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Custom Journals

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Hand bound and filled with 80 ivory paper pages, your custom journals are perfect for documenting your travels, recipes or even dreams. Covered in a beautifully soft Monroe satin fabric with metal capped corners, the surface has a slight sheen and all over luxury, premium feel. Design your own journal and choose from 4 colors for the spine. Wholesale discounts are available with no minimum order. 

  • Wholesale discounts, no minimum order
  • Satin covered hardback
  • Luxury ivory paper
  • Printed on the front and back covers
  • Hand bound to order

About Your Custom Journals

    Design your own journal to document your travels, recipe ideas or spontaneous sketches on-the-go and be inspired by your unique prints. The hardback journal is covered in elegant Monroe satin, giving off a slight sheen to the surface. Featuring 80 blank ivory paper pages ready for you to fill with your own content, it's perfect to keep in your bag at all times. Hand bound using traditional bookbinding methods and finished with metal corner caps, your custom journals are an exquisite piece of craftsmanship.
  • At a glance...

    • A5 size
    • 13.4 oz weight (approx)
    • Spine color options
    • Satin covered hardback
    • Metal corner caps

Choose Your Spine Color helpmechoose

These custom journals come with a color option for the spine so you can choose the best one to complement your design.

How your Custom Journals are Made

Our expert bookmakers bind your custom journals by hand using traditional methods. The ivory paper pages are bound into the spine, which comes in 4 colors so you can complement the printed design. We use specialist dye sublimation, where the the inks are fused deep into the satin fibers creating a permanent print that won't fade, peel away or scratch off. We finish the corners with shiny metal caps, to protect the edges and give a premium look.

Care Instructions

Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Keep the pages away from water to prevent them from being damaged.

  • Wipe Down
  • No Soak

Create Your Own Journal Tips

We use Monroe satin to cover your hardback journal, which is a woven fabric. For this reason, we recommend using images or designs that have bolder details and larger features to ensure the sharpest finish. The front and back can be printed with different designs, ideal if you need to create your own journal for professional reasons, as you can print your publishing information, business details and barcode on the back for that extra finishing touch.

How does this product enhance my...

  • Home

    Keeping a journal is a cathartic and fun pastime, so design your own journal for any number of hobbies. Keep a dream journal, printed with a gorgeous pattern that inspires creative thinking, or choose a design that complements your existing bedroom decor so it's in keeping with your interiors when displayed on your table. You can also encourage your children to enjoy the kitchen by keeping a family recipe journal. Print your family pictures or names for a truly bespoke journal.

  • Business

    If you run a gardening or horticultural class, supplying journals custom printed with your branding to students is a novel way to enhance their learning experience. They can make notes, draw their own plant references and learn in a creative way. What's more, as it's branded, when they're out in the parks, other people will see your logo. Another interesting idea is to create your own journal design for your museum or exhibition gift shop, as guests can take a little piece of your art or history with them.

  • Design Brand

    Add a line of custom printed journals to your design brand product range and let people consume your art in an original way. Beautifully printed onto satin, your artwork will come alive and accompany your customers as they embark on their journal journey. Stationery is a huge market to tap into, and you have the individuality to stand out from other generic high street designs with your unique prints. Create your own journal collection and expand your product portfolio and audience base.

Frequently asked questions:

What size are my custom journals?

They are A5 sized, so perfect for keeping in your handbag or brief for instant inspiration on the move. The pages are left blank so you can utilise the space anyway you like.

What is my design printed onto?

Your unique designs are printed onto our lovely Monroe satin, which has a slight sheen to the surface and classic woven texture. The satin is fixed to the hardback covers and won't come away.

Are the pages ruled?

The pages are left blank, as some customers like to use their custom journals to sketch and doodle in. You can always create your own ruled lines or leave it blank for a more artistic feel.

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-colored 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 color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    We advise providing images in the RGB color space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best color 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).

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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.

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    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.

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    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 0.08" 0.12", 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 colors and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility in where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.

Please note: As we make everything by hand, all sizes may vary slightly.

Delivery Time & Costs

At Contrado, we personally commit to our customer satisfaction with a wide product selection hand-made in our premises, a great quality, dedicated service as well as fast delivery.

We're fast

  • Ready in 1 - 2 day(s).

We print and make everything in-house

  • Low shipping fees
  • Express shipping available

If you need peace of mind or are in a rush, use our tracked 1-2 working day delivery service (after manufacturing time)

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. Since 2003, we have printed and hand-made countless personalized 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.

Here is how it works. We first hand-make your item on average within 1-3 days depending on the product manufacturing timeline and quantities. After production time, we ship your order so you can receive it very quickly, subject to the delivery type you select in your basket. 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.
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