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Driving Sales Ltd offers 1000's of promotional gifts that we believe to be the best quality and value for money. In the unlikely event that you find a like for like product advertised at a lower price we will offer to refund the difference plus an additional 5%.

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We know that ordering promotional gifts online can be a daunting experience so we offer plain stock samples of all our products so you can be sure the product fits your requirements.

To order your sample simply refine your search to find the product you like, click the "Order Sample" button and complete the form with your details.

The majority of our product samples are supplied Free of Charge however some of our products may be chargeable or require a deposit. This cost can be refunded against your order.

Once we receive your request for a sample we will contact you to either confirm your sample has been dispatched or advise if we will require payment.


To request a callback about a particular product, please navigate to the product in question and click on the 'Callback' icon. A form will appear for you to fill in which we will then send email confirmation followed by us calling you back about that particular product.

Note:If you wish to get in touch, please visit our contact us page for more info.


Q. What is an origination charge?

A. Origination is a one off fee charged for the setting up and the creation of templates (Printing Screens/Embroidery Digitalisation/Jacquards/Photo Etched Plates) to apply your logo in the correct format to the product.

Q. How can I send my logo?

A. For your convenience we have installed a facility to upload your logo once you complete your order, if you prefer you can email your logo once we have sent your order confirmation.

Q. What type of files can I send?

A. Programs supported: Adobe Photoshop - Adobe Illustrator - Adobe Acrobat. File formats: EPS - TIFF - JPEG - BMP - PDF. Specific typestyles should be clearly indicated. If specific fonts are to be used, please provide the font(s). If you do not have a suitable file we can offer to re-draw your logo, please note this service may be chargeable depending on the complexity of your logo.

Q. Will I see how my logo will look on the product before production?

A. All orders are preceded on approval of a digital PDF sample showing your logo position and size to scale prior to production.

Q. How accurate will my corporate colours be matched?

A. We match all colours to Pantone/CMYK/RGB references. If you know the references for the colours in your logo please confirm these with your order, alternatively we will match these for you in the digital artwork proof.

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Promotional Ceramic China Mugs

Promotional Ceramic China Mugs

Custom Printed China Mugs
Promotional china mugs printed with your logo or design, our prices include customisation and start from only £3.52 + vat each. Select the product you require then use the cost calculator to price your order instantly!

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Ideal for: earthenware; cost effective in both large and small runs; Not for: complex half-tones

An image, usually up to four line colours, is printed within a given area directly onto the rotating body of the mug.

This method is used when:

• the design is simple
• there are no complex half-tones although some half-tones can be directly printed
• the registration is not over demanding
• the design is not required to be larger than the print area

There are limitations with this process and it is primarily used for the low budget side of the earthenware market. A direct printer can print several thousand items a day, in contrast to the slower, hand decorated transfer process.


Ideal for: earthenware and bone china; more complex art tones; critical registration and full colour work; printing on the full surface area of the item; highly-shaped items

The design is silk-screen or litho printed onto special paper, then cover-coated. The resulting print is then treated as a water slide transfer and applied by hand to the ware. The process is slower and more labour intensive than direct screen printing but is more flexible with colours able to be built up with precision and control. Printing is possible on the full size of a mug, inside on the base, as a back stamp, or just inside the rim.

Transfer or litho printing, as opposed to direct silk-screen, is used when:
• larger than average print is needed
• working with bone china
• printing in four-colour process
• cases where more than four line colours, very fine detail or tight registration is required.


All ceramic mugs can vary from batch to batch this is due to the nature of the clay. You can have shrinkage in drying and firing.

Before Firing

Different clay bodies shrink at different rates.  This can be as little as 4% or as high as 15% for some clay bodies.  Even a single percentage point can make a dramatic difference in the final product.

All clays shrink.  But not all clays are created equal.  Different clay bodies experience different amounts of shrinkage.  It depends upon the clay’s particle size and on how many and what impurities are present in the clay body.

When clay is wet and very pliable, it contains a great deal of water.  The clay particles ride within the water, which makes clay pliable, more easily workable.  As the clay dry’s the water evaporates, escaping from the spaces between particles.  The particles move closer together, resulting in the entire mug shrinking.

How much the clay shrinks depends on the characteristics of the clay.  Shrinkage due to drying is generally between 4 – 10%

During Firing

When clay is fired at a high temperature, it begins to gradually vitrify.  This process of melting and fusing also compact’s the clay body.  The clay shrinks as the particle sizes slowly decrease as they fuse.  In addition, the particles also compress into a tighter, denser configuration within the glassy material that fills up all the nooks and crannies.

The amount of shrinkage due to firing is very dependent on which type of clay is involved.  Shrinking during firing can vary and be to a very low degree or as much as 8%.