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Custom Diary

From $75.00. Ready in 1 - 2 day(s)

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Carefully made to perfection, your beautiful new custom diary will become a staple that you won't be able to live without. Design your own diary using our online interface, and create prints for the front and back. This stunning, handmade diary is an elegant piece, with your designs printed deep into the fibres of the satin hardback cover. Featuring a useful week-to-view style, the smart layout gives you plenty of writing space. Filled with Italian ivory paper, your new A5 diary is ready and waiting to be updated with your 2020 appointments, plans and notes.

  • Custom printed front and back
  • A5 week-to-view diary
  • Fine Italian ivory paper
  • Satin hardback cover
  • Handmade to order

About Your Custom Diary

    Timelessly elegant and impeccably made, your new diary is handmade to order. The A5 diary has a week to view layout, which gives you ample room for appointments and note making. Make your own diary and create designs for the front and back cover. The cover of your diary is made from luxurious satin. This fabric not only looks beautiful, but it has superior print qualities. Colours are rich and vibrant and details are depicted clearly. You can choose from 4 different colours for the spine; black, blue, green or red. When you design your own diary with Contrado, you can be assured of the fine quality and craftsmanship that goes into making it. Handbound with metal corner protectors, your custom diary is made using traditional bookbinding methods. With features such as a ribbon bookmark, 110gsm ivory paper, and additional information such as national holidays and maps, your new diary will be a real keepsake.
  • At a glance

    • Traditional bookbinding methods
    • Monroe Satin covers
    • Print front & back
    • Week to view
    • Durable and strong
  • Size information

    • A5

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You can choose from 4 different colours for the spine of your diary.

How Your Custom Diary Is Printed & Made

Create your own diary with Contrado and you will be amazed at the traditional methods and attention to detail we give to each and every order. Your diary is made using book blocks, which are sourced from Florence Italy. These blocks are used in the creation of your diary. Bound by hand by our team of skilled bookmakers, your designs are printed onto our stunning Monroe Satin fabric. This woven textile is renowned for its incredible print quality. Your diary is filled with 140 pages of fine, 110gsm ivory paper, with a handy week to view layout.



Care Instructions

Wipe your diary clean with a slightly damp cloth to remove any minor marks.

  • Wipe Down
  • No Soak

Design Tips

Your custom diary is covered with gorgeous Monroe Satin fabric. With a silky smooth touch and a luxurious finish, this fabric was chosen thanks to its myriad of qualities. As Monroe is a woven fabric, it has a slight grain which can be seen and felt. This is a natural attribute to the fabric. The grain gives the surface a slight texture. This means that although fine lines and details will print well, they won't appear quite as sharp as larger details. We therefore recommend creating designs with slightly bolder pattern and larger text, to ensure the sharpest and most detailed finish.

How does this product enhance my...

  • Home

    Diaries are one of the most useful pieces of stationary you can own. It's all very well and good having your appointments and arrangements on your smart phone, but there is something rather luxurious, not to mention therapeutic, about writing it down in your own diary. Design your own diary with artwork you have created, designs that inspire you or photography that makes you smile, and enjoy organising your life your way.

  • Business

    No matter how many of us use smart phones and tablets to organise our lives, there is something comforting and authentic about having an actual diary. Create custom diaries for your business, so that your staff are always on top of meetings and appointments. Create a design featuring your company's branding and logo and gift a diary to every member of staff. No more excuses for employees being late for meetings.

  • Design Brand

    Stationary is one of those things that everybody loves, no matter what age they are. If you are a designer or artist, consider expanding your product line to include custom printed diaries. Your designs will look stunning printed on the luxurious satin fabric covers, and customers will love to be able to enjoy your art in their every day lives.

Frequently asked questions:

Is the custom diary handmade?

Every diary is handmade to order. We use traditional bookbinding methods and book blocks sourced from Florence, Italy. Your diary is printed by in-house technicians and bound by our bookmakers.

Can I create designs for the front and back?

Make your own diary featuring your own artwork and designs. With our online interface, you can create designs to cover the entire front and back covers. You can also choose the colour of the spine.

How much space is in the diary?

When you create your own diary with Contrado, you will receive something that looks beautiful and is very useful. It features 140 pages with a week to view layout for your entries and notes.

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Print Guideline

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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.

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    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.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    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)

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    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).

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    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.

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    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.

  • Pattern Alignment Across Seams ICON

    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.

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    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.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    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.

Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.

Delivery time & Costs

Production times

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 reprint an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.

Shipping methods

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 the 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.