Customize Your Product


Custom Mug Printing:

  • 11 oz. Ceramic mug
  • Print area 8.5″ x 3″
  • We cannot print images that have more than 50% coverage with dark colors.
  • Boxes sold separately on quantities of 5 or more.
  • Mug Printing Los Angeles / Quality mugs & service / Check us out on YELP

Same Day Pickup:

Cutoff time for custom mug orders is 10:00 AM PST (Monday-Friday), to include the day of. Please note, turnaround time does not include Digital proof preparation.

Custom mugs can be used for personal and professional gifts. The ability to write anything that you want, coupled with a mug’s functionality, results in a personalized item that the recipients will actually want to keep!

Guru Printers works with an 11 oz. ceramic mug with an 8.5 by 3-inch print area. This allows your design to be clear and bold but prevents distortion on printing. For best results, keep your images to less than 50% coverage with dark colors.

We cannot fulfill images at a higher coverage percentage than that. We can offer same-day turnaround times if you contact our office before 11 am and are available to pick up the mugs at our convenient downtown Los Angeles location.

Professional uses for custom mugs:

Mug uses range from prizes to sheer practicality. It makes sense to stock a busy office with coffee mugs! Why advertise a competitor or use ugly, plain mugs when you can customize them?

A more unified office works better together and is more productive! You can also use custom mugs in a professional setting to:

Recognize a hardworking employee with a custom mug

Commemorate an employment milestone or retirement date

Raffle off mugs 

Commemorate a specific success or team building event

Market to your clients with a printed mug

In a personal setting, custom mugs make great gifts. In some ways, you can use them the same way you can use them in professional settings. They make great gifts, and you can use them to commemorate the birth of a child or your ten-year wedding anniversary. You can also use them as a peace-keeping gift for each member of the family. No more fighting over mugs!

Whether you have a professional interest in custom mugs, or you just want something personal to give to loved ones this year, Guru Printers can handle your order. There’s no project too large or too small for our custom mug printing services.

The purpose behind your custom mug 

Now that we’ve covered the various types and shapes of mugs, let’s talk about the general use and purpose for your custom mug.  The design of your mug and what message you choose to convey on it will depend on whether it is a retail item, promotional marketing tool, or gift.


If you own a lifestyle or gift store, then you may want a design that conveys a particular message that is in line with your brand.  Maybe you’d like to print a mini map of Los Angeles on the mug for sale at your boutique which is in a trendy part of LA.  Or maybe something with a funny message on it like “I don’t do mornings” in bold font. Be original when designing your custom mug to fit with your brand’s identity.


If you are a small business or company that will be handing out mugs at your next trade show or convention, then keeping it simple is the best option.  Your logo and website might just be enough.  You can also include a tagline associated with what your business does.  Again, the colors and designs you use need to be consistent with your brand’s identity so as to make a impression on potential clients walking away from a trade show with your company mug in their bag.


Tailoring your mug to the person you are gifting it to is best practice.  You have a lot of design options given the purpose of the mug.  Whether as a Mother’s Day present or employee appreciation souvenir, custom mugs can make great gifts.

Shipping Timeframes


shipping times based on Pacific Standard Time product shipping information
Guru Printers produces all orders respective to when they are processed and batched on the production queue. Although, we try our best to produce all orders accordingly based on your geographical proximity to a production facility, we cannot make any guarantees that your item will be produced out of a specific location.

File Setup

In order to ensure your files are print-ready, we recommend that you upload them in PDF format. When you generate a print-ready PDF, your computer will use the settings in Adobe Acrobat Distiller or any other PDF generating programs you may use. Please make sure that these are set properly before generating your PDF file.

If you are uploading PDF files created in Photoshop, please be sure all layers are flattened.

We also accept .JPG (JPEG), and .TIF (TIFF) file types, however PDF is the preferred format.

Check your file to make sure it meets our file creation guidelines. This will help speed up the production of your project and give your printed piece the best results.

  1. Use the CMYK colorspace (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, blacK). These are industry standard printing colors. CMYK colors are different than RGB (Red, Green, Blue), which are used to display colors on your screen.
  2. Use a minimum resolution of 300 dpi for image files.
  3. Specify trim area with crop marks. (Don’t place crop marks inside the work area.)
  4. Artwork should have 1/8″ (0.125″) bleed extending past the trim line. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  5. Safe Area is the 1/8″ (0.125″) area inside the trim line. Do not put critical information or images within the Safe Area. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.
  6. If you want printed borders, they must be placed a minimum of 1/8″ (0.125″) inside the trim line and include bleed. This is to prevent minor cutting variations from leaving unintended results at the trim edge.

View our File Setup Templates