It seemed interesting to experiment with on demand printing of my mv logo. I really like how it came out. I've also created a new beadaholic graphic with some color wheel rules and a lot of bold colors.
The first site I've tried was Printfection.com. I am quite pleased with how it came out! Check it out and tell me what you think :) -- http://www.printfection.com/mv. The prices are exorbitant, I'm not sure who buys from those print-on-demand places. I've even lowered some items to something like 20 cents commission to compensate for the huge markup added by printfection.
It was really fun designing the shop, choosing the items I thought would be appealing to my friends, designing new graphics, picking colors for shirts, and so on. This is not however what I've been wasting my time on. My printfection shop didn't take that long to set up, fill up, and make it pretty. It was short and sweet.
My time was wasted by another site I tried: cafepress.com. I'm not even going to provide a link, that's how bad it looks. It was frustrating to say the least. Granted, I got the Free Basic account (same as printfection), but they sure know how to make you feel you've got the Free account.
Were I not the stubborn little self who likes a challenge, I would have dumped cafepress as soon as I saw the web interface and the lack of choices. But here I am, two days later, with a shop I can't even show you. It's really sad, because they have this really nice wall clock that would look awesome with a nice bold graphic.
--end rant alert--
On a much brighter note however, Andrea from AndreaDesigns has added my mv.ArtFire.com shop to her Featured ArtFire Shop Blog. Bless her heart!
Having opened my shop only about two weeks ago, I can't tell you how anxious I'm feeling right about now. In both senses of the word :) Being featured on Andrea's blog is a huge honor. I've been following her threads, and there are always great items in those shops.
Time to finish prettying up my studio!
Over and Out!