About your Printed Aprons
Design your own apron for a stylish way to protect your clean clothes in the kitchen, garden or playroom. Made from fire retardant Suede Vision fabric, these custom aprons are a safe and strong choice for any messy activity. Available in 3 sizes, everyone can be involved including children. Choose from 3 popular sizes. Being water resistant, durable and printed edge-to-edge with your unique designs, they offer you protection as well as originality. Printed aprons for children are a great way to encourage them to learn about cooking and nutrition, or get them outside potting plants and getting close to nature. You can also use our apron printing service for hobbies such as pottery, painting or baking.
At a glance...
Printed all over
Fire rated fabric
3 year guarantee
High quality print
Large (36 inches long, 26 inches wide)
Medium (32 inches long, 26 inches wide)
Kids (20 inches long, 16 inches wide)
Handmade in UK
How Apron Printing Works
Your custom aprons are expertly handmade to order by our textile professionals and artisan seamstresses. Your special design is digitally printed onto a large piece of Suede Vision fabric, where the inks fuse deep into the fibres creating a long-lasting print. This is then cut to size and shape. You can choose from 3 colours for the complementary neck and waist tie; either mushroom, beige or black. Suede Vision fabric is a mock-suede, and prints really come alive with strong contrast.
When your printed aprons arrive, they are pre-washed and pre-shrunk. Machine washable in a normal colour wash at 30°c. Non-fray and no abrasion, so your print is deep, rich and long-lasting.
For designs that have a specific orientation, portrait works best, however you could always use our design system to tile a landscape image for a repeat pattern. Approximately 1cm is used for the hem, so any important details such as text, we advise to keep away from the edges to guarantee it won't be lost.
Design your custom aprons using a unique mosaic design for inspiration when you're painting or getting crafty. The print detail is exceptional with fine details printing crisp and clear. For cooking activities, ignite the taste buds and get mouths watering by wearing aprons printed with all your favourite recipes, or still life paintings of food. There's so many possibilities for how you can design your own apron, whether it's to use at home, for your hobby or at work.
Reviews for Custom Printed Aprons
based on 6 customer reviews
Good quality print on aprons. Pleased with the quality and service. Would recommend to friends.
Our designs are vibrant and detailed and we care about the quality of fabric and finish. These aprons are a great size, excellent weight of fabric, fit for purpose and exceeded our expectations on quality and all at a great price. Good customer service thank you.
I never expected this quality. Was blown away.
The quality of the apron is amazing - the material is super soft and suede-like. The quality of my print is excellent, not blurry at all!
My experience with one of your members of staff was perfect, they were so accommodating and helpful with my questions!
Delivery was super quick, honestly did not expect it to be delivered in 3 days!
The product feels very well made although I was expecting it to be canvas or cotton but it seems to be plastic backed brushed cotton (actually sensible for an apron!).
Better services than quality product. Products are good but logistics (production, delivery...) are clearly better.
How do custom aprons enhance my...
Spend your weekends together as a family doing various creative and crafty activities wearing custom aprons. Make printed aprons part of a new family tradition where you can bake, plant flowers, paint and get crafty in style. Matching aprons are a great way to bond and encourage learning through artistic mediums.
Add an extra professional touch to your restaurant or catering establishment with custom aprons. Printed with your logo and each chef's name, bespoke uniforms give staff a sense of pride and purpose, and also ensure everybody is equipped to do the job. Fire rated and water resistant, these are the perfect printed aprons for a kitchen.
If you run an art club or have your own design brand, create custom aprons for members to wear. Printed with original and colourful pieces, creative inspiration will always be in abundance. You could also look to sell a line of aprons printed with your own artwork, allowing customers to not only look and appreciate your talent, but wear it too.
Frequently asked questions:
What colour is the apron tape?
Select from 3 neutral colours and choose the one that best complements your design. There's either beige, mushroom or black.
Is my apron machine washable?
Yes so there's no need for extra maintenance. Please find more information in the care instructions above.
What does fire rated mean?
The suede vision fabric we use is naturally more resistant to fire than other fabrics. It's been officially tested and meets industry regulations.
Browse Designer Aprons
Take a look at the diverse range of aprons exclusively designed by our #ContradoCreatives. From the illustrative and abstract to the floral and feminine prints, there's something to suit every style taste.
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.