Create your own t-shirt and get it with next day delivery
Our bespoke cut and sew service allows us to create totally unique customised clothing. This, combined with our specialist print methods means you can create your very own personalised, designer wardrobe, to show off your style. Kick start your custom clothing collection with our Men's Cut and Sew T-shirt. We like to think of ourselves as pioneers in t-shirt printing, as our personalised t-shirts are made from our exclusive t-shirt template. Each panel is printed individually and then sewn together by hand in our London studio. Design your own customisable t-shirt with Contrado and show the world your talent.
Your label, your brand
Looking to sell your shirts, with professional flair? Build your fashion brand with our bold printed labels. These big, full colour labels are guaranteed to make a big impact: perfect for showing off your logo and brand name. Made from the same soft jersey as the rest of your T-Shirt, and sewn flat to rest comfortably against the nape of the neck. Build your brand with Contrado’s printed label solutions.
Style it with
If you are looking for ways on how to style a t-shirt, then we have some fun and stylish suggestions for you! A classic t-shirt looks great worn with loads of different outfits, but our Men's Cut and Sew T-Shirt has something extra special. It is infused with your personal style! The way you wear it depends on the way you design it. Create something funny, casual, smart or high fashion and let it dictate your outfit. For a dapper look, add a tailored blazer jacket and some workman boots. For something a little more laid back, slip our Customised Bomber Jacket or Custom Hoodie over the top and finish it off with our Custom Baseball Cap.
Your new garment is made from a high quality, long lasting fabric. Follow our care instructions to ensure it lasts for many years! Turn inside out before washing. Iron on the reverse of the printed side. 30°c wash. Do not wring. Low heat iron. Steam safe. Cotton Bounce Jersey NO TUMBLE DRY. Poly Jersey's TUMBLE DRY ON LOW SETTING.
The Contrado promise
Our talented team of 55 makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things in our London production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% made in the UK
- Quick turnaround, usually inside a couple of days
- Original and innovative products often with next day delivery
- Exceptional quality with everything made to order
- A personal service from staff who care
Turn your design talent into business
Create a brand. Create a store. Make a living. Join our vibrant community of online sellers and start earning. Our online marketplace for designers is free to join and allows your designs to reach audiences around the world. Contrado gives you access to our wide range of beautiful, handmade products, all waiting for your prints. We take care of making, printing, shipping and customer service so you can just create.
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Frequently asked questions:
Do you have a fast turnaround time?If you need customised clothing fast, then you have come to the right place. At Contrado, we pride ourselves on our fast turnaround time. You might think when creating a designer t-shirt, that you might need to wait days or longer to receive it. We can usually start production the day we receive a design, with our print and sewing team working together to make your t-shirt quickly, carefully and efficiently. Turn around time is usually 48 hours with next day delivery available.
What does "Cut and Sew" mean?Cut and sew is the term used to describe a garment, which has been made by hand and customised from raw fabric, rather than one, which has simply been purchased, already completed and then just printed. Our cut and sew clothing is made piece by piece, with each panel individually printed. They are then stitched together to create the final garment. It is great to wear cut and sew clothing when you can, as you will be wearing a unique and exclusive piece made just for you.
Which parts of the cut & sew t-shirt can I personalise?Our Men's Cut and Sew T-Shirt is a made to order, handmade item. Thanks to our t-shirt pattern template, you can design several areas of this print on t-shirt, which are then sewn together to create the final product. You can personalise up to 7 areas of this top; the front, back, left sleeve, right sleeve, neck rib, neck tape and you can also add your own label, which is sewn into the back of the neck. This is ideal for brands, logos or just adding a special message.
You have the designs, we have the amazing products and place to sell, and together we make.
All you have to do is design what you love and we bring your creations to life. We take care of the hand crafting and manufacture, the sales and the shipping. You control the products and designs from wherever you are, from home, the office, even on the go. Meanwhile the orders roll in and you get paid fast.
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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 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 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.