About Your Custom Notebooks
Inject your individuality into everyday life with a stunning new piece of stationery. Design your own notebook with your artwork, designs or photos to make a truly unique product which can be personalised on both the front and back covers. These custom notebooks feature a beautifully glossy 350 gsm tough cover and softbound back, providing extra protection whilst still being lightweight enough to carry around with you – like a paperback book. With 150 sides of a plain artists paper, you can let your imagination run wild and use it for quick notes, writing or even as a mini sketchbook, there really is a use for everyone. Each ivory page is 100 gsm thick and ideal for school, work, artists or even just as a place to keep those handy to-do lists. Get creative and even add text or a photo montage collage in our online design studio to make it that bit more special.
At a glance...
High gloss tough cover
150 sides of ivory artists paper
Full colour lasting print
Customise front and back
100gsm thick paper
A6 portrait - 380 g
A5 portrait - 280 g
Handmade in UK
3 for 2 offer
How Your Custom Notebooks Are Made
Your designs are printed using professional printing techniques onto high gloss paper, resulting in a lasting print that won’t rub or scratch off over time. Crafted by our skilled bookmakers, your handmade custom notebooks are finished with incredible attention to detail. The glossy covers are completed with 150 sides of luxury artists paper, with the final size and weight resembling that of a paperback book.
All of our notebooks have a laminate, gloss cover, so if they get a little dirty you can gently wipe them clean with a cloth.
Use your creativity to create an incredibly unique notebook by designing both sides of the product. Make sure you keep within the template on our online design studio, to prevent any important elements of your design being cut off. Experiment with adding text so everyone knows your notebook belongs to you and can prevent it from going walkabouts – scrawl your name across the front or back of the book so it never gets lost. You can even design the spine of the notebook to add your own images or even some extra text – click the product preview button in the design interface to get the full look.
Reviews for Notebooks
based on 5 customer reviews
I ordered 4 of the A5 notebooks. Great quality print, good colour match to my design.
I can't believe just how good the quality is for the cost
The kids are always leaving their notebooks at school so I thought at least this way, they'll be a bit more careful! the personalised covers look great and they love them, thanks again.
The print was such high quality and the size of the notebook is perfect for taking to uni with me. Amazing gift idea as well!
I got this as a little extra present for my husband, he thought it was so sweet. The print quality was beautiful, thanks!
How does this product enhance my...
use your new custom notebooks as a handy way to keep track of general to-do lists, shopping lists, and notes. Keeping it on a side table or somewhere it will always be seen will help you remember the little, but important things, that need to get done. A beautifully designed front cover to match your home decor will help the notebook fit in with the aesthetic of your home, wherever you decide to keep it.
Create branded notebooks for your business, so that your employees always have somewhere to jot down notes or ideas during meetings. The branding will strengthen the company's image as well as provide necessary stationary for your hard-working employees. Whether you work for a restaurant, an advertising agency, or anywhere else you can think of, give your employees the chance to be creative and hold a competition for them to submit notebook cover designs. The winner's design can be printed company-wide and they could even receive a special prize.
Notebooks are an incredibly popular product - everyone needs one at one point, whether they're an artist themselves or work in an office, attend school or other classes, or spend time at home. Widen your audience by providing notebooks featuring your unique designs, allowing people to buy a product that they can actually use in everyday life. Your work will likely be seen every day, not only by the customer but by their colleagues and friends too.
Frequently asked questions:
How big are the notebooks?
The notebooks are available in two sizes, A5 or A6. Both are portrait orientation.
Are the pages lined or plain?
The pages of your notebook are plain, giving you the freedom to be creative if you wish.
Are the covers hard or soft back?
The covers are softback like a paperback book, but are still tough enough to protect your notes and doodles with added style.
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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.