Express Service: What's on Offer?

Express Service: What's on Offer?
19 April 2023
Express Service: What's on Offer?

Our express service gives you, our customers the option to have smaller runs of your branded products, with fast lead times - a lot of products are produced and dispatched within 48 hours. We have a range of products available including mugs, pens, water bottles and bears. Each of these comes from our in-house workshop based in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Our team works together to produce high quality products, within a quick turn around, ensuring that you are kept updated from order placed right through to delivery.

Let us Introduce Ourselves

UKPrinting is a trusted supplier for many well-known brands. We offer thousands of quality printed products including, printed paper bags, promotional keyrings and promotional mugs. We have worked hard to find suppliers who can provide the highest quality products for our customers and work with highly experienced teams to provide the most eye-catching designs on promotional merchandise. 

UKPrinting along with our sister company UKPackaging are owned and operated by 3P Direct - The Print and Packaging People. In 2020, we were given approval for an extension which doubled our space, allowing  us to evolve our businesses and provide a better service to our customers. In this extension we have been able to build an in-house workshop, enabling us to offer a range of products produced in house, from start to finish. In 2022, with our new extension complete, the workshop fully stocked we were able to launch our Express Service.

What is Express Service?

Our express service offers something that most suppliers aren’t able to do, but many of our customers need. Smaller quantities and a speedy turnaround. Our express service started off with express mugs and express pens, two of our best selling products. We set our minimum order quantity to 10 mugs and 3 pens allowing us to reach out to smaller businesses and offer our existing customers smaller runs and branded gifts. It also allows larger businesses to test promotional campaigns to a smaller audience and get feedback prior to producing larger runs of promotional products. Our range has since grown to include water bottles, bears, keyrings and more. The full process is managed in-house, meaning our account managers are involved in every step of the process, making sure the end product follows your company's brand guidelines and is visually pleasing.  

We offer a 24/48 hour service and fully tracked shipping on all express service products.. Each order placed will receive a lifestyle preview for approval before the order is sent to our production team to fulfil.

Express Mugs

Promotional mugs are one of the most popular products for marketing tools. With the average mug being used around 2,000 times in its lifetime, that is 2,000 times you can increase your brand awareness and increase repeat business. Our express mugs range offers a variety of options for your brand. With plain white Durham mugs and coloured two-tone mugs to match your brand colours.

Our express promotional mugs are available with different print options depending on your needs. We are able to print in full colour and your mugs can have your branding on 1 side, 2 sides or as a full wrap around the mug. Each of our mugs has a minimum order quantity of 10 mugs. Our team will assist you throughout the process to ensure your mugs are exactly what you are looking for.

Express Pens & Pen Gift Sets

Pens are one of the best selling promotional products globally, they are inexpensive, easy to distribute and keeps your brand in the mind of your current and future customers. We offer a range of premium quality pens from brands such as Parker and Cross. Options include ballpoint pens, rollerballs and fountain pens in all different colours and styles. Each of our express pens are available with laser engraving.

As our express pen section features pens in a wide price range to give as branded gifts for staff, suppliers or customers. You can order your branded pens from a minimum order quantity of 3. The Parker Jotter range is an excellent option for promoting your brand to your customers. This ballpoint pen is available in stainless steel or in a range of colours. Other promotional options include the Cross Bailey ballpoint pen in silver with gold finishing details and the Parker IM Black Rollerball pen. Each pen is finished with intricate details making them all unique.

Stationary is always a great gift for people in business. No matter what industry everyone needs a pen and a notebook on hand for their to-do lists, ideas or meeting notes. We offer a number of pen gift sets on our express service. These sets all include a pen, many with notebooks but we also have a pen and pouch set and a wallet. They are available in smaller quantities starting at 5 or 0 depending on the set you choose. These are ideal as a thank you to employees at the end of a successful business year. A popular option is our Cross notebook and pen gift set, available with 4 different coloured notebooks and 3 different pens making it a versatile mix and match gift. The gift set comes with a laser engraved Cross Calais pen in a chrome, chrome and black or chrome and blue finish. Another gift set option is our Waterman Allure duo gift set, featuring 2 black pens with silver trims, presented in a luxury Waterman gift box. 

Express Moleskine Notebooks

Notebooks are a great cost effective option to add into your arsenal, their portability makes them a hit with potential customers. They are an effective way to effortlessly raise your brand awareness, by having them on desks and in meetings. Our range includes 13 different coloured A5 Moleskine notebooks.

Our express Moleskine notebooks are available to you from as little as 10. These classic hardback notebooks have a soft cover allowing them to be debossed with your logo or text. We have debossing available in plain, gold or silver. If you are looking for something conservative have some of our black moleskine notebooks debossed with the initials of your team. To stand out you might like our reef blue or scarlet red options which will certainly get noticed on your stand.

Express Moleskine notebooks are available with debossed personalisation on the cover. This range can be produced and dispatched in 48 hours if you have standard letters or numbers debossed. If you require your logo to be debossed onto the front of the notebook this would take up to 5 days as we require a plate to be made. For any repeat orders once a logo plate has been made we are able to dispatch within the 48 hours. You will receive a lifestyle proof for approval and your account manager can keep you up to date throughout the process.

Express Water Bottles

In a world where sustainability and reusability are vital, water bottles are the perfect promotional product. A large portion of the population are working hard to reduce the negative impact they have on the environment. Single use plastics are one of the largest contributors to waste and plastic pollution. By providing branded water bottles to your employees and customers you are showing your brands support to sustainability, as well as increasing your brand awareness. 

Our range of express water bottles are all stainless steel or aluminium with a range of tops, styles and colours. Each bottle starts at a minimum order quantity or 10. We are able to apply your artwork to any of our water bottles using a dye-sublimation process. Our aluminium 600ml white water bottle is a popular option with our customers. The white bottle has 2 caps for versatile drinking on the go and the white coating gives a great base for any logo. Other great choices include our Topflask 500ml range in various colours such as green, red and blue. Our helpful team is on hand to ensure your artwork is sized and printed to the best possible standard.

Express Soft Toys

A cute teddy is something that is liked by everyone, the perfect way to make a good impression. Our express bears come in all shapes and sizes with options to suit a range of business sectors.

If your business works within education or has strong links to services relating to children, promotional soft toys are the ideal addition to your brand. You can effectively create brand awareness with your logo prominently shown on one of our bears t-shirts. Our small Boddie bear is the perfect size for exhibition gift bags. Barley bear is also a great option for schools. This cream coloured bear has proven popular, and would be right at home sitting on your desk.

Several of our bears come with additional clothing options tailoring them to different sectors. Our Boddie bearcomes in 3 sizes with each size having additional clothing items available. The smallest Boddie bear has a branded high vis vest making sure that this little bear complies with health and safety rules at your workplace. Our medium Boddie bear comes with 2 options including a smart red tie and a superhero cape and mask. The largest of our bears comes with his own superhero outfit, this large bear sits at 35cm making it the ideal competition price or gift for a valued employee.

Express Keyrings

Promotional keyrings are one of the most cost effective and portable promotional products. You can create long lasting brand awareness with a keyring. They are really easy to distribute as part of your marketing strategy whether you give them with items sold, as a freebie at an event or as part of a gift bag. Our express keyrings come in different shapes and sizes. Each of our keyrings can be laser engraved with your branding.

With keyrings in various shapes we have something to suit your business no matter what the sector. A great example is our small metal house shaped keyring, which has proven very popular with estate agents. Our silver rectangle keyring offers endless possibilities suited to any business no matter what sector you are in. Each of our express keyrings are laser engraved, starting from a minimum order quantity of 10. Engraving is available on one side as standard but is available on both sides on some options for an additional charge.

Other Express Products

Our express section features 11 categories and is constantly growing. We are here to cater for all your promotional product needs.


Giving gifts to your management team, investors and loyal customers has never been easier with our range of high end branded products. Express leather includes wallets, bags and more in a mixture of colours and sizes. Celebrate a successful year with your very own branded hip flasks. These are perfect if your business works within the drinks or hospitality sectors. Our collection of engravable hip flasks includes various shapes and sizes as well as gift sets including measuring cups and funnel. We also have a collection of alcohol gifts, ideal if you are hosting an event. These bottles can be branded to feature your own artwork, this can be as simple as just your logo or a more event specific design.


Our dedicated team of account managers are on hand to answer any questions you may have and guide you through the process. Contact them at or phone 0344 8099 363.