I'm gonna show you how to make a Personilised cup, with anything you want printed on it, for free, using recycled materials. Please vote, favourite & have fun!
Step 1: Materials
For this project were going to be basing this on a starbucks Seattle Latte cup. You can base it on any cup you want, but you will need 2 cups unless you use the seattle latte cup ( 1 cup for template, one for actual drinking).
You're also going to need:
Some clear stickyback plastic (just under a4 size),
A sheet of a4 plain paper
Some thicker a4 card (2 sheets of a4 plain will do)
Step 2: Drink up & cut!
Its time! Drink up your amazing latte, and savour the taste...
Skip to step 5 if your using the Seattle Latte as your cup, otherwise read on...
You want to cut right down the side vertically of the cup. Then cut out the entire base, so it openes flat. You should get a nice map of the side of the cup.
Step 3: Scan!
A rather simple step here, you want to scan the map of your cup.
Make sure the scaling options are set right, hopefully the map should be able to fit on a4.
Firstly in a vivid colour (like black) outline of the map. Then place the outlined side down into the scanner.
I know that instead of using a cup and cutting it up you can use maths and work out the area of top and bottom, but after many, many, many hours of thinking its much easiernto do it this way, otherwise you have to work out the curvatu of the top of the cup, which takes ages - this is much simpler
Below is the template that i made.
Step 4: Design/ personalise your cup
Here comes the fun part - personalisation!!
Using photoshop or similar, make up a design for your cup. Do it however you want, dont worry about mking it to shape, just design it! You can use the premade instructables one I made, or edit it if you dont like parts of it.
Once you have done, flatten the layers, and make the background outside your design transparent.