About Your Printed Lamp Shades
Your custom made lamp shades for the ceiling or table are a fabulous piece of decor to brighten up any room. Featuring a fire rated inner lining, they're practical and safe as well as stunning to look at. The semi-translucent fabric is slightly textured and produces an atmospheric glow, where the designs take on an ethereal aesthetic. Choose from 4 sizes depending on the space you're looking to transform, or create a whole set and give your lightbulbs a makeover.
At a glance...
Drum shaped shade
Ceiling or table
Fire rated lining
4 sizes available
Large round: 40 cm diameter x 25 cm (diameter x height)
Medium round: 30 cm diameter x 21 cm (diameter x height)
Small round: 20 cm diameter x 18.5 cm (diameter x height)
Oval: 30 cm diameter x 22 cm x 20 cm
Handmade in UK
How your Custom Lamp Shades are Made
Custom lamp shades handmade to order in London, UK. Your unique designs are printed onto semi-translucent fabric and then backed with a fire rated lining. Using dye sublimation, the inks are fused deep into the fibres of the fabric, resulting in a lasting print that won't peel. Your edge-to-edge printed lamp shades have a white painted metal frame at the top or bottom depending on whether you choose ceiling or table lamp shade. Your shade will come with a removable adaptor to alter the size of the fitting ring.
To keep your design nice and vibrant, regularly dust to maintain cleanliness. As with any electrical appliance, keep liquids away from the bulb and plug socket to avoid accidents.
Your designs are printed edge-to-edge all around the circumference of the drum. To ensure your design is always visible from any angle, we suggest patterns, or for small motifs/logos, you might want to tile the image. If you select one photo, this will be stretched around the bespoke lampshade and look distorted, so choose designs that have a repeat pattern in for the best result.
Reviews for Printed Lampshade
based on 6 customer reviews
The quality is just great, better than I’d imagined. Delivery was unbelievably quick... I ordered on a Thursday and received Monday. Thank you
Looks perfect, great size. Goes so nice into my decor. Fast delivery and very polite and prompt
Very well made and finished lampshade. Very good service.
Everything that i'd hoped it would be. A great statement piece for my daughter and boyfriends new flat. Couldn't fault a thing - from great customer service when asking some initial questions to perfect delivery and the product - WOW.
Very happy to see the result. Just what I was hoping for... :)
Easy to order, love the product quality, and the Artist design.
How does this product enhance my...
From coffee tables that need a little love to ceilings in need of a makeover, these beautifully printed lamp shades help illuminate your home with class and style. The textured fabric has a rustic, authentic charm, and your images look gorgeous when the lamp is turned on. Your designs are visible both on and off.
Light up hotel rooms with stunning lampshades, custom printed with designs that complement the interior of the room. Guests will appreciate the extra touches, and it demonstrates a sophisticated level of professionalism. Offices can also be decked out with printed table lamp shades, featuring the company logo.
Add to your homeware range with some brand new custom made lamp shades. Printed with your unique artwork, they're an unusual home furnishing that creative customers will instantly be attracted to. Plus, you can design a mixture of ceiling and table lamp shades at the same time, quickly expanding your range.
Frequently asked questions:
What light fittings does my lamp shade fit?
The fitting rings on your custom lamp shades fit standard UK light fittings. When installing a bulb into the lampshade, make sure the light switch is turned off so you don't burn your hand.
What is the maximum wattage?
For the smaller custom made lamp shades (20cm round and oval) the maximum wattage is 40w bulb. For the other sizes, it's safe to use 60w-100w bulbs but energy saving bulbs are better for the environment.
Is a bulb included?
Your printed lamp shades don't come with a bulb included, as it could easily be smashed during the delivery process and cause potential danger to the person who opens the package.
Browse Designer Lampshades
Each bespoke lampshade in the #ContradoCreative artists collection has been printed with their amazing original artwork. Enjoy the unique styles and find yourself some printed lamp shades that will light up your life, and your home.
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.