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These smart Zippo® windproof custom lighters are a distinguished and contemporary way to display your original designs. Made in USA with Zippo®'s all metal construction, they exude class and style, and are the perfect alternative to a traditional engraved lighter. Your design is printed on the front of the custom lighters and delivered to you in a presentation box.
Classy, suave and sophisticated, your custom lighters are a must have for any candle lover, smoker or cigar connoisseur. The genuine Zippo® lighter is encased in a hinged lid case featuring the distinctive Zippo® 'click'. It's windproof, allowing you to spark up come rain or shine, and the flame is extinguished when the lid is closed. Presented in a smart gift box, this is a classy accessory that shows off your individuality.
At a glance...
Genuine Zippo® Product Made in USA
Windproof hinged lighter
High quality brushed metal with matte photo finish
All metal construction
Supplied in a presentation box
Fast production & delivery
Most products can be made and dispatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, so there's hardly any wait. View delivery information.
Handmade with Love
All products are handmade to order by a team of experts here at Contrado.
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How it's Made and Printed
Each Zippo® lighter is made in the US from a high quality brass which then dipped into nickel for a smooth finish. Your designs are flat printed directly onto the metal surface of the lighter case, fusing the inks deep into the material to create a fade resistant matte print that covers the entire front and can bleed slightly on to the sides. It produces a scratch resistant image which will stand up to normal wear and tear. The wick and a flint come included, and the actual lighter can be removed from the encasing to refill with lighter fluid and replace the flint. The lighter is presented in a gift box, sat in a moulded piece of foam to protect the surface from scratches. To clean your bespoke lighter, simply wipe with a dry cloth.
Please always take extra caution and care with open naked flames. For a full step-by-guide on how to fill your lighter and replace the flint, please visit our FAQ page and follow instructions to the letter. To extinguish the flame, simply snap shut the lid and the flame will automatically go out. This lighter is not to be used by minors. Keep out of reach of children. The Zippo® lighter is supplied without fuel, for safety. If your lighter gets dirty, clean only with a dry cloth.
Design Your Own Lighter Tips
Your designs are printed across the hinged lid opening, so please take this into account when positioning your images to ensure you're happy with where the lighter will flip open and distort your design. Of course, when the lid is shut, the finish is flawless and the lid opening can barely be seen.
Your custom lighters fall under the famous Zippo lifetime guarantee. The majority of the internal parts are consumables and can be replaced (examples include the flint, spring, wadding, and wick). The specialised printing can last and last as long as you care for your custom lighters correctly. Only put in your pocket if it won't be with keys or sharp objects. Do not let the lighter fluid splash onto the area you have designed. The printing is durable and will resist scratching, but it is possible to mark it if too much force or pressure is applied or if sharp objects are used.
Design your own lighter for the home, printed with a stylish pattern to complement the decor or your daily outfits. Robust, rust resistant and windproof, it's the ideal lighter to have on standby for lighting the chimney or getting the BBQ going in the summer. They are also a stunning gift to celebrate a milestone birthday or career promotion, and with a name like Zippo®, you know that it's quality you can trust - original and best.
If you're in the outdoor furnishings industry, this stunning silver lighter is an ideal accompaniment to sell alongside barbecues, chimneys, fire pits and lanterns. Printed with your branding, you could even offer it as a freebie when a customer spends over a certain amount. This level of professionalism won't go unnoticed.
Having such a huge brand name, featuring your work is an impressive item to sell in your design brand's product range. Printed with your unique artwork, you can appeal to a huge market and reach new audiences. Made from high polish chrome, it's a high quality product that carries the Zippo® lifetime guarantee on build quality.
Frequently asked questions:
How do I fill my lighter?
Your Zippo® lighter comes unfilled due to safety, but a wick and flint are included. Please refer to Care Instructions above where you can find a link to our step-by-step guide with instructions and safety precautions.
Where is my design printed?
Your design is printed flat onto the front of the lighter, including the body and the lid and may bleed slightly onto the sides.
Will my lighter scratch?
Your Zippo® custom lighter is scratch resistant, not entirely scratch proof. It will stand up to normal wear and tear, being in pockets or handbags, but we would advise that you avoid scratching it with sharp objects.
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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 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 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
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.
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.