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Custom swim shorts are a great way to show off your own designs and artwork in a variety of new settings. From on the beach, to by the pool, even to fantastic trips abroad, make sure you take your own personalised style with you wherever you go. Design your own swim shorts, made from a breathable, waterproof material, these swim shorts are designed with an elasticated waistband, functional drawstring and side seam pockets.
Custom swim shorts are the perfect way to show off your designs and artwork on a new, versatile canvas. From pool side to seaside these custom surf shorts are ideal; 100% waterproof, breathable and fast-drying for when you want to take a swim, lightweight and comfortable, with side seam pockets for if you want to lounge around on the beach. Design your own printed swim shorts in a range of sizes from 2XS to 4XL for the next level in wardrobe customisation.
Custom Swim Shorts
Custom swim shorts are not just for swimming. They are 100% waterproof and can be used for other water sports, design a pair of custom surf shorts to ride the waves in style. Maybe you prefer the quiet life? Printed beach shorts are great for lounging around and soaking up the sun, without concern about getting a little splashed. When you design your own swim shorts you can have any use in mind.
Your label, your brand
Want to build your Fashion brand? Then add your label to your custom printed swim shorts, and have your brand name or logo added to the finished garment.
Style it With
Co-ordinate your printed swim shorts with a custom towel, and design your own flip flops so that you have all of your swim gear matching and customised by you. Bring exclusivity to a whole new level. You can even design a bikini or swimsuit to match, and really go the extra mile.
Wash at 30°C, low tumble dry heat, hang to dry, do not wring, low heat iron.
They are not, no. These swim shorts are looser fitting than swimming trunks would be, and are made from a breathable waterproof fabric rather than a lycra. There is a lining, in the form of mesh net briefs, on the inside of your custom swim shorts however the shorts themselves will not be tight fitting, and allow for movement.
If these are waterproof, will I get too warm?
These custom swim shorts are not only waterproof, but are also very breathable. This means that although they stop water getting in, they still allow for perspiration to evaporate out, making sure that you keep cool.
Can I wash my swim shorts?
You can wash your printed beach shorts on a standard 30° wash for easy care. They can even be tumble dried on a low heat, and ironed (again on a low heat) if you feel the need. As these swim shorts are made from a breathable waterproof fabric, they are very quick drying so we would recommend drying flat.
Browse Designer Swim Shorts
Browse our range of custom swim shorts that have been designed by our Contrado Designers.
Check Your Size
69 - 72 cm
27.1 - 28.3 "
73 - 76 cm
28.7 - 29.9 "
77 - 80 cm
30.3 - 31.4 "
81 - 84 cm
31.8 - 33 "
85 - 88 cm
33.4 - 34.6 "
89 - 92 cm
35 - 36.2 "
93 - 96 cm
36.6 - 37.7 "
97 - 100 cm
38.1 - 39.3 "
101 - 104 cm
39.7 - 40.9 "
88 - 91 cm
34.6 - 35.8 "
92 - 95 cm
36.2 - 37.4 "
96 - 99 cm
37.7 - 38.9 "
100 - 103 cm
39.3 - 40.5 "
104 - 107 cm
40.9 - 42.1 "
108 - 111 cm
42.5 - 43.7 "
112 - 115 cm
44 - 45.2 "
116 - 119 cm
445.6 - 46.8 "
120 - 123 cm
47.2 - 48.4 "
Measure around your natural waistline - which is the soft squidgy part just under your ribs.
Measure around the fullest part (across buttocks).
Conversion size chart
UK Mens Chest
EU Mens Chest
UK Mens Waist
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, preventing any interpolation. Our design interface will have a quality marker next to the design that you have uploaded, this will change colour using a traffic light system and display a message. The message will let you know if the resolution is too low or if you have a good quality image.
How will my image scale?
When you upload your design our system will automatically scale it to fit your chosen fabric dimensions. In the ‘Product Image’ tab, the displayed dimensions under ‘Print Size’ will show the dimensions of the piece of fabric that you are ordering. For image/design dimensions you need to see the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab. You can see and edit the dimensions of the image under the quality information next to the thumbnail.
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 is gsm?
Grams per square meter (gsm) is the unit of measurement used to measure the weight of a paper or fabric. This measurement uses the weight of one square metre (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a fabric. We classify fabrics of 10-100gsm as light (fabrics for summer, fine silk), fabrics of 101-249gsm as medium (most fabrics for clothing) and fabrics of more than 250gsm as thick (upholstery and other specialised fabrics).
What is the bleed area?
When creating your product, it is important to make sure that your image is a little wider than the size needed. In printing, the bleed area allows you to obtain a borderless print. We would advise filling the blead areas, maked with a red checkered area, to ensure you don't end up with white edges. You should make sure that you do not put important details within the bleed area as these will quite likely be lost.
What is crocking and why might it occur?
Crocking, which is fading along the creases, often after washing or heavy use, occurs when you digitally print on natural fabrics - more so when dark or dense colours are used. It can be minimised by using a cool hand wash instead of machine washing as the tumbling of the machine is the main cause of this. To avoid entirely, we would advise using a poly fabric.
Why do my colours appear lighter on organic fabrics?
Our organic fabrics do not have any coatings that the non-organic fabrics have. This means the ink absorbs into the fibres, reducing the colour strength slightly (by approx. -40%). For super strong colours we recommend a non-organic natural fabric.
Can you perfectly join two separately printed panels?
We always try to provide the utmost precision in printing and manufacturing. However, due to unavoidable stretching or movement of the fabric at the time of sewing, we can not guarantee a perfect alignment of the pattern on the seams of the garment. Generally we are accurate to 2-3mm, which is sufficient for most reasons but can pose minor problems with patterns or geometric designs.
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.
Is it possible to print your own label?
Most of our clothing is made with a label space. You can print your label and add information about your brand. If you want to sew your own labels, we offer customizable labels of different sizes.
Can I print on both sides of the fabric?
We do not offer printing on both sides of the fabric, as a lot of our fabrics are semi-transparent. As the customer, you can consider the effect of printing on both sides one of our fabrics and contact us, and we will get back to you if it's feasible.
Can I order labels in another fabric? Will you cut them like you do with the normal fabric labels?
At the moment no, our labels are all printed on the same satin fabric. We may introduce more in the future, but for now this is the best choice. The labels are all cut the same way. You can order the fabric of your choice and make the labels yourself, but we do not cut different fabric into label format.
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.
Why are there slight colour differences between my orders?
We work at improving our colour profiles all the time. Though rare it may happen that from one print run to another, and there could be slight colour differences, this is normal and part of the process when we are constantly improving. It is extremely unlikely that there will be a huge difference (like orange instead of red for example). Please bear in mind such colour variations can be intensified from fabric to fabric due to the varying grains and textures of the fabric; natural fabrics tend to have more muted colours than their poly alternatives. This is due to the construction of the materials as well as the print methods that have to be altered slightly for more delicate, natural textiles.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, you may find a slight variance in the sizes.
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.