Create custom Stanley tumblers.

Custom Stanley tumblers are hot; that’s the reason why everyone wants one—I mean, I do! A while back, we discussed how to decorate silicone-coated Stanley tumblers. In this article, we will review the best ways for customizing Stanley tumblers. Learn more about silicone product customization.

Quenching your thirst is crucial to your daily routine; however, hitting your hydration target can be challenging. It is important to have easy access to quality water. Additionally, those on the move need to keep the water not only at the ideal temperature but also fresh for a long time.

Enter the world of Stanley tumblers. If you care about improving your daily water intake, don’t settle for anything less than the finest water bottle. Crave excellence and choose a water quencher that ranks as the best.

What are Stanley water cups?

According to Stanley Company, “Stanley water bottles are lightweight, dishwasher safe, and guaranteed with our Built for Life Lifetime Warranty. Keeping your cold drinks cold for up to 18 hours.”

This 40-ounce tumbler, lovingly dubbed ‘The Quencher,’ is an icon in its domain and for some very solid reasons. It is the world’s fastest-selling cup, often flying off the shelves within mere hours, if not minutes, of restocking. With some popular colors perpetually out of reach, it’s no wonder enthusiasts are constantly looking to catch their coveted quencher.

Now, this highly sought-after item is exclusively available at Starbucks locations within Target stores, adding an extra layer of charisma to its exclusivity.

So, what makes the Stanley Cup or Quencher so popular? To unravel the answer, we must first know the history of this brand.

The brand’s history

Since its launch in 1913, the Stanley brand has captivated consumers with its production of supremely durable and classy drinkware and food storage solutions. Consumers looking for the best-quality drinking cups have been captivated by this brand’s exceptional quality. Also, the vacuum-insulated cup shows an amazing ability to keep beverages cold for up to 11 hours and hot for around 7 hours.

Why are Stanley Cups so popular?

The Stanley Quencher represents a collection of insulated travel tumblers and water bottles of exceptional durability and finish. Some of its features are:

  • The company makes them predominantly from 90 percent recycled stainless steel.
  • They come with double-wall vacuum insulation.
  • The powder coat finish gives it a regal look.
  • The unique Flow State screw-on lid has three positions: straw, sipping spout, or fully covered. All cups come with a reusable straw.
  • The comfort grip inserts add to its value.
  • The product has a dishwasher-safe design.

Quenchers are available in various sizes and are renowned for their durability, insulation performance, and diverse color options. Stanley’s range of products is a testament to the company’s commitment to quality and innovation. The brand updated the design in 2022, adding some new elements, including a 90 percent recycled stainless steel construction.

Are Stanley Cups and tumblers customizable?

Yes! These travel mugs, cups, or tumblers are fully customizable. It is possible to pad print, inkjet print, screen print, or laser engrave on these mugs. Pad printing is one of the best ways to customize Stanley Tumblers. The MG Series or ST Series pad printing inks are excellent for printing on these cups.

Whether you are going for a bold or contrasting color, these printing inks from Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc., ensure maximum brand visibility and impact.

Other decorating methods include screen printing and inkjet printing. To screen print on these cups, use the MG Series pad printing ink.

UV printing is also an excellent decorating method for these cups. Unlike solvent-based screen and pad printing inks, UV ink for inkjet printers needs help sticking to these mugs. For the best UV ink adhesion, use the M87 adhesion promoter. This digital primer is excellent for coated metals, raw metals, and acrylics. Pair this primer with 314 Series UV ink, and you will get bold, stunning prints.

Lastly, with laser engraving, it is possible to etch your artwork directly on the surface of Stanley drinkware. Laser engraving is elegant and durable. However, it does not look good on light-colored cups. For this reason, if you are looking for a permanent, vibrant print, use pad printing.

Pad printing process.

Pad printing is a straightforward printing process. There are several pad printing supplies required. These are a pad printing plate, ink, hardener, solvent, mixing sticks, mixing cups, a scale, and a silicone pad printing pad. These are some of the supplies you’ll need to customize Stanley cups.

  • The printing steps are:
  • Create your logo (artwork).
  • Use an exposure unit or a laser to etch the logo onto a metal plate.
  • Mix the pad printing ink with the right hardener and solvent. Then pour the ink into an ink cup. The ink cup is the reservoir for the ink. Place an etched plate on the cup, and then load it onto the pad printing machine.
  • Next, attach the cup fixture and the silicone pad to the machine.
  • Cycle the ink cup and start printing.

Pad printing ink dries quickly. To get a lasting cure, use heat to dry the ink. Once the ink fully cures, it bonds to the Stanley cup permanently. The MG Series ink is dishwasher-safe, and it will withstand thousands of industrial washes as well as weather elements.

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Advantages of Using Pad Printing for Customizing Stanley Cups

Pad printing offers several advantages as a decoration method for printing cups and other items.

  • Using the right ink, pad printing delivers vibrant images and designs on Stanley Cups compared to other printing methods.
  • It is possible to print intricate details and small fonts with higher resolution, ensuring sharp and precise prints.
  • Pad printing is an economical solution for decorating Stanley Cups and tumblers due to the low setup costs and minimal equipment requirements.

Adding value to Stanley tumblers

Stanley Cups is a globally popular drinkware that stands out for its durability, functionality, and stylish design. Stanley Cups are the ideal choice for your logo-branded merchandise and can serve as versatile promotional products and giveaways.

As Employee Appreciation Gifts

Show appreciation to your hardworking team members with branded Stanley tumblers. Everyone will appreciate these practical and thoughtful gifts. You can get Stanley Cups and tumblers custom-printed to appreciate the efforts of your employees or teams.

Social media giveaways

Increase your brand visibility by hosting engaging contests on social media platforms and entice followers by offering customized Stanley drinkware as giveaways. Stanley Drinkware’s popularity makes it a highly desirable prize that will attract attention and improve participation from your targeted audience.

Custom gifts for clients

Impressing your clients with logo-branded gifts they will use regularly effectively reminds them of your brand. By incorporating your logo onto Stanley tumblers, you can ensure that your brand remains top-of-mind whenever they enjoy a refreshing drink. This ongoing visibility can help strengthen client relationships and lead to repeat business.


With its exceptional quality and versatility, customized Stanley drinkware offers endless possibilities for enhancing brand recognition and showing appreciation to employees and clients. Various design printing methods effectively create custom prints on Stanley Cups. Use Boston Industrial Solutions, Inc., printing products to deliver branded Stanley custom cups.