Many businesses use mugs and ceramic cups for office purposes and often customize them for various events and hospitality occasions. They offer unique advantages:
1. Most ceramic crafts are handcrafted, and each stage, from clay to forming, is rich in artistic elements.
2. Ceramic crafts can be shaped and colored using various techniques. They offer diverse shapes, fine and smooth textures, vibrant colors, eco-friendliness, easy cleaning, slow heat dissipation, and resistance to scalding.
So, what are the various techniques for customizing mugs and ceramic cups?
I. High-Temperature Decal Process
Pros: Chosen by 8% of customers, excellent cost-effectiveness, patterns do not fade or peel, microwave and dishwasher safe.
Cons: Requires a minimum order quantity of at least 5 pieces, potential color variation with extensive color options, suited for large-scale production.
II. Gilding and Gold Plating Techniques
Pros: Gilding (purely hand-applied gold), Gold plating (electroplating), high-end and sophisticated.
Cons: High cost, not recommended for microwave or dishwasher use.
III. Glaze and Pearl Glaze Techniques
Pros: Attractive and refreshing glaze surface, pearl glaze offers a translucent and crystalline appearance, suitable for customers with small quantities and color preferences.
Cons: Low-temperature technique, not suitable for microwave or dishwasher use.
IV. Laser Engraving and Heat Transfer Printing
Pros: Laser engraving offers a textured finish, heat transfer printing can feature photos and richly colored images, suitable for small-scale customization.
Cons: High cost for laser engraving, low-temperature technique for heat transfer printing, not suitable for microwave or dishwasher use.