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The humble coaster is not something most of us spend much time thinking about but they can have hidden powers of persuasion if branded well. They are also quite useful for protecting Granny’s heirloom!  Did you know that coasters were designed around the 1760’s for decanters or wine bottles so they could be slid (or “coasted”) around the dinner table after the servants had retired?  Their raison d’etre may have changed a little but they are still jolly handy and universally used little things.  This is why we think branded beer mats and coasters make such great products to customise, 

They offer a cost effective way to promote your company or event.  Coasters can get your message on to your customers’ desks, where they remain visible for the long term. They sit there subtly reinforcing your brand and reminding people of your thoughtful gift.   A stylish coaster can take pride of place on any workspace 

They are far from the dull, standard offering that they might first appear. They are available in such a huge variety of materials from slate to leather (and recycled leather) to chrome to hardwood to foam to vinyl to bamboo.  Then there are all the shapes, colours and finishes to choose from.  Then you get to choose how best to brand your coaster.

So, to help you navigate this beer mat and coaster mindfield we have compiled a little guide as to the most perfectly suited examples for any and every challenge you might have.

Coasters as giveaways

Great value for money and easy to distribute.  Promotional beer coasters can be fun little items that people hang on to.  They can be adorned with games such as crosswords or even made into puzzles. For example The U.K. made Puzzle Coaster which is available in round, octagonal, square, barrel or oval shapes and can be full colour printed.  Or, there is the HardWood Coaster which offers a durable heat resistant surface and can be full colour printed.  For a slightly more extravagant corporate giveaway what about the Prestbury Coaster in brown or black faux leather?  We also make foiled and letterpress beer mats and coasters using our traditional vintage presses.


Branded beer mats for the hospitality industry

Ideal marketing tools for all sorts of promotions and events within bars, pubs and restaurants or to reinforce your brand.  Branded beer mats offer an eye catching talking point and allow you to advertise the latest goings on in your establishment.  However, temporary doesn’t have to mean bad for the environment as we have a great range of eco friendly coasters too. The Recycled Square Coaster is made in the U.K from recycled plastic and can be full colour printed to display your message.  Alternatively, what about the carbon neutral Bamboo Coaster?  It is made from 5mm thick bamboo with cork backing, available in both round and square formats and suitable for full colour printing.  Perfect for stylishly promoting your bar or restaurant; come to us for beer coaster printing. 



Branded coasters as corporate gifts

Promotional products don’t have to be gimmicky, they can be elegant office or home accessories. They really show your appreciation of your clients.  You can use these corporate branded luxury coasters to stylishly reflect your brand.  They can be a welcome addition to any gift set or a perfect stand alone present.  The Stafford Silver Coaster is a round heavyweight coaster with a highly polished silver finish.  It offers a clean design with a soft black rubber base to protect surfaces.  Or the uber sleek handmade Slate Coaster is a great option.  It is made from recycled slate from the roofing industry, ensuring your eco credentials live up to expectations.  The slate coasters come in round or square and are available on our express delivery option, perfect for those last minute gifts!




Customised coasters for your own workplace

Ideal to spread your company ethos throughout the workplace and reinforce that message at every coffee break.  Corporate branded coasters are a great addition to any office and can unify and motivate staff.  The Jade Glass Coaster provides a simple, clean, high end design which can be engraved with your details and logo.  Our U.K. made Retro Recycled Leather coaster offers a more economical but nonetheless stylish option.  It is available with a sustainable cork base, in a round or square format and is perfect for a whole range of industries.  

So, whether you are looking for luxury corporate gifts or super value promotional giveaways, something subtle or stand out our branded beer mats and coasters offer a functional yet nifty solution.