Mugs are the second best item for Print on Demand business owners in terms of popularity and profitability. Still, when it comes to coffee Mug mockup generators, they don’t get the love they deserve. That’s why it’s not easy to find suitable mug mockup generators according to your requirements.
Our Bulk Mockup team has again taken on the task of solving an issue that POD business owners face. (Check our T-shirt and book cover mockup generator reviews)
We tested all the mug mockup generators currently available in the market to find the 11 best mug mockup generators that every POD business owner can use to showcase their designs.
Like any other mockup generator review, Placeit came supreme with a 2254-strong mug mockup library. Quality is great without a doubt and so are the variations. Any small or mid-sized POD business owner can work it until their business goes big.
Just upload your designs in the editor to customize and download the realistic mug mockup images.
Smart Mockups almost didn’t come second this time for their small library of only 532 mug mockups. But their custom mockup generator is quite good which let you make your own mockups if you have the images of mugs you want to create mockups for, their mockup designer is easiest to use to create personalized cup and mug.
If you want to promote your design and create realistic cup mockups with high resolution for better presentation, Smart Mockups intuitive and user-friendly interface, let's you easily create professional, high-quality mug and cups scenes.
Bulk Mockup is a specialized design software for POD business owners with a large inventory. Small and medium-sized businesses can take advantage of our tool as well. If anyone is willing to spend an hour with our Photoshop plugin, whether they have a small or big inventory, they don’t need any other service for their mug mockups.
You can showcase your designs easily and quickly with its mockup tools.
We are also proving limited time service for beginners so they can get started.
Despite having some hiccups here and there, Media Modifier is one of the easiest mug mockup generators to use. It’s a service like Placeit with a much smaller mockup library but in terms of customizability, it’s one of the top dogs.
When working on one mockup on their generator, they also show you how your design will look like on other mockups. With just one click, you can check how your design looks like on other mockups.
Vexels is one of the most loved services by our Bulk Mockup users. As we don’t offer many free mockups, users usually have to get their own PSD templates and Vexels offers the best in terms of quality.
They also have an online mockup generator and the quality of the mockups generated is top-notch, the library size is really low.
They have 3 rigid subscription plans with various limitations.
Even as we have other services who specifically cater towards mockups, we include Canva on most of our Top/Best lists cause it’s just that good. A big community of people regularly updating it’s library size, Canva is a designer dream.
In the hands of a good designer, Canva can produce anything you may need for your business, you can even animate in this free mug mockup generator platform. They even have a selection of 3D mockups.
Artboard Studios' main specialty is Video mockup generation. If you’re using it for the first time, you’ll wonder why this service is listed on most of the Top mockup generators list even with the worst UX provided by them. But after you get your first output from this generator, you’ll see it can produce the most realistic mockups without needing any edits or add-ons.
RenderForest has kept its promise to produce Instagram-worthy mockups with its mug mockup generator. It’s a collection of design tool catering to many business owners but especially useful for Print on Demand businesses. Have your design ready, put the design in RenderForest and Voila! An eye-catching mockup is ready to post on your business Instagram page. It's very easy to use online mug mockup generator.
It’s not a traditional mockup generator service per se. Freepik is more like a marketplace like Envato but has many good quality design elements and mockups for free. The reason for putting it on the list is how powerful this service becomes with BulkMockups.
The only issue with BulkMockups is not having many readymade templates, Freepik can negate that issue. It has many great quality mug mockups or any other POD product mockups for free and even if that vast resource doesn’t suffice, its subscription pricing is really low compared to what they are offering.
Printful is a POD service company with an inbuilt free online mockup generator. Although free, their quality is quite great. Their mug mockups have all the variations needed for all the types of mugs we usually sell on POD. Not the greatest in terms of quality but still not that bad.
Printify is another full POD service like Printful. They are much much better at their POD service but their free online mockup generator is quite lacking. They don’t have much of a design variation but what they do have is product variation. So if you’re selling a mug that is not that common, there’s a good chance Printify have a mockup for it.
Just like t-shirts, we know our clients usually have a huge number of Mug designs in their inventory. While Placeit and Smart Mockup can satisfy every need a beginner POD business owner can have, when it comes to heavy lifting, these types of services fall short.
We suggest using services like Vexels or Freepik combined with Bulk Mockup. No matter how huge your product library is, it will only take minutes to make a month's worth of marketing material.
If you're unable to do it yourself or need help, please feel free to check out the limited-time service offering we made just for your help.