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

Custom printed mugs
Custom printed mugs

Printed white mugs for business & promotion

Printed mugs for business promotion & advertising

Printed bone china mugs for business & promotion

Printed mugs for business promotion, presentations, anniversaries, commemorations, sports awards & fundraising, for businesses, clubs, societies, schools, universities, events, conferences motivational awards, trade fairs, artists mugs with drawings & paintings, and all kinds of publicity where the printed mug will promote your business corporate name or event. For ideas and information scroll down the page to see examples of how your mugs can be printed and guidance about sending artwork for a quote.

White fine bone china mugs, seven shapes and sizes are available. 

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

Additions to your mugs

Both the standard mugs and bone china mugs can also be decorated in a variety of ways, front only, front and back, complete wrap around image, or with printing on the back in the form of historical or informative text, individual names and limited edition numbering on the base. 22ct gold or platinum silver line banding on the top rim being an additional option.

Artwork can be in the form of hand drawings to computer artwork and photos. Black and white, sepia or colour photographs can also be reproduced, ceramic enamel print in spot screen printed colour or 300 dots per inch 4 colour process. We can also offer a comprehensive and competitive artwork service.

Print positions on mugs

For both white standard mugs and bone china.

Mugs showing various positions for the print, backstamp on base, inside top rim, bottom of mug, mug handle

Back stamp logos on the base of mugs

Text strap lines or logos on the inside top rim

Print in the bottom 

of a mug

Print on the handle

Mug backstamps

For both white stoneware mugs and bone china

mug backstamp on bone china mug base
Printed bone china mug backstamp

Click on the arrows bottom right of each image to enlarge to see more detail. The examples show various texts and graphics and brand images  which can be applied to the bases of mugs, as well as limited edition numbering.

Types of ceramic enamel screen printing

300dpi 4 colour process laser enamel printing and spot colour mug printing.

For both white standard mugs and bone china

We have two methods of printing, spot colour screen printing and 300dpi full colour process laser enamel printing. Screen printed spot colour enamels are great for solid areas and line artwork, and printing 22 ct gold and platinum silver whereas full colour process is ideal for paintings, drawings and photographic artwork. Spot colours are mixed specially to match a particular shade as closely as possible, full colour laser enamel printing is matched to the original artwork as close as the process and materials allow.

Bone china printed mug
Seaside print on a bone china mug
Bonce china mug gold top rim with blue print

Two examples of full colour process 300dpi ceramic enamel prints

Two examples of spot colour ceramic enamel prints.

Gold & Platinum screen printing

Gold printing on bone china mug
Silver platinum print on a bone china mug

Examples of screen printed 22 carat gold and platinum silver metallic screen printing

Gold & Platinum edge banding

22 carat gold or platinum silver banding can be painted on to the top rims of mugs.

Click on the black arrows bottom right of 

each image to enlarge and see more detail.

Mugs with individual names for events, awards & presentations

Office award bone china mug two colour printing
Bone china mug with team print
Bone china printed mug with message

Click on the arrows bottom right of the image to enlarge to see more detail.

Names lists of employees or individuals names for awards can be printed on the mug back, or incorporated in to the artwork, text and logo - you can easily design your own. Great fun for office and work morale and corporate events.

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

FIRST CHOOSE YOUR MUG STYLE

Click the mug styles and shapes button below, choose a 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 above 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

A selection of prints on mugs using spot colours

Chris Aston Ceramics

4 High Street  Elkesley

nr Retford  Nottinghamshire

DN22 8AJ

t: 01777 838391

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