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We Love Cups!

About Us

We love cups! Our team are driven by printing technologies, sustainable innovation, Customer Service and great design. Cup Print was founded in 2009 to cater to the needs of smaller operators by offering flexibility and fast-turnaround solutions with low minimum order quantities. Since then Cup Print have expanded across Europe and the USA and continue to develop sustainable solutions, printing quality, hygiene and quality standards.


Cup Print is the largest supplier of environmentally-friendly paper cups in Europe and has invested significantly in sustainable technologies to add to our core offering of high-speed, on-demand, short-run coffee cup printing. The majority of production is of alternative, sustainable paper cup models. Cup Print’s two alternative coating paper cup varieties include a certified-as-recyclable paper cup and a compostable cup range – both available with custom designs in quantities from as low as 1000 pcs within a 15-day production lead time. Additionally, Cup Print hold both PEFC certification to guarantee that all virgin paper stock is sourced from sustainable forestry resources – along with BRCGS Grade AA Status for High Hygiene and Quality Management Standards.


Cup Print’s business model is more about technology, customer service and fast delivery – rather than mass-volume production that’s only economical at scale. Cup Print founder Terry Fox noticed the high volume and long lead-time requirements associated with major chains put smaller vendors, (who represent over half the market), at a major competitive disadvantage in terms of cost and access to high resolution, customized branding. Cup Print swiftly solved this problem for small operators through their unique, patented technological innovations. Now the majority of the market, which often has storage space restrictions and limited cashflow to bulk buy, has fast, affordable and easy access to branded cups and the ability to swap styles with seasonality, thanks to the low Minimum Order Quantities (MOQs) and 15-day order turnaround.


  1. 30 Years Printing Industry Experience
  2. Customer Service
  3. Jobs On Time, Every Time
  4. Flexibility. Speed. Reliability
  5. High-Pressure, Fast-Turnaround Heritage

Our Journey

  •  2009: Terry Fox starts new printed paper cups venture in Ireland
  • 2010: Cup Print establishes European sales office in Germany
  • 2014: Cup Print and Terry Fox win EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Category
  • 2016: Cup Print sets up new U.S. plant in South Bend, Indiana
  • 2016: Cup Print wins ‘Best New Product’ at SCAA trade show in Atlanta
  • 2017: Cup Print produces their 750-millionth cup
  • 2018: Cup Print recyclable model first ever cup to gain AAA certification for Path 13 paper waste processing
  • 2018: Cup Print acquired by Huhtamaki
  • 2019: Majority of Cup Print production sustainable paper cup models

The history of our innovative business processes, revolutionary printing strategy, and dedicated team!

“Considering the previous ventures I’ve been involved in, which deal with high-quality print packaging in the fastest delivery times, printed cups have been the most rewarding. We feel we genuinely solved a huge market problem and customers love what we do.” – Terry Fox, Founder & General Manager

Our Team

Terry Fox

Founder & General Manager
25 years in 24-hr., on-demand commercial and digital printing; Ernst & Young’s 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year “Since founding Cup Print originally as a family business in 2009, I am proud to see the concept develop to create more than 100 jobs in the West of Ireland.”

Adrian Mueller

Sales Manager Europe
14 years experience in Sales, Marketing and Customer Care. "As an employee from the very beginning of the Cup Print Europe journey, it is always a special pleasure for me to be a part of the success of Cup Print and part of an incredible team that has seen both our customers' and our own business grow"

Our Promise

Choose from gloss or matt finishes

Customise your designs

Food safe and odourless inks

High-resolution all-over CMYK printing

From 1000 pcs. wholesale min. order

Fast Delivery

Made in Europe

Direct from our main manufacturing plant in Ennis, (Ireland), Cup Print ship effortlessly throughout Europe and the UK. Cup Print’s Ennis-based plant continues to bring more and more jobs to County Clare, where production benefits both the local and national economy and, by manufacturing genuinely sustainable products, positively contributes towards protecting the environment.




A J Print & Promotional Services

The simplest order process ever, no lengthy forms to fill in. Very competitive prices, best lead times in Europe. Fantastic customer service skills from all staff


Distro coffee

Quick, simple and fast! Very reasonable and good lead time. Knowledgeable and provided good advice where required.


Naan Staap

The process is quite straightforward and the team is nice. The delivery time was excellent.


Cup Print have won many accolades for innovative and sustainable product technologies, business performance and developments.These include 2014 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the Emerging Category, 2016 Specialist Coffee Association of America 2016 ‘Best New Product’, and 2018 REPAK Innovation in Waste Management Award.


Cup Print hold both PEFC certification to guarantee that all virgin paper stock is sourced from sustainable forestry resources – along with BRCGS Grade AA Status for High Hygiene and Quality Management Standards. Their flagship alternative coating product – certified-as-recyclable EarthCoating® recyclable paper cups – was the first & only paper cup to achieve AAA certification by the Institute cyclos-HTP in conjunction with the European Green Dot scheme for processing through Waste Path 13 (paper & cardboard). They are also PTS Certified Recyclable. Cup Print also exclusively use FDA-approved, food-safe and odourless inks on all products. Cup Print’s compostable range is also Composting and Biodegradation certified (EN 13432).

Supporting Customers to Scale, Fast!

Young FMCG entrepreneur Jess Salamanca had a stratospheric 2020 with the launch of her innovative dairy-free ice cream brand Banana Scoops.

Find out how to keep your brand moving and advertise-on-the-go with personalised takeaway coffee cups  to get #YourBrandOutThere

Cup Print offer minimum order quantities from just 1,000 printed coffee cups per delivery, erasing restrictions for coffee shop owners – often constrained by limited storage space – who rely on rapidly-changing, seasonally-relevant cup designs to promote their brands, communities, events and more.

Easy Artwork!


Designer Service

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