a flawless image. We print the necktie all over, so whichever way its styled your design will always be on show. Unique ties are a complementary addition to any men's clothing fashion brand. When we heat press on the tie, the fabric shrinks slightly resulting in a thin white line running along the seam lines at the back and on the edges of the fabric (See photo 6 above). We cannot guarantee 100% accuracy due to the way textile stretches and moves in the printing process though this will not show on the front of the tie and will not alter the overall quality of the product.
Style It With
Everybody loves a snappy suit, but even more so when there's an extra touch of pizzazz. For a casual day at the office, pair your custom ties with a shirt and chinos or tuck it behind a waistcoat to introduce more formality. The skinny tie is a trendy style piece, so wear with skinny jeans and a blazer for a modern day take on the smart/casual dress code.
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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:
Do my tie have a keeper loop?
Your custom tie does not feature a keeper loop, however if you prefer to keep your tie as secure as possible, you can use additional accessories such as a tie clip or a tie pin.
How does the recovery loop work?
On the blade of your unique ties is a little loop made from strong thread, there to help preserve the natural shape. After removing your tie or washing it, pull the loop so the tie ruches and relaxes back into place.
How do you print my custom ties?
Your design is repeated on both the front and back, where we press and then print onto the flat surface. This means your unique ties are self-tipping, as the inner lining is left white. A fine white line is slightly visible on the reverse, as mentioned above.
Choose from a selection of independently designed ties by our Contrado Creatives artists.
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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.