The range of ceramic Promotional Mugs and Cups from Cubic Promote are about as durable and hard-wearing as they come. This owes to the fact that we kiln fire our ceramics after printing to ensure enhanced durability over time. But what does kiln firing mean, and why does it help make your logo printed cups last the distance?
What is Kiln Firing?
A kiln is a special kind of oven that produces very high temperatures, forming the ideal conditions to assist in hardening or drying material. Kilns are best known as the kinds of ovens used to bake clay into pottery, but they can also be used to help seal printed finishes on the same pottery (such as mugs and cups) in a subsequent process. Cubic Promote's ceramic mugs are kiln fired twice (once to bake the product, a second time after printing to retain the design.
Your order is placed, we apply your logo design using our manual or digital print processes onto the surface of the mugs.
We kiln fire the printed design onto the mugs, before cooling and packaging them for delivery to you.
When Don't We Kiln Fire Mugs?
Kiln firing only works on clay-based products, so any mugs that are not made from clay (ceramic) are not suitable for this double fired process.
What Does a Kiln Look Like?
They're big ovens - mugs and cups are stacked evenly across specially designed trays before the overhead element is lowered and the heat switched on. Temperatures are extremely high in these machines thus staff members don't get close until the firing is completed!
I'm Still Unsure About Kiln Firing and Mugs
No worries, our friendly sales team know all about our different production processes and can explain and guide you regarding ceramic mugs that have been kiln fired. Get in touch with them for more information as well as pricing and delivery details today.