Design Your Own Lighter on an Official Zippo® Product
Classy, suave and sophisticated, your custom lighters, UK printed to order, are a must-have for any candle lover, smoker or cigar connoisseur. The genuine Zippo® lighter has a hinged lid case featuring the distinctive Zippo® 'click'. It's windproof, allowing you to spark up come rain or shine, and the flame is extinguished when the lid is closed. Presented in a smart presentation box and made from brushed metal, these custom lighters are classy accessories that show off your individuality. The inks are semi-transparent and we layer white under your print so that you can see your image beautifully with no silver show-through, and your Zippo® has a matte finish on the print.
At a glance...
Genuine Zippo® Product Made in USA
Windproof hinged lighter
High quality matte finish
All metal construction
Supplied in presentation box
Handmade in UK
How it's Made and Printed
Each Zippo® lighter is made in the US from a high quality brass which then dipped into nickel for a smooth finish. Your designs are printed onto a white layer on the brushed finish lighter case, using Contrado's specialist metal ink transfer application process. This produces a scratch-resistant print which will stand up to normal wear and tear. The wick and flint come included, and the actual lighter can be removed from the encasing to refill with lighter fluid and replace the flint. The lighter is presented in an original presentation box, seated in a moulded enclosure to protect the surface from scratches. Clean with a dry cloth only.
Please always take extra caution and care with open naked flames. For a full step-by-guide on how to fill your lighter and replace the flint, please visit our FAQ page and follow instructions to the letter. To extinguish the flame, simply snap shut the lid and the flame will automatically go out. This lighter is not to be used by minors. Keep out of reach of children. The Zippo® lighter is supplied without fuel, for safety. Clean with a dry cloth only.
Design Your Own Lighter Tips
Your designs are printed across the hinged lid opening, so please take this into account when positioning your images to ensure you're happy with where the printed lighter will flip open and distort your design. Of course, when the lid is shut, the finish is flawless and the lid opening can barely be seen. Please bear in mind that white areas of your design will be unprinted, however we do spray the print area lighter with a white surface before printing.
Your custom lighters, US-made and UK printed to order, fall under the famous Zippo lifetime guarantee. The majority of the internal parts are consumables and can be replaced (examples include the flint, spring, wadding and wick). The specialised printing can last and last as long as you care for your custom lighter, UK printed, correctly. Only put in your pocket if it won't be with keys or sharp objects. Do not let the lighter fluid splash onto the area that you have designed. The printing is durable and will resist scratching, but it is possible to mark it if too much force or pressure is applied or if sharp objects are used.
Reviews for Lighter - Zippo Custom printed
based on 8 customer reviews
Excellent service, and an excellent product, very easy to use site, sent my print and received my lighter, “super quick”
Would recommend to anyone, a first class service
A marvellous engraving plus a fast delivery , well done Contrado !
Wasn't quite sure what to expect but I am really happy with the product (zippo lighter with a vintage photo of the late, great Link Wray!) At £40 this would make a treasured gift for a friend
/family member. (I don't want to encourage smoking of course). Easy to order and press the correct keys as I am usually a techno-numpty and still believe the earth is flat (-ish). Good health and all who sail in you!
I ordered a custom printed zippo for my brother in Spain. He got it within a few days. The print was high quality - it looks great! I was amazed at the speed of delivery, especially as he lives in Palma.
All good. Arrived fast and good quality product.
The turn around on my order was fantastically quick, I am happy with the quality of the product.
The Item was a gift we are planning and the it was much more than we wished for.
The lighter it is of a good quality and does exactly what it is supposed to do. The design is amazing. I was very impressed the print! Process of purchase was easy and communication brilliant, arrived very well packaged. Perfect, thank you
How does this product enhance my...
Design your own custom lighters for the home, printed with a stylish pattern to complement the decor or your daily outfits. Robust, rust resistant and windproof, it's the ideal lighter to have on standby for lighting the chimney or getting the BBQ going in the summer. They are also a stunning gift to celebrate a milestone birthday or career promotion, and with a name like Zippo® you know that it's quality you can trust - original and best.
If you're in the outdoor furnishings industry, this stunning silver lighter is an ideal accompaniment to sell alongside barbecues, chimineas, fire pits and lanterns. Printed with your branding, you could even offer this custom lighter as a freebie when a customer spends over a certain amount. This level of professionalism won't go unnoticed.
Having such a huge brand name, featuring your work is an impressive item to sell in your design brand's product range. Printed with your unique artwork, you can appeal to a huge market and reach new audiences. Made from high polish chrome, it's a high quality product that carries the Zippo® lifetime guarantee on build quality.
Frequently asked questions:
How do I fill my lighter?
Your Zippo® lighter comes unfilled due to safety, but a wick and flint are included. Please refer to Care Instructions above where you can find a link to our step-by-step guide with instructions and safety precautions.
Where is my design printed?
Your design is printed onto the front of the lighter (hinge left), including the body and the lid. Single-sided print that covers the entirety of the font of the custom lighters. You may see that there is some bleed around the edges.
Will my lighter scratch?
Your Zippo® custom lighter is scratch resistant, not entirely scratch proof. It will stand up to normal wear and tear, being in pockets or handbags, but we would advise that you avoid scratching it with sharp objects.Clean with a dry cloth only.
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.