Custom thermal mugs, stainless steel or otherwise, are one of the most popular promotional items used by businesses today. Colorful, useful and long lasting, they are perfect for promoting a company or event. Unlike smaller promotional items such as pens or pencils that are often given away, brightly colored mugs are much more effective in catching the attention of people passing by (presumably at a business, whey they may be interested in the product advertised on the mug). Mugs are also useful, unlike many promotional items that may only occasionally be used, or at worst, stashed in a drawer, never to be seen again. At best, the mug will be used on a daily basis, promoting the company day after day. Stainless steel mugs tend to be the most durable type, so it is likely that the mug (and your logo!) will be advertising your business for many years.
Custom stainless steel thermal mugs are also great for commemorating events such as a championship for a local team or a charity event (they can also be used as a fundraiser at events). If you buy your mugs in quantity, you get the best price. However, if you shop around you can find some excellent deals on smaller quantities, so giving away a custom mug becomes viable for even smaller events such as birthday or holiday parties.
Although not the cheapest custom mugs, custom stainless steel mugs are often the best investment for long term promotion. When looking at the basic “per unit” cost, a few things need to be taken into consideration. There is almost always a flat “setup” charge, usually around $40.00 to $50.00 to set up your graphics. If you’re planning a large run of thousands of mugs, this is a fairly minor charge per mug, but if you’re planning a small run, this can add a considerable amount to the cost. Another major factor to consider is the shipping cost. Unless you happen to have a company that will make custom mugs at a reasonable price locally, you will need to have the mugs shipped. As one would expect, the lighter the mug, the less the shipping cost. Custom stainless steel mugs tend to be thinner than ceramic mugs and are usually hollow, so they weigh less than ceramic mugs (although usually more than plastic mugs). The shipping cost can be significant, so it is important to take this into consideration when deciding which custom mug to buy. The final cost can also depend on the colors used and printing methods. For example, metallic colors usually cost more than standard colors and designs using a single color are less expensive than those with many colors.
Aside from being the most durable type of thermal mug, stainless steel mugs often use a vacuum between two walls to keep coffee or other beverages warm. This works much better than ceramic mugs without insulation or plastic mugs with air between the walls. Stainless steel also retains flavors and odors less than plastic mugs, and is a better choice if someone plans on using the same mug for different beverages. mug personnalisé