About Your Custom Pen Holder
Keep your workspace completely stress free with your own little organisation system. This customised pen stand will keep your pens, pencils, paintbrushes and other stationery stored safely and looking neat and tidy, so you can focus on the more important things. Your design is printed all around the ceramic custom pen holder, so your desk will be looking beautiful from every angle. As well as being the ideal studio accessory, the pen and pencil holder can double up as a paint pot, a tumbler, a toothbrush holder, and so much more – a truly versatile piece of homeware.
The decorative and functional pen pot has a lovely semi-gloss finish which truly brings your designs to life. The print is long-lasting and won’t scratch off or peel over time, with the pot itself being both sturdy and durable.
At a glance
9.3 cm x 7.75 cm (3.6" x 3")
Approx 320 g
Environmentally friendly inks
Handmade in UK
How Your Custom Pen Holder is Made
Using a dye sublimation method, your designs are reproduced to the highest quality. Expect a pen and pencil holder with rich colours, immaculate detail and a consistent tone across the image. The ceramic has a lovely gentle glossy finish to bring your pictures to life, resulting in a dynamic home décor piece which is fully functional too. Every piece is hand-printed onsite in our London factory, using ethical practices and eco-friendly inks.
To preserve the quality of your pen and pencil holder, simply wash by hand with some warm water and soap. Do not put in the dishwasher.
Due to the way we print ceramics, a small gap will be left at the back of the custom pen holder where the two ends of the design meet. However, this is always considered, and we ensure the product is finished to the highest quality. Please take note that your design doesn’t cover the entirety of the ceramic pot, but rather is a rectangular strip printed around the body of the holder.
How does this product enhance my…
Keeping your home office tidy can be nothing short of a miracle sometimes, especially if there are little ones running around. Whether you’re using your new custom pen holder to hold pencils, pens, paintbrushes or more, it’s guaranteed to help keep things looking neat and organised. You can also use it to easily store toothbrushes or make up, for a special touch to your everyday routine.
Do you work in an office? Why not create branded pencil pots for your employees featuring your logo or design. Help keep their workspace tidy whilst strengthening your brand and employee morale. Maybe you work for a school and are looking for a way to keep the teachers lounge organised and keep those pens from continuously going walkabout. Create a range of customised pen stands for your colleagues to keep things safe between classes.
Strengthen your design brand by creating products that can be used in everyday life, and by a range of audiences – whether it’s adults or kids. Pencil holders featuring your beautiful designs can help bring exposure to your artwork and help your brand branch out into other products such as home ware and accessories.
Frequently asked questions:
How big is the pencil holder?
The pot is approximately 9.3 cm height x 7.75 cm diameter, which is approximately 3.6 x 3 inches.
What can I store in the pot?
Not only can you store pens in the holder, but everything from artists tools such as paintbrushes and palette knives, to toiletries like toothbrushes and toothpaste. It’s a great way to keep make up brushes organised too, or even cutlery at the dinner table.
What is the pot made from?
The pencil pot is made from a strong and durable ceramic.
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.