The first step in getting cups printed with us is to send us your logo. We will then optimize it for printability if necessary, and nothing will be printed without your approval. When sending your logo, please let us know if there are any specific Pantone® colors that need to be matched. If you are unsure of your logo's PMS colors, don't worry, as many of our customers are in the same situation. We can assist in determining the PMS colors in your logo and will include the ink colors we plan to use on the proof.
In order to print on cups, we require vector artwork. This file is typically provided by a graphic designer and is usually in the form of an EPS, AI (Adobe Illustrator) or PDF file. If you are unable to locate the vector artwork, you can send us any raster image you have in the form of JPG or PNG. However, if your logo is complex, there may be an additional charge for vectorizing it. In such cases, we will provide you with a quote before proceeding with the task.
We offer two types of designs:
Laying out the logo, adding any slogans, social media handles and what ever elements you provide or which we can easily source online. Your US Cups sales rep will revise the design to your satisfaction. This design service is complementary.
2-Unique design from scratch.
If you are looking for something from scratch we can help you without breaking the bank. We take inspiration from your social media pages, website, photos on Google maps and Yelp. We figure out what you are trying to achieve be it a modern look, or a limited run holiday design, the possibilities are endless.
Below is an example of a hand drawn custom print that we designed in-house. Our artist drew each element with a Wacom according to our client's requirements.
|Paper Cups||Plastic Cups||Paper Bags|
|Printing method||Flexo Printing||Dry Offset Printing||Flexo Printing|
|Max number of colors||4 Colors||4 Colors||2 Colors|
|Wrap Around Design||Yes||Yes*||No|
|Front and back Print||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Flood ink background||Yes||No||No|
|Spot Color Printing||Yes||Yes||Yes|
* Full wrap around designs on clear cups will have a gap where the beginning and the end of the wrap design meet (the gap is smaller than 1/4").