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Design your own bone china mug in 3 sizes and bring character into your personal space. The non-porous surface pings and prevents the build up of brown film, so they're a hygienic option for the home or office. Bone china mug printing on demand is a specialist process, resulting in vivid, bold & aesthetically driven mugs.
Made from fine bone china, your custom mug is thinner and more elegant than other types of porcelain. It's a naturally strong material with a beautiful glossy non-porous surface, perfect for displaying your art and designs. You can design your own bone china mug in 3 equally sophisticated styles. They are all straight edged with slightly different handle shapes, so you can choose the right one to suit your personal preference.
The non-porous surface prevents the build up of brown stains, making it more hygienic and safe for everyday use. We all have different tastes, that's why it's so good to design your own bone china mug and stand out from the crowd.
At a glance
Fine bone china
1 year guarantee
Bone China Mug Sizes
Regular: 7.5cm x 8.5cm
Large: 8.3cm x 9.3cm
Tall: 7.7cm x 10.3cm
The regular and large bone china mugs have a different handle style as well as content capacity.
Most products can be made and dispatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, so there's hardly any wait. View delivery information.
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All products are handmade to order by a team of experts here at Contrado.
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How It's Made and Printed
Your custom mugs are expertly handmade to order. Our specialist bone china mug printing process ensures your designs are bright, vivid and won't fade away. We wrap your design around the face of the mug using digital printing. Because the base tone is a brilliant white, colours really pop and the finished product has a high definition effect. To keep your mug looking brand new for years to come, please follow the care instructions and do not place in the dishwasher.
Your bone china mug is not dishwasher safe. Please wash by hand to preserve the life of the print and keep the china in pristine condition. Bone china mug printing comes with a 1 year guarantee if these care instructions are followed.
Bone china mug printing involves printing your design directly onto the mug, so there will be a slight gap at the handle. We print the whole height of the mug for maximum impact, and this gap is very minimal. If your design features an important detail, we recommend that you place this at the front and not near the handle to guarantee the best results.
Whether you have an aztec pattern, a floral design or landscape photography, it'll print brilliantly on a bespoke bone china mug. If you're looking to cultivate a consistent aesthetic around your home, design your own bone china mug and impress your family and friends with flawless style. They also work really well as finishing touches to business board rooms. Impress clients with your own branded mugs that showcase sophistication and professionalism. Because colours are so intense and bright, they make an alternative 'canvas' for artwork; use bone china mug printing to feature your original pieces.
Please note: Due to the handmade nature of your mug, there may be small lines that form at the base and top of the mug. In order to minimise this effect, we recommend using a pattern instead of a single block colour.
Creating your perfect home interior shouldn't be limited to what is in the shops, so design your own bone china mugs for total style control. Whether you feature them in a glass cabinet, or simply want unity across your home, these are simply lovely to look at and use.
We see loads of customers design bone china mugs to feature their business' logo. It's a great way to extend your branding and showcase a higher level of professionalism. When clients come for meetings, greet them with a cup of coffee in a branded mug. They're also a favourite corporate gift idea.
Selling your artwork doesn't have to mean standing in a gallery with frames hanging from the walls. These mugs can be your artistic medium. Print your illustrations, paintings or sketches onto bone china mugs and combine your art with products people want to use everyday.
Frequently asked questions:
What makes bone china special?
It is a more elegant and refined type of porcelain developed in 1748, and is claimed to genuinely improve the taste of an English cup of tea.
What does non-porous mean?
The non-porous surface means it's entirely smooth, so no bacteria can build up creating that unpleasant brown film you sometimes get.
Can I put it in the dishwasher?
To preserve the print and lifespan of your china mug, we advise to only wash by hand. A 1 year guarantee is offered if care instructions followed.
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What's the best resolution to print in?
We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.
Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?
For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.
Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?
We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results.What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)
What does GSM mean?
Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).
What are bleed areas?
When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.
Do you print on garments a customer supplies?
Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better-finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.
Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?
We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.
Can I print my own Labels?
Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.
How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?
With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment.
Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.
Delivery time & Costs
We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-2 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to reprint an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order and send you a dispatch confirmation via email through. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
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Make use of the Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience
At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.