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Design Your Own Backpack

From $223.00.

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Jazz up your daily look and design your own backpack featuring your original designs or photographs. Made using the highest quality materials including soft, Italian nappa leather and canvas, this sturdy yet lightweight rucksack will help you get around in style. The strong backpack has extra padded protection for comfortable wear and has a fully waterproof lining for easy everyday use. Your new backpack comes with a 2 year guarantee, giving you piece of mind for years to come.

  • Waterproof lining
  • Permanent full color print
  • Soft Italian leather and padded canvas
  • Sturdy, durable yet lightweight
  • 2 year guarantee

About Your Custom Backpacks

    Express your individuality and design your own backpack for the perfect accessory. Whether you’re after a sturdy bag for travelling or just a day-to-day style piece, these custom backpacks suit every occasion. The versatile rucksack is made from a combination of soft, Italian nappa leather and padded canvas for the ultimate comfort and strength, with a fully waterproof lining to protect against any water spills or pen leaks.  The padded cushion layer sits in the back of the carrier, giving extra comfort to the wearer during longer journeys. The backpack has a few extra design features, such as a double zipper for easy access, a roomy interior and front pocket, and 2 shoulder straps for carrying support. Your design is printed in full color using a permanent printing process to a front canvas panel and is scratch and fade resistant. We’re sure you’ll love your new backpack, but it comes with a 2-year guarantee to give you piece of mind.
  • At a glance...

    • Soft Italian leather and canvas material
    • Waterproof lining
    • Fits up to 17” laptop
    • Permanent full color print
    • Handmade in our studio
  • Dimensions

    • 13.4" x 15.75" x 5.12"
    • 21.9 oz weight

How Your Custom Designed Backpack Is Made

The front canvas panel featuring your designs is printed using sublimation dying, which ensures a long-lasting, permanent print by fusing the inks directly with the canvas fibers. The canvas, waterproof lining and soft Italian leather are sewn by our skilled makers onsite in our factory.



Care Instructions

Gently wipe your custom designed backpack clean with a damp cloth and add a drop of soap for extra stubborn stains. The color will not rub off over time and is scratch and fade resistant and is made using the finest materials and processes.

  • Wipe Down
  • No Soak

Design Tips

Use a portrait orientation image to suitably fit the front canvas panel. Try experimenting with seasonal colors and patterns to create a trend-based fashion accessory or adorn the custom designed backpack with a photo-collage of your friends and family. You can easily create a photo-montage of images in our online design studio.

How does this product enhance my...

  • Home

    Get prepped for school or the working day ahead with your new backpack. The backpack can fit up to 17-inch laptops and all tablets, so is perfect if you need a new every day bag to go to work. Keep your home life organised by storing your papers, stationary and other work items in your bag – ready to go first thing in the morning.

  • Business

    Create branded backpacks for your employees or potential clients - create a sleek and minimal design which pops against the Italian leather. Personalized merchandise strengthens your brand and increases awareness for your company.

  • Design Brand

    Let your work become wearable art – design backpacks featuring your unique print designs or paintings, and let your fans wear your pieces in every day life. Branch out into fashion and design your own line of fashion accessories to reach new audiences and expand your brand.

Frequently asked questions:

What size is this backpack?

The bag is approximately 13.4" x 15.75" x 5.12" in size.

Can this backpack fit a laptop inside?

This backpack can fit laptops up to 17 inches in size, and all tablet sizes inside.

Is this backpack strong?

This rucksack is sturdy and strong, made for everyday use or travelling. The material is soft and flexible, lightweight to wear whilst still being durable.

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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?

    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)

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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.

  • Pattern Alignment Across Seams ICON

    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.
We hope to start working with you soon.