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Design your own mug for the home or work and enjoy seeing your unique designs in an original way. Made from solid white ceramic, these are chunky hardwearing mugs perfect for everyday use. Turn a standard kitchen essential into something memorable and make your own mug using art, illustrations or even typography.

  • Made from solid ceramic
  • 9.5cm height x 8cm diameter
  • Large comfortable handle
  • Printed to order in London, UK
  • 1 year guarantee if care instructions followed

About Your Mug

    Give an ordinary kitchen cupboard staple a makeover and design your own mug using your own art and patterns. Your image covers the full height and wraps around the face of the mug, ending when it meets the handle. At 9.5cm tall and 8cm diameter, it's a handy sized mug for any occasion. Being so versatile, you can make your own mug for a myriad of uses, and it makes your tea, coffee or hot chocolate way more enjoyable, of course. 

  • At a glance

    • Chunky style mug
    • Made from ceramic
    • Glossy surface
    • Permanent print
    • 1 year guarantee

How your Mug is Made & Printed

Design your own mug and we expertly print it to order in London, UK. Our specialist printing process involves printing directly on the ceramic, so it's a permanent print that won't fade, peel away or scratch off. We manually inspect your initial design to ensure your file is a good resolution, and this level of care goes into the entire journey of your mug up until the quality check and packaging. 

Details are printed with precision and colours are bright, bold and intense. Make your own mug using an original piece of art, your favourite painting or a retro pattern and see the colours come to life. 



Care Instructions

Please wash your mug by hand and do not place in the dishwasher. This keeps the print and ceramic in good condition for years to come. Wash after every use to avoid build up of stains. 

Design Tips

When you design your own mug, you can drag your image upload all the way to the edges for maximum coverage. If you are including text, or possibly a logo, position it in the middle so that it appears at the front of your mug for the best visibility. There is a slight gap at the back where the handle is, as we do not print across the handle to avoid distorting your design, so please be aware of this.

For designs with a white background, please make sure it's brilliant white and not an off-white to ensure the best result. Light, solid colour backgrounds may appear to have a slight fading effect at the edges, however this is unavoidable during the printing process.

Make your own mug the same colour scheme as your home for a complementary addition. If your home has a bohemian interior, design your own mug with a Moroccan inspired design, or if your style is more contemporary, go for clean lines and block colours. These custom mugs are so versatile; use them as part of your everyday table settings, include them in your workspace as additional branding or consider them a canvas for your own art.


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  • Home

    Design your own mug set to put the finishing touch to your tableware collection. Your home is your personal space, and these mugs ensure every last detail of your home exudes your individual style. The classic shape and chunky design makes them ideal for all to use and enjoy.

  • Business

    You can make your own mug set to alleviate your brand or cause at an event. Give delegates a warm cup of coffee served up in a branded mug and raise awareness of your logo or message. Offering a drink is a good way to start conversation, and serving it in a branded mug is a good way to be remembered.

  • Design Brand

    Print your unique illustrations, drawings or even watercolour prints onto these chunky mugs and offer customers a new way of appreciating your art. Whether you've got a developed style or are just starting out, beautifully printed mugs are a fun way to experiment on different mediums.

Frequently asked questions:

Can I put my mug in the dishwasher?

Your mug should be washed by hand using mild soapy water and a damp cloth to preserve the life of the print. Do not put in the dishwasher.

What type of designs work best?

We wrap your design around the body of the mug, so choose an image with landscape orientation, or carefully position motifs at the centre.

Can they be ready on the same day?

If you order before 12pm Mon-Fri, your mugs can be printed & collected on the same day, but please contact our customer service team to confirm.

Browse Designer Mugs

Explore the full #ContradoCreatives collection of exclusively designed mugs, printed with their original artwork. From the bold and brazen to the soft and feminine, there's a mug to suit any occasion.

Print Guideline

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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.

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    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.

  • RGB-CMYK Print Guideline Icon

    Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    If each individual colour is specifically important to your design, choose CYMK as our setup will print each colour with the closest possible match within our available range. If the relationship between the colours within the image is more important choose RGB, this will reduce all colours equally to fit within our range.

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    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).

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    What are 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.

  • Transfer-Print Guideline Icon

    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 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.

  • Pattern Alignment Across Seams ICON

    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.

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    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.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    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.

Delivery time & Costs

Production times

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.

Shipping methods

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.

A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured. 

Produced and ready to ship within 1-3 days on average.
  • We print and make everything in-house. Production times are dependent on the product.
Low shipping fees
  • From £1.25 to ship within the UK.
Express shipping available
  • A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.