Printed Mugs

Here at JMF we can personalise your printed mugs with names on, a photo, company logo, design, slogan, or any other information. See your company details and company logo promoted far and wide. Perfectly suited as promotional giveaway gifts for your vendors, suppliers, for use in conference rooms, tradeshows and at exhibition. Promotional logo imprinted mugs and branded mugs make ideal advertising tools that will last for years. JMF supply a huge variety of personalized imprinted coffee mugs, Bulk Buy Mugs, School Mugs, Company mugs, NHS mugs, Council mugs, University mugs, Football Club Mugs, Souvenir Mugs and are considered one of the firm favourite promotional products to buy.

Printing Options

Gliding

A precious metal gilded rim on bone china mugs has always promoted quality and value. Gilded rims are also available on earthenware ceramic mugs. Precious metal gilding can enrich the mug design. There are different grades of gilding, from a whisper-thin halo through to broad bands, giving options to suit all tastes and designs. Applied to a dinner plate, gilding can help frame images and designs.

Inside Mug Printing

Inside mug print is the application of transfer print inside the mugs or cups. Used creatively, it can cleverly reinforce your brand or message by drawing the eye to your message or logo. Indeed, because the image is achieved by adding a transfer, any surface can be decorated so there are also options, for example, for adding a telephone number or name to a handle.

Government Measures

If the logo printed glassware is to be used in licensed premises, and metered measures are not used, every glass must be stamped with the CE mark and number to verify the measure given, this is called government stamping. This is done as a special order and minimum quantities may apply.

Backstamps

Backstamps are prints on the outside base of the promotional ceramic mugs or Bone China mugs. In addition to positioning your logo, backstamps can also be used to put individual numbers on a limited edition run or adding words, such as ‘bone china’, to reinforce the value of the item.

Inside Mug Printing

Inside mug print is the application of transfer print inside the mugs or cups. Used creatively, it can cleverly reinforce your brand or message by drawing the eye to your message or logo. Indeed, because the image is achieved by adding a transfer, any surface can be decorated so there are also options, for example, for adding a telephone number or name to a handle.

Direct Screen Printing Mugs

Ideal for: earthenware budget mugs; cost effective in both large and small runs; can be used on bone china
Not for: complex half-tones

An image, usually up to four line colours, is printed within a given area directly onto the rotating body of the mug. The method is used when:

  • the registration is not over demanding
  • there are no complex half-tones although some half-tones can be directly printed
  • the design is simple
  • the design is not required to be larger than the print area

There are limitations with this printing process and it is primarily used for the low budget side of the earthenware market. A direct printer can print several thousand items a day, in contrast to the slower, hand decorated transfer process.

Digital Printing Mugs

Ideal for: photo mug images or cartoon images without bright primary colours; both earthenware and bone china; small print runs.
Not for: any images with strong primary colours or coloured glazed ceramics.

An image is printed directly to a specially coated paper in process colour, using technology similar to an office laser printer. This is then cover-coated, becoming a water slide transfer which is applied to the mugs. As with full colour mug printing, there are limitations on the strengths of reds and pinks but, with pastels and citrus shades, the results are excellent. Because the inks are a natural product, perfect colour matching cannot be achieved on repeat orders and it is not possible to match the primary colour chart, but the technique is excellent for photographic reproduction.

Dye Sublimation Photo Mugs

Ideal for: Full range of colours; full colour photo image; stunning photographic reproduction; small order flexibility; fast turnaround
Not for: certain mug shapes; mugs that need to withstand frequent harsh dishwasher cycles or microwave use.

Dye sublimation enables incredibly accurate colour photographic reproduction on mugs.
A four-colour high quality photo finish on mugs is possible with crystal clear results and really bright impact colours. The technique uses organic colour dyes. This opens up a much more diverse colour spectrum and gives you a brilliantly outstanding gloss appearance. It is also environmentally friendly, avoiding the use of substances such as lead and cadmium. Because the mug does not have to withstand a kiln firing, it provides a more versatile colour range than fired enamel colours.

Dye Sub Heat Change Mugs

Ideal for: an eye-catching and distinctive promotional tool.
Not for: mugs that need to be dishwasher or microwave safe

Promotional dye-sub mugs come as standard Durham mugs, which are then spray coated with a heat-change colour and printed with a dye sublimation image using organic colour. The result is a real talking point as the printed image literally comes to life before your eyes when a hot drink is poured in. These mugs are great for promotions or simply reinforcing business relationships. Maybe your staff and clients are ‘the hottest team in the business’? Why not reward them with their very own special ‘heat change’ slogans to leap out at them every time they fill their mugs. The organic colour is cured into the spray coating, unlike ceramic colour, which is fired into the glaze. Hence the need to avoid dishwasher or microwave use.

Four Colour Printing Mugs

Ideal for: large run photographic work
Not for: smaller runs which are now better suited to dye sub or digital printing

The image is broken down into four essential colours – cyan, magenta, yellow and black (known as CMYK). Most creative software can store an image in CMYK format, but be careful as the monitor may not give a Pantone-accurate version of the image. It is best to send graphic files with a printed visual. Note that the magenta is not as strong as in paper printing, limiting the strength of reds and pinks. This can be overcome by using spot colours from extra screens. Additional spot colours are recommended to highlight text such as slogans or product names on the mugs.

 

Branded Mugs for Fergusons Transport

We recently completed an order for 5,000 printed Mugs for Furgusons Transport.
Using there own design that was a high definition scan of their original artists painting.