perksandrecreation

Funny Coffee Mugs for Mom, Dad, and Everyone Else

Newtown, Pennsylvania · 2942 Sales

perksandrecreation

Funny Coffee Mugs for Mom, Dad, and Everyone Else

Newtown, Pennsylvania 2942 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars
(418)

Announcement   Mugs, Mugs, Mugs! Choose from well over 200 unique mug designs - something for everyone. All original designs.

We are a US-based maker of handmade Unique and Affordable coffee mugs and other products. We design and make everything ourselves by hand in our home - only the blank mugs are mass-produced.

Why Buy From Us?
- Fast turnaround: Most mugs ship in 1-2 business days
- High quality: All original designs using Adobe graphic design software
- Mugs are Dishwasher and Microwave safe (*steel mugs not microwave safe)
- Bulk discounts
- Fantastic customer feedback

Current Production Schedule: We are making mugs just about every day, so turn-around should be quick.

SAVE ON SHIPPING with multi-mug orders. If you need to add a mug to your order that you don't see please go ahead and request a custom mug. We'll see what we can do.

We are very responsive to questions and inquiries. We have smartphones with the Etsy App installed so we get notified immediately when you send a Convo. If you have any question at all please just ask and we should answer either immediately, or within a few hours.

We want every customer to be happy, so you can feel confident that the product(s) you receive will look as good as if not better than the photos on Etsy.

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Last updated on Feb 22, 2017

Mugs, Mugs, Mugs! Choose from well over 200 unique mug designs - something for everyone. All original designs.

We are a US-based maker of handmade Unique and Affordable coffee mugs and other products. We design and make everything ourselves by hand in our home - only the blank mugs are mass-produced.

Why Buy From Us?
- Fast turnaround: Most mugs ship in 1-2 business days
- High quality: All original designs using Adobe graphic design software
- Mugs are Dishwasher and Microwave safe (*steel mugs not microwave safe)
- Bulk discounts
- Fantastic customer feedback

Current Production Schedule: We are making mugs just about every day, so turn-around should be quick.

SAVE ON SHIPPING with multi-mug orders. If you need to add a mug to your order that you don't see please go ahead and request a custom mug. We'll see what we can do.

We are very responsive to questions and inquiries. We have smartphones with the Etsy App installed so we get notified immediately when you send a Convo. If you have any question at all please just ask and we should answer either immediately, or within a few hours.

We want every customer to be happy, so you can feel confident that the product(s) you receive will look as good as if not better than the photos on Etsy.

Kathleen S

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Kathleen S

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(418)
klettks

klettks on Apr 25, 2017

3 out of 5 stars

It's over priced. It's just a mug. Maybe $7 mug. But I had pay $14. THEN there was $7 shipping.

Kathleen

Kathleen responded on Apr 25, 2017

Thank you for your business. We're sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied. The pricing for our products are all up-front - nothing is hidden. The listing shows the exact item being purchased. Shipping is determined based on USPS prices.

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Updates

We just love how this design came out. You will too.

About

Designing Fantastic Coffee Mugs

We design our mugs by starting with an idea and finding an attractive and often humorous way to work that idea onto the very small space of a coffee mug. We use Adobe Illustrator for most of our designs. Therefore we are able to customize just about any design.

Designing and producing mugs is not terribly difficult, but it involves many steps that require design skills, computer skills, manual dexterity, patience, and attention to detail. Here are some of the main steps we employ in the end-to-end process:

DESIGN: We use Adobe Illustrator CS5, which gives us great latitude to generate vector-based designs that can be scaled to any size. We also use Photoshop as required when we want to use a bitmap image in the design. Since we don't simply copy and paste designs from the web, we can customize just about any mug we list for sale.

PRINTING: In order to create a permanent and dishwasher-safe image on our mugs, we use the dye sublimation process. This process involves gel inks that are applied to a blank mug and are heated to 400 degrees in order to transfer and chemically bind the gel to the mug material itself. The printing of the image takes place on a printer with these specialized inks onto unique transfer paper.

PRESSING: A blank mug is selected and checked for any damage or imperfections. The printed transfer is **carefully** applied to the mug so that it is properly aligned. Dust and fibers must be avoided during this process, lest the mug be ruined. The mug with the taped-on transfer is then placed in a dedicated mug heat press for about 3 minutes. When complete, the mug is removed and immediately cooled to avoid out-gassing that can ruin the mug's appearance. The finished mug is inspected, and if it does not pass our quality standards it is trashed and re-done.

PACKING and SHIPPING: The finished mug(s) are packaged in a way to prevent even the harshest handling from breaking them. Shipping labels are printed and applied to the box. Delivery is then made to the local post office, usually on a daily basis.

Now that you know more about our process, we hope you will appreciate all of the work that goes into a beautiful-looking but very affordable coffee mug. We hope we have the opportunity to produce a mug for your very own, or as a special gift from you.

Thank You!
- Kathy
Member
MKS Perks & Recreation LLC

NOTE: Our family also operates a separate Etsy store: "mattschrierphoto", as well as our prior mug store "perkmeups".

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 28, 2016
Thank you for considering a purchase from Perks And Recreation. We are a U.S. maker of dye sublimation products primarily featuring coffee mugs. We design and produce all products by hand, by ourselves, in our home. We ship from Pennsylvania using USPS Priority mail, which takes 1-2 days to most locations in the US. And it includes a tracking number. We also ship internationally.

We take quality very seriously. If we produce a mug that we would not ourselves accept then we remake it. We use high-quality vector-based designs with a top-quality printer and mug press. We are very accessible, and if you have any questions before, during, or after your order is completed we will answer them quickly.

We hope to hear from you soon.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
All payment must be received first before item production will occur. We accept credit cards through Etsy direct checkout, and payments through Paypal as well. If we have not started production on your item(s) we can refund your money if necessary.

Sales tax is charged to PA residents.
Shipping
We ship most days, via USPS Priority mail. Shipping times are 1-3 days, with "most" locations in the US being 2-day shipping, but some take 3 days. If you need it faster let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

All items are shipped in appropriate packing materials, using bubble wrap and other materials whenever needed. Smaller, lighter items may not require bubble wrap, but mugs will use bubble wrap.

SHIPPING TIMES

USPS Priority is fairly reliable, but we CANNOT guarantee shipping times, especially in winter when weather is more of a problem. If your item arrives late due to a shipping delay there is nothing we can do about it.

If you absolutely need your item by a certain date you should order EARLY and give yourself a few extra business days to account for potential shipping days. If you are up against a deadline we offer Expedited shipping (see below).

EXPEDITED SHIPPING

We offer Expedited shipping via USPS Priority Express for US customers only. This is a guaranteed service, which means in the unlikely event of a late delivery the full cost of the purchase + shipping is recoverable.

You can select this option during Checkout. Shipping time is 1 day to most US locations. Mug production time can be as short as same-day if ordered in the morning, but contact us for an exact production time if you are concerned.

For larger orders please contact us for a quote.

INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING

International orders (outside the US) are shipped via USPS First Class International. International orders can take from a few days up to a few weeks to deliver. Please be patient after your order is shipped.

WARNING: Some countries, like the UK, charge additional Import taxes on certain goods. The buyer is completely responsible for paying any such import taxes. If the taxes are not paid the local government may return the package to us. If that happens no refund will be given.

LOSS or DAMAGE

DOMESTIC: If your item gets lost or damaged during shipping (it's rare, but it can happen) we can submit the insurance claim to the USPS and re-make your item. If you received a damaged item you need to retain the damaged item(s) and the packaging so we can submit the insurance claim, and please send us photos of everything. We will gladly send you a replacement ASAP if you can help us by following these requests.

INTERNATIONAL: If your item gets lost or damaged during shipping we will re-make the damaged item and re-ship ONE TIME. We can only re-make the item once - if the replacement item is damaged we will NOT replace it. We require that you send us photo(s) of the damaged item(s).

INCORRECT ADDRESSES

In general we are NOT responsible for shipments made to incorrect addresses. We are only given a single shipping address by Etsy, and that is what we use.

We see three common problems: (1) Addresses that are simply invalid, which the USPS tells us are invalid (2) Wrong street or ZIP code, although it is still valid, and (3) Good address but the buyer actually intended to enter a different shipping address.

If we detect a bad address (1) we will try to request a correction from the buyer before shipping. We cannot help (2) and (3), so if the address is valid we will ship to it.
Refunds and Exchanges
Because mugs are made to order, using the size/style that you select, in general we do NOT accept returns. Exceptions can be made only for our most popular items which are not personalized. You must request a refund AND get approval before returning your item(s). Refunds will not be given until we receive the product(s) back in like-new condition. You must pay for return shipping AND we will only refund the product cost - we will NOT refund the original shipping fee.

More information

Last updated on Nov 16, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Where are we located?

We are located in Holland, Pennsylvania, a small town just north of Philadelphia. If you live nearby you are welcome to personally pick up your order and get a shipping refund.

Care instructions

Ceramic mugs are dishwasher and microwave safe. Steel travel mugs are only dishwasher safe. Regardless, we recommend that all mugs be hand washed if possible to lessen the effects of hot dishwasher drying cycles.

How fast can I get my mug?

We make mugs just about 7 days a week. We often can ship orders the same day if the order is received early enough (although not guaranteed) and we almost always can ship the next business day. We ship via USPS Priority mail which takes 2-3 days to most locations. If you need a more specific shipping estimate please contact us. (Note: In November and December our backlog will grow and it may take 1-2 days to make and ship your order).

Custom and personalized orders

Yes - we can personalize and/or customize mugs. If you want text added to the back (names, funny message, etc) just select one of the ordering options with the word "custom" in it, and place your requested text in the Notes to Seller before you place your order. Or if you want to change the color or make a simple change to the existing design just do the same thing. (Some mugs can't be personalized, namely the 2-sided designs).