About Your Custom Placemats
To enhance your dining table setting, create your own placemats using original designs, artwork or illustration. These heat resistant, hygienic, non-porous custom placemats have a beautiful glossy finish, displaying your images in high definition print. Available in sets of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12, you can design each tablemat individually to feature a different image, or keep things uniform with the same design. The medium placemat is ideal for children and can help encourage fussy eaters, whilst the large placemat is bigger than your average mat, perfect for serving up hearty dinners, sharing platters and generous portions.
At a glance...
2 size options
Sold in various sets
Heat resistant front
Hygienic wooden back
High gloss finish
Medium placemats: 26 x 20 cm
Large placemats: 32 x 23 cm
Handmade in UK
How Your Printed Placemats are Made
Your custom placemats are expertly handmade to order individually, allowing you to print a different design on each mat. Using a specialist process, we can guarantee a long-lasting print, as the inks are fused deep into the surface so your unique designs won't rub off over time. Being a non-porous surface, the printed tablemats are incredibly smooth and hygienic, so bacteria doesn't build up. The dark hardwood back makes them more hygienic no cork or baize is used that can leave fibres on your dining table.
The glossy surface is easy to wipe clean, so just use a damp cloth to remove any stains. Do not put in the dishwasher.
Tips to Design Your Own Placemats
We print your designs edge-to-edge in rich, high definition colour, so vibrant patterns and images with intricate details work extremely well. For home use, you can add text to feature family members' name so everyone has a designated seat at the dining table. For restaurants, this is an ideal place to extend brand awareness, so design your own placemats featuring the logo and/or pictures of your best signature dishes so tantalise tastebuds.
Reviews for Placemats
based on 14 customer reviews
After a glitch on the on-line ordering service, my problem was dealt with quickly and efficiently
Really pleased, very quick delivery
I wanted table mats that were all different and meant something to us. I / We now have 8 mats, showing different views of our boating life. No one else seems to be able to provide this service. Easily designed and ordered and swiftly delivered, they are excellent.
Exceeded my expectations.
Colourful, and excellent quality. exactly as i would have wished them to be.
Perfect very very happy.
The product is excellent quality. Service too couldn't be bettered. Good experience!
Great product and fast, efficient customer service! Thank you!
Really pleased with my own photo placemats. Lovely quality, look fabulous. I used on line chat first to enquire and easy from there. Will order again.
I ordered a set of unique place mats for my daughter for Christmas. I uploaded 8 pictures for these and the finished products were delivered very shortly afterwards. We are all delighted with them.
Contrado were the only suppliers we found who made the larger placemats we wanted. The service was incredibly quick compared to other photographic suppliers we have used, and the colour and resolution were stunning. We are very proud to have these on our table.
I wanted to put a design onto some placemats for my mum's birthday. I was very pleased with the product that was produced, the materials used are very high quality, and a lovely finish. I found the platform on the website easy to use and it allowed me to create what I wanted for the design. I would recommend this company.
High quality shiny board with contemporary pattern, as described on advert. Amazing colours. Strong thin wood. Packed in bubblewrap, box and box in bubblewrap. Outstanding experience!
i am chuffed to bits - the design and upload process was beautiful and the product has come out just as i wanted - if not better
How does this product enhance my...
Design your own placemats to complement your existing dining room decor, and ensure your home exudes style and sophistication. From special occasions such as Christmas and anniversaries, to everyday family meals, you can create a collection of custom placemats that will enrich your dining experience.
Impress customers at your restaurant, bar or cafe with beautifully printed placemats, featuring mouthwatering pictures of favourite dishes. As they are super easy to clean, you can save time and be more efficient with cleaning tables. They are completely bespoke, and will no doubt leave a lasting impression on guests.
Create a line of kitchen and dining wear or expand on your existing one with these custom placemats. Printed with your artwork or creative designs in beautiful, high definition colour, they are the perfect addition to any table setting. Sold in medium and large in sets of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12, you can reach a wide range of customers.
Frequently asked questions:
What makes them hygienic?
The glossy surface is non-porous, so bacteria can't grow. The hardwood backing doesn't contain cork or baize, which can leave fibres on your table.
What sizes are there?
The medium custom placemats are 26 x 20cm, and are ideal children's mats. The large printed placemats are 32 x 23cm and larger than average.
Can I put them in the dishwasher?
Your bespoke placemats are not dishwasher safe, but the smooth, non-porous surface means they're super easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Browse Designed Printed Placemats
Browse this collection of custom placemats, each set designed exclusively by our #ContradoCreatives. From vintage inspired patterns to futuristic designs, they are the ultimate way to add personality to your table and enhance your dining experience.
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.