Custom Colored Mugs with an Image (Think Like Emoji) on Them?

I was looking around for a mug that offered the ability to upload an image and have it printed on the side of a colored mug (part of valentines day gift).

All I need is something similar to an emoji in roundness and some text below on the mug with the rest of the mug to be colored light pink.

When researching online I found a few websites but they all just sucked with some problems below:
1. They would only accept rectangular/square images with any other shapes being filled out with a white background
2. Some couldn't even process a round image (broke their image tenderer)

Last resort is to reach out to someone from Etsy to make it for $60. Does anyone have any suggestions or similar experiences

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    That sounds super tacky but these don't seem to all be rectangular/square images so might work: https://www.vistaprint.com.au/photo-gifts/personalised-mugs

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      Thanks for that. This is one of the sites that breaks when I upload a round image. All the image previews turn into an exclamation point.

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        picture isn't high enough res or upload a square picture with a clear background.

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        There's no such thing as a round image..? Any image format is going to be rectangular with either a white (jpg) or -potentially- transparent (usually png). Unless you're using a vector file of some form that Vistaprint won't accept? That'd explain why it's not accepted, and would also make sense with your file having text underneath.

        Have you got the file handy that we can check?

        Besides, any commercial mug printing service will be printing on white mugs. You will not be able to get a solid pink background - as in a glaze integral to the ceramic of the mug - if that's what you're wanting. You'll need to temper your expectations, or modify your designs accordingly.

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    Why not give them a square image with your round image inside it and the rest of the image being pink. Ask then for the RGB or YCMK code of the colour of the mug and make your image to match it

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      Thank you for the suggestion. I trawled through google trying to find custom coloured mug makers but all I could find are default colours (usually less than 10) without room for variation.

      I'm hesitant to take the reverse option of using a color dropper to turn the background of my circular image to the pink in the image because there's a good chance the color on the photo and the color IRL is different.

      I've sent an email to a few suppliers to confirm if either option 1 or 2 would work but wanted to draw on the collective brains of ozBargain while I wait for a reply.

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    Harvey Norman

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    I think the mugs are white so the coloured image comes out on correct colour. If pink mug they would need to print a white base then the image or something like that.

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    Kmart, $7 for custom print

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