Design Your Own Tea Cup & Saucer
This classic cup & saucer is an elegant addition to your kitchenware. Printed with your unique designs, the cup really stands out. Design your own tea cup and saucer using artwork, illustrations, typography, retro patterns or your own branding. Available in two sizes, espresso or coffee, your cup and saucer are made from high-quality bone china for a beautiful quality finish. Your customised cup may look dainty but it's is quite robust and durable. Make your own cup that comes complete with its own saucer and enjoy a quintessentially British cuppa.
At a glance
Espresso or coffee cup sizes
High-quality bone china
Classic set with saucer included
Available in singles or 2/4 packs
Hand-printed to order in the UK
Cup & Saucer Sizes (approx)
Espresso - Cup 5.4 cm (d) 6.2 cm (h)
Espresso - Saucer 12.3 cm (d) 2.1 cm (h)
Coffee - Cup 7.8cm base(d), 8.4cm rim(d), 5.8cm(h)
Coffee - Saucer 15.4cm(d) 2.5cm(h)
Handmade in UK
How your Custom Printed Cups & Saucers are Made
Design your own tea cup and saucer and leave the rest to us. We expertly print your unique design onto the bone china cup using a specialist digital printing technique. The inks fuse with the material creating a long-lasting print that won't peel away, scratch off or rub away over time. The bone china cup and saucer set is supplied with an all-over-printed saucer. The china reflects the light nicely so there's a subtle shine, creating a gloss finish. Your saucer has an indent that the cup fits perfectly into, ensuring it can be carried safely without sliding around.
Wash by hand to preserve the life of the print.
Your design wraps around the body of the cup, covering the full height and ending close to the handle for a clean, elegant finish. There is approximately an 8-10mm gap between each side of the cup print and the handle. If you have a small image, logo or monogram, we suggest scaling this down and placing it at the front of the cup instead of stretching it to fit the width. This could distort the image and ruin the quality. Landscape images naturally work best, however, you can design your own cup in a variety of creative ways. For designs that have a large white background area, please ensure this is brilliant white and not an off-white to guarantee the best possible print.
Design your own cup using vintage floral designs for an elegant addition to your afternoon tea. The classic style also lends itself well to weddings, garden parties and sophisticated brunches. If you host a lot of events, plan weddings or just enjoy a spot of tea in the sunshine, make your own cup & saucer sets to set the scene and create a unique experience. Monogram designs put a stylish spin on these traditional style cups, so make your own cup featuring quirky lettering or typography.
Reviews for Cup & Saucer
based on 8 customer reviews
Thank you for your amazing service printing and also expediting this when I asked. The print quality came out lovely and it arrived on time. This proved to be a truly magical gift that really moved my friend. Best gift I’ve ever given.
The quality of the product was top draw, the speed of service and delivery and items adequately packaged.
I’m really pleased with my order, it arrived promptly and looked even better than the picture online. It was a coffee cup and saucer with a photo of my friend’s dog, bought for her birthday present and she was delighted! Well done Contrado.
I bought a photo cup and saucer for a 90th birthday present...the mug was slightly smaller than I thought it would be but the quality and clarity of the photo was outstanding! This has got to be the best photo gift I've ever bought. The recipient was delighted...Thankyou, I'll be a returning customer for sure!! Oh, delivery was super fast too!!
Yes The Design which I did is perfect , Design process is brilliant and easy to understand .
Cups and jacket I am very happy with.
And will do some more interesting Design in future.
TV recordings last weekend went well. As did the photoshoot today. Hoping to send you some nice shots soon. Really happy we can collaborate! Love your stuff/my stuff. X
Very good experience, great flexibility in the design and good quality of the final item
I love my cup and saucer, I made a pin cushion with it. Great quality 😁
How does this product enhance my...
Make your own cup using designs that complement your personal taste and style. If creating a co-ordinated home is important to you, then this is the perfect way to achieve the perfect ambience. Keep your cups and saucers for special occasions, or include them into your everyday life for a little luxury.
Give conference rooms a makeover with branded cups and saucers that'll impress clients and colleagues alike. Design your own cup using your company's logo, or if you're launching a new campaign support it with promotional tea sets to give to customers. You could even include a teabag with each set as an extra gesture.
Sell your art in a unique way and design your own cup with saucer. Your paintings or drawings don't have to be limited to framed prints, so expand your horizons and have your pieces printed onto an elegant bone china cup. The colours won't peel over time so you can assure customers that their cup and saucer will last a lifetime.
Frequently asked questions:
Can I print on the saucer too?
Yes, you can. When you design your own cup you can also design your own saucer too. The saucers are made from the same high-quality bone china and are printed all over.
What type of image work best?
Because your design wraps around the body of the cup, we suggest something that is landscape in orientation so your image isn't stretched. Please note that there is an 8-10mm gap between each end of the print and the handle.
How do I position my logo front & centre?
In the design interface, you'll have a rectangle to customise with your design, so position your motif in the centre and always check the preview. You can see any changes that you make in real-time.
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.