Personalised bandana handmade to order
Become a fashion designer in minutes by making your own bandana. This simple yet statement accessory is a must have for any fashionable head. Forget just using it to keep your head shaded from the sun - although that is a great use for it - use yours for a whole host of occasions. Keep your hair out of your eyes while you are working, cover up a bad hair day with a rocking accessory, create a cute headband, even use it as a dog bandana for a particularly stylish pooch. Your bandana is finished with a pin hem. The hem is thin with corner stitching in a triangle and a 4mm allowance. Your custom bandanas are handmade to order, ensuring each one is of the highest quality.
Style it with
Bandanas look amazing on men, women, children and even pets. For guys, wear yours the classic way to inject a punch of colour and style into your summer look. You could also tie it loosely around your neck, creating a modern version of the fabulous neckerchief. For girls, roll the bandana into a cigar shape and tie it in your hair with the knot at the top of your head. This will create an adorable rockerbilly look that goes brilliantly with denim. Team it with your swimwear instead of a sun hat to add protection and a unique finish.
Jersey, Lima Cotton Twill and PolyCotton can be machine washed at 30°c, low tumble dry, and ironed at low heat. Lima Silk we recommend dry cleaning, and low iron.
The Contrado promise
A talented team of makers, customer service staff, marketeers, designers, and developers, love to make things for you in the Contrado production facility. It means everything Contrado produces is in-house with experience that dates back to 2003 overseeing and making custom products promising:
- 100% Handmade
All your products are handmade in-house
- Speedy Turnaround
Orders are made and dispatched usually within 1-2 days
- Made to Order
Every order is made to order with no mass production
- High Quality
We use high quality materials to create bespoke products
- Personal Service
In-house customer service offers personal and attentive service
Turn your design talent into business
Whether you are looking to expand your product range or start your brand from scratch, we can help you sell your designs. We support creative brands and independent designers with our extensive experience of bespoke manufacturing on-demand. We can help you make your idea into a high quality physical product and sell your product how you want to.
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Frequently asked questions:
What fabrics do the bandanas come in?
A personalised bandana should be just that - personal. As well as giving you the tools to design your own bandana, you also have a choice of fabrics, to create your perfect bandana. Choose from Pima Lawn, Midnight Dream Cotton Sateen, or 100% Silk Satin. Each fabric has its own unique qualities, and characteristics, which you can read more about above.
How do I wear a bandana?
This might just look like a simple piece of fabric, but it is so much more than that! If you are wondering how to wear a bandana, then it is actually very easy. All you need to do is fold it diagonally in half. Next, wrap it gently around the neck, and tie the ends together in a knot or bow. The knot should be made at the back. Then, pull the front up over your face, and onto your head. There are many other ways to wear a bandana, but this is the classic way.
What design tips can you give me?
Our custom bandana printing service, allows you to create the hair accessory of your dreams! We print edge to edge, so, whether you want to upload a single image, or several images, you can do it all with the design platform. Silk is perfect for a more elegant occasion, and cotton is ideal for the summer. A repeat pattern looks stunning, so the design can be seen, no matter how it is worn.
Make a statement with a unique bandana from my designs.
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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?
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 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 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 where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 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 and send you a dispatch confirmation via email through. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page.
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.