About Your Custom Memory Box
Your custom memory box is a sturdy, long-lasting storage solution made from 3mm thick card and fibrous fabric for texture and elegance. Your designs are printed onto the lid in full, vibrant colour, and the suede style interior lining comes in either soft pink, pale blue, ivory beige or black. You also get to choose from 14 colour and pattern options for the side panels of your memory keepsake box.
Create a set of all 3 sizes for a complete solution to tidying and organising your mementoes. Available in A5, A4 and A3, they will easily pack away inside each other when not in use.
At a glance
3 size options
Large print area
3mm thick card
Suede lining in 4 colours
Side panel in 14 colours
Storage Box Sizes
A5 (21 cm x 15 cm x 9 cm)
A4 (31 cm x 23 cm x 12 cm)
A3 (41 cm x 30 cm x 16 cm)
Handmade in UK
How your Memory Keepsake Box is Made
Your box is expertly crafted and assembled to order in London, UK. We print on a smooth, fibrous binding fabric that's then fixed to the card. The dye sublimation technique ensures the inks are fused deep into the fibres, creating a long-lasting print so your unique storage box lives as long as your memories. Finishing everything by hand allows us to have a deeper understanding of how to make a stunning custom memory box and ensure it's built to last.
The exterior and the lining of your custom memory box is covered in our Suede Vision fabric, which has a water repellent quality, however, it's a low maintenance fabric so shouldn't need anything more than a brush over to remove dust.
As part of your design experience, you also get to choose the side panel and interior lining colours. Choose a complementary colour to your unique design for a harmonious look and feel. The suede style lining comes in soft pink, pale blue, ivory beige or black, whilst we have a wide selection of 14 colours and patterns for the side panels. Your design is printed onto the flat area of the lid, leaving the sides the same colour/pattern as your side panels.
How does this product enhance my...
Coordinate your storage boxes with the rest of your home interior as a stylish alternative to regular unappealing storage solutions. Not only does a custom memory box set help you keep a tidy, clutter free home, but they can help you categorise mementos. Print each box with a unique design that represents what the contents are.
The uses of a memory keepsake box are so varied. Sort out your office stationery cupboard with specially designed photo boxes, or if you send customers goods as part of a subscription, present the items in a beautiful memory box printed with your branding. You can match the interior lining and side panels to complement your logo.
The memory box is a great way to showcase your own artwork in a different way. With the customisation options, each one can be slightly different, giving your customers more choice to experience your art. There's 3 sizes, and you can promote their uses to suit what will appeal directly to your customer base.
Frequently asked questions:
What colour options do I have?
The lining comes in either black, ivory beige, soft pink or pale blue, and you have 14 options for the body of the box. This includes 12 colours and 2 patterns; flowers or hearts.
What are the sizes?
The memory keepsake box comes in 3 sizes, ideal for storing in one another when not in use. The A3 is good for storing cuddly toys, the A4 size is ideal for photographs and the A5 is perfect for bits and bobs.
Are they durable?
We use 3mm thick, durable, reinforced cardboard to construct your box. They are ideal as memento boxes rather than heavy duty storage boxes so please treat as so.
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Browse the #ContradoCreative collection of memory boxes, all printed with each artist's original designs. These storage boxes have individual flair and real artistic style so you can complement your home perfectly.
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.