About your Custom Printed Tea Towels
Print your own tea towel using your original art, photography or retro designs and create a bespoke accessory for your kitchen. They are so versatile and can be used for practical uses or as a decorative centrepiece to a room. The tea towels are made of cotton-linen. It's a 100% natural blend fabric made from pesticide free natural yarn that is more environmentally friendly than paper towels. You can also customise the edges to complement your colour scheme and style. Keep things simple with a straight standard edge or add some extra character with a wavy edge in either cream, turquoise, red or navy.
At a glance
Printed all over
228 gsm cotton-linen fabric
Stylish edge options
Elastic hanging loop
2 year guarantee
Tea Towels Sizes
Handmade in UK
3 for 2 offer
How Tea Towel Printing UK Works
Your designs are printed onto the selected fabric either portrait or landscape, and hand cut to size. Artisan seamstresses stitch your tea towel, and if you've chosen a wavy edge, this is sewn on manually. Tea towel printing, UK handmade, on cotton-linen produces fabulous results, with bold intense colours and crisp, fine details.
In order to ensure that your tea towel retains its intense colours for a long time, wash on a cold wash on delicate setting or hand wash and dry flat.
*Guarantee: The tea towel has a 2 year guarantee on the stitching & material.
Print your own tea towel for a myriad of uses. From a homely addition to your kitchen, decorative table settings for an event or commemorative custom printed tea towels for a special celebration, there are endless possibilities for how you can use them. The cotton-linen fabric develops a vintage faded look over time. The wavy edges add a chintzy charm, perfect for country style surroundings, and with four colour choices, you can easily match your design.
Add modern abstract designs to your tea towel for a twist on the traditional. A novel idea is to create your own coat of arms for your family, organisation or members club and print your own tea towel featuring the image. Tea towels are synonymous with celebrations, so design something to reflect this.
Reviews for Tea Towel Printing
based on 44 customer reviews
Very pleased with the products (tea towels). Print quality is excellent and I love the fact that your design can go right to the edge. I also love the fact that they're hand finished. Thank you Contrado!
Tea towels from original images, good quality warning and super fast delivery.
Personalised t.towels purchased for Xmas gifts - absolutely delighted with them all and the quality of the product is very high. The production and delivery were very quick and most impressed that no money was required until after arrival of the goods. Very trusting and a most refreshing aspect to a purchase in this day and age!
This is the second order I've made and I've been very satisfied both times. You need to leave a little time for printing, but it's within a week all in for me (as expected).
This is about my 5th order of tea towels, using my own designs. That should say it all really. The colour reproduction is excellent as is the quality of the finish. I keep selling out!
Really nice material, good size. I loved it and couldn't be happier
Excellent. The tea towels are very well made and the colour reproduction of my design is spot on. Turn around is speedy yet the quality stays the same.
My job had some minor quality problems, but my Contrado contact promptly got everything fixed and promptly delivered. Very satisfied!
The tea towels look good. I was surprised to get a notification that the product failed QC, which caused a two day delay. When we received the item (still pretty fast) the "failed item" was included in addition to the requested items. The QC is very careful, they could have tried to get away with it. The issue was a small (couple of millimetres) scrape. So now we have a bonus urrm we'll keep, in addition to the well received gifts.
I could not fault anything about the product , quality, service and delivery from contrado.
My product turned out with rich colours and prompt delivery. I wish I had left a larger margin for hemming, however.
Found you on the internet. Very pleased with the tea towel. Design software simple to use and a very quick delivery
How does this product enhance my...
Add a touch of finesse to your kitchen with custom printed tea towels. You can stylise them to match your interior decor and use them creatively as table runners or wall hangings. If you have a family motto, display it proudly on a bespoke tea towel for an impressive centrepiece. At your next afternoon tea or get together, cover the cupcakes with a bespoke tea towel for all your guests to see and admire.
Use custom printed tea towels as promotional items for customers or clients, promoting a new charity partner or business venture. As they use their tea towel freebie, your company will be front of mind. If you run a boutique cafe or restaurant, supply waiters with a branded tea towel for them to drape over their arm or shoulder. Sometimes, it's the small details that make the biggest impact.
Who knew tea towel printing could also be an artists canvas? With 70 x 50cm to fill with your original designs, it's the perfect way to see your art brought to life on another medium. Whether your style is pop-art, surrealism or classic still life, your original work will look fabulous printed onto the cotton-linen tea towel.
Frequently asked questions:
Is the cotton-linen towel natural?
Your cotton-linen tea towel is 100% natural, made from a blend of real cotton and linen. The yarn used is pesticide free, making this traditional tea towel more eco-friendly than paper towels.
What is a ric-rac edge?
If you select a ric-rac edge, it essentially means we sew a wavy coloured trim around the edges, adding a decorative touch. Choose from four colours; turquoise, red, navy blue or ecru.
Are there any discounts?
There is a three for two offer, where can you get three tea towels for the price of two. You could also have different designs on all three. We also have no minimum runs and extensive wholesale discounts if you open a wholesale account with us.
Browse Designer Tea Towels
Browse our artists' tea towel designs, exclusively printed with their original artwork to bring life and soul into your kitchen. The diverse range of artistic genres in this tea towel collection guarantee you'll find the perfect one for you.
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.