About Your Custom Bookmarks UK
Handmade with exquisite attention to detail, these custom bookmarks are a true work of art. Sometimes it is the simple things that can make a big impression, and when you make your own bookmark, you have the ability to make that impression yourself. Formed with 2 pieces of beautiful Nappa leather or leatherette and made by skilled artisans, this pack of 3 bookmarks, alternatively available as singles, will make a wonderful gift for yourself or any book lover. Create a unique design for all of your bookmarks. Each one can be designed individually, so you have complete creative control. Your designs are printed onto one side of the bookmark, while the back can be printed with a colour of your choice. Choose from black, ivory, red, blue or pink. Your artwork is printed with incredible attention to detail and colour reproduction, so you can enjoy uploading designs with as much detail as you wish.
At a glance
Pack of 3 or individual
Real or faux leather
Full colour print
Optional colour back
5 x 18cm
Weighs less than 20 g
Handmade in UK
How Your Custom Bookmarks UK Are Printed And Made
Your custom bookmarks UK made are created by our team of skilled craftsmen and print technicians. It starts with you uploading your designs onto our online interface. All custom bookmarks are made to order in our London studio. Once your designs have been uploaded into the system, the technicians get straight to work. The printed leather or leatherette is made first. Your designs are digitally printed onto the leather or faux leather, which is then passed onto the cutting team. The bookmarks are carefully cut from the printed leather using a large cutting press. This piece is then bonded and hand stitched with a piece of coloured leather, which you would have chosen during the design process. The stitching around the edges of the bookmark adds a beautifully authentic touch. The process of creating custom leather bookmarks is a traditional craft, which we are proud to continue.
Your custom bookmarks are made from real digitally printed leather. To ensure it always looks it best, we recommend keeping your bookmarks out of direct sunlight for overly long periods of time. You can wipe your bookmarks with a cloth if they get a little dusty or dirty. It is important to note that leather is a natural material, and as such some small pockmarks or grains might be visible. This is normal and unavoidable, as they are natural features of the leather. Over time, as with any leather, small, very subtle creases may arise on the surface. This adds to the leather's natural charm.
When you are creating a design for your bookmarks, it is important to consider the size and orientation of the product. They measure 5 x 18cm, making them relatively long and slim. The portrait orientation and size lends itself to bold patterns and typography. Use the design interface to ensure your artwork is positioned perfectly, without any important details lost to the edges. Landscape images can work nicely, when positioned correctly. If you are in any doubt about how your design will look, do not hesitate to get in touch for assistance.
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Looked better than I thought it would and it got a great laugh as a fun-but-useful xmas gift. Much appreciated!
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The perfect treat for any bookworm, these custom printed bookmarks come as a single or in a pack of 3. If you are a lover of traditional paperbacks and hardbacks, and avoid tablets at all costs, then these bookmarks will be a welcome addition to your library. Create a design featuring your favourite literary heroes, quotes that inspire you, or maybe a piece of your own original art. They will hold your page and look stunning at the same time. Keep them on display so that others can enjoy your designs.
Whether you run a bookshop or you are an author, if you have a book launch in the pipeline, then custom bookmarks will make a smart and savvy business investment. To promote the launch of a new novel, create some buzz by designing bespoke leather bookmarks featuring the book's title and artwork. It could even include a quote from the book or a message from the author. Offer the bookmarks as a gift to customers who are purchasing the book. They will love receiving such an innovative and stylish freebie.
Designers and artists are starting to understand the importance of printing their work onto everyday items, that people can enjoy in their day to day lives. If you are a designer who is stuck in a rut, then consider printing your work onto these beautiful leather or leatherette bookmarks. Made to order and printed with your designs, they are a stylish and inexpensive way for customers and clients to enjoy your work. Push the boundaries and expand your brand!
Frequently asked questions:
Are the bookmarks handmade?
Custom bookmarks UK printed and made are a speciality of ours. Your new leather bookmarks are handmade by talented seamstresses and craftsmen from real genuine leather or a vegan friendly leatherette.
Where can I print my designs on the custom bookmarks?
You can design the whole front of the custom printed bookmarks. Your art is printed onto the leather, creating a stunning finish. The back of your bookmark can be made from the colour of your choice; black, ivory, red, blue or pink.
Can I receive my bookmarks quickly?
At Contrado we pride ourselves on producing quality custom products, carefully and quickly. Your custom leather bookmarks are usually able to be made within 48 hours of being ordered. There is a next day delivery option too.
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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 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.