Debco Leads the Way in Drinkware

14 Oct

DA8029 8 OZ. MINI MUG EQP $6.00

In a hint of what we might be seeing more of in the 4th quarter of 2010, or more likely 1st quarter of 2011, Debco Solutions has updated their website with three new designs of  the very popular double-walled porcelain mug made to look like a paper cup.

This design swept through the industry when first introduced in 2009, and these new styles might have the same impact in 2011.

The DA8029 8 OZ. MINI MUG (5” H x 3.5” Diameter) is a smaller version of the original, starting out of the gate in four colors, white, black, royal blue, and lime green. To that Debco encourages you to mix and match silicone lids; on offer are black, brown, lime green, red, royal blue, and white. The imprint area on the 8 oz mini is 2.25” W x 1.5” H (side), and registration will not allow for touching colors in the imprint. Currently EQP on the mini is $6, but their availability is yet to be announced.

The thing I really like about the mini is it seems a perfect size substitute for hotel bathroom plastic water and coffee cups. Yes the expense is greater, but for those hotels using conservation efforts as part of their branding I think the idea of a reusable cup works great. Print it with a message about the hotel’s eco-friendly policies, hotel’s logo, website, etc., and you have a great little promotional piece.

The standard 11oz mug (6” H x 3.5” Diameter) has been renamed the DA4297 11 OZ. MEDI MUG and is now also available with a vinyl sleeve. Color options on mugs and silicone lids are the same as the mini, with color sleeves available in the same color choices as silicone lids. Note that because the lids are silicone and the sleeves are vinyl Debco warns on their website that “colors of lid and sleeve are not an exact match”.

DA7296 11 OZ. MEDI MUG, $7.25 w/sleeve

Imprint size on the DA7296 11 OZ. MEDI MUG has increased to 6.5” W x 3” H. Holiday pricing is $6.75 per unit with a minimum run of 50 units. The DA7296 11 OZ. MEDIs are in stock and ready to ship for the holidays. (Indeed Debco sold out of them last year around November, they are that popular as holiday gifts.)

Last in the line up is the DA8713 16 OZ. MIGHTY MUG, which mimics all mug, lid, and sleeve options of the DA7296 11 OZ. MEDI MUG. The imprint area is even the same at 6.5” W x 3” H. The 16 OZ. MIGHTY MUG is a full inch taller than the MEDI MUG, standing 7” high with a 3.5” diameter.

Debco is expecting stock in mid October – so any day now – and is accepting orders on the MIGHTY MUG. Pricing for the holidays is $7.75 with one color imprint. Minimum run is only 50 units.

I suspect continuing variations on what is commonly referred to as the “not a paper cup” design will start showing up from other manufacturers as well, but for now Debco seems to have a jump on the competition.

All Debco mugs have a matte finish, not the glossy finish found on most of these style units from other manufacturers, like Numo and Glass America. All Debco styles are dishwasher safe and microwavable (mug only) which is standard to the industry.

If you are a promotional items distributor looking for more information contact Jeremy Rich at Debco. If you are interested in these items to promote your own business contact your local promotional items vendor or email info@proformagreen.com for information and pricing.

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