We can only decorate the white outside of all of our coffee mugs.

That includes our:


all-white coffee mugs, our

inside-colored, and our

rim-and-handle 2023 Nude Calendars coffee mug,

Stainless-Steel Travel mugs.

Nor can we decorate the bottom of our mugs (either inside or outside) nor the mug handle itself. The outside bottom of our mgs carries only our own back stamp label.

In general terms, it is not recommended to have any food or liquid come in permanent contact with any decoration of any kind on any kind of ceramic or other materials – and might even be illegal in some states/countries.

Why do my drop shadows have a “pinkish” hue to them on your coffee mug decorations. In my digital file they show as real gray?

The sublimation pigment inks we have to use to decorate our full-color mugs or tiles with are very complicated, and on some occasions they might not reproduce colors faithfully (and grey is one of them) even in the space age.

It is very likely that your drop shadows (or any grey for this matter) have a pinkish hue to them as it is rather complicated for our pigment-based inks to reproduce a CMYK gray color (as for example a 35% or 45% pure CMYK black)

By the same token, any color density of about 15% or less might not be printable at all in any color.

In color-critical designs it is hence strongly recommended to have a Sample Mug decoration made to determine the degree of color shifts (if any) so that remedial actions can be taken, such as, for example, NOT using any CMYK mode colors at all, especially for grays and use instead these RGB mode colors for:

– Light grey:     R154-G155-B159;  or C33-M27-Y27-K0;

– Darker grey:  R111-G117-B121;  or C55-M44-Y44-K3.

which will produce much “better-looking” grays.

In general we recommend that RGB mode color be used for the creation of any digital files destined for mug decorations and not any CMYK mode colors at all.

What is Pixelation – or Pixellation?

The easiest way to describe what pixelation, or pixellation is, is to show you what we mean:

Very pixellated, low-resolution image High-resolution image

Pixelated image

Image with no pixellation

The lettering is very rough and clearly shows a “stair-step” pattern in it as well as in all lines. Lettering and lines are smooth as they should be.

Resolution: 72 or 96 Resolution: 300 or 360 dpi’s

Likely raster file formats:

.gif and .jpg Likely raster file formats:

.psd, .tif and .cpt

Please remember that optimal digital files should have a:

Resolution of at least 300 dpi’s;  AND /li>

be in the dimensions (or larger) that have to appear on the finished mugs.

Both requirements go hand in hand