About Your Custom Tote Bags
These zip top handbags take tote bag printing to the next level. Printed, cut and stitched right here in London, your new bag is the epitome of fashion, design and craftsmanship. With a roomy interior, this printed tote bag really does have it all. Keep notebooks, tablets and makeup bags safe in the main compartment, and use the 3 internal pockets to store your phone, keys and anything else you might need to hand. The zip fastening will keep your bag securely closed when you are out and about. The leather option comes complete with a high-quality Italian silver zip and a long leather puller. If you opt for the satin option your printed tote bags will feature a high-quality plastic zip with a short leather puller. You will love the long Italian leather handles, which are just long enough to loop comfortably over your shoulder. Your new bag also has a sturdy, structured base. Five chrome stud "feet" are pressed into the base, giving a robust finished and preventing the fabric of the bag from getting damaged. Our tote bag printing service creates designer bags, ensuring every detail is perfect - without the hefty price tag.
At a glance
Both sides printed
Monroe satin or Nappa Leather
Italian leather handles
Three internal pockets
Tote Bags Size (approx)
47 cm x 31 cm x 14.5 cm
400 g weight
Handmade in UK
How Tote Bag Printing Works
Every part of your new printed tote bags is handmade by us. It starts with your design. Create original artwork, an innovative print, or even a logo and upload it. Your creation is then printed onto Monroe satin fabric or on your choice of either smooth or textured 100% real Italian Nappa leather. These materials were chosen thanks to its superior print quality, which can be likened to a photograph. The ink is chemically bonded to the fabric, ensuring a vibrant and lasting print. This will keep your new bag looking fresh and contemporary for years, as the ink does not peel or rub off.
The fabric is printed, cut by hand and then sewn together by our talented seamstresses. This method ensures each of our handbags is unique and custom made. Your bag is finished off with a sturdy base. The studs protect the base of your bag from getting damaged when placed on different surfaces. Waterproof lining, internal pockets and long handles made from stunning Italian leather are the perfect final additions.
If you opt for the leather tote bag we use stunning Italian Nappa goat leather to make your custom leather zip top bags and as with all high-end leather products, the print can lift if you scuff the leather. This is most apparent in corners and along the bottom, and we advise that you take extra care with your custom leather bag. To clean your bag, use a damp and slightly soapy cloth to remove any tough stains or dirt.
Printed tote bags not only look great, but they are spacious enough to stash everything from work to clothes! The gorgeous long handles allow you to wear your new bag on your shoulder, making it a talking point. Opt for maximum impact when it comes to creating your design. This is a fairly large surface, with both sides to print on, so think about what you want your bag to look like. A bold and vibrant pattern will make the black of the handles pop. If you are in love with a certain art movement, make a design inspired by artists and works of art that you admire. Handbags have always been a way to translate your personal style into a wearable piece and your new custom tote bags should reflect this.
Reviews for Tote Bags
based on 6 customer reviews
An easy to use website allowing me to tweak my design to fit the product. I have been very pleased with the quick turnaround time and the quality of the products. The colour match was very good. I shall certainly be using the company again and have no hesitation in recommending Contrado
I ordered a purse featuring the art of Laura Fishman and not only is it absolutely beautiful, but it arrived in 5 days, from the UK to my door! Fabulous!
Lovely quality and great printing
I love the product. It's fabulous and the delivery was quick. The three deep pockets on the inside of the tote bag makes it exceptional. It feels so wonderful to design and create an original product. I've gotten many compliments on my Luxury Tote Bag entitled, "The Musician", which is a collage of my travels as a Hammond B3 Organist Musician on tour.
I love my bag! The colours are just like they are in the picture. The bag is big which is practical. I adopted it totally !
This Zip Top Handbag is really top quality. The design is beautifully printed with striking bright colours, the zip looks very strong and it comes with lots of useful inner pockets. It is also pretty generous in size so you can carry around lots of personal items. It's been a highly appreciated gift.
Contrado printed and shipped the bag very quickly, just a couple of days - top service.
How does this product enhance my...
Take your accessories collection to the next level with printed tote bags. Create eye-catching designs that you can't find anywhere else, and print them onto your own designer tote. Love unicorns and glitter? Design your own customised unicorn print. Have a thing for a particular fashion trend? Make the trend your own by creating an inspired print. Or why not create 2 bags; one for work and one for play?
Tote bag printing is a great way to promote your business. If you are looking for unique and inspiring gifts for clients, or for a new business venture, then these totes are guaranteed to get you attention. Print your logo or product onto the bag and use it as a goodie bag, filled with other great gifts. You could even personalise each bag for every client. Go for maximum impact and impress with your creativity and originality.
Your designs already look stunning on paper and canvas. It's not time to bring them to life by offering them on a medium, which can be appreciated by a far bigger audience. Print your original artwork onto our tote bags, and introduce a new accessory line to your collection. Create a bespoke range from several designs and add your logo discreetly so that your brand is on display.
Frequently asked questions:
What are my designs printed on?
The body of your bag is made from our stunning Monroe satin, or either a smooth or textured 100% real Italian nappa leather. This is the fabric your designs are printed onto. It has superior print quality and your designs will look crisp and vibrant.
What does this bag look like?
Your new tote bag is a beautiful accessory, that is functional as well as fashionable. Your designs are printed onto both sides. The long shoulder handles are made from Italian leather.
Is it a sturdy handbag?
This is a secure and softly structured handbag, which adds to its sturdy nature. The base is structured with five chrome stud "feet," which prevents the bag from getting scuffed as well as allowing it to stand up.
Browse Designer Tote Bags
Update your accessory collection with a tote bag designed by our #ContradoCreatives. Artistic prints that will make your bag stand out.
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.