About Your Custom Travel Pillow
Beautifully handmade using fire-rated suede vision fabric and soft stuffing, these lightweight custom travel pillows for aeroplanes are a must for any long-distance trip. They can easily be folded to fit into small spaces in your hand luggage, so they're highly efficient as well as stylish. On flights or long car journeys, it can be notoriously hard to get comfortable, but simply slip your custom travel pillow around your neck, and enjoy the support it offers, allowing you to get some much-needed rest. When you make your own travel neck pillow they're printed on both sides with your unique designs in full colour, long-lasting print.
At a glance
Suede vision fabric
Soft and supportive
Machine washable cover
Printed both sides
2 year guarantee
33 x 30cm (width x height)
460 g approx
Handmade in UK
How your Custom Travel Pillow is Made
Your custom travel pillow is filled with high-quality stuffing that's soft and cuddly, providing the best comfort on your journeys. We print your designs onto the super smooth suede vision fabric, which is then cut to size and hand-stitched together, finished with a smart heart zipper. Using specialist dye sublimation, the inks are fused deep into the fabric fibres resulting in a rich, vibrant lasting print. Your design won't peel away over time, peel away or scratch off, so it can be used over and over again and be the best travel companion for life.
The removable mock suede cover can be machine washed as normal at 30°c, tumble dried or left to dry flat. There's no ironing required. The suede vision fabric is fire retardant and has water repellent qualities, so in between washes you can wipe the surface with a damp cloth. The print is long-lasting and won't peel over time.
Due to the classic custom travel pillow U-shape, we recommend choosing repeat patterns or images with larger details so they stand out. Both sides are printed with your original designs so a clever way of getting two pillows in one is to give each side a completely different colour scheme and look. For brands, this is a great opportunity to print a campaign slogan or hashtag as well as your logo.
How does this product enhance my...
If you have a big household, going on holiday requires a lot of organisation and double checking everything. If each member of the family has their own bespoke travel neck pillow printed with their name, favourite colours or another distinctive design, that's one less thing to worry about when packing the hand luggage.
Offer first class passengers a custom travel pillow to make their time on board more enjoyable. Printed with your branding and a message thanking them for flying with your airline, this is an extra touch that definitely won't go unnoticed. These can also be used in spas to provide comfort during long treatments like pedicures.
Travel pillows for aeroplanes are a great and novel accessory to include in your design brand's product range. Printed on both sides with your different artworks, you can offer customers the chance to travel in a unique style. A cool idea is to create seasonal collections, printed with designs reminiscent of spring, summer, autumn and winter.
Frequently asked questions:
Where are my designs printed?
Both sides of your travel neck pillow are printed with your unique art for maximum design impact. You could give each side a different look, giving you essentially two neck pillows in one.
Are they easy to transport?
They are super lightweight making them a great portable accessory for your travels. You can easily squeeze it into the smallest of spaces in your bag as it's very good at retracting and expanding.
Can my custom travel pillow be washed?
The suede vision cover is removable via the stylish heart zipper, and can be washed at 30°c and tumble dried. In between washes you can give it a surface clean with a damp cloth.
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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.