school mugs with prints
photographic print on a mug
Heverlee  carafe platinum print on pottery
gold printing on to pottery
Chris Aston Ceramics
Printed Mugs for Business Promotion


yellow mug with golfing print
ryder cup logo on mug
sheep printed on to mug

To give a detailed and accurate quote we need:
1. Sight of the artwork (or something like it)
2. The style of mug with a couple of choices - see the "mug styles & shapes" button above.
3. The quantity of mugs or (other items) required.(Note: - we often get emailed to quote without seeing any artwork or info about the mug style and quantities - which makes quoting without a spec a bit tricky!!)

We have two methods for mug printing:
Spot colour screen printing(where the artwork has 1 - 6 colours which are all mixed specially and 300dpi 4 colour process laser enamel printing.

We can decide which print method is best for the artwork when we see it, and then advise you.

Send the info by email or DropBox with the artwork as a 350 pixels per inch .jpg, .tif .pdf or as an Illustrator file.

It also helps to know the print colour information particularly the Pantone references if using spot colours. If you do not know what the colours are and don't use the Pantone colour match system, then a paper printed sample can be sent by post for visual matching.

Note - we can provide a full graphic design origination service, which can be quoted for.

The required delivery date can also be specified if there is a deadline to meet. We can offer an Express service - let us know.

The quote will be provided in the following format:

Artwork is best supplied as computer files. Please phone if additional advice is required.

Files include: Illustrator ai, .pdf or .eps with fonts/typefaces set to paths or curves and including Pantone spot colour reference numbers.


Send .jpg or .tif files (300 - 400 pixels per inch) for 4 colour process and photo images.
You can supply approved print ready artwork created by yourself or your graphics designer or we can cost for artwork origination if you wish to use our services.

Artwork studio time (if required): £ .......

For spot colour: film sets and screens x £ ....... per colour: £

or 4 colour process laser enamel studio set up: £ .....(once only set up costs)


(If required) £.......... plus postage plus VAT


Quantity x mug style and print: £ .......... each

Quoted subject to sight of the artwork/print


Parcel or pallet delivery depending on order quantity and weight UK mainland: £ ..........

Nextday and 2 - 3 day services are available. We use Palletline and FedEx or you can arrange collection using your own carrier. Or pick up yourself from our location. If FedEx is used, a tracking number is sent to you by email so you can monitor the progress of your consignment.

All plus vat @ 20% If an order originates from, and is required for delivery to, a country in the European Union, your vat number will be required for vat exemption.

LEAD TIME ...............working days from approved artwork/order confirmation

To confirm your order send an email quoting your purchase order number if you have one.

Include also the full address and contact name and phone details, together with delivery address if different from the invoice address.


Once the order is ready for despatch a photo sample of the finished piece(s) will be emailed to you together with the invoice. Our terms of trading are payment prior to despatch or at the time of collection by cheque, card or BACS payment.

The consignment will then be sent immediately by carrier.

Phone 01777 838391 for any additional help.


If you want to design your own artwork, here is a selection of the print areas for cylindrical mug styles in .pdf format.
To see the mug codes click the "mug styles and shapes" page linkat the top of this page.

They can be opened in Illustrator and Photoshop as well as many other graphic programmes so you can create your proposed artwork to the correct size.

Note that the MQE curved mugs are not suitable for a design full "wraparound" image, but OK with front and back images.

Click each link below to download a .pdf mug print area guide for each style of mug, then import the .pdf in to your graphics programme and create your mug
artwork to fit.

Spot colour printing on coloured mugs

5 spot colour printing on white mug

4 colour process printing

4 colour process printing

Spot colour and 4 colour
process printing

22ct gold lustre

Platinum silver lustre

Chris Aston Ceramics 4 High Street Elkesley nr Retford Notts DN22 8AJ UK t: +44 (0)1777 838391 email:

We take card payments

Mug print area guides

CMB, ATC and MBLO mug
LYC and WDR mug styles
CC mug style
BML mug style
CHSE mug style