3 Mug Printing Companies in Singapore from $5.15

Personalised coffee mugs have become one of the most popular custom gifts today. It is the one gift that never goes out of style and fade in utility. 

The custom made stoneware makes a unique gift for friends and family or even for business gifting purposes, mugs range from playful to beautiful, conjuring up lives and smiles from anyone lucky enough to receive one.

Whether it’s the holiday season, a birthday or you’re just in the giving mood, custom coffee mugs make great gifts!

Here are 3 online stores in Singapore that offers personalised coffee mugs from prices as low as $5.15! 

1. The Imprint.sg

At the imprint, there is no minimum order quantity and you can enjoy free shipping if you order 20 mugs and above.

What’s more, is that their mugs are dishwasher safe and they are packed in a white smashproof box designed to protect the mugs!

Production lead time & Delivery:
Less than 30 pieces: 3-5 working days
More than 30 pieces: 4-7 working days

Address: 51 Ubi Avenue 1, Paya Ubi Industrial Park, Singapore 408933
Operating hours: Mon – Fri 10:00AM to 6.30PM
Saturday 10.30 am to 5pm
Closed on Sundays and PH
Tel: Office: +65 9658 4561
Email: hello@theimprint.sg
Website

2. Ministry of Print

Ministry of print offers a variety of mugs at the lowest prices. 

With 18 different types of mugs to choose from, you can be as picky as you like!
Their wide range of mugs includes the original ceramic mugs, colour changing mugs, thermal suction mugs, sublimation mugs, microwave mugs and many more.

*Prices above include one one colour logo print on one position or side and is subjected to actual artwork provided by customers

Minimum order quantity: 50 pieces

Address: 12 Lorong Bakar Batu, #02-10, Singapore (348745)
Operating hours: Mon – Fri 8:30AM–6.30PM 
Tel: Office: +65 6253 0106
Email: sales@mop.com.sg
Website

3. Josa Imaging 

Josa imaging is another store that offers a variety of mugs to choose from including frosted glass mugs, steel mugs and mason jars. At Josa imaging, you can print as many colours as you want at no extra cost.

Know what is even better? Just like the imprint.sg, no minimum order quantity is required! 

They also offer instant printing for events in which they will bring their printing team and printing equipment to your event and do the printing on the spot for your VIPs. 

*prices above include a mug, a one colour logo print and individual box and subjected to an additional 7% GST. 

Production lead time: 6 to 10 days
Delivery: Self-collection or one trip delivery at $10 if required or FREE for orders above 100 pieces.

Address: 32 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, Sing Industrial Complex, #04-11,
Singapore 569510
Operating hours: Mon to Fri – 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Tel: +65 9138 7912
Email: joe.changz@gmail.com/ joe.chan@josaimaging.com
Website

Mug Printing Technologies

1. Heat Transfer Printing

Heat transfer is the oldest method for mug printing and it remains the best despite the invention of new technologies over the last few years. This is because it is suitable for printing colourful designs and its cost remains low even when the order number is large. Unlike the typical process of heat transfer printing, the process for mugs combines both heat transfer printing and dye sublimation printing as elaborated below.
Stage 1: Choose your Design & Inverse your Image Bear in mind the dimensions of your mug when choosing your design and make sure to inverse the image.
Stage 2: Print Your Design Here, a sublimation printer is used to print the design onto the transfer paper.
Stage 3: Fit The Design Around The Mug We want to make sure that only the design is transferred onto the mug so even blank excess spaces should be trimmed. Next the paper should be wrapped around the mug with the image facing inwards and secured with heat-resistant tape.
Stage 4: Heat Press Place your mug in the Heat Press Machine to begin the sublimation process.
Stage 5: Remove Your Mug Carefully remove the mug (it’s hot!) and remove the image. Allow your mug to cool and there you go – your very own mug.

2. Silk Screen Printing

Unlike Heat Transfer Printing, Silkscreen Printing for mugs is only used for designs of singular colour due to its use of custom stencils to print the design onto the mug. However, silkscreen printing is rarely used during the mug printing process.  Silkscreen Printing is more commonly used for apparels and clothes, and more details of the silkscreen printing process can be found here.

3. Pad Printing

Pad printing refers to the process whereby a design is transferred by stamping a silicon stamp (pad) onto 3-dimensional products that can be difficult to print on (in this case, notebooks). The process can be understood in 2 steps – 1) from the plate to the pad 2) the pad to the product.  Your design is first etched onto a metal or plastic plate. The pad then picks up the ink on the plate and transfers it onto the product that you wish to print on. Hence, the process is known as ‘1 Colour Pad Printing’ because the pad only picks up a singular colour from the plate. Further, this also means that different designs would require a different metal or plastic plate.

Pricing of Mugs

Pricing of mugs may vary based on a large number of factors such as:

  • Size of your design.
  • Colours in your design.
  • Exact Quantity of your Mugs.
  • Type of Printing 
  • Type of Mug you choose.

Types of Mugs

First of all, you will need to decide on the type of mug you want to use. We carry regular ceramic mugs, magic mugs and also thermal mugs, which can be carried on the go.
mug printing singapore

Advantages:

  • Feels solid in your hand
  • Safe as there is no chemical leach-out from ceramics
  • Affordable
  • Great material for custom printing (Easy to customize)
  • Can be heated up in a microwave oven

Disadvantages:

  • Can shatter if it falls

Ceramic Mugs

These are what is typically known as ‘coffee mugs’ but are just as suitable to carry any beverage for regular day to day use.

Classic | CR05

Material : Ceramic with Coating Capacity : 400ml Packaging : Box

A Splash of Colour | CR02

Material : High Grade Ceramic with Coating Capacity : 400ml Packaging : Box Printing Methods: Silk Screen and Heat Transfer

Inner Beauty | CR03

Material : High Grade Ceramic with Coating Capacity : 400ml Packaging : Box Printing Methods: Silk Screen and Heat Transfer

Advantages

  • Feels solid in your hand
  • Safe as there is no chemical leach-out from ceramics
  • Affordable
  • Great material for custom printing (Easy to customize)
  • Can be heated up in a microwave oven

Disadvantages

  • Can shatter when dropped

Thermal Mugs

On The Go | AM09

Material : Stainless Steel Capacity : 450ml Packaging : Box Printing Methods: 1 Colour Pad Printing

Luxe | AM10

Material : Stainless Steel Capacity : 450ml Packaging : Box Printing Methods: 1 Colour Pad Printing

Gloss | AM11

Material : Stainless Steel Capacity : 400ml Packaging : Box Printing Methods: 1 Colour Pad Printing

Colour Filter | AM12

Material : PP Capacity : 450ml Packaging : Box Printing Methods: 1 Colour Pad Printing

Pop Art | AM13

Material : Stainless Steel Capacity : 350ml Packaging : Box Printing Methods: 1 Colour Pad Printing

Sleek | AM17

Material : Stainless Steel Capacity : 350ml Packaging : Box Printing Methods: Pad Print and Full-Tone Colour

Magic Mugs | CR04

Magic mugs are great fun as they allow the creation of some very clever heat and reveal designs.  These mugs are special because the colour of the mugs themselves can be changed from one colour to another when hot water is poured. For example, if a black mug with a black print is cold, it looks completely black. However, when it heats up after being filled with hot liquid, the mug will turn white “revealing” the black print.
Magic Mug Printing Singapore

Advantages

  • Allows for fun design options
  • Stands out and draws lots of attention
  • Makes great merchandise that is also easy to customize
  • Feels solid in your hand
  • Safe as there is no chemical leach-out from ceramics
  • Can be heated up in a microwave oven

Disadvantages

  • Special color-changing effect may fade with time

How do Magic Mugs Work?