CERAMIC ENAMEL SCREEN PRINTING & DECORATION CUSTOM PRINTED ON A WIDE VARIETY OF CERAMICS
We produce a wide range of ceramic enamel printed pottery

PRINTED MUGS FOR SCHOOLS

Mugs for Schools

Custom Decorated Bone China Plates

Printed Bone China Plates

Printed fine bone china mugs
Bone china mugs custom prints for all occasions

MQE

LYC

CHKY

CC

BML

WDR

BCTKD

PRINTED BONE CHINA MUGS ARE USED FOR ALL KINDS OF OCCASIONS - SCHOOLS - UNIVERSITIES - COLLEGES - SOCIETIES & CLUBS - FOR EVENTS - ANNIVERSARIES - COMMEMORATIONS - PRIZES - AWARDS  - SPORTS EVENTS - REGATTAS - ARTISTS & DESIGNERS - TOURISM - PUBS - OFFICE EVENTS - ADVERTISING - TRADE EXHIBITIONS

Further info

A classic range of fine bone china mugs, consisting of six elegant and refined shapes.

These printed bone china mugs are ideal for that extra special anniversary, social event, and business promotional gift and all kinds of purposes and occasions. 

The prints can be produced using spot colours or as 4 colour process laser enamel prints for more pictorial and photographic images. Printing can be front only, front and back, or full wraparound except for the MQE mug which is best with an image front and back. Prints can be placed on the mug base, inside top rim and other positions for extra appeal.

More shapes and sizes are available. 

To see the full range visit the Mug styles & shapes page. Click the button below to view.

Mug styles and shapes

We can provide creative graphics services for originating your design or you can create and send your own, simply send your artwork by email or post as a vector .pdf or as a 350 pixel per inch .jpg file. Artwork can range from precise computer generated designs, texts, lettering and names lists, to pen and ink hand produced drawings, coats of arms, monochrome and full four colour process prints from photographs, as well as historical texts. The images can be printed using spot colours or 4 colour process - the latter being the best for paintings and photographic work. We can also personalise mugs with individual names and put 22 ct gold banding on the rims of mugs.

Any questions?

We aim to give you the best service possible and are always pleased to give explanations and technical advice about the mug printing process. Most commissions require some talking through, so phone 01777 838391 for friendly help & advice. Or email with your artwork and choice of mug style for a quote. There is more information about this further down the page.

Additions and print positions for mugs

Other options apart from the print on the outside of the mugs include:

Printing inside mug base

Printing strap line on the mug inside top rim

Printing on the handle

Printing on the mug underside base (back stamp)

22ct gold edge banding on the top rim

Two bone china mugs with printed drawing and historical text
Full colour printing on a mug bone china
Photograph printed on bone china

The addition of an historical or explanatory text to the reverse or the base of the mug is the perfect way to perpetuate the memory of an event or anniversary.

Examples of 300 dpi 4 colour process printing

Prints on the base of mugs
22ct gold included in a spot colour mug print
Printed backstamp on a bone china mug base
Bone china with pen drawing print

If the mug artwork design is produced by an artist the addition of a backstamp print on the mug base gives that extra professional look and also promotes the name and reputation.

Left:: an example of spot colour printing with 22ct gold & right: screen printed pen and ink drawing.

Letters printed inside rim of a bone china mug
Bone china mug with gold rim
22ct gold band on bone china mug

22ct gold lustre banding on the mug top rim is an optional extra.

Left: printing inside mug top rim           Right: printing on the handle

screen printed gold on a bone china mug
Bone china mug with platinum silver screen printing

Left: 22 ct metallic gold lustre   Right: Platinum silver lustre

Like a quote?  Want to proceed with an order? Send us your artwork

FIRST CHOOSE YOUR BONE CHINA MUG STYLE

Click the mug styles and shapes button below, choose a bone china mug and quote the letter code below each mug on that page and stating the quantity required. 

Our usual minimum order is 54 mugs. We can quote for a quantity as low as 36 mugs.

Click button to view

THEN SEND US YOUR ARTWORK

Artwork: Please supply computer compatible files - email artwork examples - phone if further advice is required.

For spot colour and 4 colour process file types include: .pdf or .eps (with fonts as paths or outlines) Illustrator .ai, InDesign or Word, include Pantone spot colour references.

For 4 colour process supply hi res 350 - 400 pixels per inch .jpg or .tif files that can be 

opened in Photoshop. If these are larger than 4mb then send using DropBox, WeTransfer, Filemail or similar FTP File Transfer Protocol providers, who can accommodate attached larger files than most emails can handle.

For more detailed information on artwork submission and quoting click the Quotes & Ordering button top right of this page. For any additional information you can phone: 

+44 (0) 1777 838391 

(UK) and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

or email: click orange button below to contact

Mug print area guides

BCTKD mug print area

If you are preparing your own designs and need the print area guides in order to size your artwork, click the buttons to download the print area for the appropriate mug you would like to be printed. 

These print area guides are only suitable for cylindrical mugs. The .pdf files also contain the circle area for the back stamp.

Mug boxes packaging and delivery

Mug boxes packaging and delivery

4 inch cube flat pack mug packaging boxes
Mug boxes made up for packaging

Flat pack mug boxes. These 4”cubes fit our standard stoneware mug and the bone china BML mug only.

Mugs parcels to be despatched by FedEx
Mugs in boxes ready for despatch on a pallet

Despatch is by FedEx for parcels or Griffins/Palletline for larger quantities and you can also collect your order from our studio.

SPOT COLOUR MIXING

All ceramic enamel spot colours are specially mixed and matched as closely as possible to colour samples or Pantone spot colour references.

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The glass enamels used for ceramic printing on mugs are based on metal oxides in a glassy matrix and are not organic dyes as like paper printing inks.

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The main advantage of these glass enamels is that the colours never fade, and they are microwave and dishwasher proof.

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Ceramic enamel printing is kiln fired to 850˚C, and is colour fade resistant, and durable.

Mixing spot colour enamels for mug printing

Mug boxes packaging & delivery

Gallery

Chris Aston Ceramics

4 High Street  Elkesley

nr Retford  Nottinghamshire

DN22 8AJ

t: 01777 838391

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