Festival Glass was established in 2002, in an old converted biscuit factory in the heart of the Pennines in West Yorkshire. The two directors, both connoisseurs of real ale, felt there was a niche for a professional glassware decorator to focus on the relatively smaller volumes within the ‘Events and Drinks sector’. The whole concept was to be able to offer branded glassware in small volumes.
Since its launch, Festival Glass has established itself as the UK’s number one leading independent decorator of glassware. Having built long term relationships with the main glassware factories in Europe, we can offer you a wide range of glasses to suit all budgets and requirements. We have also built relationships and agreements with breweries and beer festivals all over the UK such as CAMRA and SIBA.
We have weekly shipments of glass and a huge warehouse for stock holding; therefore we are able to provide customers with a quick turnaround and low minimum order quantities. Lead times certainly vary depending on busy periods, however on average we work to a 2 week lead time on single colour prints, and 4-6 weeks on multicolour. Our production facilities are second to none, continuously firing new prints and creating high definition decoration using thermoplastic and ceramic inks. Our in-house design and screen making facilities enable us to be completely self-sufficient, and keep up with the constant demand.
In a market that has suddenly boomed, with microbreweries popping up world-wide and a vast increase in interest of craft beers, it is important to keep your name on everyone’s lips. Branded glassware is now a big trend, with it becoming standard practice for the public to request their beer in a branded glass. It is a great way for breweries, and beer festivals, to build on their brand awareness and create themselves a place in the market. We currently supply many regional breweries and beer festivals, offering unique prints, different pint lines, and government stamping. Not only this, they are great for restaurants, gifts, weddings and other events.