Customized Paper Cups FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Branded Paper Cups – the cost, design, production, safety, and environmental impact.

Cost of printed paper cups

How much do paper cups cost?

It depends on: quantity (the more, the cheaper per one piece), paper cup capacity and type, if it is biodegradable or not, who prepares the graphic design, and delivery country. More you can learn on https://www.rainbowcups.eu/customized-paper-cups-faq/ website.

How much are paper cups?

It depends on many factors. Best if you just download the complete catalogue and branded paper cups price list in a single pdf file from https://www.rainbowcups.eu#offer and check for yourself.

Why paper cups are so expensive?

Custom paper cups are more expensive because for each batch of cups ordered, the paper has to be specially printed, a separate set of print cliches have to be made, and further if it is low quantity print, it uses a more expensive printing technique than used in large volume printing. If you want to buy customized paper cups cheaper, you can do it directly at www.rainbowcups.eu .

What is the cost of making paper cup?

The cost of a paper cup depends on the quantity ordered, the size of the cup and the material used to make it. For example, biodegradable paper cups are a bit more expensive. At www.rainbowcups.eu the price for a single wall custom branded paper cup can be as low as about 0.05 EUR per piece. The best is to download the catalogue and customized paper cups price list in a single pdf file from www.rainbowcups.eu#offer and check.

Where to buy paper cups?

If you want to buy custom printed paper cups, you can turn on to your advertising agency, wholesaler of disposable packaging, or you can buy them directly at www.rainbowcups.eu for a lower cost.

Where to buy paper cups with lids?

The cheapest option is to buy them online at, for example, www.rainbowcups.eu , but you can also turn on to your advertising or event agency or wholesaler of disposable packaging.

Where to buy paper coffee cups?

If you want to buy custom paper cups, you can buy them from a wholesaler of disposable packaging, your advertising agency, or directly at www.rainbowcups.eu for a fraction of the cost.

Who produces paper cups?

Rainbowcups company produces quality printed paper cups as well as printed sugar and plastic cups with Logo, all according to EU standards, and delivers them to clients across Europe. You can buy them online at www.rainbowcups.eu .

Who prints papercups?

To sustain repeatable quality print on paper cups, they must be made from pre-printed paper. Such cups you can buy, for example, at www.rainbowcups.eu. Using other printing techniques, like pad printing on ready cups, shifts between colours and distortions will be unavoidable.

Are paper or plastic cups cheaper?

Plastic cups used to be cheaper, but due to EU legislation targeted at sustainability, the cost of recycling is much higher for plastic cups than for water-based barrier eco paper cups. Some EU countries have even introduced plastic cup bans or additional taxation.

Are paper cups cheaper than plastic?

Some customized paper cups are cheaper than customized plastic cups and vice versa. It depends on the type of paper cups, if it is biodegradable or not, and the same applies to plastic cups if they are made from PET, rPET, or plant origin biodegradable PLA.

Custom paper cups design

How to design paper cups?

Designing customized paper cups can be tricky for a graphic designer who has never done it before. Please read our detailed guide on how to design branded paper cup and what to avoid when doing it at https://www.rainbowcups.eu/how-to-design-branded-paper-cup/ .

Why use paper coffee cups?

Custom printed paper coffee cups are quickly becoming a popular method of branding. They are inexpensive, simple to produce, and can be customized with logos or messages by companies like www.rainbowcups.eu . Branded paper cups can be also biodegradable, making them environmentally friendly and cost-effective.

What are paper cups used for?

Branded paper cups are a staple in the takeaway coffee business. They’re often used to hold coffee in the office and are great for when you want to enjoy your favourite coffee to go. Customized paper cups made by www.rainbowcups.eu can also be used to promote your company or brand. Some other ideas you can get from https://www.rainbowcups.eu/portfolio/ .

How do you brand coffee cup?

People might be more likely to buy from a recognizable brand. This is why it’s so essential to make your brand respectable and distinguished. One way of doing this is by creating custom paper cups for your coffee beverages. How to do that, you can learn at https://www.rainbowcups.eu/how-to-design-branded-paper-cup/ .

What are the best paper coffee cups?

There is no one best paper cup for all the needs. Single-wall paper cups are preferred for water, and double-wall paper cups are generally better for hot beverages like coffee or tea due to their better thermal insulation. The complete comparison of paper cup types you can find in a pdf catalogue you can download from https://www.rainbowcups.eu/#offer

Printed paper cups production

What paper is used for cups?

For branded paper cups manufacturing, waterproof paper is used with a very thin water-resistant layer inside. It can be polyethylene (PE), polylactic acid (PLA), or various water-based coatings that are considered the most environmentally sustainable and used in biodegradable paper cups made by rainbowcups.

What are paper cups coated with?

Branded paper cups are made from coated paper to sustain liquids. Available coatings are PE, PLA, and recently various water-based coatings considered the most environmentally friendly and used by rainbowcups in its eco paper cups.

What are paper coffee cups lined with?

Paper cups are lined with a thin layer (0,015 mm) of PE (polyethylene), or PLA (polylactic acid) or various water-based coatings considered the most environmentally friendly and used in biodegradable paper cups made by rainbow cups.

How much do paper cups hold?

Rainbow cups customized paper cups shall hold 95 degrees Celsius hot water for 15 minutes. This is market standard as it results from the paper specification, but usually, printed paper cups hold much longer.

How do paper cups hold water?

Branded paper cups hold water thanks a waterproof paper with a very thin water-resistant layer inside. In the early days, it was wax, which is no longer used. Nowadays, it can be polyethylene (PE), polylactic acid (PLA), or various water-based coatings that are considered the most environmentally sustainable and used in biodegradable paper cups made by rainbow cups.

How do paper cups work?

Customised paper cups are made of paper that is coated with a water based barrier on one side. Depending on the type of this barrier, paper cups can be eco-friendly or not. Best deals on branded cups you will find on www.rainbowcups.eu.

How are paper cups manufactured?

Branded paper cups are manufactured from waterproof paper. At first, the paper is printed, then cut, and finally, the printed paper cup is formed. You can buy them at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How paper cups are manufactured?

Customised paper cups are manufactured from waterproof paper, which has to be printed before forming the paper cup. You can buy them the cheapest at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How are paper coffee cups made?

Custom printed paper cups are manufactured from paper with a waterproof barrier. First such paper has to be printed then the forming of the paper cup takes place. You can buy them cheap at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How to make customized paper cups?

Custom-printed paper cups are produced from paper with a waterproof barrier. First the paper has to be printed before forming the paper cup. Cutomised paper cups you can buy cheap at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How to make paper coffee cups?

Branded paper coffee cups are made from waterproof paper. First, the paper is printed with the customer’s artwork or logo, and then forming of the paper cup takes place. The paper coffee cups you will find at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How to produce paper cups?

Custom paper cups are produced from waterproof paper. At first, the paper is printed with the customer’s print, and then the paper cup forming machine forms the cup. The cheapest custom paper cups you will find at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How paper cups are made?

Branded paper cups are produced from paper with a waterproof barrier. At first, the paper has to be printed before forming the paper cup. Cheapest branded paper cups you can find at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How to print paper cups?

Custom printed paper cups are made from waterproof paper. At first, paper is printed with the customer’s artwork, and then paper cup forming takes place. The cheapest custom print paper cups you will find at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How to make printed paper cups?

Customized paper cups are produced from waterproof paper. At first, such paper has to be printed, and then forming the paper cup takes place. The cheapest customized paper cups you can find at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How to make disposable paper cups?

Branded paper cups are produced from waterproof paper. At first, such paper is printed with the customer logo, and then forming of the paper cup takes place. The cheapest disposable paper cups you will find at www.rainbowcups.eu .

Custom printed paper cups safety

Are paper cups safe?

Yes. According to European Union regulations, all food packaging, including custom print paper cups, have to be food-safe. Rainbowcups tests its products in certified laboratories. Therefore, all custom paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu are food contact grade safe.

How safe are paper coffee cups?

Hot liquids poured into paper cups cannot contain any hazardous substances from the EU list. It is called migration testing. It is made in certified laboratories, and it is the most crucial test from the consumer perspective. All custom paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu must fulfil such requirements.

Are paper cups healthy?

There shall be no effects on health from drinking from branded paper cups. All customized paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu are printed with food contact grade inks and are rigorously tested in certified laboratories to determine if they are food safe according to the EU regulations.

Is it safe to drink from paper cups?

Yes. Rainbowcups tests its products (available at www.rainbowcups.eu) in certified laboratories, and one of the tests is migration testing. It is testing if a hot liquid poured into the cups contains any remains of hazardous substances from the list specified by the EU.

Are paper coffee cups bad for you?

There are no health effects that we know of, and this is probably because of rigorous European Union regulations in regard to food packaging safety. All custom paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu are printed with food contact inks and are rigorously tested in third-party certified laboratories.

Are paper cups hot drinks safe?

Yes. According to EU regulations, custom paper cups have to be food-safe. Rainbow cups tests their custom paper cups in certified laboratories. Therefore, all custom printed paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu are food safe, including hot beverages like tea or coffee.

Can you use paper cups for hot drinks?

Yes. All customized paper cups made by rainbow cups and are suited for hot drinks. They are made from paper withstanding 15 minutes of 95 °C hot water, a market-wide standard. Depending on the user’s convenience, it is best to use thermal wall paper cups, though, which are available at www.rainbowcups.eu .

Can you put hot drinks in paper cups?

Yes, you can. All custom paper cups made by rainbow cups are perfectly fine for hot drinks. The paper that they are made of can withstand 15 minutes of 95 °C hot water, which is a market-wide standard. However, it is best to buy thermal wall paper cups from rainbowcups, because they insulate heat the best.

Is it safe to drink coffee in paper cups?

You can safely drink coffee from branded paper cups. All custom printed paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu are tested for food safety in certified laboratories. One of the test liquids is coffee or diluted vinegar, which is even a more acidic liquid than coffee or tea itself.

Is it safe to drink tea in paper cups?

Yes – you can safely drink tea from paper cups. All customised paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu are tested for food safety in third-party certified laboratories according to the EU requirements. One of the liquids used during tests is coffee or diluted vinegar, which is even a way more acidic liquid than tea or coffee itself.

Do paper cups contain BPA?

No. BPA is on the list of hazardous substances in the EU, and it is not allowed to use in food contact packaging in the European Union. Therefore, no customized paper cups or printed plastic cups made by rainbow cups contain it.

Branded paper cups and the Environment

Are paper cups eco friendly?

No disposable products are eco-friendly, but considering what they are made of, it can be easier or harder to recycle or compost them. PLA-lined eco paper cups have to be composed in a waste composting facility, and eco paper cups from rainbow cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu with a water-based lining do not require that.

Are paper cups better for the environment?

Classic PE-lined customized paper cups introduce hundreds of times fewer plastics into the environment than plastic cups. If you choose eco paper cups from rainbow cups with a water-based barrier, they are quite eco-friendly, as they do not contain any plastics. There is, though, a bit of controversy about PLA-lined paper cups, as PLA is of a plant origin and can be composed, but it is treated by the EU SUP directive the same as plastics.

Are paper cups bad for the environment?

No disposable products are truly eco-friendly, and it is best to use your own cup, but it is not always possible. The EU circular economy directives help to make packaging products like eco paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu as sustainable as possible because they are biodegradable.

What type of cups are biodegradable?

There are two types of biodegradable customized paper cups – PLA lined (a plant origin polylactic acid) and with a water-based barrier. PLA-lined eco paper cups must be composed in a waste composting facility, and eco paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu with a water-based lining do not.

What eco friendly cups are made of?

According to our understanding of the EU SUP directive, PLA-lined branded paper cups are not eco-friendly as they require printing the „product contains plastic” logo, although PLA is of plant origin. It is a bit controversial, but therefore we have decided to use a water-based barrier in our customized paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu .

What are sustainable coffee cups made of?

If we define sustainability as using renewable resources, then PLA lined (a plant origin polylactic acid) eco paper cups and customized paper cups with a water-based barrier are sustainable, but only water-based barrier eco paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu usually do not require to print turtle logo (product contains plastic) required by the EU SUP directive for products containing PLA.

Which disposable cup is best for environment?

The best disposable cups for the environment are water-based barrier biodegradable paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu . They are no comparison to plastic cups and are much easier to recycle than PLA cups as they do not require composting in a special facility.

What is the most eco friendly cup?

The most eco paper cups is one using a water-based barrier. It is better than a PLA-lined paper cup because it does not require to be composted in a special facility. You can buy water-based barrier biodegradable customized paper cups at www.rainbowcups.eu .

Is paper cups better than plastic?

Biodegradable paper cups with a water-based lining are better for the environment than plastic cups, as they do not generate microplastics. You can buy eco paper cups with custom print at www.rainbowcups.eu

Are paper cups worse than plastic?

Biodegradable paper cups with a water-based lining are better for the environment than plastic cups, as they do not generate microplastics. On the other hand, plastic cups recycle easier than non-biodegradable paper cups, but you can buy branded eco paper cups at www.rainbowcups.eu

How to recycle paper cups?

Printed paper cups are a type of disposable cup made out of paper. They’re usually lined with plastic, PLA or water-based solutions to make them waterproof. The paper can be recycled, but the plastic liner is challenging because it must be separated from the paper fibres. Therefore, the best option is to use eco paper cups available at www.rainbowcups.eu .

How can paper cups be recycled?

It mostly depends on local regulations. The best is to ask at your waste management company or check their website. When you have a choice, always buy biodegradable paper cups, for example, at www.rainbowcups.eu, because these are safer for the environment.

What type of cups are recyclable?

According to the EU regulations, all types of packaging, including printed paper cups and printed plastic cups, must be recycled. All paper cups producers like rainbowcups have to pay to the organisation of waste recovery for the amounts of packages produced by their weight, and then this organisation buys from recycling companies shares of collected waste of certain types.