About Your Custom Messenger Bags
Made from supple real Italian leather, your new bag is a classic and timeless piece of fashion, which you will love wearing to all occasions. We use a thick and comfortable webbing to make the shoulder strap. This fabric is sturdy and easy to wear. It can also be adjusted, so you can wear it on your shoulder, or across your body for added security. This bag is particularly useful for when you are out and about, as the large option has three secure zip pockets and the medium and small have a rear zip pocket. Strong metal fixings will provide additional security and peace of mind. With three sizes to choose from, your new bag has a main compartment which is roomy enough to hold your must-have items; phone, keys, a small makeup bag, tablets or e-readers etc.
At a glance
One large compartment
Three size options
Adjustable webbing strap
Printed on smooth nappa leather
Black leather trim
Messenger Bag Size
Large - 30 cm x 26 cm x 10 cm - three zip pockets - 680 g
Medium - 22 cm x 18 cm x 6 cm - rear zip pocket - 340 g
Mini - 18 cm x 14 cm x 6 cm - rear zip pocket - 220 g
Handmade in UK
How Your Custom Messenger Bags Are Made And Printed
We use the finest fabrics and materials to create printed messenger bags that you will love to use over and over again. When your design is uploaded, it is printed by our team of technicians onto the smooth Italian Nappa leather. When you make your own messenger bag out of leather, over time it will get that stunning, distressed look. This charming and timeless aesthetic will give your bag longevity, authenticity and years of wear. Thick webbing material is used to create the strap for your bag, which can be adjusted according to your preference.
We recommend wiping your bag clean with a damp cloth. The classic distressed leather appearance will naturally develop after 12 months of use.
Your artwork is printed onto one side of the custom messenger bag, taking up the entire side. Consider the black leather trim and appendages when choosing which designs to upload. Delicate and soft prints will look pretty, but designs with bolder, more vibrant colour schemes will just come alive on the leather. Your print is surrounded by smart black piping, which helps elevate the design and make it leap off of the bag.
How does this product enhance my...
You will love the wide and comfortable webbing strap of these bags. The strap is adjustable, which makes it perfect for slinging over your shoulder, or wearing it securely cross-body. If you are planning on going travelling, or on holiday, then custom messenger bags are the perfect travelling buddy. Sling it comfortably across your body for security and create a design that will inspire you in your journey. It's the perfect size for your camera, phone and travel journal!
If you run an events planning business, then you most likely have a lot of staff. Whether it is a party, a corporate event or something like a concert, there are always essentials that your staff need to have to hand at all times. Walkie-talkies, phones, flyers, notebooks etc. Design your own messenger bags with your logo or company name and give one to every staff member, so the essentials are always to hand and they are promoting the business at all times.
Designing your own line of custom messenger bags is a great way to appeal to a fresh new audience. These printed messenger bags are unisex and a good size for men, women and even children. Upload your original designs and artwork onto the soft and robust canvas and watch it take on a whole new context, as it is made into a practical and fashionable accessory. Add your logo in the corner of your design, so the wearer can proudly display their new designer find!
Frequently asked questions:
What is the messenger bag made from?
This classic bag is made from two different materials. The body of the bag is crafted from beautiful, supple Italian leather with your design printed onto it and the strap is made from webbing material.
Does the messenger bag have pockets?
It does! All three bags have a zipped rear pocket, and the large size messenger bag also benefits from two internal pockets as well - great for keeping those smaller bits in that you don't want to lose at the bottom.
How do I adjust the strap?
The adjustable strap has a sliding clasp on it which will adjust the length of the strap. All three size options come with this adjustable webbing strap so you can wear the bag where it is comfortable. The strap can also be removed.
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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.