About Your Personalised Desk Calendar
Give your desk a bit of personality and design your own personalised desk calendar. When you make your own calendar, you have the ability to upload a different design for every month, as well as the cover. You can also give your calendar its own title, and a caption on every page. They come in a pack of four, so you can keep one at work, and in several places at home. You could even give them away as a creative and functional gift. Handmade from thick, satin finished card, the print quality of these calendars is exceptional. Crystal clear details and strong, vibrant colour reproduction. The calendars have a built-in stand, making them easy to display on any flat surface.
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Handmade in London
Handmade in UK
How Your Personalised Desk Calendar Is Made
Choose up to 13 of your own designs to create a fun and customised calendar. Every calendar is handmade to order by our team of skilled craftsmen. Our technicians print your designs on 160gsm satin finished paper, which has a smooth and contemporary look. The paper is then bonded onto strong cardboard, which gives the calendar a sturdy finish. Specialist water-based inks are used to create your calendars, which provide wonderful depth and colour representation. Your calendars are completed with a white metal wire binder, which makes turning the pages a breeze.
Your A6 personalised desk calendar is made to last. If your calendar gets a little dusty, simply wipe it clean with a dry tissue or duster. We advise not getting your calendar wet.
Your calendars come in a pack of four. This is perfect if you are looking for unique gifts, or if you want to use the calendars as promotional tools. You have 13 pages to design; the front cover and each of the 12 months. Why not use the pages to create a design story? If you have an art series, upload a different design for each month, so the calendar will feature the whole series. You can give the front cover a title, and replace the line of text under each image. Replace the text with the name of the piece of art. This is an original and creative way to show off your design skills.
How does this product enhance my...
A calendar is a universally useful piece of stationary, that deserves a place in every home, office and beyond. It's fine to keep your appointments and daily activities on your smart phone calendar, but there is something rather nostalgic, not to mention useful, about writing everything down on a calendar. You can view your monthly plans with a simple glance. Make your own desk calendar and upload designs and artwork that inspire you. The pack of four means you can enjoy them at home, and at work.
If you are looking to promote your business in a new and exciting way, then consider designing personalised desk calendars. They come in a pack of four and can feature a different design for every month, as well as the cover. Use these spaces to upload imagery that promotes your business, whatever that may be. You can also caption each month, which allows you to add text. Give the calendars away as gifts to clients and customers to promote your brand. They will love receiving something so beautiful, and so useful.
If you are a designer or artist, consider expanding your product line to include a range of custom printed desk calendars. Beautiful stationary is something that everyone loves, and everyone needs. The sweet A6 size of these calendars make them perfectly proportioned to sit on a desk or any other flat surface. You will love the way our printing technique shows off the beauty of your designs; with crystal clear details and vibrant colour reproduction. They make a simple yet statement piece that will bring so much to your product portfolio.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I design every page of the personalised desk calendar?
The best thing about making your own desk calendar is that you have the ability to make it look however you want. You can upload a different design for every month of the year. This is perfect if you have an art series that you want to show off. All four calendars in the pack will feature the same designs.
Is the calendar handmade?
Your new calendar is completely made by hand at the Contrado studios in London. We use a satin finish paper to create the pages of your calendar. Print technicians print your designs onto every page of the calendar, before cutting the pages to size and binding them with a sleek white spiral spine.
What will my calendar look like?
When you make your own desk calendar with Contrado, you won't receive just one A6 size calendar, but four. The thick card paper is glossy and vibrant. Each calendar features a built-in stand, making it easy to display on any desk or flat surface. You can create a different design for each month, as well as the cover, creating a dynamic and unique calendar.
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Keep your life in order and your desk looking fabulous with a designer desk calendar. Featuring the artwork of our #ContradoCreatives.
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.