We produce a wide range of ceramic enamel printed pottery


Mugs for Schools

Custom Decorated Bone China Plates

Printed Bone China Plates



Custom printed mugs

Printed white mugs for business and promotion . . . . . .

Printed mugs for business promotion & advertising

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.

Printed bone china mugs for business & promotion . . . . . .

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

To see the full range visit the Mug styles & shapes page. Click 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

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

Backstamps . . . . .

For both white stoneware mugs and bone china

  • 22ct gold or silver banding on rims

Click on the white arrows bottom left 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 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.

  • Two examples of full colour process 300dpi ceramic enamel prints
  • Two examples of spot colour ceramic enamel prints

Gold & platinum screen printing . . . . .

Click on the black arrows bottom left of 

each image to enlarge to see more detail.

Examples of screen printed 22ct gold and platinum silver metallic

Gold & platinum mug edge banding . . . . .

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

Mugs with individual names for events and motivation awards  . . . . .

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

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

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Click the mug styles and shapes button above right, 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.



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 01777 838391 (UK) and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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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 .pdfs also contain the circle area for the back stamp.

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.


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

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

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


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

and durable.

Mixing spot colour enamels for mug printing

Gallery . . . . . .

A selection of prints on mugs using spot colours

Chris Aston Ceramics

4 High Street


nr Retford


DN22 8AJ

t: 01777 838391