Fashion mask kit launched to create unique face coverings from home

It is now possible to print your own face masks at home thanks to a new product unveiled by The Printable Mask Co.

 Now with just the touch of a button (and a quick selfie) you can co-ordinate your face covering with any outfit in your wardrobe and craft your own matching mask using the Mask Of The Day (MaskOTD) home printing kit.

MaskOTD has been tested to meet World Health Organisation guidelines for barrier masks and AFNOR guidance on filtration and breathability.

Included in the kit is a special QR code guiding the user to an app that features patented technology which creates a template to match that of the image you upload, then allows you to print the image straight onto the cotton inkjet sheets from a regular home printer and construct your own face covering.

The easy-to-follow video tutorial will have you crafting custom masks in minutes. The kit includes inkjet printable, breathable, 100% cotton sheets with filtration fabric inserts, elasticated ear loops, comfort fit adjustable nose bands and iron-on web adhesive. Users require a device running iOS 13 or Android 9 and a home printer to create their own unique masks in three easy steps:

  • Step 1 – Scan the QR to download the MaskOTD App and follow the video tutorial.
  • Step 2 – Take and upload a close-up picture of your chosen outfit for the day.
  • Step 3 – Print out your mask and construct using the handy MaskOTD kit.

Dr. Graeme Taylor and successful entrepreneur Richard North, co-founders of innovative toy company Wow! Stuff, set up The Printable Mask Co; a new venture to help in the fight against COVID-19. Mask Of The Day is the first product it has launched backing government guidelines and encouraging the regular day-to-day use of masks during the global pandemic.

Mr North, CEO of Wow! Stuff said: “Wow! Stuff is known for creating the most innovative toys in the world. With the use of face coverings being encouraged by many countries around the world many still seem a little self-conscious wearing them in public. We thought we could encourage younger people to feel more comfortable wearing them if they fitted in with their lifestyle.

“As we head into what everyone is calling the ‘new normal’, we’re pleased to unveil this brand new product that features impressive technology which will hopefully inspire people to get creative in the current climate, but most importantly encourage safety and use of masks. In the midst of this global pandemic it is paramount that we don’t get complacent with government guidelines and remain vigilant trying to do all we can to help combat this virus. By adapting the ‘clinical look’ and making masks become a part of our everyday wardrobe choices we hope more and more people will start wearing face coverings helping reduce the transmission of COVID-19.”

For the launch, The Printable Mask co. has pledged to donate a minimum of £10,000 of the proceeds from the sale of the masks to NHS Charities Together.

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