About Your Custom Pencil Box
This pencil tin is a fun and original way to stash your collection of pens and pencils. Available in 3 different sizes, every tin is hand finished, with your design printed directly into the metal. It is a fun and unique way to store your stationery, with a quirky retro vibe. This traditional pencil case box has a charming "etched" effect, thanks to our specialist printing methods. The hinged lid gives your tin a charming finish. With an edge to edge lasting print on the lid, this tin is as stylish as it is functional. The slimline design will fit neatly onto your desk and will make you smile every time you look at it.
The 3 different sizes provide different services. The classic pencil tin is perfect for school and work. It has enough space for roughly 6 pens and pencils. The large pencil tin has almost double the amount of space. It is an A5 shape and can hold a good supply of stationery. Our art box is A4 and can hold paper as well as stationery. Choose the best size tin for your needs.
At a glance
3 size options
Durable hinged lid
Specialist print methods
Edge to edge print
Classic pencil case: 18 x 8 x 2cm
Large pencil case (A5): 22 x 16 x 2.4cm
Large pencil art box (A4): 31 x 22 x 2.7cm
Handmade in UK
How Your Custom Pencil Box Is Printed And Made
Design your own tin pencil case has been manufactured in the UK and hand-finished to perfection. Every pencil box is made from silver metal, with a durable hinged lid. Our team of skilled print technicians use our specialist digital dye sublimation process to print your designs directly into the surface of the tin. With this method, the ink actually fuses into the metal, creating a long-lasting print, that won't rub off or peel away. They are the perfect way to show off your design potential, whether you are in the classroom or the office.
As your designs are printed into the metal, you don't have to worry about them peeling off or rubbing away. If you find your pencil box gets a little dirty, simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth.
Your designs are printed using a dye sublimation method. This process eliminates any white from your design, which gives it a more natural aesthetic. Any white space will have the natural silvery base tone of the tin. This unique print method gives your custom pencil box a beautifully bespoke "etched" appearance. This traditional and rustic charm lends itself to a wide range of design options. From photography to art, your work will look simply stunning printed on a pencil case box.
Reviews for Pencil Tins
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Really good quality and exactly what I wanted.
Love these ton boxes with hinge lids. The printing works good on these products.
How does this product enhance my...
Be more organised at home with your own custom pencil box. This sleek and stylish tin is the perfect way to keep your stationary essentials conveniently grouped together in one place. The durable, hinged lid will keep them secure, while your designs will look stunning printed on the lid. Custom printed with your artwork, no one else will have a tin like this. Pop it in your bag and take it with you to work or school, to ensure you always have your necessities to hand.
These tins come in 3 different sizes. If you own an art supply company and are looking at ways to reach out to art and design students at fairs and events, then the large art tin will make the perfect gift. Create a design featuring your company's logo and branding, and add a quirky background. Fill each art tin with a pencil and pen and some sketch paper. These useful and memorable gifts will convince students to use your company for their future art supply needs.
Print your own designs onto a custom pencil box, and update your current product line. Customers and clients will love the versatile and retro vibe of these stylish tins, which are given a bespoke edge with your artwork. Create a range of tins and upload designs for all three sizes. They are ideal to use for everything from stationary to everyday essentials. Printed directly into the metal, your designs will be long-lasting and vibrant.
Frequently asked questions:
What size is the pencil case box?
Choose from 3 different sized tin boxes. The small, classic tin measures: 18.5 x 8 x 2cm, the large tin (A5) measures: 22 x 16 x 2.4cm, and the large art tin (A4) measures: 31 x 22 x 2.7cm.
How is my design printed onto the tin?
We use a specialist printing method to print your design. We print into the surface of the metal using a dye sublimation process. This makes the print long-lasting and fade-resistant.
Is the tin case secure?
Your new tin case is secure and durable. Made from tough tin, your box has a lid with a strong hinge. This is clicked into place when closed, ensuring your precious bits and bobs stay put.
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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.