Mug Printing

Personalized mugs make great gifts and even better promo products. You can make use of our printing services to customize a logo or even photos to be printed on your mug. The Noteway offers a variety of mugs and mug printing options for our clients in Singapore so we can better suit your needs.

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.

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.

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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

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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.

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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?

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We keep it fuss free here at The Noteway. Using our Instant Price Quotation, you can find out the cost for your intended design on white ceramic mugs or magic mugs and drop your order there. If you’re struggling to find that perfect design, you can also leave the designing to us by emailing us at admin@thenoteway.com. Not to mention, this designing service is free if you decide to print with us!

Do note that the MOQ for white ceramic mugs with coating and magic mugs is > 5 while the MOQ for the other mugs are 50.

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