As Douk design and build every aspect of our snowboards in our small factory in the Midlands UK, having a 100% control over every board we make means we are able to offer you the option for a fully customised snowboard. We do all our printing in house, so if you have always wanted to be different and have your very own graphics designs on your snowboard that is something we can do for you at Douk.
If you don't have the facility to create you own design but have an idea of what you want take a look at our Designers Gallery who are on hand to put together the design that you are looking for. Have a look at our custom gallery to see what we have done previously or just get in contact and we can tell you more about it.
Just follow our simple guide and we will get to work building you a new snowboard with the design you want
1. Design Template
We have PDF's of a snowboard templates for you to use as a guide when designing your board so you work out were best to place your design, email us @ firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you one over.
When you do you design make it bigger than actual board 4 cm longer and at lest 2 cm wider . During printing and construction we get a little shrinkage and movement so we want to make sure your design covers the whole board and there are no blank bits.
You send your design in like this, bigger than it needs to be.
Then by the time we finish your board, it has all the parts of the design you want on it.
We highly recommend you get the image as high a resolution as possible 300dpi (dots per inch) we have had great results with a lesser resolution, but the higher the better. If the images is not as big as the board size you want but have a high resolution e.g. 1200dpi can be stretched 4x bigger so it is then around 300dpi.
4. File format
We have had images sent in many formats and will do our best to work with what you send. Our preferred file format is Ai as we work manly in CorelDraw and Photoshop. other formats we recommend are PDF's, TIFF's JPG's,
5. Image style
There have been many different styles of images sent in but most popular is vector base images, we have had scans of had drawings photographs of paintings, images from stock photo websites.
We print in CMYK but what you see on a monitor is in RGB (looks brighter than CMYK) we will always try our best to match the colours of your design but if we are not 100% happy we will send you a printed sample for your approval.
Snowboards take 2-3 week to make from the confirmation of your order.
Based on style of board and core design
Half custom (one side custom design)
Full custom (both top and bottom sheets)
Get In Touch
If you are still unsure about what you need to do for a custom design just get in touch and we will be more than happy to help!