About your Custom Wall Art Prints
Turn bland walls into brilliant walls with your very own custom wall art prints and turn your home into your very own gallery. With a large range of sizes, shapes and orientations, you can make your own wall art for pretty much any space in your home. Printed on super smooth 280 gsm paper stock, which is matte with a smooth finish, similar to traditional fibre content photographic papers, this heavyweight paper is strong and durable and gives prints a high-quality, museum standard finish. Colours and details are vibrant and showstopping and provide a wonderful depth to your prints.
Because we use specialist archival inks when printing your wall art, you are guaranteed a quality, lasting finish. When you keep your print in optimal conditions - out of direct sunlight and inside a frame behind protective glass, your black and white prints will last for 400 years without significant colour change and you colour prints will last for 200 years.
There are a wide range of pre-set size options to choose from when you make your own wall art.
Approximate Photo Poster sizes:
- 5" x 7" (127 mm x 177.8 mm)
- 8" x 10" (203 mm x 254 mm)
- 8.5" x 11" (216 mm x 279.4 mm)
- 11" x 14" (279.4 mm x 355.6 mm)
- 12" x 16" (304.8 mm x 406.4 mm)
- 16" x 24" (406 mm x 609.6 mm)
- 16" x 20" (406.4 mm x 508 mm)
- 24" x 36" (609 mm x 914 mm)
- 28" x 42" (711 mm x 1066 mm)
You can create your own custom sizes up to 1000 cm x 111 cm or 393.7" x 43.7".
At a glance...
280 gsm museum quality paper
Best archival inks
Vibrant, permanent print
Custom or pre-set sizes
Handmade in UK
How your Custom Wall Art Prints are Made
Handmade in the UK from the finest materials, your new bespoke wall art will make a striking addition to your home. Our team of skilled craftsmen and print technicians take all the care in the world to produce your prints in the highest quality. Created using 300dpi prints, the final result of your wall art is an incredible colour representation and fade-resistant vibrancy. Printed on acid and lignin-free paper to achieve archival standards, enormous colour gamut, and super bright true to life colours make any photo or artwork a true masterpiece. When your print is finished, it is carefully rolled and delivered to you in a cardboard tube, to ensure it arrives in perfect condition.
You can choose to have your custom wall art prints sent either as it comes or cut on the line. Cut on the line will trim your print down so that it is cut right at the edge of your design whereas as it comes will be roughly cut with a barcode and job number on it - this allows you to cut it to size for your frame at home.
To keep your art in optimum condition, we recommend hanging it somewhere out of direct sunlight. This will ensure the vibrant, fade-resistant finish for hundreds of years.
The best thing about designing your own custom wall art prints is that you can make it for any space - no matter how awkward, small or large. There are nine preset sizes to choose from, and better yet you can make your own wall art in a custom size so you truly can fill any space and make your decor stand out. Create a gallery wall by printing several art prints. This works so well if you have an art series that is meant to be seen as a whole. Print them in different sizes and orientations to really make a statement. As a tip, if you are planning on framing your wall art, we recommend leaving a framing border. This is easily achieved by decreasing the size of your design and leaving white space around the whole of the image.
Reviews for Wall Art
based on 6 customer reviews
Really happy with purchase. The print is very good quality and was packaged well to protect it. I was also happy with how quickly it arrived.
2 customised posters I designed myself on your website..delivered within days..well packaged and excellent quality
Arrived quickly, though costly delivery for quite a small item. Product was good quality 8/10, although a little blurred, though that's probably my fault as the web page did warn me.
My experience so far has been a real pleasure, from the sample products and materials to the assistance regarding using your design programme. In all a 'gold star' experience. Good for you!!
I asked for something extra to be printed as I was collecting another order and with in half an hour all was done and just as I want it. Great communication, bravo to the employees they contribute hugely to this success! Thank you!
I ordered one photo print of my cat and two fabric prints of my art designs. Brilliant results. Very happy!
How does this product enhance my...
Update the look of your home with your own bespoke wall art. Whether you want to print photographs, designs or original artwork, your home decor can be enhanced greatly with custom wall art. If you have an art series that you have been working on, why not print them as high-quality wall art? This is a contemporary and unique alternative to canvas prints. Thanks to our wide range of size pre-sets and the custom size option, you can use them in so many different areas of your home.
Keep your office looking stylish and fresh with custom printed wall art. Design your own wall prints to bring a new look to your company, without breaking the bank. From motivational images and text to inspiring art designs, there is no limit to what you can print on your wall art. The smooth, matte finish, gives a distinct and professional look and creates a different print for every part of the office. Each room can have its own individual print, designed exclusively by you.
Why not offer something a bit different to your clients? If you are a designer with your own brand, create unique wall art to appeal to a cool, young audience. Posters and prints remain an ever-popular choice for people to hang on their wall. With this range of wall art, you can upload your designs onto a huge range of size and dimension prints or your own custom dimensions. Offer them something for even the most narrow of walls. Your original artwork will look simply stunning on these high quality prints.
Frequently asked questions:
How many sizes are the prints available in?
Your custom wall art is available nine different pre-set sizes. You can also create your own custom size in different orientations and shapes, so you are sure to find the perfect size for your wall - no matter how big or small.
What paper is used?
We use 280 gsm giclee art paper. It is a super-smooth paper stock which is designed for photographic reproduction and fine art prints. It is both acid and lignin free to achieve archival standards, and has a matte finish,
Is the print permanent?
We print your wall art in high-quality 300dpi prints. Our production method uses the best quality archival inks. These offer a long-lasting print, which lasts for hundreds of years when kept in optimal conditions.
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Be inspired by these original wall art prints, designed by me. Available in different sizes and shapes to give your home a splash of personality.
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.