About Your Decorative Waste Paper Bins
Gorgeous to look at and fun to use, your new decorative waste paper bins will be a welcome addition to your home decor. Create a customised bin to fit in with your personal style. Your designs are printed onto the fabric of the bin; edge to edge and all the way around. This creates a striking and unique piece, that you won't find anywhere else. Ideal for all kinds of paper waste and other light rubbish, your bin measures 30cm tall and 25cm in diameter at the rim. With a 20cm diameter base, your new bin has an attractive tapered shape. Made from semi-translucent fabric with a wire frame, enjoy this handmade bin in every room in your home.
At a glance
360° print view
Handmade in London
Made from fabric
Stylish and functional
Exceptional print quality
30cm tall and 25cm at the opening with a 20cm base
Handmade in UK
How Your Decorative Waste Paper Bins Are Printed & Made
Your paper waste bin is handmade by our teams of skilled craftsmen and print technicians, in the Contrado studios in London. Your designs are printed onto a custom semi-translucent fabric, which is then backed with a fire rated lining. Our print process of dye sublimation fuses ink deep into the fibres of the fabric, creating a rich and long-lasting finish. The fabric is then bonded with the wire frame, to create the body of the decorative waste paper bins. The final step is adding the plastic base.
To keep your paper waste bin looking vibrant and fresh, we recommend wiping it with a cloth whenever it gets a little dusty. We advise lining your bin with a plastic bag, to prevent the internal sides getting dirty. Due to the handmade construction of the bin, there is a small gap between the plastic base and the body of the bin. This helps retain the shape of the bin. It is therefore important to keep the bin lined, so small pieces of rubbish, such as pencil shavings, do not escape through the gap.
We print your artwork edge to edge on the semi-translucent fabric, all around the circumference of the bin. This gives your print a stylish 360° view. When it comes to designing your bin, if you use one image, be aware that it will be stretched around the whole bin. This could give designs featuring photographs, a slightly distorted look. We suggest using designs with a repeat patterns, or, why not use the tile tool?
How does this product enhance my...
Invest in a piece of homeware that is as fashionable as it is functional thanks to these decorative waste paper bins. A bin is one of those items that is essential for pretty much every room in your home. Create a unique design for several bins, and fill your rooms with personal style. The waste paper bins have a natural charm and handmade authenticity, that will create a stylish focal point for your rooms.
For any office owner, these bins will add function and class to the workplace. Instead of your staff having to share one bin per cubicle, treat each desk to their very own personalised bin. Create a design using your company's logo or branding and add your staff member's name, or maybe even a photo. This unique and personal touch to office decor will help create a fun and social vibe to the office, that all staff will appreciate.
Add to your homeware range with a line of chic designer bins. Upload your designs and artwork onto the bin to create a super stylish piece of decor that your clients and customers will love. These bins are unlike anything that your clients would have seen before, and will make a striking addition to your product portfolio. Consider bundling the bin with other pieces of custom made homeware, to inspire your customers even more.
Frequently asked questions:
What is the paper waste bin made from?
We use 3 different materials to create every bin by hand; wire to create the frame of the bin, fabric to create the sides and plastic to make the base insert.
What rubbish is suitable to put in the bin?
Your decorative waste paper bins are lightweight and stylish. They are made from fabric, and although they are sturdy, in order to keep them in optimum condition, we do not recommend placing any rubbish apart from light waste paper and similar items in them.
How many printed sides are on the bin?
These bins have one printed side. This side wraps around the whole bin, creating a 360° view of your design. Your bin will look striking and bold with artwork printed around the whole piece.
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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.