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How to buy Paper Cups

By Steffen Andersen · 13. November 2019

When looking to get paper cups with print, there are some different choices that you have to think about before ordering. We have made a quick guide for you to make the right decision. 


There are two types of paper cups. There are single wall and double wall paper cups. Single wall paper cups are most suitable for cold drinks and hot drinks with milk in it Double wall paper cups are a better suit for serving hot beverages such as black coffee without any milk.

Plant-based VS normal paper cups

Plant-based paper cups are produced with biodegradable materials, which means that they can be composted in industrial composting facilities, and the paper are made of FSC certified paper from FSC forests. Where normal paper cups are made with normal plastic coating and are therefore not degradable in industrial facilities, and the paper can come from not FSC-certified forests.


There are different sizes on the paper cups, there is a wider range for single wall paper cups than double walled paper cups. 

Available sizes for single wall and double wall paper cups are 240 ml, 350 ml, 450 ml, but for single wall paper cups there are two extra sizes which are 115 ml, 210 ml. 


The double walled paper cups are offered with both matte and glossy surface, which gives you the opportunity to choose if you prefer a more rough surface with less colour saturation which is the matte option, on the other hand, you can choose the glossy option for a more shiny surface with more vivid colours. The single wall paper cups are only offered with a matte surface.

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How to design

When you have decided on the type, material, and size of the paper cups. Then we can start thinking of the design for the cups. We print with full-colour(CMYK) print which means you can use as many colours as you would like in the design without adding any extra additional cost. 

We have two options when it comes to design. You can either download the design templates from our site and design it yourself and upload the design with your order or you forward us your files and colour codes and then our expert design team will make a proof for you for free. We can also make a 3D proof of the cup, so you can see how it will look before ordering.


Remember to get lids to your paper cups! Lids are perfect for making sure that coffee will be kept warm.
We can both offer normal lids for paper cups, when they are used for coffee. We can also make transparent such as dome and flat lids. Remember to choose the diameter that fits the cup size. 

How to order

In the end, when you have decided what you want to order and the quantity that you are looking for, then you fill-out all the information in our check-out flow. It is important to insert VAT number because otherwise Danish VAT will be added amounting to 25% off the total price.


You can choose between three different delivery options:You have the option for a FREE delivery which it will arrive in less than 3 weeks, the other one is DHL+ which with a small amount of money will make your order to arrive between 8-15 working days, and the last one is with UPS Express which will make your order arrive within 7 working days at your doorstep.

Content and Marketing Manager at Limepack

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