About Your Bespoke Wallpaper
Handmade to order in London, your custom wallpaper is a unique wall covering product that you won't find anywhere else; because you are in control of the designs. With a 10 year guarantee and available in any size, to fit any wall, you choose the perfect dimensions to suit your project. When you make your own wallpaper, you can choose between five different papers. The standard option is strong and durable with a beautiful textured matte finish. The luxurious premium option has the same strength and durability, with a similar finish, while being 100% opaque. It is also pre-coated with adhesive. The wall simply needs to be sprayed and the wallpaper positioned. There is no need for wallpaper paste. The textured options are quick and easy to apply, as you paste the wall, not the paper. It can be easily removed when dry without damaging walls, and it has a strong, tear-resistant construction. The self-adhesive paper uses an amazing peel and stick application method, and can be repositioned multiple times. All five papers have a stunning print quality, with the premium option offering super sharp printing.
At a glance
Handmade to order
5 paper choices
Easy and quick to hang
Handmade in UK
How Your Bespoke Wallpaper Is Made
There are five printed wallpaper options; standard, linen and brushed textured and premium as well as a self-adhesive option. They are all high quality, beautiful wallpapers, but offer slightly different attributes.
Standard: Your designs are printed onto a chic, thick paper that has a beautiful textured matte finish. This non-tear paper has very good print qualities and offers a long-lasting print. Your bespoke wallpaper has a 10-year guarantee for colour fastness, when the paper is kept in an optimal position, i.e. away from direct sunlight. It is strong and durable and holds up well to scratches and abrasions. This makes it an ideal wallpaper to use in high traffic areas. As eco-friendly and sustainability are 2 of our main objectives, your paper is eco-friendly and we use no solvents and only water-based inks. If you are planning on hanging your paper on a dark wall, we recommend using lining paper before applying your wallpaper.
Premium: Opt for our premium wallpaper, if you are looking for a 100% opaque option. This stunning paper is water activated and pre-coated with adhesive. All you need to do to hang it is spray the wall and position your paper - there is no need to add paste. With a matte finish and a gorgeous lightly textured handle, this paper offers a vibrant print in the highest quality, with super sharp print detail. The print is guaranteed for 10 years. It also offers the same benefits as the standard in regards to its finish; tough, durable and scratch resistant. The certified ECO-print is odour free and the water-based inks offer a sustainable alternative to mass manufactured wallpapers.
Textured: This option is ideal for using to decorate a bathroom. It is bio-proof, meaning it has a special formulation that prevents bacteria or mould growth. The breathable formulation also resists mildew. You can wash the paper if it gets a little dirty. Simply use a damp cloth with mild soap and water. Applying the textured option could not be easier. The strong construction does not need wallpaper paste applied to it. Simply paste the walls and place your paper as desired. As long as the walls have been prepared correctly before hanging, the paper can be removed easily without damaging the walls.
Linen: Fast installation time with a paste the wall rather than the paper hanging method, meaning you don't need any extra equipment such as paste tables. Odour-free certified EFO-print makes this perfect for any space including hospitals and the paper is sourced from a certified FSC supplier. Matte finish with a linen yarn embossed textured finish. Tough with scratch and abrasion resistance, this paper produces sharp, high-quality prints.
Self-Adhesive: Removeable and adhesive, this paper can be mounted onto any surface. It retains its adhesive properties so that it can be repositioned countless times. It also won't leave a residue when you remove it from the surface that it is stuck to. A unique coating which dries quickly and is water resistance as well as unique opaque properties which removes and translucency. Suitable for indoors or outdoor use. Simply peel and stick to apply.
Your new wallpaper is made from tough paper, that is scratch and abrasion resistant. If you find a mark or some dirt on the paper, we recommend wiping it clean with a damp sponge.
There are so many ways to make custom wallpaper work for your home. Begin by entering the dimensions of the wallpaper you want to print. Then choose the 'drop width'. As the wallpapers comprise of several printed pieces, you can choose between 125 cm and 62.5 cm as the preferred width for the drops. Next, choose the 'wallpaper direction', to indicate in which direction you would want the cuts to begin. For example, if you “start from the right” then the last piece on the left would be smaller. You will need to decide this in such a way that you do not lose any important part of your design, such as faces or bits of text. The online preview will show the cutting lines to help you. Then upload your design and play around until you are happy with it. You might notice a "low quality" warning appear. This is an indication that your image might need to be scaled down to improve print quality. You could always use our design features, such as the tile effect. This will allow you to reduce the size of your image while applying a contemporary repeat "tiling" effect. Our technicians apply bleed areas, as well as planning out the drops and widths of your wallpaper rolls. They trim the design down so there are no white spaces or borders.
Our skilled artwork team will quality check your designs before printing for any obvious errors, once your order has been placed. If this is the case, you will be notified so changes can be made.
Reviews for Wallpaper
based on 8 customer reviews
Great quality paper, high quality print / resolution. good quick service and good price. no issues.
Good installation advice / instructions and easy to install.
The wallpaper was great quality, but the print was incredible.
Amazing quality product- the paper is so smooth. Shipping was super fast. You have made an art student very happy!!
Nice print will order again
The product is very good I was impressed with the paper and the colour saturation as it’s true to the design. The service was very quick too.
Lovely quality. Always as expected.
Perfect quality wallpaper with my prints
Product was even better than expected! Even though contrado warned me about the pixelation of my file i went ahead with printing it as i was working on a tight deadline and i was surprised when the product arrived it was in great quality! Comes to say how professional they are and how much they care about their customers and products!
How does this product enhance my...
Ideal for anyone looking to add some personal style to their home decor, your new wallpaper will showcase your taste in a standout way. If you are looking to decorate a new baby's room, bypass the generic, babyish wallpaper seen in every shop, and design your own! Include their name, a meaningful quote, illustrations, song lyrics, photographs, or anything else that you want. This wallpaper is perfect for creating a feature wall, or even for every wall in the room.
Making your business stand out can be tricky. Bespoke wallpaper is a wonderful way to demonstrate to customers your company's branding and ethos. We love seeing personalised wallpaper in restaurants and cafes, as it truly helps set a standard of style and helps build a memorable experience for the customer. Consider creating a design for your wallpaper that sets the mood and atmosphere that your restaurant projects; romantic, fun, contemporary, traditional, the choice is yours.
More and more talented artists and designers are incorporating their stunning designs into the home interior world. Interior design and art truly go hand in hand, and designing your own wallpaper is an innovative and memorable way to push your art into this popular area. Attract new customers and clients and make your own wallpaper with your original artwork. Create a series or a signature print that will appeal to your clientele and beyond.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I print any size bespoke wallpaper?
Our online design interface and expert print technology allows you to print wallpaper of any size. Simply enter your chosen dimensions into the interface and you will see an instant price on the page. This is ideal for very small or large walls, where you might require a limited or excessive amount of paper.
What paper choices are there?
When you make your own wallpaper, you can choose from 5 different papers. All 5 use water-based inks and are odour free. The standard is a textured matte, non-tear paper. The premium is water activated and lightly textured. It is pre-coated with adhesive, so no need to use paste and the textured ones are breathable and resist mould and mildew. The self-adhesive uses a unique peel and stick application method.
Can I use printed wallpaper for a feature wall?
Absolutely you can. Feature walls are one of the main benefits for bespoke wallpaper. You can print any size wallpaper that you wish, so a feature wall is a great idea. You will need to scale up your designs and measure your wall carefully to ensure the paper fits to size.
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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 the 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 in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
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 1-3 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 via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
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.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.