Even though we offer a design service – and an online cup design tool – many customers like to have their own graphic designers produce the layout for their custom printed paper cups. Some even like to design their own themselves
My name’s Adam Kiszka and I work on the design team here at CupPrint.
Here’s my top tips for you or your designers to prepare artwork for your printed cup project.
NOTE: From July 2021 The EU Single Use Plastic Directive (SUPD) requires standard ‘Plastic in Product’ markings for beverage cups, regardless of plastic content levels.
I recommend vector all the way as it gives more flexibility in color corrections. Plus print quality is generally better. Vector files – Adobe Illustrator (AI), EPS and the right types of PDF can be more easily manipulated, resized and colour corrected while maintaining higher resolution for a better quality appearance in print. If a designer created your brand and logo, you should ask for vector master files so you can produce a wide range of versions for a range of use for signage, advertising and of course branded paper cups!