About Your Summer Blanket
Lightweight but still comforting and cuddly, this soft fleece blanket is perfect for summer nights or alfresco dining. Your artwork or business branding is printed with long-lasting dye-sub printing, producing an extremely detailed, high definition finish. Made from a single layer of 285gsm polar fleece, the soft, plush surface texture feels a dream against your skin.
At a glance...
Soft 285gsm fleece
Optional top left corner label
4 size options
10 year guarantee
Small - 100x75cm (39x29")
Square - 148x148cm (58x58")
Medium - 145x106cm (57x42")
Large - 148x198cm (52x78")
Handmade in UK
3 for 2 offer
How it's Made and Printed
Using a specialist printing process that fuses the inks deep into the fabric fibres, your designs are long-lasting and won't peel over time. Resulting in a high definition finish with sharp details and bold colours, it's an effective way to display anything from original artwork to company logos and marketing messages. The fabric is hand cut to size, where we leave the edges as they are without a stitched hem and curve the corners for a contemporary touch. Choose to add a coloured trim printed around the edges for extra detail or simply leave them blank.
Your custom light summer blanket is so easy to care for. For best results and to maintain the high quality, machine wash at 30°c and leave to dry naturally or tumble dry on a low heat. Do not wring out. We offer a 10 year guarantee on the print life and material quality.
Within the design interface, the small, medium and large blankets are either landscape or portrait in nature. Please consider the orientation of your design and use the editing functions to rotate your image should you need to. The edges can be printed with a coloured trim detail in either cream, charcoal, blue, pink or alternatively choose no print. The printing detail is designed to look like stitching.
Reviews for Lightweight Blanket
based on 2 customer reviews
Blankets were thinner than I'd imagined and I thought the edges would be sewn not lined with ink but overall delighted with the design quality
Was a great gift for my family and my friends. Good quality and very good clarity of the pictures.
How does this product enhance my...
Watch the sunset on summer evenings wrapped up in your gorgeous customised blanket. As the breeze picks up, drape it over your shoulders and continue to enjoy the outdoors in warmth. You could also take them on holiday, whether it's a camping trip or seaside break, as the hydrophobic properties means these blankets repel water.
Do you own a bar or restaurant with outdoor seating? A cool trend is to supply guests with blankets they can use when there's a chill in the air. Printed with your logo and branding, it's little touches like this that keep customers coming back time and time again. They're super soft, easy to care for and come with a 10 year guarantee.
If you're an artist looking to develop your brand further, these single layer blankets are a fun product to print with your designs. The stunning details showcase your work in high definition, giving a new perspective. Expertly handmade with a 10 year guarantee on the print and fabric, these blankets will give you the edge over competition.
Frequently asked questions:
Are the edges stitched?
We simply cut the fabric and leave the edges as they are without a hem, but you can choose a colour trim to have printed around the edges.
How thick is the fleece?
Your custom blanket is made from a single layer of 285gsm polar fleece fabric, which is lightweight but still warm, comforting and cuddly.
Are they machine washable?
Yes, so they're extremely easy to care for. Even with regular 30°c washes, the print will remain beautifully detailed and full of colour that won't rub off.
Browse Designer Lightweight Blankets
Browse this stunning range of single fleece blankets, designed exclusively by our #ContradoCreatives. Each handmade using soft, 285gsm polar fleece and printed with their original works of art, they ooze style.
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.