Mugs for schools
The printed mugs are used for:
PRINTED MUGS FOR SCHOOLS - NURSERY - PRIMARY - PREP SCHOOLS - SECONDARY AND ACADEMY SCHOOLS - FURTHER EDUCATION - UNIVERSITIES - COLLEGES - FOR EVENTS - ANNIVERSARIES - COMMEMORATIONS - PRIZES - AWARDS - SCHOOL TRIPS - SPORTS DAYS -School anniversaries and special events and occasions, end of year leavers' presents, classroom and school merit awards, PTA fundraising, sports presentations and prizes, school corporate identity and publicity, school closing mementoes, foreign exchange visit gifts, school business enterprise projects as well as university and college presentations. Printing can be single colour, up to 5 spot colours as well as full colour process ceramic enamel, for reproducing paintings, hand drawings and photographs.
Also screen printed using 22ct gold or platinum & limited edition numbering. Prices - we can quote once we know which style of mug you would like to use, the quantity required and have sight of the artwork files and pictures.
CLICK to see how to send artwork - info further down this page
Bone china mugs for schools
White bone china mugs, seven shapes and sizes are available.
To see the full range visit the Mug styles & shapes page. Click to view >>>
CERAMIC MUG DESIGN & PRINTING SPECIALLY FOR YOUR SCHOOL
Top quality mugs in white stoneware & bone china
A wide range of mug shapes & styles
Friendly and helpful advice for creative artwork & ordering
Delivery in the UK and Europe
We also produce presentation, commemorative & anniversary plates
CLICK to see how to send artwork - further down this page
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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
For both white standard mugs and bone china, adding special details to the mug base, from limited edition numbering to artwork acknowledgements, school texts and information as well as images.
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Types of ceramic enamel printing . . . . .
300dpi 4 colour process laser enamel printing and spot colour 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 using a dot matrix of Cyan, Magenta, Yellow & Black. This type of printing is high resolution and is ideal for paintings drawings and photographic artwork and very fine print details.
Screen printed spot colour enamels are great for solid areas and line artwork, printing 22 ct gold and platinum silver. Spot colours are mixed specially to match a particular shade as closely as possible.
Full colour laser enamel printing and spot colour printing are both matched to the original artwork as close as the processes and materials allow.
Two examples of 300dpi laser ceramic enamel prints
Two examples of screen printed spot colour prints
Gold & platinum screen printing . . . . .
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each image to enlarge to see more detail.
Examples of screen
printed 22ct gold
and platinum silver
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 . . . . .
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Names lists and individual names can be printed on the mug back, or incorporated in to the artwork, text and logo - you can easily design your own.
Artwork examples. . . .
Mug wraparound artwork using children’s drawings
Mug artwork from a class recycling awareness project
Mug wraparound artwork by Quentin Blake
Mug artwork for front and back with 300dpi fine prints in dense black
Descriptive texts with artwork layouts
Mug artwork example with different logo print front and back
and text panel opposite the handle
Mug artwork example school badge on front and year end leavers class list on the reverse
Download the sheet showing how to design school mug artwork as a class project
END OF SCHOOL YEAR CLASS SELF PORTRAITS
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Download the sheet showing how to set about the class project
We can print up to 40 faces with pupil’s and teacher’s names on the mug print area wrapped around the mug.
Encourage the use of solid lines, since these will scan the best when the artwork is being prepared. A black felt medium tip pen is best for drawing. The writing needs to be clear and open as the letters a, b, d, e, g, o, p and q, block in very easily when reduced in size, as you will see from the examples and also please ensure that each letter " i " is dotted and that lettering is not “bunched” up. Following these guide lines will help to keep re-touching and re-drawing the artwork and lettering to a minimum. Send the pictures to us 1 face and 1 name per sheet of A4 paper for scanning and we will arrange them and reduce them in size to fit the mug. The pictures can be posted back to you if requested to do so.
Like to proceed with an order ?
CHOOSE YOUR MUG STYLE & DESIGN YOUR MUG ARTWORK
Click the mug styles and shapes button, 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.
To size your artwork for the mug print area, go to the mug print area guides below.
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. Most mugs and designs require some talking through so don’t forget that 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 . . . . . .
Click each link button below to download a .pdf mug print area guide for each bone china style of mug, then import the .pdf in to your graphics programme and create your mug artwork to fit. These are for the cylindrical shaped bone china mugs.
Packaging, mug boxes & delivery . . . . . .
Supplied as flatpacks and easily made up, these 4" corrugated card mug boxes have a light brown interior and white exterior.
If using for postage, additional 10mm bubblewrap is recommended as packing around the mug.
If labelling for presentation, we can print some labels specially for you.
- • Flat pack mug boxes. These 4”cubes fit our standard stoneware mug
- • and the BML bone china shape.
SPOT COLOUR MATCHING
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.
Despatch is by FedEx for parcels or Griffins/Palletline for larger
quantities and you can also collect your order from our studio.
One recent design which may inspire you! Visit this page again - there will be other mug prints to view.
Chris Aston Ceramics
4 High Street
printed mugs for schools, nursery school mugs, primary school mugs, secondary & academy schools mugs, printed mugs for prep schools, further education college mugs, universities mugs for events & anniversaries, prizes, awards, school trips, sports days & foreign exchange visits & national events, school mugs for commemorations & anniversaries