Printed Mugs – for Promotions or Souvenirs

Mug screen printing inks.

Quality control on the production line.

Six colour mug screen printing machine

Screen printing machine

Close-up detail of the mug screen printing machine.

Operating the kilns.

Finished printed mugs ready for packing.

Packing the finished mugs.

Screen-Printed or Dye-Sublimation Mugs Give You a Great Choice of Quality Finishes to Meet Your Marketing Aims.

A range of mug printing techniques is available from Prince William Pottery to suit your practical, aesthetic and financial needs. Printing on mugs requires specialist skills and equipment – which is what we’re all about at our modern, high-tech UK factory!

Screen-Printed Mugs:

This technique involves applying ceramic inks one after the other onto the ceramic mug’s surface. The printed mug is then heated to 800 degrees centigrade so the ink fuses into the glaze, making the printed mug both scratch and dishwasher resistant.

Screen printing is ideal for applying bright, solid colours – especially on coloured mugs. Our highly efficient processes mean they can be printed and despatched within 48 hours if necessary. Screen printing is the perfect solution when you need high quality mugs on a tight budget.

Dye-Sublimation Mugs

The process begins with a mirror image of the artwork being inkjet printed onto transfer paper using special organic dye-sublimation inks. This is then wrapped around a blank polymer-coated dye-sub mug which is placed in a heat press.

Heat and pressure are then applied to transfer the image from the transfer paper to the surface of the mug. This infuses the printed dye into the polymer coating creating a very durable and long-lasting image.

Dye-sublimation printing is ideal for printing photographic images and bright, vibrant colours (which cannot be achieved with traditional ceramic screen printing).

Prince William Pottery has some of the most advanced dye-sublimation mug printing facilities in the UK which can easily produce high volume, top quality results to meet even the tightest of deadlines.