Personalised coffee and beer mugs make great novelty gifts as well as promotional items. This is not a difficult business to get into if you are familiar with printing.
How to get started
The easiest way to get start in mug printing is to use the sublimation printing method. Where you will buy specialized mugs and the dye sublimation image is transferred onto the mug using a transfer paper.
Where to market business
The best place to market the business will be schools and sports clubs where the mugs also act a memorabilia. This also means high volume orders. Make sure to offer the school or club a donation for every mug sold so to at least motivate them to promote your goods. If you can get a kiosk in a high volume area like a shopping mall that will also be advantageous.
Sublimation printer and ink
Mug heat press
Heat tape (to hold the image firm to the mug while it’s being printed)
Personalised mug printing is a high margin business but because it is a novelty business where you located is important, you need a place where lots of peopl…