Extras for your promotional mugs

Posted October 2011 in Printed Mugs, Information, Corporate gift advice

You have the perfect design for your mug, but it needs a little something more to make it extra special. This is where finishing touches comes in, from simple handle flashes to banding and gilding on the rim, finishing touches can accentuate your design and make it stand out further. Or why not print your company name somewhere different such as on the bottom or on the inside of the mug? As the drink goes down your logo will appear every time.

Handle Flashes
Ideal for: decorative items; adding a touch of class and elegance to earthenware, bone china or glass

Not for: precious metals gilding for everyday use items
Handle flashes are produced by a single brush stroke along the width of a handle. This hand finished touch adds a special character to the product. It can be done using precious metals or colour.

Gilding
Ideal for: decorative items; adding a touch of class and elegance to earthenware, bone china or glass.

Not for: precious metals gilding for everyday use items

A precious metal gilded rim on bone china has always promoted quality and value. Used with earthenware, precious metal gilding can enrich a design. There are different grades of gilding, from a whisper-thin halo through to broad bands, giving options to suit all tastes and designs. Applied to a dinner plate, it can help frame images and designs. The effect is to gain a touch of brilliance.

Government Measures
If the glassware is to be used in licensed premises, and metered measures are not used, every glass must be stamped with the CE mark and number to verify the measure given, this is called government stamping. This is done as a special order and minimum quantities may apply.

Inside Print
Ideal for: brand reinforcement and distinctiveness; individuality; exclusiveness; practicality

Not for: dye sublimated, heat change or lustre mugs

Inside print is the application of print inside the mug or cup. Used creatively, it can cleverly reinforce your brand or message by drawing the eye to it as the liquid goes down. Indeed, because it is achieved by adding a transfer, any surface can be decorated so there are also options, for example, for adding a telephone number or name to a handle.

Backstamps
Ideal for: brand reinforcement and distinctiveness; individuality; exclusiveness; practicality

Not for: dye sublimated, heat change or lustre mugs

Backstamps are prints on the outside base of the mug. They can be used to put individual numbers on a limited edition run or adding words, such as ‘bone china’, to reinforce the value of the item.

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