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Custom Pencil Box

From $34.00.

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Create your own custom pencil box, and keep your favorite pens, pencils and more in tip-top condition. Your pencil box comes in 3 different sizes, and they are perfect for work, school or home. Made from strong and robust tin, this traditional piece of stationery is given a contemporary edge, thanks to your designs and artwork. We print your designs into the surface of the tin, creating a permanent print, that won't fade or rub away.

  • Choose from 3 sizes
  • Made from robust and strong metal
  • Features a hinged lid
  • Your artwork printed into the metal
  • Edge to edge print on the front

About Your Custom Pencil Box

    This pencil tin is a fun and original way to stash your collection of pens and pencils. Available in 3 different sizes, every tin is hand finished, with your design printed directly into the metal. It is a fun and unique way to store your stationary, with a quirky retro vibe. This traditional pencil case box has a charming "etched" effect, thanks to our specialist printing methods. The hinged lid gives your tin a charming finish. With an edge to edge permanent print on the lid, this tin is as stylish as it is functional. The slimline design will fit neatly onto your desk, and will make you smile every time you look at it. 

    The 3 different sizes provide different services. The classic pencil tin is perfect for school and work. It has enough space for roughly 6 pens and pencils. The large pencil tin has almost double the amount of space. It is an A5 shape and can hold a good supply of stationary. Our art box is A4, and can hold paper as well as stationary. Choose the best size tin for your needs. 

  • At a glance

    • 3 size options
    • Permanent print
    • Durable hinged lid
    • Specialist print methods
    • Edge to edge print
  • Size information

    • Classic pencil case: 7" x 3.1" x 0.78"
    • Large pencil case (A5): 8.66" x 6.29" x 6.09"
    • Large pencil art box (A4): 12.20" x 8.66" x 1.06"

How Your Custom Pencil Box Is Printed And Made

Your new pencil case tin has been manufactured in the and hand finished to perfection. Every pencil box is made from silver metal, with a durable hinged lid. Our team of skilled print technicians use our specialist digital dye sublimation process to print your designs directly into the surface of the tin. With this method, the ink actually fuses into the metal, creating a permanent print, that won't rub off or fade away. They are the perfect way to show off your design potential, whether you are in the classroom or the office.



Care Instructions

As your designs are printed into the metal, you don't have to worry about them peeling off or rubbing away. If you find your pencil box gets a little dirty, simply wipe it clean with a damp cloth.

  • Hand Wash

Design Tips

Your designs are printed using a dye sublimation method. This process eliminates any white from your design, which gives it a more natural aesthetic. Any white space will have the natural silvery base tone of the tin. This unique print method gives your custom pencil box a beautifully bespoke "etched" appearance. This traditional and rustic charm lends itself to a wide range of design options. From photography to art, your work will look simply stunning printed on a pencil case box.

How does this product enhance my...

  • Home

    Be more organised at home with your own custom pencil box. This sleek and stylish tin is the perfect way to keep your stationary essentials conveniently grouped together in one place. The durable, hinged lid will keep them secure, while your designs will look stunning printed on the lid. Custom printed with your artwork, no one else will have a tin like this. Pop it in your bag and take it with you to work or school, to ensure you always have your necessities to hand.

  • Business

    These tins come in 3 different sizes. If you own an art supply company and are looking at ways to reach out to art and design students at fairs and events, then the large art tin will make the perfect gift. Create a design featuring your company's logo and branding, and add a quirky background. Fill each art tin with a pencil and pen and some sketch paper. These useful and memorable gifts will convince students to use your company for their future art supply needs.

  • Design Brand

    Print your own designs onto a custom pencil box, and update your current product line. Customers and clients will love the versatile and retro vibe of these stylish tins, which are given a bespoke edge with your artwork. Create a range of tins, and upload designs for all 3 sizes. They are ideal to use for everything from stationary to everyday essentials. Printed directly into the metal, your designs will be permanent and vibrant.

Frequently asked questions:

What size is the pencil case box?

Choose from 3 different sized tin boxes. The small, classic tin measures: 7" x 3.1" x 0.78", the large tin (A5) measures: 8.66" x 6.29" x 6.09", and the large art tin (A4) measures: 12.20" x 8.66" x 1.06".

How is my design printed onto the tin?

We use a specialist printing method to print your design. We print into the surface of the metal using a dye sublimation process. This makes the print permanent and fade resistant.

Is the tin case secure?

Your new tin case is secure and durable. Made from tough tin, your box has a lid with a strong hinge. This is clicked into place when closed, ensuring your precious bits and bobs stay put.

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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-colored or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colors and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which color model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    If each individual color is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each color with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colors within the image is more important choose RGB, this will reduce all colors equally to fit within our range.

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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 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 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 colors 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.

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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