About Your Throws for Sofas
Your bespoke throws for sofas or beds are beautifully handmade and bring an extra touch of elegance to your home. With neatly hemmed edges and a vibrant, full-colour print onto plush velvet, it radiates luxury. The velvet face is hand stitched onto thick, warm Sherpa fleece, a poly based fabric that resembles the shaggy sheep coat. It's large enough to cover a standard size sofa and single bed, so your design is an instant focal point of the room.
At a glance
450gsm plush velvet face, 200gsm sherpa fleece reverse
Two sizes: 145 cm square and 145 x 198 cm
2 colour back options; expertly hemmed edges
Throws for sofas or beds
10 year guarantee on print, material and stitching
145 x 145 cm
145 x 198 cm
Handmade in UK
How Your Printed Throws are Made
Handmade to order using the finest fabrics and inks, your specialist printed throws are long-lasting and a timeless home furnishing. Your designs are printed onto the plush velvet face, which is then sewn onto warm, soft Sherpa fleece for a thick, double layer. We use dye sublimation so the inks are fused deep into the fibres of the fabric, so your design won't crack, peel away or scratch off. The hems are neatly sewn, providing a seamless finish. The throws come with a 10-year guarantee on print & material, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee or you get your money back*.
*Returns procedure must be followed
Sherpa fleece by nature is water repellent, and plush velvet is a fabric that needs a little pampering. After machine washing at 30°c and tumble drying on low, give the velvet face a brush to keep the fibres nice and soft. Do this every few washes when you feel the fibres stiffening slightly.
Printed edge to edge in full colour, you can choose between 145 cm sq and 145 x 198 cm to fill with your unique designs, patterns or artwork. For commercial purposes, you can centralise your logo, or choose the Repeat Pattern option in the design interface for all over branding. The print on plush velvet is bold and clear, and despite the thick, fluffy pile, the print is distorted or affected in anyway. This means you can choose designs with intricate detailing as they'll still show exceptionally well.
Reviews for Throw
based on 1 customer reviews
I ordered a throw with pictures printed on it for my mum's 50th birthday. The service was impeccable and the estimated time between ordering and receiving the product was on point. As for the quality, it was well worth the price! I was originally apprehensive as the images seemed blurry in the preview online, but the product itself had the pictures with amazing clarity.
How does this product enhance my...
Unique throws for sofas are an elegant addition to your home furnishings. They bring life and colour to neutral rooms, and used as a central feature piece. Choose patterns that will complement your existing home interiors, or alternatively, print clashing colours for an interesting artistic style.
Hotels and boutique bed and breakfasts should design printed throws to add a level of sophistication to guest rooms. Customers will marvel at the sheer softness. It's an impressive addition that won't go unnoticed, and could be the difference between a good night's sleep and a great night's sleep.
Include these beautifully printed throws into your design brand's product range and offer unique home furnishings for customers. They're expertly handmade to order in the UK and the print is lasting, so you can provide customers with a product that will last a lifetime.
Frequently asked questions:
What is Sherpa fleece?
Sherpa fleece is a beautifully soft, thick and warm polyester fleece. One side has a smooth finish, whilst the other side is shaggy and resembles the coat of a sheep.
Will it cover my sofa?
These are perfect throws for sofas as they're so large at 145cm sq. They will almost cover a large single bed, so can be used as an extra blanket in the colder months.
Are my designs printed all over?
Your designs are printed onto the gorgeous plush velvet face, which is stitched to the Sherpa fleece. Full-colour dye sublimation means your print won't peel over time.
Browse Designer Throws
Our #ContradoCreative artists have designed a special range of throws, all custom printed with their original artwork. Browse this eclectic mix of throws for sofas and find the perfect one to adorn your home furnishings.
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.