About Designing Your Own Pencil Case
This custom pencil case is an innovative and fun way to store your pencils, pens and other bits of stationary. Made from our customised neoprene fabric, this is a strong and durable case, which is also flexible and soft. The spongy neoprene is the ideal fabric for a pencil case, as it is 3mm thick and will prevent sharp points from poking through. Your designs are printed edge to edge on the front and back of the pencil case, in stunning high definition detail. The case is completed with a strong metal zip, and your choice of 4 trim colours; black, ivory, pink, and blue. This sleek case really is as fashionable as it is functional, and is ideal for work, school, or for your home office.
At a glance
Made from neoprene
Strong metal zip
4 trim colours
Printed both sides
20 x 12.5cm
Handmade in UK
How To Design Your Own Pencil Case
When you create your own pencil case with Contrado, you can be assured that you will receive a completely unique piece, that has been handmade specifically for you. Our skilled print technicians and seamstresses work together to ensure the perfect final product. Once you upload your designs onto the system, they are quality checked and then printed onto our flexible and strong neoprene fabric. The neoprene has a slight sheen to it, which will give your designs even more life. Our print techniques create a flawless and long-lasting finish, as we print deep into the fibres of the fabric. Seamstresses then sew the front and back of the case together in a seamless finish and add the zipper in your choice of trim colour.
To maintain the life of your pencil case, we recommend wiping it with a damp cloth if it gets dirty or dusty. Alternatively, you can pop it in the washing machine on a cold and delicate wash cycle.
Your pencil case measures 20 x 12.5cm, making it landscape in design. As such, we recommend keeping this orientation in mind when creating the design for your case. Repeat patterns work particularly well, otherwise, use images that are wider rather than longer, to ensure you get the best out of your designs.
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When you create your own pencil case, you are a step closer to being that bit more organised and tidy. These cases are perfect for adults and children alike. If you have an arty kid at home, who loves doodling and drawing wherever they go, then design a pencil case and let their passion grow. You can customise the design with paintings or drawings made by them, and even add their name or a little portrait to make it even more personal.
For airline companies, these pouches would make ideal gifts for passengers. They can be filled with complimentary treats. This would work particularly well for Business Class or First Class passengers. They can be filled with items such as mini shampoo, face wash, moisturiser, a cleaning cloth, and a mini toothbrush and toothpaste set. Upload the logo and branding of the airline onto the case, so passengers will always look back on their flight in a positive way.
Design your own pencil case with original artwork and expand your current product line. If you are looking for ways to update your portfolio, then homeware and stationary are a wonderful way to attract new clients and please existing ones. This custom pencil case is a simple yet stylish piece, that can be used to store everything from pens and pencils, to everyday essentials. Printed with your designs, your clients will love adding this case to their home.
Frequently asked questions:
Is the print permanent?
Yes, the print on your new pencil case is long-lasting. We use a specialist printing method where the inks are fused deep into the fibres of the material, creating a lasting finish that won't peel away or scratch off and is proven to outlast traditional printing methods.
How big is this pencil case?
Your pencil case measures 20cm long and 12.5cm high. This is the perfect size for everything from pens and pencils, to scissors and protractors! It is a great size to pop into your handbag, work bag or school bag.
What is it made from?
We make these cases out of our durable and flexible custom printed neoprene fabric. This fabric was chosen thanks to its thick and spongy handle, which is protective and secure, and its amazing print qualities.
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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.