Abby Hart on Oct 12, 2016
Ordered two for our dads for our wedding. They looked perfect!
Unusual ties for extraordinary guys!
Creating unusal ties for extraordinary guys, girls, groups and groomsmen at affordable prices since 2009!
I first stumbled across Etsy way back in 2007 on a mini break in Amsterdam, Europe with my now wife Debbie at a half day craft market. We got talking to a English/Norwegian couple after my wife purchased a Polish surplus army satchel with the flap covered in retro Scandavian fabric from their stall. Not only did they run the stall but they also had a shop on Etsy.
The rest is history - been hooked ever since. I am constantly thinking up new ideas - the only problem is the ideas can come much faster than putting them into a design so I keep notebooks all around the house so there's always one at hand when a tie idea comes to mind.
I use good quality ties and water based inks as they give a really nice quality finish. All ties are professionally heat set and then wrapped individually for gift giving. I am proud to say we get lots of good feedback so feel free to check it out in my shop. I check Etsy daily for orders in order to get them in the mail as soon as is humanly possible. As well as running my Etsy shop I now work part time term time in a Further Education College as an Art Technician.
My own background is very much art based. Having obtained a BA(Hons) Degree in Graphic Design way back in the 90's (Grunge was a big deal then!) I was employed in commercial print as a plate maker for 15 years. To keep my creative sanity I found that renovating old properties filled the void nicely (until I heard about Etsy) as I have always have a genuine passion for all things architectural.
Having just finished my latest renovation project in 2012 (where I run Projector Ties from) I find myself with much more free time to spend on Projector Ties and I must say I am enjoying doing so more each day as the creativity blossoms. Please consider following me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinteest and/or Instagram as I intend to provide new tie information, general updates, sales and special offers throughout the year.
I am proud to sell my ties on Etsy and although approximately 85% of my 2100+ ties I have sold are in the United States I have also sold round the world to another 28 countries including Canada, United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand (plus all over Europe!).
This year stands to be a very busy year at Projector Ties with several new designs ready to roll out. There's a lot of new stuff but I have also being looking at updating some older designs making them much more detailed and interesting - so watch this space!
So there you go - just a bit about me and my ties. Hope this helps to give a better insight into all things in the world of Projector Ties.
P.S. My wife Debbie, a qualified Textiles Teacher has a shop of her own - if you have a little time check it out at vintagetinyisland.etsy.com
All the best
Screen printed ties for extraordinary guys! Projector Ties store was opened in 2009 by myself because of needing to find a new creative outlet for my ideas and designs.
All our design and screen printing is done in our little studio in the back of our house. It is not a factory, just a little room stuffed to the rafters with screens, inks, ties, exposure units and not forgetting the all important sink!
All our silkscreens that we use to make the ties have been carefully positioned using a template to ensure consistency. This means we can ensure consistent printing for matching wedding orders!
All our ties carry our shop name 'PROJECTOR TIES' printed subtly on the reverse side.
Keep up to date with all the latest developments/designs on Facebook and Twitter:
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We will send you a confirmation message from us letting you know your tie is shipped and on its way.
USA and Canada 4-7 days
Rest of world 6-9 days
Western Europe 3-4 days
Eastern Europe 5-6 days
UK 1-2 days
If your tie is a time sensitive delivery (i.e for a birthday etc.) please add an extra bit of time (say 3-4 days) as from time to time a package can take a little longer than the times listed above. We really don't want to disappoint customers.
Orders at xmas can take a while longer also just because the shear amount of mail in the system so please get your order in early!
PLEASE NOTE WE DO NOT OFFER A FASTER SHIPPING OPTION AS DOMESTIC ORDERS TEND TO BE REALLY EXPENSIVE AND OVERSEAS ORDERS ARE ACTUALLY SLOWER!
CUSTOM AND WEDDING ORDERS
We strongly recommend placing custom or wedding orders at least a month before needed. There are occasions when unforeseen problems can arise that we cannot accept responsibility for, such as earthquakes, hurricanes and postal strikes etc, which affect normal mailing time scales and we do not want to disappoint customers!
All ties are wrapped ready for you to give as a gift complete with a detachable greetings tag for your special message. They are then packed again in a padded 'jiffy bag' for extra protection when mailing.
We can ship your purchase directly to the person whom the tie is for on your behalf even if they are in a different country (Projector will weather any extra postage difference but not refund if it would be less). To do this simply provide us with the alternative address in 'notes to seller' at checkout. Please tell us in 'notes to seller' that it is a present that is going directly to them and we will make sure we DO NOT include any promotional offers, etc. in with the order.
If you require a paper invoice sending with your order please state so in 'notes to seller' at checkout.
We can also include a small message on the gift tag for you (no more than ten words - limited space you see). Once again just let us know the message in 'notes to seller' at checkout.
Refunds and Exchanges
We regret that we cannot be held responsible for items delayed in the mail as we send them in good faith but will do what we can to make things better for our customers in the event of this happening.
Additional policies and FAQs
Sample swatches are availble in our ties on request. A small charge will apply and will be based on the number of swatches you require and the associated shipping costs.
All import taxes, tariffs etc. are the responsibility of the buyer.
We are currently offering wholesale. This a new venture so we are starting off small to ensure good customer service. Check out our new wholesale section. If you are considering placing an order please consider buying a sample tie first and read our conditions of sale. Wholesale orders are likely to be sent by International signed for.