About Bone China Mug Printing
Made from fine bone china, your custom printed bone china mugs, UK printed to order, are 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: 8 cm x 9 cm - approx 380 ml
Large: 9 cm x 9 cm - approx 440 ml
Tall: 7 cm x 10 cm approx 340 ml
Approx 180 g
Handmade in UK
How It's Made and Printed
Your custom mugs are expertly handmade to order in London, UK. Our specialist bone china mug printing process ensures your designs are bright, vivid and won't peel 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.
Reviews for Bone China Mug
based on 32 customer reviews
Arrived amazingly quickly after ordering. Well packaged. Easy to create design. It’s a present so I am hoping it will be appreciated and treasured .
Bought a large china mug with cool cat design for a Christmas pressie and it went down a storm! Original and lovely quality, the recipient was very pleased!
Faultless in every respect. This was a repeat order (Christmas present) and the recipient was thrilled to bits. I'll definitely be ordering more in the new year — in bulk if my debut thriller takes off!
I have been using Contrado for the last 2 years and have been very happy with the results. The quality of the mugs is always of a high standard and I am pleased to see the small logo on the base.It raises the quality of the goods to the next level. Whether as a present or a sales order the recipient has always been delighted. The service is excellent and because of the high quality packaging no goods have come to grief.
I'm absolutely over the moon with the quality of the digital printing of one of my own paintings on a lovely bone china mug. I can't get over just how quickly it was ready and at such a great price too. I really can't recommend Contrado highly enough. Thank you so much!
Excellent print quality and service.
Efficient service, great reproduction. Very pleased
Very easy to use site, great comms, delivered incredibly quickly, nice item.
I placed a large order and everything arrived quickly, well packaged, the mugs had a lovely clear print and accurate colours. Every experience with Contrado so far has been positive.
Good quality, easy to use and quick.
Beautiful product, quick and pain free service
All but one mug were really well printed and neat, one has bled though so would like a replacement for this one!
How does this product enhance my...
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 the 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 in London where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfillment.
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 1-3 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 re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.
After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. Select your delivery method in your basket.
We have a range of trusted shipping options:
- Royal Mail 1st Class Standard (no tracking) - 1-5 working days on average (please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Royal Mail 1st Class Recorded (no tracking) - Usually delivered the next working day. It is not a guaranteed next day service, or a tracked service. A signature is required. (Please note that this can take up to 15 working days in exceptional circumstances).
- Special Delivery - Delivered the next working day
- Saturday Delivery (deliver only on Sat)
- Collection from our London Office (between 4-6pm on working days only)
- For international orders or large/bulky packages within the UK, we ship via DHL or Fedex services. This takes on average 2-5 working days.
You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.
You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy.
Make use of our 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.
Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.
Low shipping fees
- We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Express shipping available
- From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
- A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.