About Your Custom Scrapbook
Filled with elegant Italian, ivory paper, your new custom scrapbook is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Bound and handmade in house, your scrapbook albums have been created to be filled with your special memories and moments. Featuring a stunning hardback cover, bound in Monroe Satin, this scrapbook will make a stylish and functional addition to your home. Use the online design interface to upload your artwork for the front and back. The scrapbook comes in 3 sizes; small, medium and large. The small and medium books have 30 pages each (or 60 sides), and the large has 50 pages (or 100 sides). You can choose to add a pack of 250 double sided photo mounts to your order, as well as a classic black slip case. The spine of your scrapbook is flexible, so you can have fun filling it to your hearts content. From photos and postcards, to handwritten notes and magazine tears, create your own scrapbook and create your own story.
At a glance
Optional photo mounts
Optional slip case
Printed both sides
Small scrapbook: 21 x 16cm, suitable for max 6 x 4" photos. Internal page size; 20 x 15cm, 30 pages/60 sides
Medium scrapbook: 23 x 32cm, suitable for max 8 x 6" photos. Internal page size 21 x 30cm, 30 pages/60 sides
Large scrapbook: 33 x 33cm, suitable for max 10 x 8" photos. Internal page size 31 x 31cm, 50 pages/100 sides
Handmade in UK
How Your Custom Scrapbook Is Printed And Made
Handmade to the highest level of quality, your custom scrapbook is a traditional piece with a contemporary edge. Our team of skilled bookmakers and artisans create your scrapbook from scratch! Once your designs are uploaded onto the interface, print technicians print them onto Monroe Satin fabric. This fabric covers the front and back of your scrapbook. We use traditional binding methods, and insert beautiful Italian paper pages. A flexible spine is created to ensure your scrapbook can adapt and hold volume, and parchment overleaves are added to give your book a highly polished finish.
Your album are covered with our luxurious custom printed satin fabric. To keep it looking its best, we recommend wiping it with a cloth if it gets a little dirty or dusty.
Made from chic Monroe Satin fabric, the cover of your custom scrapbook looks stunning and feels wonderful. Because satin is a woven fabric, it has a slight surface texture, which adds depth and character to your designs. To ensure your artwork looks its best, we recommend using designs that have a bolder pattern and slightly larger details. This is so the natural surface texture of the satin does not interfere with fine lines. Your designs will cover the front and back of the scrapbook, edge to edge. It is completed with a black fabric spine, which overlaps both sides slightly. Consider the black colour of the spine when incorporating your artwork. Bold and bright patterns will look striking against it.
How does this product enhance my...
Scrapbooking is a hobby that is continuing to grow in popularity. Scrapbooks allow you to display and preserve memories, using items such as photos, tickets, letters, notes and so much more. If you are the sentimental type, or you just want to create a lasting memory of something or someone, then create your own scrapbook using designs and artwork to make the front and back covers.
If you run a company and are planning an away day with your staff, then a custom scrapbook is the perfect way to make those memories last. Company away days are very popular, and are a wonderful way to get your staff to have fun and work together as a team. Take lots of photos of the day and create a scrapbook of everything that happened. Do this after every company day out and build a lasting memory of your business.
As a designer, you will know all about the popularity of scrapbooking. It is a fun, therapeutic, and rewarding hobby that is loved by so many. You can update your product range by creating customised stationary with your designs. These scrapbook albums will make brilliant additions, as your customers can enjoy seeing your artwork on the front, and fill the pages with their memories.
Frequently asked questions:
What size are the scrapbook albums?
Your custom scrapbook comes in 3 sizes and orientations. Small; 21 x 16cm has 30 pages, medium; 23 x 32cm has 30 pages, large; 33 x 33cm has 50 pages.
Is there room for more than just photos?
Choose the scrapbook size that best suits your project. If you have lots of "scraps" to insert, opt for the larger version. The spine is flexible, so it can hold more volume than you would expect.
Are there any additional extras?
You can choose to make your scrapbook look even more professional, by opting for the additional extras. Go for the optional photo mounts and the presentation slip case.
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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.