How to Choose the Best Promotional Mugs
We use mugs everyday and almost everyone on this planet can not live without a mug. Sometimes we have them in our cupboards, on our desks or in the kitchen. Sometimes we have them full of tea, coffee or water. With many years of experience of sourcing and supplying promotional mugs, I write this article to advice some tips on how to choose the best promotional mugs. From the methods used for printing and branding the mugs to how to specify the logo and receive samples for approval. And some other aspects.
There are many types of promotional mugs as you see in the market. The most popular mugs are ceramic mugs so far, they are made of ceramics and weighs a little much. The ceramic mug is a traditional mug design and it is almost the most cost effective mug to use for promotion. Modern and fashion travel mugs are also very popular, they are made of plastic usually and they are much easier to carry.
Promotional mugs have a large area for printing, basically all of the outside of the mug bar a 20mm strip near the handle can be printed with your logo, brand or contact information. We all know that the larger the print area is the better for promotion. Screen printing is the standard printing process and it is also the cheapest. It allows two or three solid colors to be used in the image which is enough for basic logo and contact number’s printing.
Since the printing technology is developing rapidly, the advent of dishwasher safe dye sublimation transfer printing has come into use. It allows photo quality printing onto the mugs. Business owners especially video games manufacturers will love this printing method because they require high quality artwork to reflect the product and now these clear images can be printed onto the promotional mugs.
Knowing these, you should decide which type of promotional mug and printing process to use. Then you choose an online shop and send out the image that need to be printed on the mug and get a sample back. If you are satisfied with the sample, you can place your order online and wait for the promotional mugs to be delivered to your home.