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Design your own teacup and saucer set and put the perfect finishing touch to any table setting. Available in two sizes, each bone china cup comes with a matching saucer. You can make your own custom printed teacups and saucers for a lasting impression.

  • High-quality bone china
  • Available in 2 sizes
  • Supplied with printed saucer
  • Sold as singles or packs of 2 or 4
  • Made to order. 2-year guarantee

About Your Cup & Saucer

    This classic cup & saucer is an elegant addition to your kitchenware. Printed with your unique designs, the cup really stands out. Design your own teacup and saucer using artwork, illustrations, typography, retro patterns or your own branding. Available in two sizes, your cup and saucer are made of bone china for a beautiful quality finish. Your customised cup may look dainty but it's quite robust and durable. Make your own cup that comes complete with its own saucer and enjoy a cup of tea.

  • At a glance

    • 2 sizes
    • High-quality bone china
    • Classic tea set with saucer included
    • Available in singles or 2/4 packs
    • Made to order, two-year guarantee
  • Cup & Saucer Sizes

    • Cup 5.4 cm (d) 6.2 cm (h)
    • Saucer 12.3 cm (d) 2.1 cm (h)
    • Cup 7.8cm base(d), 8.4cm rim(d), 5.8cm(h)
    • Saucer 15.4cm(d) 2.5cm(h)

How your Cup & Saucer is Made

Design your own cup and saucer and leave the rest to us. We expertly print your unique design onto the bone china cup using a specialist digital printing technique. The inks fuse with the material creating a long-lasting print that won't peel away, scratch off or rub away over time. This bone china set is supplied with an all-over-printed saucer. The ceramic reflects the light nicely so there's a subtle shine, creating a gloss finish. Your saucer has an indent that the cup fits perfectly into, ensuring it can be carried safely without sliding around.

Care Instructions

Please do not put in the dishwasher. Wash by hand to preserve the life of the print.

  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Hand Wash

Design Tips

Your design wraps around the body of the cup, covering the full height and ending close to the handle for a clean, elegant finish. There is approximately an 8-10mm gap between each side of the cup print and the handle. If you have a small image, logo or monogram, we suggest scaling this down and placing it at the front of the cup instead of stretching it to fit the width. This could distort the image and ruin the quality. While we make every step to offer precise printing, we cannot guarantee that your design will be perfectly centred. With this in mind, a repeat pattern may work best. Landscape images naturally work well, however, you can design your own cup in a variety of creative ways. For designs that have a large white background area, please ensure this is brilliant white and not an off-white to guarantee the best possible print.

Design your own cup using vintage floral designs for an elegant addition to your afternoon tea. The classic style also lends itself well to weddings, garden parties and sophisticated brunches. If you host a lot of events, plan weddings or just enjoy a spot of tea in the sunshine, make your own cup & saucer sets to set the scene and create a unique experience. Monogram designs put a stylish spin on these traditional style cups, so make your own cup featuring quirky lettering or typography. 

How does this product enhance my...

  • Home

    Make your own cup using designs that complement your personal taste and style. If creating a co-ordinated home is important to you, this is the perfect way to achieve the perfect ambience. Keep your cups and saucers for special occasions, or include them into your everyday life for a little luxury.

  • Business

    Give conference rooms a makeover with branded cups and saucers that'll impress clients and colleagues alike. Design your own cup using your company's logo, or if you're launching a new campaign support it with promotional tea sets to give to customers. You could even include a tea bag with each set as an extra gesture.

  • Design Brand

    Sell your art in a unique way and design your own cup with saucer. Your paintings or drawings don't have to be limited to framed prints, so expand your horizons and have your pieces printed onto an elegant bone china cup. The colours won't fade over time so you can assure customers that their cup and saucer will last a lifetime.

Frequently asked questions:

Can I print on the saucer too?

Yes, you can. When you design your own cup you can also design your own saucer too. The saucers are made from the same high-quality bone china and are printed all over.

What type of image work best?

Because your design wraps around the body of the cup, we suggest something that is landscape in orientation so your image isn't stretched. Please note that there is an 8-10mm gap between each end of the print and the handle.

How do I position my logo at the front in the centre?

In the design interface, you'll have a rectangle to customise with your design, so position your motif in the centre and always check the preview. You can see any changes that you make in real-time.

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Print Guideline

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    What's the best resolution to print in?

    We print at 200dpi, which is a good combination of quality and file weight. Ideally, your image should be scaled to 100% at 200dpi, this means that no resizing of your file occurs stopping any interpolation.

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    Should I save my file as a TIFF or JPEG?

    For multi-coloured or very detailed files we recommend using a tiff format, but they must be flattened. For simple colours and low detail files, a jpeg is fine.

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    Which colour model should I choose? RGB or CMYK?

    We advise providing images in the RGB colour space. Specifically using the sRGB image profile, to achieve best colour results.What does this mean? In your editing software choose RGB as the working space, and assign the image profile as sRGB (full name sRGB IEC61966-2.1)


    What does GSM mean?

    Grams per Square Meter (GSM) is an international standard for measuring the weight of paper or fabric. GSM uses the weight of a square meter (1000 x 1000mm) as an indication of the weight and thickness of a given fabric. We class 20-100gsm as light (summer fabrics, gauzes and fine silks), 101-249 gsm as medium (most clothing fabrics) and 250+ gsm as heavy (upholstery fabrics, and other specialist fabrics).

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    What are bleed areas?

    When designing your product, it’s best to make sure that your image is slightly larger than needed. In printing, the extra printed image is referred to as a “Bleed Area” or margin, and it is removed from the finished piece. A bleed area acts as a buffer for slight inconsistencies in the manufacturing process. however, it’s important to fill your bleed areas completely, or you may end up with white, unprinted strips along the edge of your finished product.

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    Do you print on garments a customer supplies?

    Unfortunately not. All our garments are printed on flat fabric and sewn into finished products, which gives a better-finished result and all-over print. We test meticulously so that we know what gets the best results on our fabrics, and our facilities cater perfectly to them. We do however print sublimation paper to order, so if you have access to a heat press you can press your fabrics or flat garments easily.

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    Can you Align a Pattern or design across panels of a garment?

    We always strive for the greatest accuracy when printing and constructing your garments. However, due to unavoidable stretch or movement of the fabric during the stitching process, we cannot guarantee perfect pattern registration across garment seams. We are generally accurate within 2-3mm, which is close enough for most patterns but may show slight issues with detailed geometric patterns.

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    Can I print my own Labels?

    Most of our garments now come with printable label space for you to add your own company information and branding! If you would like to sew in your own labels, we also offer Printed Fabric Labels here.

  • Eco friendly Printing

    How is your fabric printing eco-friendly?

    With environmental consciousness in mind, our fabrics are all printed using completely water-based inks. This means no chemicals or solvents are used. Our heat fixing procedure fixes the colours and prints, avoiding the downsides of steaming, such as excess or contaminated water returning into the waste system. We have one facility where we conduct all the printing, production and fulfilment.

Please note: As everything we provide is handmade to order, all measurements may vary slightly.

Delivery time & Costs

Production times

We handmake your item on site, which takes on average 1-3 days. Please check individual production times which are displayed next to the item price on the product page, as this varies from product to product. In rare cases when we need to re-print an item, this may take an additional 1-2 days.

Shipping methods

After your item has been manufactured, we ship your order via your chosen method. Please add on the production time to the delivery time to calculate when your order will be with you. The delivery time will be visible in the basket and check-out page. Select your delivery method as needed.

You can then enjoy or resell your hand-made products with your very own designs.

You can also read more about our terms & conditions and refund policy. 

Make use of our Manufacturing and Worldwide Shipping Experience

At Contrado, every product is handmade on site to ensure the highest quality. We provide a dedicated production service as well as a range of fast delivery options. For the past 14 years, we have printed and hand-made countless personalised products for a wide range of customers all over the world and many of them have become loyal customers who love not only our products but also the care, knowledge and dedication from our staff.

A speedy Special Delivery service is available where your item will delivered within one working day, after it has been manufactured.