The square shape of the Sterling Cooler adds an element that creates attention. It sets up a lot of possibilities for placing your message either on the side or multiple sides, or consider placing the image on the base. As the image cascades up the the thickness of the base, you get an almost three dimensional look to the graphic. Printing on the base, instead of the side is no extra charge. If adding the base as an additional print, add the appropriate number of colours.
A tall cooler with the square bottom
The tall sterling cooler is a glass that will garner attention because it is not a conventional round shape that you normally see with most glassware. This Glass has a square bottom which can be custom decorated using a printing technique in reverse so that the image is seen when you look down through the glass as you finish your drink. The bottom of the glass can also be deep edge sand carved and with this technique the image of almost looks three-dimensional, as it is cut up into the heavy sham of the glass. The sterling cooler also looks great with an etched print on one or two of its faces. Although charged out as to locations, another idea is to corner print the sterling cooler on two adjacent faces. Package up the sterling cooler to use as a gift giveaway in a single box of one, or as a set of two or four glasses in our nice black gift box.
Product Code:76497 Ht:6-1/4″ Dia:3-1/8″ Wt:26lbs Cs:36
Size: 16 oz. Imprint Size: 1-1/2″ X 3″
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.