About Your Custom Picnic Blankets
Enjoy eating al fresco on a comfortable and super stylish blanket. Your new custom picnic blankets are handmade to the highest quality, by our team of skilled technicians and seamstresses. Every order is printed and made individually, to ensure you receive a completely bespoke, one of a kind item. Your designs are printed onto our super soft and luxurious fleece fabric, renowned for its comfort and superior print qualities. The backing of the blanket is made from a black, waterproof material. This durable material will keep you, and your food, dry, even if you are sitting on slightly damp grass. The generous size of your new fleece picnic blanket will comfortably seat a small group plus food, drinks and anything else you want to bring with you.
At a glance
Waterproof base, soft fleece top 285gsm
Features carry handle
Full print area
10 year guarantee on print, material & stitching
Picnic Blanket Size
Handmade in UK
How Your Custom Picnic Blankets Are Made
Handmade at the Contrado studio in London, these blankets are essential to keep in the home or car. With a full print area covering the entire fleece picnic blanket, your designs are fused into the fibres of the fabric, creating a stunning print that looks crisp, vibrant and highly detailed. Once printed, the fleece is stitched by hand onto the waterproof backing. The backing includes a carry handle, and can be rolled up, making it easy to store away. The overall finish is stylish, functional and of superior quality and it comes with a 10-year guarantee on print, material & stitching.
Your new printed blankets are very easy to care for. To rid your festival or picnic blanket of the occasional mess, you can simply wipe the fleece, and the backing with a damp cloth. Use mild soapy water. For a deeper clean, you can also pop your custom picnic blankets in the washing machine on a 30 degree cycle. We recommend drying flat or on a drying line.
It is fun, simple and easy to use our online design interface to create your perfect picnic blanket. The lightweight design is highly durable, and prints look stunning on the fleece fabric. The tool allows you to upload a single image, or several images to your design. For picnic blankets, we love bright and colour patterns that are unique and eye-catching. They will make your blanket stand out on the grass, on the sand, or anywhere else you want to enjoy a sandwich and a sit down.
How does this product enhance my...
A picnic blanket is one of those items that are always useful to have in the home, or in the car. Don't just save your printed blankets for picnics. Use them for when you are relaxing in the garden, visiting a festival or heading to the park to see friends. It is such a useful product, that you can even use it indoors if you fancy eating on the floor. The comfortable fleece topper is printed with your unique designs, that will bring a sense of your personal style to the blanket.
If you run a nursery or pre-school, then consider designing your own fleece picnic blankets. These are so valuable to have in stock. Perfect for when the kids need a bit of outdoor time. They can enjoy snack time on the blanket, and maybe even story time. If the weather is bad, fuel their imaginations by playing "picnics" in the classroom. You can use real or pretend food. Create a design using the nursery's logo, and the blanket becomes an instant promotional tool too!
If you are looking for fun and creative ways to boost your design portfolio, then why not consider homeware items? Our custom blankets are a simple and effective product, that can be used by everyone for so many reasons. Ideal for keeping at home, in the car, or taking on holiday, printed blankets are a British essential. Upload your original artwork onto the fleece fabric, and create your own line of designer picnic blankets.
Frequently asked questions:
What fabric is the blanket made from?
Your new custom picnic blankets are made from the softest fleece fabric. We print and hand cut the fabric ourselves, so we can vouch for its plush finish and luxuriously soft handle.
How many people can fit on the picnic blanket?
The blanket measures 150 x 150cm. This is a generous size, that will allow several people to sit on the blanket at once (depending on their size and stature). It is the perfect size to display your favourite food and drink.
Is the blanket waterproof?
The base of the blanket is made from a durable black material. This material is waterproof and is sewn onto the fleece topper. Lay the blanket on even damp ground and enjoy a dry spot.
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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?
If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important, choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.
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.