Print your own tea towel using unique designs or artwork and create a gorgeous kitchen accessory. Our printed tea towels are made with traditional cotton-linen, with a choice of standard or wavy edging in 4 colours. Tea towel printing is the perfect way to commemorate a special occasion or simply express your artistic taste.
Print your own tea towel using your original art, photography or retro designs and create a bespoke accessory for your kitchen. They are so versatile and can be used for practical uses or as a decorative centrepiece to a room. The tea towels are made of cotton-linen. It's a 100% natural blend fabric made from pesticide free natural yarn that is more environmentally friendly than paper towels. You can also customise the edges to complement your colour scheme and style. Keep things simple with a straight standard edge or add some extra character with a wavy edge in either cream, turquoise, red or navy.
Most products can be made and dispatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, so there's hardly any wait. View delivery information.
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How Tea Towel Printing Works
Your designs are printed onto the selected fabric either portrait or landscape, and hand cut to size. Our artisan seamstresses stitch your tea towel, and if you've chosen a wavy edge, this is sewn on manually. Tea towel printing on cotton-linen produces fabulous results, with bold intense colours and crisp, fine details.
In order to ensure that your tea towel retains its intense colours for a long time, wash on a cold wash on delicate setting or hand wash and dry flat.
*Guarantee: The tea towel has a 2 year guarantee on the stitching & material.
Print your own tea towel for a myriad of uses. From a homely addition to your kitchen, decorative table settings for an event or commemorative printed tea towels for a special celebration, there's endless possibilities for how you can use them. The cotton-linen fabric develops a vintage faded look over time. The wavy edges add a chintzy charm, perfect for country style surroundings, and with 4 colour choices you can easily match your design.
Add a modern abstract design to your tea towel for a twist on the traditional. A novel idea is to create your own coat of arms for your family, organisation or members club and print your own tea towel featuring the image. Tea towels are synonymous with celebrations, so design something to reflect this.
Add a touch of finesse to your kitchen with printed tea towels. You can stylise them to match your interior decor and use them creatively as table runners or wall hangings. If you have a family motto, display it proudly on a bespoke tea towel for an impressive centrepiece. At your next afternoon tea or get together, cover the cupcakes with a bespoke tea towel for all your guests to see and admire.
Use printed tea towels as promotional items for customers or clients, promoting a new charity partner or business venture. As they use their tea towel freebie, your company will be front of mind. If you run a boutique cafe or restaurant, supply waiters with a branded tea towel for them to drape over their arm or shoulder. Sometimes, it's the small details that make the biggest impact.
Who knew tea towel printing could also be an artists canvas? With 70 x 50cm to fill with your original designs, it's the perfect way to see your art brought to life on another medium. Whether your style is pop-art, surrealism or classic still life, your original work will look fabulous printed onto the cotton-linen tea towel.
Frequently asked questions:
Is the cotton-linen towel natural?
Your cotton-linen tea towel is 100% natural, made from a blend of real cotton and linen. The yarn used is pesticide free, making this traditional tea towel more eco-friendly than paper towels.
What is a ric-rac edge?
If you select a ric-rac edge, it essentially means we sew a wavy coloured trim around the edges, adding a decorative touch. Choose from 4 colours; turquoise, red, navy blue or ecru.
Are there any discounts?
There is a 3 for 2 offer, where can you get 3 tea towels for the price of 2. You could also have different designs on all 3.
Browse Designer Tea Towels
Browse our artists' tea towel designs, exclusively printed with their original artwork to bring life and soul into your kitchen. The diverse range of artistic genres in this tea towel collection guarantee you'll find the perfect one for you.
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.
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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.