Create your own custom printed face mask on Zazzle

The online marketplace allows you to design your own PPE using thousands of free photos and icons

Since the CDC recommended the use of cloth face coverings in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19, face mask makers have taken advantage of the high demand by releasing a wide variety of designs. But if you’re one of those who are still having a hard time finding face masks with designs that suit your taste, then it’s probably about time to create your own through Zazzle.

Online marketplace Zazzle allows you to create custom face masks using thousands of free backgrounds and icons available on its website. You can also upload your own photos and logos, and even add words or phrases of your choice.

Zazzle currently sells two styles of custom face masks: the first one is made of 100% polyester fabric and the other one is made of 100% premium cotton fabric.

Sample custom face mask (100% polyester fabric)

Priced at $12.95, the polyester face mask has a decorated front material that is poly sheeting, and a back that is made from poly microfiber. It’s a one-size-fits-all (7 x 3.5 inches) face mask that features sturdy over-the-ear elastic straps for a snug fit. Though can be worn on its own, the face mask is actually designed with an insert slot for an optional surgical mask or a disposable mask, which acts as an additional barrier to fluids and particulate materials.

Sample custom face mask (100% premium cotton fabric)

The two-layered cotton face mask, meanwhile, retails for $15.95 each. Unlike the polyester face mask, this cotton face mask allows two different kinds of printing: the classic printing and the vivid printing. In classic printing, no white base layer is printed on the fabric, so any white used in the design will come across as transparent, allowing the color of the fabric to show through. In vivid printing, on the other hand, the fabric is treated with a white base layer under the design, making the design look more vibrant. Like the first face mask style, this cotton face mask also comes as a one-size-fits-all offering.

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Both face mask styles are easy to use, machine washable, and reusable. They aren’t medical-grade though, and are only intended for everyday use in public settings where social distancing measures are difficult to maintain.