A fantastic selection for beer or soft drinks
The 5139 Mixing Glass is the number one selling beer glass, comfortably holds a can of beer, but works equally well with a serving of milk or soda. This tough contender makes a great everyday driver and decorates well. Can even be bottom decorated. The particular shape of the 5139 mixing glass was designed to be used for mixing drinks using a shaker. Its actual shape fits nicely into an inverted shaker shell making this a great glass for mixing cocktail type drinks as well. A glass this shape can feature a decoration that will carry your message and is can be appreciated when boxed up in gift sets which could be as one glass or sets of two or four glasses. The 5139 mixing glass is a heavy glass that will really stand up to every day use and is one of the most used pieces of glassware in commercial environments such as restaurants and bars. If it stands up to the rigours of that type of use, it is sure to be a great item for daily use at home of even in corporate lunch rooms. This unit is a Mixing Glass 16 oz #5139.
Product Code: 5139 Ht: 5-7/8″ Dia:3-1/2″ Wt: 24 lbs. Case: 24
Size: 16 oz. Imprint Size: 2-1/2″ X 3″
E-2 PRINTING NEW!
LEHR FIRED PRINTING (COMMERCIAL GRADE)
Machine dishwashing should be avoided with any printed product to maintain its lasting beauty. Although our product is somewhat dishwasher resistant, a lot has gone on in the industry over the past year or two. A number of the companies that produce dishwasher detergents are adding a product called citric acid. In some cases, the concentrations of this type of acid are very high, and problems have begun to surface throughout the industry. These issues are not exclusive to us, as all decorators have been working toward different strategies to combat the problem. The citric acid and alkaline in the detergents sit on the glass and ceramic, and over time, begin to attack the surfaces. This does not just affect any printing, as it slowly breaks down the glass or ceramic body’s surface. Over time, the glass surfaces will start to look pitted or foggy, but what is actually happening is that the acids and alkali are softening the surface and then an actual tiny piece of the surface breaks away. Over time the entire surface begins to look very scratched and/or cloudy. The same thing has begun to happen with the Lehr fired prints, and over time can break down the surface and begin to wash away. Ironically our E-2 printing, which is the cheaper version, is less affected by this phenomenon. However, E-2 is a baked enamel method similar to the auto body paint on your car, so it is less scratch-resistant. In commercial dishwashers, the chemicals used are different, and we rarely see this issue.
Although Lehr firing is still the more durable, we usually recommend its use in commercial settings, in domestic locations, where promotional glassware tends to be, we recommend going with the “E-2” product. These combinations appear to be the best scenarios for the current market. In some cases where it is necessary to use transfers, Lehr firing is the only option.
Again, the issues noted above are rare but do exist, so we would always encourage hand washing where possible. As a result of these recent changes in the industry, we, unfortunately, do not offer a warranty on dishwasher resistance on our products.
One last note. Due to the construction of ALL stainless steel type tumblers and cups, they should always be hand washed and should not be put in the dishwasher.