About Your Plastic Serving Trays
Design your own decorative serving trays, made from strong scratchproof plastic and available in 4 sizes and shapes. With an easy to clean glossy surface and a curved lip to prevent items sliding off, they're ideal for everyday use.
Large dinner lap tray: Enjoy delicious dishes at home or in the garden with a large dinner tray. Big enough for your dinner plate, napkins and a drink.
Long slim rectangle tray: Ideal for party planners and catering. Use as a buffet tray to display canapes and nibbles, or do the rounds at your event serving flutes of champagne off this long decorative serving tray.
Small rectangle tea tray: Perfectly sized for a cup of tea and a sweet treat, these are a great addition to guest rooms and can be printed with your establishment's branding.
Small desk tray: Useful tray for keep bits and pieces together like pens, keys, clips, staples. You don't have to worry about keys or coins thanks to the scratchproof plastic.
At a glance
Scratchproof serving trays
4 size options
3 year guarantee
Large lap tray: 43 x 33 cm (flat serving area: 38 x 28 cm approx) - 500 g
Long slim rectangle tray: 43 x 13.5 cm (flat serving area: 37 x 8.5 cm approx) 220 g
Small rectangle tea tray: 27 x 20 cm (flat serving area: 22 x 15 cm approx) - 80 g
Smalll desk tray: 20 x 11.5 cm (flat serving area: 15 x 6.5 cm approx)
Handmade in UK
How your Decorative Serving Trays are Made
Your trays are formed and printed to order in London, UK by our expert print technicians. Printed edge-to-edge using our specialist printing process, your original designs won't rub off over time, peel away or scratch off. When we form the trays, we create a curved lip around the edges to prevent things from sliding off. We print all over the front and the reverse is left a plain white glossy plastic. Details and colours print sharply, giving your tray a high-definition look and feel.
Simply wipe clean with a damp cloth, rinse and dry by hand. Please do not put in the dishwasher. The print won't peel with washing, and we give a three-year guarantee on print, and product structure.
For designs with fine details, try to keep the important features away from the edges to avoid the lip distorting your image. These decorative serving trays are such a smart way to present your artwork or branding. Print cute doodles or illustrations and create a range of children's plastic serving trays that are great for encouraging little ones to eat their dinner.
Incorporate branded trays into the workplace and impress clients with their own tray for pens, coffee etc. Design themed decorative serving trays for different occasions, such as weddings, birthdays, summer, Christmas etc.
Reviews for Plastic Serving Trays
based on 7 customer reviews
I wanted a tray printed with my own design and Contrado exceeded my expectations in ease of creating the design, speed of delivery and quality of product.
I ordered 6 mugs (all different designs) together with small desk trays. As usual the products meet high standards with excellent colour and finish. The turn around is very quick. Mugs are packed individually so are ready as a gift. If the desk trays were a fraction larger they would make perfect partners with the mugs for sandwiches or cake all on the same tray. I keep coming back to try more of the many product options available!
The products are very clean and modern. We were happy with the way out branding came out too by using the online design software provided. The service was great and received these 2 - 3 working days after ordering.
Lovely quality, pictures are really clear, tray is sturdy, my fiancé was really happy
Printed a sample design on silk, quality is excellent as was delivery and service. Will be ordering again.
Great service - arrived in a couple of days. All good!
Really pleased with the results and the speed of order turn around. Literally a day and the picture and tray are superb.
How does this product enhance my...
From TV dinners to entertaining guests, these personalised trays are the ultimate addition to your kitchenware collection. You could design them to harmonise with your existing crockery and placemats, or customise each tray with a family member's name. They are robust, shatterproof and your photos look stunning.
Catering companies can use all 4 sizes of the plastic tray to promote their branding and logos. At events or conferences with several other hospitality outlets, customers will easily be able to identify your brand. The small tray is also perfect for business merchandise, and ensures your office looks smart and professional at all times.
The kitchen and homeware market is huge, so don't miss out on a piece of this pie and design your own range of trays to sell, all printed with your original artwork. If you have 4 prints in a collection, for example, you can offer this as a bundle, so customers get a set of different but aesthetically cohesive dinner trays.
Frequently asked questions:
Are these trays durable?
They're made from hygienic, 3.25mm thick scratchproof plastic, and are seriously robust and long lasting. We offer a 3 year guarantee on the print and product structure.
Will my design peel with washing?
Your tray is printed using technical dye sublimation, which fuses the ink to the material. This means your design won't scratch off or peel away, even with continued washing.
Are they easy to clean?
The glossy, wipe clean surface means they're incredibly low maintenance. Whilst they're not dishwasher safe, all they need is a rinse and wipe down with a damp, soapy cloth.
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.