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Porcelain Cups Manufacturers: The Ultimate FAQ Guide
Porcelain is a ceramic that is manufactured by heating of clay material at very high temperatures in a kiln.
It is naturally translucent and white in nature.
Different types of porcelain exist depending on raw material composition and firing temperature.
How does Porcelain Cups compare to Ceramic Mugs?
Porcelain cups are white and translucent and allow small amount of light to pass through.
Ceramic mugs are opaque hence do not allow light passes through.
Porcelain cups are a type of ceramic made from Kaolin clay, silica, quartz and feldspar and baked at 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
Ceramic mugs on the other hand are made from clay and baked at 2,195 degrees Fahrenheit or less.
Ceramic mugs are thick walled and heavy and can retain hot temperature longer than porcelain cups which are light weight.
Porcelain cups are expensive, elegant and fragile while ceramic mugs are cheaper, sturdy hence durable.
Are Porcelain Cups Safe?
Porcelain cups are manufactured under very strict quality control methods to ensure that the minerals used are within the safe levels.
Lead and Cadmium are used in glazing processes to add decoration to surface of the cups.
These elements are toxic when left unchecked because they easily leach into the content of the cup.
U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) agency began testing the porcelain produced in 1970 to confirm the level of these elements.
Porcelain cups produced after 1970 are therefore safe because they contain minimal levels of lead or none for lead-free cups.
Antique and chipped porcelain cups should be avoided as they are likely to leach lead into your tea. Or coffee.
Are Porcelain Cups Oven Safe?
Yes, they are.
Porcelain cups can withstand high temperatures up to a certain level when put in an oven.
However, when the temperatures exceed a certain level, the porcelain cup is likely to crack due to the thin wall.
How much do Porcelain Cups Cost?
Porcelain cups cost from USD 2.00 a piece upwards, they can be sold as individual piece or as a set.
This price is determined by grade of porcelain with the hard-paste porcelain costing higher than the other types of porcelain cups.
Another factor that affect pricing is the customization designs of the porcelain such as size, decoration and branding.
Are Porcelain Cups better than Plastic Cups?
Porcelain cups are BPA free whereas plastic cups are likely to contain BPA chemicals in them and leach into the content.
Porcelain cups retain hot temperature longer than plastic cups that may deform at high temperature and also leach chemicals with heat.
Porcelain cups can be recycled whereas plastic cups are not recycled due to toxic fumes they emit.
Whereas Porcelain cups are fancier than plastic cups they are fragile and break easily compared to plastic cups.
Porcelain cups can be put in an oven due to their high melting point while plastic cups will melt in an oven.
Do Porcelain Cups Manufacturer in China offer Warranty?
China manufacturers offer warranty on porcelain cups sold to clients.
Warranty form is filled by the client upon purchase of the porcelain cups and registered with the manufacturer.
The conditions of warranty are applicable when the claims are raised by the clients within the warranty period.
The manufacturer thereafter examines the damage claims and come up with appropriate solution for the claims.
Damaged porcelain cups need to returned to manufacturer before the client can get compensation of the damaged porcelain cups’ worth.
Under Which Conditions do Porcelain Cups Manufacturers offer Free Samples?
Manufacturers of porcelain cups offer samples to clients for quality check.
This they do free of charge for ready stock and charge a small fee for customized samples.
Samples are shipped to clients using express courier on client’s bill and take 2-3 days to arrive.
Customized samples take about 15 days from day of confirmed payment to delivery.
The small fee charged is refundable when clients place order of certain quantities.
How does Stainless Steel Cups compare to Porcelain Cups?
Stainless steel cups
Stainless steel cups are made from premium steel material while porcelain cups are made from Kaolin clay. feldspar, silica and quartz.
Stainless steel cups are made of double wall and have vacuum insulation in between.
Porcelain cups on the other hand are single and thin walled with no vacuum insulation.
Stainless steel cups retain hot and cold temperatures longer than porcelain cups.
Stainless steel cups are stronger and more durable whereas porcelain cups are fragile and easily break when dropped.
Stainless steel cups do not require firing during manufacturing process compared to porcelain cups which are fired at high temperature.
Both can be recycled when they no longer serve their purpose.
Both stainless steel cups and porcelain cups are BPA free.
Why are Porcelain Cups referred to as Fine China?
Porcelain is often referred as Fine China because they were first discovered and developed in China inthe 1600 century.
They were an exclusivetreasure among the wealthy Chinese dynasties.
Fine China is generally a tender porcelain due to its firing as relatively lower temperatures than hard-paste porcelain.
What are the Features of Porcelain Cups?
They are naturally whitish in appearance with resonant.
They are translucent thus allowing light to pass through them.
Porcelain cups are fragile and can break when dropped on a hard surface.
They have thin walls compared to ceramic mugs.
Are impermeable before and after glazing and are also elastic.
They have considerable durability.
They are also resistant to thermal shock due high melting point and are chemically inert.
Why are Porcelain Cups more Expensive than Alternative Cups?
Porcelain cups’ manufacturing process require firing at very high temperatures which is expensive to achieve hence they are costly than alternatives.
They are also associated with elegance since there invention where they were common among wealthy dynasties such as Tang’ dynasty.
What are the Disadvantages of Porcelain Cups?
Porcelain cups are fragile and can easily shatter when dropped on a hard surface or subjected to sudden temperature change.
Porcelain cups are more expensive because they are considered more elegant than other alternative cups.
Also, their production process requires very high temperatures which are expensive to achieve.
Why Buy from Porcelain Cups Manufacturers from China?
China discovered and developed Porcelain wares in the 1600 century.
They, therefore, produce premium quality porcelain cups at very competitive prices with diverse designs.
This is attributed to the fact that the raw materials naturally occur in China making cost of production cheaper.
China manufacturers observe strict quality control procedure in the production of porcelain cups thereby producing high quality cups.
They are able to produce unique custom design for clients at very favorable rates.
Additionally, China manufacturers are certified by recognized bodies such as SGS, FDA, EU, etc. which approve their manufacturing practices and standards.
Most China manufacturers are a one stop shop for clients as they offer even shipping services to various destinations worldwide.
This cuts on cost and time spent on sourcing for independent shipping agents.
China manufacturers are able to deliver orders on time due to the use of automated modern machinery in production process.
Lastly, buying from China manufacturers assures clients of premium quality porcelain cups due to their vast experience in pottery industry.
They are also the largest supplier of European nations, the U.S.A, Australia, etc.
Do Porcelain Cup Manufacturers help in Design Process?
Porcelain cup manufacturers assist clients who wish to design their own cups from scratch through their design engineers.
They do this by sharing with the clients the acceptable file format for the custom artwork such as JPEG, PDF, etc.
Once the client shares the artwork, the design team then creates a sample mold and share with the client for approvals.
A contract agreement is then reached between client and manufacturer and deposit paid before mass production can start.
At the end of production, the client is notified and the balance paid before manufacturer ships the order.
Which Porcelain Cups Designs do you Offer?
Manufacturers offer different porcelain cup designs such as plain, floral, British style, royal style, vintage, marble, European style, and many others.
Clients can personalize their cups to suit their theme with the help of our design engineers who are ready to assist.
Will you Help in Porcelain Cups Shipping?
Our shipping department team assist with shipping process of all clients’ orders.
Clients need to indicate their shipping address and the preferred mode of shipping in their order form.
We ship using express courier such as FedEx, UPS, DHL or by air or sea freight.
Samples pieces and orders less than 50 kilograms (kg) are shipped using courier services.
Air freight is for orders above 100kg and less than 1 ton. Courier and air freight take about 2-5 days to arrive.
Very large and bulky orders are delivered as sea freight to designated ports.
This mode of shipping takes the longest time to be delivered and is considered cheaper than air freight.
The shipping costs is borne by clients.
Clients who have courier accounts may use their accounts while those without pay freight charges to manufacturers.
How do you Control Quality of Porcelain Cups?
The raw materials are thoroughly inspected before they can be used in the production process.
Factors such as particle size, mineral composition and distribution are considered when selecting materials.
Trained quality assurance staff inspect the machines to ascertain they are fully functional and have been set to the required standard.
They also ensure that the procedures are always observed to the latter pre-production, during and after production.
Also, manufacturers are periodically inspected and awarded certificates and licenses of production once they prove quality conformity in their production process.
The porcelain cups are randomly inspected during the stages of production and faulty cups are taken away from the process.
Once production is over, individual cupsare inspected on appearance, quality, etc. and only the prefect ones are packed for shipping.
How do you Manufacture Porcelain Cups?
The primary raw materials for porcelain cups are Kaolin clay, silica, quartz and feldspar all of which are small particles size.
These materials can be mixed in different portions to achieve different types of porcelain such as soft-paste, hard-paste or bone china.
Individual materials are responsible for different properties; kaolin clay (China clay) is responsible for the glass-like qualities at very high temperatures.
This makes the porcelain low porous.
China clay is also able to retain the formed shaped at the high temperatures hence can be designed into any shape.
Feldspar also known as flint lowers the temperature of liquid glass is formation to between 1,835 to 2,375 degrees Fahrenheit.
This binds all the mixture particles together.
Silica which is a combination of oxygen and silicon acts a filler which aids in forming and firing of the body.
It also improves the properties of the end product which is porcelain cup.
Cups manufacturing process
- Manufacturing process
- First, individual raw materials are weighed then ground to the desired size using machines such as jaw crushers or hammer mills.
- Next, the materials are subjected to sifting screens which eliminate large particles and any other unwanted materials. The screens are positioned in a slanted manner and are vibrated mechanically or using electromechanically to facilitate material flow.
- All the materials are then mixed with water to form slurry (body) of desired consistency. In case there are iron elements in the slurry, magnetic filtration is applied to remove them.
The slurry is then subjected to any of the below methods in order to form the body of the porcelain cup;
- Soft plastic forming is manual molding using hands and a rotating wheel. The potter puts wet slurry on a wheel then shapes it as the wheel turns.
- Stiff plastic forming uses a steel die to form a uniformed column for less plastic body shapes. The resulting column is then cut at appropriate lengths to form different designs.
- Pressing is common with shaping dry bodies (materials not mixed with water). It uses rigid or flexible molds and pressure applied from either one direction or equally from all sides.
- Slip casting in this process slurry is poured into a porous mold and the water drained through the pores. This leaves a solidified and rigid porcelain body that can be removed from the mold.
- Once the body is formed, it is subjected to bisque-firing which low temperatures heating to evaporate any volatile component. It also reduces the level of shrinking during firing.
- Glaze slurry is also subjected to magnetic filtering to remove unwanted materials. This is a layer of glass applied on the porcelain for decorative purposes, not all porcelain cups are glazed. Glazing is done by dipping, painting, spraying or pouring.
- The last step is firing at very high temperatures in special types of ovens known as kiln. The porcelain cups are introduced into tunnel kiln where they undergo pre-heating process. They are then move to the central heating zone before leaving through the cooling zone.
- During this process a lot of reactions do take place at different temperatures. Carbon-related impurities are burn out, followed by evolving of chemical water at 215 to 395 degrees Fahrenheit. Carbonates and sulfates decompose at 755 to 1,295 degrees Fahrenheit while the gases emitted escape. With temperatures rising from 1, 295 to 2,015 degrees Fahrenheit some minerals break down and react with flint forming liquid glass. This glass phase aids with shrinkage and grains bonding. At 2,195 degrees Fahrenheit the porcelain cup is fully formed and cooling is initiated. The liquid glass solidifies during cooling process achieving great bonding between the grains thus completing the process.
What is the MOQ for Porcelain Cups?
The average minimum order for porcelain cups is 2000-3000 pieces.
This quantity can be negotiated down for first time clients who wish to purchase small orders for market trials.
Manufacturers may also offer to consolidate different small orders for different clients to save you on cost and achieve required MOQ.
Larger quantities are likely to get discounts therefore, clients are encouraged to order more and get discounts.
Do Porcelain Cups Manufacturer help in Branding Process?
Customers who wish to add a logo or brand on the porcelain cups can specify to the manufacturer.
Some of the branding options include: direct screen, transfer printing, digital printing, dye sublimation and pad printing.
· Direct Screen Printing
This method is ideal for simple design branding and it uses printing ink, screen and stencil of the design.
The printer positions a stencil over the stretched screen and the ink traces the design through the pores on the screen.
This is a low budget printing method however; it does not allow overlapping colors and complex designs.
· Transfer Printing or Litho-Printing
This involves printing of the design on a special paper and then cover-coated on the surface of the cup.
The print is then taken into a water slide transfer where it is applied by hand on the cup surface.
This printing method is more involving and slower than direct screen printing and more flexible with colors.
· Digital Printing
This method applies the design to a special paper then transfer through waterslide to a substrate and finally tothe cup.
It leaves behind a permanent artwork with a high-quality finish.
It is not ideal for colored glazed porcelain cups.
· Dye Sublimation
Dye sublimation uses organic color dyes and heat transfer method to print the image on the surface of the cup.
Sublimation process converts solid into gas without passing the liquid stage.
It gives very good results with clear vibrant colors which are environment friendly.
· Pad Printing
Pad printing apply the image or logo by stamping the artwork using image plate and ink on the cup surface.
It can apply up to four colors or mixed-colors.
It does not leave a trace of mess behind.
Which Quality Certifications do Porcelain Cups Manufacturers offer?
Porcelain cups manufacturers have certificates such as FDA, SGS, EU, etc. that show their compliance to set standards of production.
These are available to clients who would wish to see upon request.
What is your Lead-time for Porcelain Cups Manufacturer?
The lead time is 28 days for from the day of confirmed payments.
Customized orders may take longer than 28 days depending on the order size and the design complexity.
Emergency orders are also acceptable by manufacturer and can take less than 5 days to be delivered.
This cost a lot more than the normal order process.
What Payment Terms do Porcelain Cups Manufacturers Offer?
Clients are expected to make a 100 percent upfront payment for ready stock before they can be shipped.
Payment can be done vis telegraphic transfer (T/T), trade assurance, cash, Western Union, PayPal or letter of credit on sight.
Customized orders are payable in two installments with a 30 percent deposit being made once contract agreement is signed.
The remaining 70 percent balance is paid upon completion of production and against a copy of bill of landing shipping document.
Are Porcelain Cups available in Different Colors?
Despite porcelain appearing naturally white in color, it can be decorated to other colors such as pink, green, yellow, red, etc.
Clients who wish to add their own preferred color can do so by indicating the Pantone color code on their order.
Manufacturer will then match the color code using the Pantone color scheme during production process.
What are the Available Sizes of Porcelain Cups?
The porcelain cups come in 8 ounces, 10 ounces and 12 ounces.
Manufacturers are flexible and can adjust the sizes to fit the clients’ specifications.
Are Porcelain Cups BPA Free?
Yes, they are.
Porcelain cups are made from naturally occurring materials which are free of BPA compound which is mostly found in plastic wares.
How long can Porcelain Cups Retain Hot Temperature?
One of the properties of porcelain is low permeability; they lose heat at a very slow manner.
They are therefore considered good insulators and can retain hot temperature better than glass.
What is the Wall Thickness of Porcelain Cups?
Porcelain cups have thin walls compared to the other ceramic cups because they are fired at high temperatures.
This thickness can be varied during production to suit your needs.
Ceramics on other hand have a thicker wall and are better at retaining temperatures longer than porcelain cups.
Are there different Grades for Porcelain Cups?
Porcelain cups are graded according to the composition of the mixture and firing temperature.
The three grades are namely; soft-paste, hard-paste and bone China.
· Hard-Paste Porcelain
Hard-paste Porcelain was developed during the T’ang dynasty in 618-907 A.D and is referred as the ‘true porcelain’.
Its composition evolved from kaolin and alabaster to kaolin clay, feldspar, quartz and silica later in the century.
It is the finest grade of porcelain cups, with the combination being fired at extreme temperatures of 2,645 degrees Fahrenheit.
The resulting porcelain cups are usually of good strength and translucency.
· Soft-Paste Porcelain
Soft-paste “fine China” porcelain was later developed from imitating the Chinese porcelain by the European craftsmen.
They mixed clay and ground glass and ended up with an artificial porcelain also known as which was expensive to produce.
As time went by, they were able to replace ground glass with the right proportions of ground feldspar.
This was and fired at lower temperature than that of hard-paste porcelain 1,204 degrees Fahrenheit.
· Bone China
This was later invented by England in the eighteenth century to compete the Chinese porcelain.
It was an improvement of porcelain recipe with addition of cow bone ash to clay, feldspar and quartz.
It is fired at lower temperature than hard-paste porcelain, harder to chip, easier to manufacture while remaining stronger than true porcelain.
The bone ash ensures the porcelain cup formed is whitish in appearance.
Are Porcelain Mugs Dishwasher Safe?
Yes, they are.
Porcelain cups with metallic trim should be hand washed to prevent chipping the decoration.
What do you if the Porcelain Mugs Arrive Broken?
Upon receipt of broken porcelain cups, clients are required to take photos of the broken pieces.
Next, the photos are shared with the manufacturer via the official manufacturer’s email as a formal complaint.
The manufacturer then evaluates the photographic evidence and when convinced, advises the client to send back the broken pieces.
This is done in their original package for them to be accepted back.
The broken pieces are replaced with new ones or money refund wired back depending on the agreement between the two.
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Commonly Asked Questions
Porcelain cups are in material of ceramic materials such as bone china, earthenware, porcelain, or stoneware.
Laikoe Porcelain cups have passed the FDA approval and SGS tests, they are safe to be used to drink coffee, tea, and water.
For Porcelain cups order with normal quantity, it takes about 25-30days for a new order from the confirmation to final delivery.
Laikoe supplies free Porcelain cups samples to potential clients.
In case there is a pattern fee or molds fee for customized Porcelain cups samples, will charge from clients.
Courier costs will be charged while refundable after order.
Telegraphic Transfer, 30-50% Deposit, Balance Against Copy of Bill of Lading for Sea/Boat shipment; All balance is to be paid before Air shipping or Courier shipping.
The MOQ is 3000pcs for the existed colors and normal logo way of silk screen printing, laser engraving.