Where did it all began? Quite frankly, there doesn't seem to be much history on the “mug”, so I can only talk about what I have seen and remember about personalized coffee mugs from years gone by.
Seems we all remember the only place to find photo mugs was around the malls during the holiday season. Of course I am talking back in the ‘80s and or earlier where the print quality, fair at best, had a rather short life expectancy.
As the quality evolved through the ‘90s I remember seeing the migration of photo gifts being picked up by photo developing services.
It was around 1995 when Elso Graphics was born and moved into the photo gift arena, initially offering only custom printed coffee mugs and mouse pads. It is for this reason we label our 11oz standard “Elso Mug” as our “Signature Mug”, because this is were it all began and this is what we're known for.
To the best of my knowledge, Elso Graphics was one of, if not the first, to offer personalize volume print service for our mugs.
Imagine, you are having a gathering (for any reason) and you want to present a personalized photo mug for the event to each of the attenders, we can take it one step further and individually personalize each mug with the person’s name or whatever else the imagination can conjure up. Best part is our personalizing coffee mugs is done usually at no extra charge.
Whether you are just looking for that “one” special mug printed with your own words (which can also be in your own hand) and photo or 500 individually personalized coffee cups, Elso Graphics has been custom printing coffee mugs for over 20 years, yet small enough to always provide “Personalized Service for a Personalized Gift”