Our made to measure blackout blinds are sure to help you get a good nights rest. Made to order using your own design, choose the style and size of your printed roller blinds. Our online design tool helps you to create your and customise your blinds. Create your own blackout roller blinds with photos, text or a picture collage.
Ready in 4 - 5 day(s)
Your blackout roller blinds are DIN 4102-1 Fire Certified. This means that our fabrics are fire retardant, and safe for use in homes.
Surface wipe only. Clean gently by hand with mild soapy damp cloth.
We supply your blinds with all the parts and the instructions, as well as a safety cord clip. When ordering your blinds there are a few things you might want to take into account.
Step 1: Choose the fitting
You can choose to have your made to measure blackout blinds in one of two styles; relief and recess. Relief blinds attach to your window frame or wall and come down over the window in its entirety. Recess blinds are fitted within your window frame and the bottom of them sits on your window sill when they are pulled all the way down. Both have different benefits, and it's entirely up to you which one you would prefer.
This is where the blind screws to the window frame or wall and stands proud of the wall or frame. You must include at least 5cm (1.96 inches) in width to house the spindle fittings as well as the personalised blind.
The blind goes inside the 'box' of the window. We need to know the precise dimensions of the recess. Then we subtract 3.2cm (1.25 inches) from print width to allow for brackets in recess. The finished blind including brackets will equal your selected width.
Step 2: Measure
To make sure that you order your blind in the right size, you need to check your dimensions. Measure the size of your window top to bottom and left to right. Our simple to use online design tool can accept these measurements in inches, centimetres, yards or metres, so, however, you are most comfortable working is fine.
Now here is the important bit - if you have chosen relief mounted blinds you need to add at least 5cm onto your width measurement. This is to allow for housing the spindle fittings as well as your personalised blackout blind. If you have chosen recess mounted blinds, we need the exact measurement. We will subtract from the width to allow for the brackets so that the blind and brackets equal your selected width.
Step 3: Choose your options
This part is where you choose the make-up of the blind, which is done using our online design tool. Here you select whether you would prefer a recess blind or a relief blind. You can choose whether the cord is made from white plastic, or you can upgrade it to a silver metal one. As well as this you get to decide whether the cord sits on the left or right of the window. And just in case you change your mind at this point, you can also change the material so that you have a standard blind which allows some light through.
Step 4: Create your design
Now for the bit, you've been waiting for. Upload your photographs, make a unique design or even add text to your made to measure blackout blind. Select different background colours, make a montage of all of your favourite snaps, we even have some templates that you can use to create a photo collage. You set this up exactly as you like, and you can double check it using the design view button. This will let you preview your design on a roller blind, where you can zoom in and check all of the finer details.
Step 5: Triple Check
Yes, we know you already double checked as part of step four, but it is definitely worth triple checking your design. We will notify you if there are issues with the resolution of your chosen pictures, but it's worth giving the spelling and positioning another once over. We hand make your blinds with super fast turnaround time, so we like to make a start as quickly as possible. This means that we want you to be 100% happy with your design from the moment that you press submit. So check everything over one last time, and send us your order.
That's it - you're done.
Please note: The top of the fabric will have an added two to three wraps, printed to mirror your design. This is necessary to add strength to the blind and ensure that the pole is not visible when the blind is fully extended. To ensure the fabric doesn't come off the pole, don't exceed the lowering limit.
To get the best results and ensure your blinds are designed and installed to perfection, follow our instructions and read our Safety & Fitting guide. Please also read our Safety Cord Control information below for how to safely use your blinds.
Your blind is also supplied with a safety cord clip. This is fitted by lining the last section of your cord and pressing it into the holes until you hear a click and then repeating for the other end of the cord with the other side of the safety clip. Now you can simply push the two parts of the clip together, as though you're making a square until you hear a clear snap noise. This will now complete the loop of your custom roller blinds' cord. If anyone now pulls too hard on the cord the clip will simply come apart, making it much safer especially for children. When opening or closing the blinds, if you guide the cord along with your hands whilst pulling on it gently, it will avoid the safety device coming apart.
Child Safety Regulations mean that all blinds have to comply with EN13120. Contrado Imaging Ltd takes the following measures to comply:
These safety measures will be applied to every blind supplied by Contrado Imaging Ltd.
To comply with Child Safety Regulations, a warning notice will come attached to your roller blind, and our company name and date on manufacture will be included on the roller blind fabric.
If you can’t decide on which photo to use, you can upload multiple images and create a photo collage. This can be done using one of our pre-set montage templates, or you can create your own entirely from scratch. It’s super easy to do and the possibilities are endless.
Step 1 – Click the start design button & select your product options.
Step 2 – Go to the ‘Images & Text Tools’ tab, click the ‘add images/Text’ button on your product & ‘Select Images to Upload’ or use the Facebook/Instagram tabs.
Step 3 – Choose the images you want to use for your collage, upload & select them from the uploaded photos list.
Step 4 – Click ‘Create montage’ & select your collage style.
Step 5 – Add the collage to your design.
Your blinds are not only made to order, as with the rest of our bespoke products, but they are completely made to measure too. Using specialist eco-friendly inks we fuse your photo design deep into the fibres of the fabric. This creates a permanent print which is rich in colour, with beautiful detailing.
Your made to measure blackout blinds will arrive rolled up, on the pole with fitting in each end. You'll have your custom design printed on one side of the fire retardant, non-fraying fabric while the reverse side will be plain white. The material we use for the blackout blinds gives more depth to the colour than our standard blind material, as you can see in the image which shows a side by side comparison of the two.
We add an extra 2-3 wraps of fabric right at the top of your blind to add strength. This is not mentioned in the design interface but these are added so that when your blind is fully extended, you aren't left looking at the pole. To do this we will - in most cases - mirror your design, this ensures that all of the colours match up. Make sure you don't pull the blind past the lower limit, as this may result in your fabric coming off of the pole.
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There are so many amazing things that you can do with custom blackout blinds. Not only can you print with your favourite photos of you and your family or pets, but you could print a stunning holiday landscape photo. Relive that beautiful sunset beach walk, or capture the serenity of the waterfall or lake you visited the year before last. You could even create your own design using your favourite characters, maps from your favourite place (real or make-believe) or a collage of your child's nursery pictures.
This made to measure roller blind is so customisable that it's ideal wherever you want to put it, but we think that the great blackout properties make it perfect for your little one's room. No longer will you hear "but it's still light" when your blinds block all of that out, and the waterproof qualities mean that they can be wiped clean too. You could even create your own alphabet imagery, in an 'A is for Apple' style, to make it educational as well. We also love the idea of creating your family tree and having that printed on the blinds, so your little angel is able to have their nearest and dearest watching over them.