About your Printable Address Book
Keeping your family, friends and professional contacts in a custom address book is giving a modern, contemporary twist to tradition. The address book printable area is the front and back covers, so your stunning patterns or images are featured all over. Hand bound using classic bookbinding methods and filled with 80 ruled ivory pages with alphabetised tabs, it's a true pieces of craftsmanship. It's perfect for keeping in your bag, ready for those chance meetings with a new friend.
At a glance...
Hardback satin covers
80 ivory pages
Metal corner caps
Handmade in UK
How your Custom Address Book is Made
Our expert bookmakers bind your custom journals by hand using traditional methods. The ivory paper pages are bound into the spine, which comes in 4 colours so you can complement the printed design. We use specialist dye sublimation, where the inks are fused deep into the satin fibres creating a lasting print that won't rub, peel away or scratch off. We finish the corners with shiny metal caps, to protect the edges and give a premium look.
Wipe clean with a cloth only. Keep the pages away from water and damp surfaces to avoid damaging your custom address book.
To make it a printable address book, we print your designs onto Monroe satin. This is a woven fabric, so the texture of the weave is slightly visible through the print. To guarantee a super sharp finish, we suggest using designs or images that have bold, large details. Images with fine, intricate, small details might not have as sharp a finish. Both the front and back cover are mounted with Monroe satin so you can design both sides with the same or different pattern. The back cover is good if it's to be used in a professional setting, so for address book UK business purposes, a barcode, logo or contact details can be featured on the back cover. This is an impressive, professional touch.
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Everything was great. The site was easy to use and reliable. The address book arrived super fast and is really high quality. It was a Christmas present for my sister, and she is very happy. Thank you
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This beautiful printable address book is perfect to help keep your contacts organised and in one place. Sometimes, there's more information you need to make a note of that your phone doesn't allow space for, so store it in your very own custom address book. Not only is it a useful piece of stationery, but it doubles as a nostalgic memento that you can show to your children and reminisce over. Looking back at handwritten notes is always a joyous feeling.
If you're always on the go for business, provide employees with one of these printable address books. They can feature your logo and be customised for each individual colleage. This is a smart extension of the classic business card, and looks impressive in meetings. UK address books are so versatile, as they can also be used as a journalistic black book of contacts. They're the perfect size to keep in your bag, but still big enough to write lots of detail.
Design your own custom address book collection and extend your product offering. Printed with your original artistic designs, you'll be able to offer customers a bespoke alternative to high street retailers. The ivory pages add a touch of elegance and the metal corner caps ensure it's a distinguished product. Beautifully bound by hand in the UK, address book designs featuring your artwork ensures you stand out from competitors and tap into the stationery market.
Frequently asked questions:
How many pages are there?
Your hand bound printable address book is filled with 80 ivory paper pages (110gsm) that look authentic and premium. Alphabetised tabs run along the right hand side by the opening, so you can find who you're looking for quickly.
What is the printable area?
The address book printable area is the entire hardback cover from front to back. Using dye sublimation, it produces a vibrant, high definition print that won't rub off, peel away or scratch off, so it's a lifelong custom address book.
What colour is the spine?
There's a choice of 4 colours for the spine, either black, blue, green or red. This allows you to choose something that will complement your design for a matching aesthetic, or choose a contrasting colour and create an intriguing look.
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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 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.