Cyberoptix

Hand-printed Neckties, Bow Ties, Wedding Ties & Scarves

Michigan, United States · 53268 Sales

Cyberoptix

Hand-printed Neckties, Bow Ties, Wedding Ties & Scarves

Michigan, United States 53268 Sales On Etsy since 2006

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Announcement   We make hand screen-printed neckties, bow ties & scarves for those who love, and love to hate ties. We're here to help you love dressing up! We'll gussy-up your gang of groomsmen too.

Celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, we are a small boutique design house specializing in men's affordable-but-luxurious accessories, all made with love and a commitment to responsible design and manufacturing. We create unique, hand-printed silk and Vegan friendly neckties and scarves - and since your walls were lonely, we now make some new prints on paper too!

Each Cyberoptix® tie, scarf and art print is hand-screened to order in our downtown Detroit studio. "Made to order" doesn't mean "made to wait around!" We understand sometimes the "last minute is the best minute" - birthdays, anniversaries and even weddings can sneak up on you! This is my full-time gig and we both print and ship Monday-Friday. This is how we are able to offer literally thousands of color, print and size options for you, yet still keep our prices very affordable.

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Last updated on Mar 31, 2016

We make hand screen-printed neckties, bow ties & scarves for those who love, and love to hate ties. We're here to help you love dressing up! We'll gussy-up your gang of groomsmen too.

Celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, we are a small boutique design house specializing in men's affordable-but-luxurious accessories, all made with love and a commitment to responsible design and manufacturing. We create unique, hand-printed silk and Vegan friendly neckties and scarves - and since your walls were lonely, we now make some new prints on paper too!

Each Cyberoptix® tie, scarf and art print is hand-screened to order in our downtown Detroit studio. "Made to order" doesn't mean "made to wait around!" We understand sometimes the "last minute is the best minute" - birthdays, anniversaries and even weddings can sneak up on you! This is my full-time gig and we both print and ship Monday-Friday. This is how we are able to offer literally thousands of color, print and size options for you, yet still keep our prices very affordable.

Bethany Shorb

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Who thought ties could be so chill?! We absolutely love this super relaxed photo of author Jimmy Tomczak for his book tour. Got sleep? Tangled waves of Beta, Alpha, Theta, and Delta electrical-impulses gradually change frequency up the length of the tie.
Did you know that we hand-mix over 100 printing ink colors? That's especially useful for our wedding packages for matching neckties, where you can order up any color combo under the sun, and at 10%-30% off, depending on quantity!
Brit and Ari were an absolute joy to work with! We made custom neckties and pocket squares for their exquisite Beverly Hills wedding. From their vibrant orange bouquets to the orange paper cranes that soared high above the reception, they got it perfect!
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About

The Cyberoptix® TieLab was started in 2005 after noticing a void in creative yet sophisticated neckwear.

Our ties are as unique as you are.

You don't need another boring tie. You do need a necktie that reflects your personality. That's why we're here. Whether you love ties or love to hate ties, you've arrived at a place where you can choose from thousands of design and color combinations. The shopping cart displays tried-and-true options we've already picked out for you -- or, you can create your very own!

Customization is usually a long, difficult process. We're here to change that.

We've selected tons design and color combinations that we know look great on everyone. However, as tie makers we know all the fun is really in the design process. You're invited to join in that process!

The Cyberoptix TieLab was started in 2005 after noticing a void in creative, yet sophisticated neckwear. We specialize in making men and women of all ages undeniably presentable. We dutifully outfit gangs of groomsmen, bridesmaid and ring-bearers with our very customizable color schemes.

"Made to order" doesn't mean made to wait around! We understand that often the last minute is the best minute -- birthdays, anniversaries and even weddings can sneak up on you! We print to order and ship Monday-Friday. This is how we are able to offer literally thousands of color, print, and size options for you -- yet still keep our prices very affordable.

Our bespoke printing service: For only $5 more, you can build a necktie, bow tie, pocket square or scarf in the perfect color and design combination that is unique to your style, the event you're planning, or organization you belong to. You can choose from over 100 fabric colors, over 100 printing ink colors, six tie sizes, countless fabric choices, and over 250 graphics. The really crazy part? We'll have it out the door to you in just a couple of days. No waiting. Your time is worth more than that.

We only use materials and supplies that are best for you. We exclusively print with environmentally responsible, water-based inks. They're better for the health of our planet, the people who make your ties in our workshop, and they perform much better on fine fabrics like silk. You know that thick, cracked graphic on your t-shirt? You sure don't want that on your tie -- that's solvent-based printing ink. Yuck!

In order to provide you with the most unique ties in the whole world, our necktie and scarf fabric is handmade by our trusted, vetted and inspected partners. They are super awesome weaving specialists who make the actual fabric we screen print on. Each and every tie is hand sewn. We pick threads, agonize over weave textures and measurements, resulting in beautiful bespoke ties for our printing hands. We've designed a color range for you that no one else has, in a quality that you can be confident in.

We're here to help out! What some folks have said about their order experience:

"You guys are awesome. I hope you storm the world with your ties and your excellent humor--not to mention your superior customer service. I haven't seen service like this since the days when you drove up to a gas station and 8 gorgeous men ran out and serviced your car while they pumped your gas.. for 45 cents a gallon! Twelve thumbs up for you." - Gloria, IL

And what the print papers, internets and teevee have said:

"Bethany Shorb is breathing some long overdue freshness into neckties with her CYBEROPTIX TIE LAB. ...At around $40, these handmade beauties blow department store ties out of the water." -JoshSpear

"These ties are the perfect way to say, "I'm hip, AND I have I job." -BEN POPKEN , Consumerist

The TieLab has been featured on the Martha Stewart Show, HGTV; various design blogs such as io9, notcot, thrillist, indiefixx, indieobsession, Fabulist, The Consumerist, Uncrate and print publications such as The New York Times, The New York Times Style Magazine, Grazia France, Time Out New York, Time Out Chicago, Make Magazine, Details, Fiberarts, Bust, Adorn, URB, BPM, and Industrial Nation.

We hope to feature some fine neckwear - on you!

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  • Bethany Shorb

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Hand-printed over 250,000 ties so far! Raised in Connecticut & now calls Detroit, Michigan home. I'm proud of and love my adopted city of 17 years - happy to see young artists making it a viable home-base for a new wave of independent manufacturing.

  • Anne

    Weekend Market Staff, Customer Service

    Anne is our retail rockstar. She staffs our weekend booth at the Rustbelt Market in Ferndale. If you order something you'd like to pick up in person, you'll be seeing Anne! Need to shop last minute? She can help you pick out the best!

  • Sam

    Printing Help

    Sam enjoys cats, the color green, and pushing the close door button on the elevator before someone else makes their way on. She’s always laughing and has a tendency of talking too much. She hopes to one day climb a mountain.

  • Nick

    Shipper

    Nick is half of the Shipping, Quality Control & Inventory team. While locating the flaws of fellow co-workers, he annoyingly brings it to their attention in the form of a post-it note… In the name of Quality Control!

  • Manzin

    Shipper

    Manzin can usually be found in Shipping but moonlights for Customer Service on the weekends. To date Manzin has only packaged Roz the Cat for shipment once and swears it was completely by accident (the incident is still under investigation by HR).

  • Pilar

    Wholesale & PR

    Pilar comes to us with a background in Fashion, Entertainment and the Non-Profit community. She exudes enthusiasm and positive energy while also being quite unflappable… unless there’s a caterpillar in the room!

  • Emma

    Printing Help

    Emma assists in hand-printing neckties, bow ties and pocket squares, made to order! Emma began working for Cyberoptix in 2014.

  • Matt

    Assistant Fabricator

    Matt, also a graduate of Cranbrook Academy of Art, assists in hand-printing scarves, made to order! With his many years as a leather craftsman, he is the lead fabricator behind our luxury line, Well Done Goods.

  • Studio Cat

    Social Media Manager

    Rozwell Pantone Cool Grey 11C, aka Studio Cat. He's really the boss! Main model & Social Media specialist. He is the current face of our new line of ties for cats. Quite the gentleman, he knows to only lay in cat-approved spaces, never on your ties!

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Last updated on Mar 15, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Gift wrapping and packaging

We treat every package like a gift - it comes wrapped all together with brown paper and string (because it is a wonderful thing!) and a care card. We never include prices or an invoice, so your gift-recipient eyes will never see that stuff. If you require one, please just let us know!

We also offer paperboard gift boxes, high-end wood gift boxes and hand-written note cards for purchase too.

Sizing details

Standard Tie: ~3.5” wide x 58” long. (aka “regular”/wide/traditional). This is the flagship “safe” bet, good for gifting, Dads, office dudes, & anyone but the smallest framed.

Narrow Tie: ~2.5” wide x 58” long. (aka modern cut/slim). This is the “Goldilocks” middle width that looks good on just about everyone, except the largest frames. Younger and more fashionable. What guys often buy for themselves!

Skinny Tie: ~1.5” wide x 58” long. We don’t sell as many of these, but they're very young and the most fashion forward. For small frames and great for women too! Limited colors in microfiber only.

Bow ties: One size, ~14"-20" neck size.

Scarves (Linen-weave & Traditional Pashmina): One size, 28” wide x 80” long with fringe.

Wholesale availability

Yes we most DEFINITELY fulfill wholesale order, please convo for linesheets. With over a million color, design, and fabric permutations combined with our extraordinarily fast-turnaround, we guarantee retailers will find accessories that will be a perfect aesthetic fit for every season and collection.

Care instructions

Microfiber neckties, bow ties and pocket squares [Easy care!]:
Hand wash in cool water and take care not to rub the design too hard. You can also machine wash on delicate in a mesh bag or knotted pillow case. Creases and folds? Iron on medium heat; you can iron directly on the design.

Silk neckties:
Spot clean or dry clean only, never machine wash or immerse in water. Creases and folds? Iron on medium to high heat.

Regular weight and linen-weave pashmina scarves:
Hand wash or machine wash on delicate in a mesh bag or knotted pillow case so it doesn't stretch and tangle. Hang or preferably dry flat, do NOT machine/tumble dry! Creases and folds? Iron with high heat.

Custom and personalized orders

Custom color orders are non-refundable. Please be sure you see our colors in real life by ordering swatches before you order! Custom orders for 1-3 ties or scarves take no extra time.