About Your Custom Guest Book Printing
Your custom guest book printing is so versatile and can be used for a number of different situations. From hotels and B&Bs to weddings and exhibitions, you can design your own guest book for a truly unique extra touch to the experience. Made from a hardback satin cover, the pages are hand bound into a custom coloured spine, and either ruled into traditional columns or left plain for your individual use. Print your logo, business branding or unique patterns for one of a kind custom guest book printing. With a choice of 4 box or tin options you can choose to either have none, a silver tin, a black cloth box, or a personalised presentation box. The personalised presentation box will feature the amazing design that you have chosen for the front cover of your custom guest book, printed onto luxurious Suede Vision fabric and wrapped around the lid.
At a glance...
4 size choices
Presentation box options
Satin hardback cover
6 spine colours
Page ruling options
Small A5 - 30 page sides
Medium A4 (portrait & landscape) - 40 page sides
Large A3 - 50 page sides
132 - 380 g depending on size
Handmade in UK
How Your Wedding Guest Book is Made
Bound by hand to order in London, UK, your custom guest book printing is a truly exceptional piece of craftsmanship. Your designs are printed using dye sublimation onto a gorgeous satin fabric, producing a high definition and radiant print. Ruled or plain pages are bound to the spine by hand, which is also printed in your choice of 6 colours. This allows you to create a truly bespoke wedding guest book. This satin is bound to the hardback cover, finished with elegant metal corner caps. The overall look and feel is luxury, as the satin has a slight shimmer and on the surface.
Keep your custom guest book printing safe and free from dust in a lovely presentation box. Within the design interface, you can choose from several options, including a silver tin, a fabric cloth covered box or a customised box with your design printed onto Suede Vision fabric and wrapped around the lid. To maintain regular cleanliness, wipe down the satin cover with a cloth should it get dirty.
Design Your Own Guest Book Tips
The satin produces a lovely print with a slight sheen that catches the light. Please note that Monroe Satin is a woven fabric, so we suggest using designs and patterns with bolder detailing or larger photos to ensure a sharp finish. This is as the surface shows the weave, so small intricate details could get lost.
As you get to design the back cover too, this is an ideal space for your contact details, any photography credits or even a barcode. This ensures a professional finish that won't go unnoticed.
How does this product enhance my...
Design a bespoke wedding guest book that you can cherish forever. Placed inside your memento cabinet with other keepsakes from the day, it's an original way to reminisce over your big day and read the heart felt comments from your guests. It can double up as a decorative display, as your photos look beautiful on the Monroe satin.
Hotels, B&Bs, spas, salons, visitor centres - there's so many industries that would benefit from a custom guest book. Fully branded with your logo, contact information and any other business details necessary, you can provide a way for guests to sign in and out or leave customer feedback. At any front of house desk, it adds a professional touch.
A custom guest book is an original product to include in your design range portfolio, as it allows a variety of audiences to enjoy your artwork. Design a collection based on different uses, such as weddings, birthdays, Christenings and other exciting events. They are exceptionally handmade by artisan bookmakers, so you'd be selling a quality gift.
Frequently asked questions:
What do the inner pages look like?
There's an option to have either custom ruled columns for the date, name, address and message, or choose plain pages if you prefer to create your own columns.
Where is my design printed?
We print your designs onto luxury satin which is then bound around the hard back cover. You can design the front and back, with either the same or different design.
Does it come in a presentation box?
There's several options for presentation. Choose from a silver presentation tin (excl. A3 size), a classic black cloth covered box or a presentation box printed with a design.
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.