It’s always a struggle!!  How do you find something inexpensive but still maintain your quality standards? The promotional industry continues to evolve and push in a direction that is both cost conscious, and quality  conscious.  Step forward – the new EVOLUTION 2  coffee mug.  New technology that helps to balance those key concerns with great quality and a great price.  Please see information at the bottom of this paragraph regarding use of colour, and multicolour registration.
Please note: The Evolution mug is a budget series mug, and we will make every effort to produce your colour requirement, however, an exact colour match may not be possible.  Our closest colours must be acceptable. On darker mugs, the dark colour can telegraph through your colour.  To get closer results, a white under base should be added.
Evolution Mugs - Cobalt Blue

As this is a budget mug, the minimum order for this product is 72 units 

The Evolution 2 coffee Mug is a custom printed coffee mug that is designed for the price conscious company who wants to get their name, or logo and message out there on a quality piece at a great price.  The Evolution 2 coffee Mug uses our newest technology to create the print that will carry your message.  The very durable print is baked in at  a high temperature creating a bond that is dishwasher resistant and will last a long time bringing your message well into the future. At eleven ounces this also makes a good mug for the lunchroom or board room or around the office for general use.  It is stable and less likely to topple over on desks. This Evolution 2 coffee Mug comes in three colours, Black , Cobalt Blue, and White. This mug is best utilized with a single colour print.  Although the mug is visually great in appearance, some inconsistencies in size and roundness can create a small variation on the registration of multiple colours.  Most multicolour jobs will look great on this mug, however in some instances, where tolerance is so tight that only perfection will accommodate the print, we recommend that you refer to the premium series mugs instead as variations can cause minor alignment issues with this mug.  General colours are used, and exact colour matches are not carried out on this mug.

Product Code:EVO2-Cobalt -Size: 11 oz.
Ht: 3-3/4″   Dia: 3-1/8″   Wt: 35lbs    Cs:36
Imprint Size: 2-1/2″ X 2-1/2″


Quantity 72 144 288
One Colour $6.79 $6.59 $6.29
Add Colour $1.59 $1.49 $1.39
Bottom Print N/A N/A N/A

This form of printing utilizes a 2 component baked enamel.  Although this process may stand up to dishwashing, as a result of recent changes in the marketplace where new citric based material is being added to dishwashing detergents, we can no longer warrantee E-2 for permanence. These citrus based products contain acid which will effect the long term performance of the print.  This product is intended for promotional purposes with use in domestic applications and should not be used in a commercial environment.   In order to keep the lasting beauty of this product, it should only be hand washed.   Where higher durability an performance is required, please refer to the lehr fired product.

Setup Charges for E-2 Printing is $75.00(g) per colour
When Ordering less than minimum, a $35.00 less than minimum surcharge per colour will apply.
Repeat Setup charges within 12 months reduce to $37.50(g)per colour


Packaging is available for boxes of 1, 2, 4, 6,8’s.  Or can be customized based on your need. The boxes are produced of a nice jet black e-flute cardboard yielding a nice clean gift type box and includes liners to separate the product when required.  Boxes come standard with a stab style lock to hold the lid closed.  Boxes can be enhanced with printing, or with an appliqué to contain the logo and/or information for special events or a simple thank you to your customer.
Box for 1 unit:                     3-3/4″ X 3-3/4 X 4″  –   $  2.99 (e)
Box to hold 2 units:          7-1/2″ X 3-3/4″ X 4″  –   $  3.99 (e)
Box to hold 4 units:         7-1/2″ X 7-1/2″ X 4″  –   $  4.99 (e)
For information on other configurations, and on printing or appliqués, please forward you request to:  info@kalvanna.com

Dishwasher resistance. 

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.