Promotional Ceramic Mugs

  • Guide
  • Products

How Do Ceramic Branded Mugs, help keep the liquid Hot?

A little known fact regarding the concave base is that the “foot” also acts as conservator of the heat to your hot beverage, as the gap creates a little tent of hot air to retain the heat to the base.

A flat based Promotional mug can create more issues once in contact with a flat surface, such as tablecloths, placemats and coasters as it allows the direct heat from the mug to directly contact the base and damage surfaces.

Imperfect Mugs without the “foot” can jeopardise the integrity and the stability of the mug as it’s tricky to create a perfect mug from a pottery wheel.

Promotional Mugs are still able to stand if the mug comes into contact with a flat surface on 3 points of contact. Having a fully flat base to the item would also provide challenges for the mug whilst in the kiln and having contact with the “foot” of the kiln the glaze will be stripped once removed from the kiln.

The Different Types Of Materials Used In Promotional Mugs.

Ceramic Earthenware

Favoured by many as this is the popular Cheap Promotional Mug solution.

Standard Earthenware is built from clay and mineral additives along with Feldspar a natural rock from the earth’s core that does not contain any ore. Ceramic Mugs are best fired in kilns under 1200 degrees.

Earliest known use of Earthenware Ceramic began in Persian, Greek and Egyptian society where the medium was used to build homes, homes and homeware.

The finished Ceramic Mug, after being fired in the kiln becomes opaque in appearance and malleable in finish. Varies clays and mineral blends are used, varying the finished batch of Earthenware Mugs in colour from greyish White to warmer shades of Ivory.

Potteries and Promotional Mug suppliers still favour Earthenware due to the affordability and availability of the pottery medium, and the ease of moulding due to the flexibility of the blend in the shaping of Mugs, Bowls and other Kitchen wares. Ceramic Earthenware is one of the easiest materials for use with pottery wheels and clay presses.

Ceramic Earthenware is chemically stable in its make up and fares well in general use, although hard wearing, the material is brittle in its nature and will chip and split upon impact, on the plus side Promotional Ceramic Mugs are also a natural thermal Insulator, ideal for keeping your beverage warm.

Bone China Printed Mugs

The prestigious Bone China Mug is still loved and highly valued by many Brands and Retailers.
A super fine ceramic containing Kaolin, feldspath and bone ash and classified as a soft paste porcelain.

Perfect Bone China Mugs are a pure clean white with a pearlescent finish, due to the mixture of animal bone and calcium phosphate.

Other well-versed names for Bone Chine include “English Porcelain” or China.

Considerable care is needed when working with Bone China as the Pottery medium has a low vitrification tolerance and range, along with the delicate plasticity.

Cattle bones are used due to the lower iron content than other animal bone alternatives, where the bone is refined to a fine powder particle mix, a heat of 1250 degrees creating a delicate power. The use of Kaolin to the power and clay creates an easy to manipulate medium ready for shaping. Two Firing processes are used, with estimated losses of around 20% of the Bone China Mugs lost due to breaks and pressure lines from the first kiln process. The second Stage of the process is completed after the mugs have been glazed.

The original manufacture of Bone China was the UK. Beginning in the late 17’00s and quickly taken up by leading English Potteries, In more modern times the main production of Bone China Mugs is outside of Europe in Asia and Bangladesh.

Fine China Promotional Mugs are produced in a near exact process, the main difference coming from the non-addition of the Bone Ash to the clay mix, the finished colour of Fine China is more of a brilliant white, as the mixture is not tainted by the warmth of the added bone.

Porcelain Promotional Mugs

The Porcelain medium is created from a fine powder ground thoroughly and cleaned before being fully manipulated into shape, and placed in the firing kiln. Described as Glossy and glassy in its completed stage, Porcelain Promotional Mugs are very similar as a final item as Bone China and Fine China, but benefits from additional strength and durability, as the medium is harder than is Mug cousins., and is less prone to chips or cracks in general wear and tear.

Hayward White Mug

Capacity (ml): 580

Weight (g): 480

Height (mm): 130

Diameter (mm): 88

Print Area (mm): 210 x 45

From £1.85

View Product

Corporate Mug Black

The slim lines of the corporate are just the business.

Capacity: 330ml

Height: 116mm

Diameter: 70mm

Colour Options: Black

From £1.68

View Product

Corporate Mug White

The slim lines of the corporate are just the business.

Capacity: 330ml

Height: 116mm

Diameter: 70mm

From £1.50

View Product

Full Colour Cambridge White Mug

Standard coffee mug, affordable, versatile and durable, perfect for small runs or photos.



From £1.92

View Product

Quadra Gloss Mug

The angular lines of the Quadra mug make an attention grabbing platform for your message.

Size: Cap:370ml, H:105mm, Dia:86mm, Weight:335g

From £2.47

View Product

Ash Bone China Mug

The simple proportions and comfortable feel of the Ash has made it a consistently popular mug.

Transfer Print Area: 220 x 80mm

Size: Cap:390ml H:89mm Dia:85mm Weight:218g



From £2.99

View Product

Cafe Latte Mug

The tall modern styling of the Café Latte mug will not look out of place in any modern business.

Transfer Print Area: 155 x 40mm

Size: Cap:480ml H:150mm Dia:88mm Weight:469g


From £2.63

View Product

Newbury Mug

The classic fluted style of the Newbury mug is the perfect alternative to our standard earthenware shapes.

Size: Cap:300ml H:92mm Dia:82mm Weight:255g


From £1.33

View Product

Heat Changing Mug

300ml earthernware mug, revealing your full colour design when filled with hot water!

The Chameleon mug has a specially formulated heat sensitive thermo-chromic coating, so when hot water is poured into the mug it turns back into its natural white colour exposing your print underneath and disappearing again as the mug begins to cool after use. Recommended for hand washing only.


From £4.25

View Product

Photo Mug in Black

Traditional 12oz (300ml) mug in black designed to capture full colour images within a white panel.


From £2.94

View Product

Deco Mug

This angular white earthenware mug is certainly pleasing to the eye. Unlike many other curved, angular mugs the Deco can be printed using Dye Sublimation as well as Direct Screen print and Transfer print.

If you’re looking for a unique ceramic mug and are on a budget the Deco should be high up on your list of promotional products.

From £2.07

View Product

Tulip Bone China Mug

Capacity (ml): 400

Weight (g): 307

Height (mm): 110

Diameter (mm): 90

Print Area (mm): 185 x 40

From £2.86

View Product

Marrow Mug – Colours

The tall modern styling of the Marrow mug will certainly grab everyone’s attention.

Size: Cap:400ml H:107mm Dia:85mm Weight:293g

Print area to this mug is towards the top  : size 185 x 40mm



From £1.83

View Product

Ceramic Mug on-trend speckled design

Presented in white carton box. Ceramic
Speckled mug. Ceramic mug with on-trend, speckled finish.
EN12875-1 compliant; dishwasher safe, also when decorated. Volume capacity is 325ml.

Available in Grey, Black, Blue, Silver

From £2.99

View Product

Ceramic mug with wood lid and gift box

Tahoe tea and coffee ceramic mug with wood lid. Cosy ceramic mug with vintage finish on the body. Features an innovative groove design on the top for holding tea bags. Wood, push-on lid, spill resistant. EN12875-1 compliant; dishwasher safe, also when decorated. Volume capacity is 470ml. Presented in an Avenue gift box. Ceramic and wood.

From £7.38

View Product