Custom Belt Design Options
The number 1 question we get asked is around the design styles we offer, so here's a quick walkthrough of the different design options you can choose. We'll also be making a video version of this page should you prefer a video walkthrough.
Print vs Embroidery
The first thing you'll need to decide is whether you want a full length print or embroidery on leather or suede. A full length print is done on vinyl and is great for complicated images (like anime artwork) and spans the entirety of the belt.
Embroidery spans 30cm / 12" on the leather / upholstery. It's great for text designs or simple logos where you'd like the design to stand out.
You have a few options to choose from with print:
- Existing designs
- Your own completed design
- Do design for me (uploading 5-10 images) (+£15 for tiled, +£30 for blended)
- Do design for me (upload 1 image and create full length design) (+£30)
We have over 15 designs that we've created that you can choose from. You can customise these further by adding embroidery on top of them should you wish.
Your own completed design
If you're a whizz on Photoshop or other design software then you can create your own design. You'll need to use one of our downloadable prints which are available on each of the custom belt product pages. When you upload your design it might not fit on the viewer as the templates are related to the size you order. The viewer on screen may be a different size belt, so don't worry if it doesn't look perfect - as long as you've used our templates you'll be fine. We send a mockup for approval anyway.
Do design for me (I will upload 5-10 images)
As the name suggests - we'll create a unique design for you from images you upload. We recommend uploading as many as possible. Lever belts typically can take 6-10 images, weightlifting belts can take 10+ images to fill (depending on whether they're square, portrait or landscape). We will then create a design for you either by simply tiling them next to each other or by blending the edges of each image together, to create a seamless design.
Do Design For Me (Upload 1 image and create full design)
This option you upload 1 image in the middle of the belt and we use Photoshop to create a design that fills the belt. We'll create a background that uses elements of the image to then fill the belt, creating a truly unique design that only requires 1 image from you.
Embroidery can be added to any belt, whether that's Leather, Suede or Print. On print they're great for text to add a 3D effect on top of a design. For leather and suede they're great for simple images / logos with a few colours and for text. You can up to 2 images and a portion of text to the belt. The max width for embroidery is 30cm / 12" which is dictated by the embroidery machine. There are a few design layout options you can go for, which should be largely self explanatory:
- Text with 2 images
- Text only
- Image only
- Text with left image
- Text with right image
- Text with image above
- Text with image below
You can move the images around and the text size can be changed. If you're having difficulty getting it to look perfect don't worry; you can leave notes in the section at the end and we'll create it to look exactly as you'd like. We redraw the design and send you a mockup for approval before we make your belt.
When images are converted for embroidery they are simplified somewhat and some colours will be combined as it's almost impossible to create colour gradients with threads. We try to match as closely colours whenever possible; but there are a limited number of thread options so we cannot guarantee we'll be able to replicate specific colours. If in doubt please ask.