We produce a wide range of ceramic enamel printed pottery bone china mugs, plates, beer pump handles

Quotes and ordering information

Artwork, quotes & other information


CLICK for mug print area guides which are at the foot of this page.

Artwork, quotes & 

other information

We are always happy to answer your questions on the phone as well - it can sometimes be quicker than writing lengthy emails!

email enquiry: click the orange button

Spot colour printing on coloured mugs

Spot colour printing on coloured mugs

5 spot colour printing on white glaze

5 spot colour printing on white glaze

4 colour process printing on white glaze only

4 colour process printing on white glaze only

4 colour process printing on white glaze only

4 colour process on 

white glaze

4 colour process printing combined with spot colour

4 colour process printing

combined with spot colour

22ct gold lustre

22ct gold lustre

Platinum silver lustre

Platinum silver lustre

Back stamp logo examples

Back stamp logo examples

We can print all kinds of artwork


To give a detailed and accurate quote we need:

  • Sight of the artwork or  something similar
  • The style of mug with a couple of options - see the "mug styles & shapes"    button top right of this page. 
  • If ordering plates state the style and diameter of plate (coupe or shoulder)
  • Quantities: the quantity of mugs, plates or other items required.

(Note: - we often get emailed to quote without seeing any artwork or info about the mug or plate styles and quantities - which makes quoting without a spec a bit tricky!!)

We have two methods for ceramic 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 for files up to 4mb but for larger artwork files use DropBox, WeTransfer or similar FTP file services with the artwork as a 350 pixels per inch .jpg, .tif  .pdf or as an Illustrator or vector .pdf 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: £........total

or 4 colour process laser enamel 

studio set up: £ .....

(once only set up costs)


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


Quantity x mug or plate style 

and print: £ .......... each

Quoted subject to sight of the artwork/print


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

Next day and 2 - 3 day services are available. 

We use Griffins Logistics and FedEx as carriers for the UK 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.

We can also send small to medium parcels worldwide.

VAT All plus vat @ 20% (except for export outside the UK) 

If an order originates from, and is required for delivery to, a country in the European Union, your vat number (EVA) will be required for vat exemption otherwise it will be charged at the UK rate.

LEAD TIME ……………is quoted as working days from approved artwork/order confirmation


To confirm your order send an email to: chris@chrisastonceramics.co.uk quoting your purchase order number if you have one. In addition full postal details contact name and phone number for the invoice and delivery note.

Include also the full address and contact name and phone details, together with delivery address if different from the invoice address reused for the invoice and carrier’s note.


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.

REMEMBER Phone 07970 060124 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 link at 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 button 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.


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

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