Calibration mark, fill line, and dispensing measure

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Mulled wine cup with external calibration mark

A calibration mark, also known as a dispensing measure, is a fill line that indicates the filling volume of a drinking vessel. This is necessary when using vessels for dispensing in the gastronomy industry. In addition to the calibration mark, we apply the legally required CE marking on the cups and provide you with a Declaration of Conformity. You can present these to authorities during an inspection.

Below, we have compiled the most important information about the calibration mark for you. If you still have any questions, please feel free to contact our team.

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Mulled wine cup
Made in Europe

For this year's Christmas business, we have developed something very special with our partners: A mulled wine cup produced in Europe and printed in Germany.

Most competing products in this area come from China. However, this does not fit our company concept, so we have opted for a European version and implemented it.

The cups have an internal calibration mark of 0.2 liters with CE marking. In addition, you will receive a Declaration of Conformity with each order.

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Calibration mark, fill line, and dispensing measure

What is a calibration mark?

A calibration mark is a measurement line that indicates a calibrated value (known as the nominal volume). The term "calibration mark" is only used colloquially. Officially, this line is referred to as a "fill line" and is regulated in the European Directive 2014/32/EU.

What do I need a calibration mark for?

Especially for cups used for dispensing, a certified measurement mark is legally required. This is the case, for example, when you need mulled wine cups for a Christmas market.

Can the calibration mark be applied to all cups?

As of September 2023: Currently, we can only offer the cup GR101 with a calibration mark. We are already working on renewing our certification and will soon be able to apply a calibration mark to all our cups again. For the current status, please contact us.

What about glasses, pitchers, and bottles?

For these items, we cannot yet apply our own certified calibration marks. However, many of our pitchers, glasses, and bottles already have a calibration mark in their raw state, or for bottles, a volume indication, so there is no need for a subsequent printing of a fill measure. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our team.

Can I apply a printed design in addition to a calibration mark?

Of course. Each cup with a calibration mark can be printed with your own design, logo, or image as usual.

Where and how is the calibration mark applied?

Currently (as of September 2023), we can only produce cup GR101 with an internal calibration mark. Once the certification renewal is completed, we will be able to apply an external calibration mark to all our cups again.

What are the components of the calibration mark?

The calibration mark consists of two parts: the actual measurement mark (line and nominal volume) and a bottom print. This is applied to the outside of the cup and consists of the CE marking, metrology marking, conformity assessment number, batch number, and the manufacturer's address. In exceptional cases, your own address can also be applied. Additionally, we will provide you with a Declaration of Conformity.

Cup with calibration mark and CE marking

What is a Declaration of Conformity

It is a written confirmation issued after a conformity assessment. You can present this to authorities during inspections to demonstrate that you are using tested cups in accordance with European law.

How much does the calibration mark cost and how does the order process work?

If you would like a calibration mark on your cup, you can simply specify this in your inquiry. The fill line can be applied starting from a minimum order quantity of 50 pieces. It will then be listed as a separate item in the offer. The price is calculated individually based on the quantity and model.