About Your How Water Bottle UK
Your custom printed hot water bottle cover is the ultimate way to get cosy on a cold day; made using soft, polar fleece, it's super cuddly and warm. Featuring your design on the front and either ivory, blue, black or pink for the back, you can easily complement your personal style and other winter accessories. Your hot water bottle comes complete with the bottle, or you can have just the single cover if you've already got an existing bottle to use. Your hot water bottle is UK handmade and has a pouch opening at the back, protecting your skin from the hot rubber. At 285gsm, the polar fleece fabric is fire rated with water repellent properties.
At a glance...
285gsm Polar fleece cover
With or without bottle
Printed on the front
4 backing colours
Handmade in London
Hot Water Bottle Cover Size
Handmade in UK
How Your Hot Water Bottle Cover is Made
Your hot water bottle cover is expertly printed and handmade to order in our London studios. Using a specialist printing process that fuses the ink deep into the polar fleece fibres, we can guarantee your designs won't peel or deteriorate over time. The fleece is cut to size, following the classic hot water bottle UK pattern, and then hand sewn to another piece of fleece fabric that's printed with your choice of 4 colours; ivory, blue, black or pink. The back has a slip pouch that has been cut in, designed for you to insert and remove the bottle with ease, whilst still maintaining safety.
Your fleece hot water bottle cover can be machine washed at 30°c. Remove the bottle before putting in the washing machine. When preparing your hot water bottle, please take care pouring the boiling water, and take care to ensure the back pouch flap is closed securely to protect your skin. Our water bottles comply with British safety standards BS EN 1970:2006 for hot water bottles. Please follow all instructions provided, and use common sense to reduce harm to yourself or others.
Your designs are printed onto the front of the hot water bottle cover, leaving you with a choice of 4 colours for the back. There's 2 neutral colours - ivory and black - and 2 pastel colours - baby blue and soft pink - allowing you to create a stylish contrasting design. Printing on polar fleece results in a beautiful print reproduction, and the brushed surface means sharp lines are softer. Bear in mind the bottle neck, making sure to keep important features on the main body of the cover.
How does this product enhance my...
Cuddle up as a family together with your very own unique hot water bottles, UK handmade and printed. They're such a joy to bring out in the colder months, and help you unwind and relax after being out in the blustery weather. Printed to complement your pair of pyjamas, interior home furnishings or to identify each member of the family, these are a fun addition to your winter accessories.
If you own a country lodge or log cabin in the UK, hot water bottles for every hut could be a fabulous special touch for guests when they unwind for their evening in front of the fire. Printed with your logo, they help to extend the brand whilst keeping in line with your establishment's theme and decor. You could even create His and Hers, so you can tailor them to all types of couples who visit.
A hot water bottle cover is an essential for every warm, loving home, so add a range to your design brand's store and offer customers of your products the chance to enjoy your artwork on such a cosy, cuddly item. Expertly printed and handmade in the UK, hot water bottle printing allows you to show off your original art on everyday, household items that'll get lots of use and love.
Frequently asked questions:
Does the cover come with a bottle?
You have the option of whether your hot water bottle cover comes complete with a rubber bottle, or simply just the single slip cover. This is ideal if you've already got a bottle you can use.
What size bottles do they fit?
The fleece covers measure 38 x 21cm, and fit standard 1.8L (32x19cm) and 2L (32.5x20cm) bottles. If you choose to have include the bottle with your order, this measures 35 x 20cm.
Where is my design printed?
You design the front of your hot water bottle cover, and get to choose from 4 colours for the backing fabric. The back comes in either ivory, black, blue or pink so choose a complementary colour.
Browse Designer Collection of Hot Water Bottles UK
Cuddle up with a quirky hot water bottle that's been designed by our #ContradoCreatives. These hot water bottle covers have been printed with their original pieces of art, and are the perfect way to unwind and relax in unique style.
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.