Setup Your Logo for Success on an Etched Ceramic Coffee Mug

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Mugs are one of the most popular items that we use in our daily lives. We drink coffee from them, we wash them, and they sit on our desks at work all day long. If you want your company or organization to be remembered then promotional etched ceramic mugs are a great way to do it! We've included some tips to help you utilize the etched ceramic coffee mug as a promotional product and set up your brand for success. 



What is Etching?

Etched mugs are very popular in the market. They are not just a simple coffee mug, but have a message or an image embedded on the surface. Etching is a process in which a piece of glass, ceramic, porcelain, or crystal is covered with a template that has a design cut out of it. The ceramic (in this case) is then sandblasted while the portion of the item not covered by the template is protected, therefore etching your artwork into the item.
Etched coffee mugs are popular promotional products because they are less expensive than engraved coffee mugs while still looking classier than screen printed.

Benefits of ordering promotional etched ceramic mugs

A logo etched on a mug can be a cornerstone of a brand. They are inexpensive and have a high customer retention rate. Here are a few additional benefits that you can get from going with an etched ceramic coffee mug. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a coach, a business owner, a company, or a graphic designer who is going to submit an artwork as a promo item, this is an efficient way to make your marketing more effective.

1. It's the sip that never ends. Etched ceramics are timeless and can never wear or fade over time, compared to screen printing.
2. Give them a gift they'll use every day. People associate coffee mugs with their daily lives, from the first sip of coffee in the morning to that last sip of glorious caffeine in the afternoon. That is why if you are going to promote a logo on a product, a coffee mug is one of the best options you can choose to go with.
3. You’re not paying for just a ceramic coffee mug. You’re paying for a quality, customized promotional product. Etched ceramic mugs have a higher perceived value because they look more expensive than a mug that has been screen printed.
4. Coffee mugs are not just for breakfast anymore. The usefulness of a coffee mug is limitless. A few ideas of where a promotional mug can be used are:

  • Home
    We all know that coffee is a staple in the morning. What better way to enjoy your favorite beverage than with a customized mug? Personalized coffee mugs are not just for decoration; they are also functional. You can use them to store your pens, pencils, or other small items that you need on the go. These mugs will make it easier for you to find what you're looking for and stay organized while adding a nice touch to your living space.
  • Work
    Do you know that most employees in the United States drink coffee? A study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine found that about three-quarters of Americans drink coffee. It also found that people who work more than 40 hours a week are more likely to be coffee drinkers than those who work part-time. Coffee is a way to make it through a long day at work. It is also a way to get together with coworkers and bond with them over a cup of joe. Coffee mugs are a great promotional item for any company that wants to give their employees something that will remind them of good times spent at the office.
  • Gift and giveaways
    The coffee mug is a great promotional product for your business. It's inexpensive, easy to store and transport, and it's a gift that people will actually use. Coffee mugs are an ideal promotional product for any event, from conferences to trade shows. They're also perfect for giveaways at business meetings or company retreats. With so many designs to choose from, you're sure to find one that fits your brand identity perfectly.


Tips for your artwork to have the best outcome: 

The first thing you need to do when designing for a coffee mug is choose a shape that is comfortable for drinking. This can be either rectangular or circular, depending on what you want the end result to look like. Choose a high-quality mug and use a professional printer/engraver for the best outcome. Check out these quality products Customized 11 oz. Hampton Coffee Mug with Deep Etching and Customized Deep Etched Ceramic Mugs for a couple of ideas to get started with. 

The next step is choosing what kind of background you want - either light or dark colors are okay as long as they complement each other well and show off your artwork nicely. Then, there’s deciding what your design will look like. When creating your design, take the following advice into consideration:

  • Remember the K.I.S.S. Principle (Keep It Simple Stupid). A complicated or intricate artwork doesn't work well for etching - especially on ceramics. Super detailed artwork isn't a good idea either.
  • You may want to use thick lines (positive and negative spacing).
  • As stylish as you want your etched writings to be, sticking with a simple font might be the best option. Particularly san serif fonts should be used over serif fonts.
  • The larger and the bigger the text is, the better. Customers should keep in mind an etched mug typically has a small imprint area (compared to screen printed) around 2.5"w x 2"h or less.

Designing etched coffee mugs and cups is a trending idea that is gaining traction in the market. There are many benefits to this product and it has a lot of potential. Design is an important factor in the success of your artwork. A good design will make your art more attractive and memorable to the person receiving the item.




Personalize your coffee time!

Coffee is a drink that has become a staple of modern life. It is found in offices, homes, and on the go. People drink coffee to get their day started and to give themselves an energy boost. Coffee drinkers have different tastes and preferences when it comes to their coffee mug. 

It doesn’t matter if you prefer your coffee black, with sugar or milk, or with some other additions to it. There are so many different ways to enjoy this drink and make it your own, including drinking it from a personalized coffee mug. A customized etched coffee mug is a great promotional product for any business because it serves as a daily reminder of your company and its branding. 


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