Promotional Ceramic Mugs

Branded ceramic mugs or earthenware mugs as they are also known, are made from clay that has been permanently hardened using heat in a furnace and covered with a glaze finish to make them impervious to liquids. Within our promotional ceramic mugs range we provide several different types of mug finish from specialist manufacturers and these can be used for office and work place promotions. These mugs are ideal as they are easy to clean and are durable. The mugs can be used for coffees, teas and soups and are an ideal way to promote your organisation as people hold a meeting. We also supply ceramic and bone china coffee cups.

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Manufacturing Process

Earthenware is made of clay fired at less than 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit. Ceramic refers to any product (earthenware, porcelain or brick) made from a non-metallic mineral such as clay fired at a high temperature. The differences between the different various types of promotional ceramic mugs depends on the material (clay) from which they are made and the temperature they are fired.

The clay is still absorbent after firing, so it is glazed in order to be used as a ceramic mug. The type of glazing used will depend on the quality of the mug. Certain glazes should only be used for decorative containers because they can be toxic if used in food or drink containers. Stone ware is also made of clay that is fired at temperatures between 2,100 and 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit. It is not absorbent after firing but it is still painted or glazed for a decorative effect.

The Different Types of Coffee Cups

Coffee cups are typically made out of ceramic and have a single handle. Ceramic provides insulation to the beverage and can be quickly washed with cold water without fear of breakage, compared to glassware. The difference in insulation, between promotional ceramic mugs and stainless-steel metal mugs, is especially noticeable during winter as both are susceptible to heat loss. Ceramic does keep drinks warmer than glass, but we’ve yet to see a travel mug made out of glass.

The difference between porcelain and ceramic mugs depends on the clay from which they are made and the temperature which they are fired. Technically, porcelain mugs are just one category of ceramic mugs. Earthenware is made of clay fired at less than 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit.