Sunday, January 29, 2017
So I decided to create my own version of the shirt this year, from memory, drawing every line myself and improving the design to be more my taste. And picking a better shirt color (the original was orange!). I sent the same design to two different custom t-shirt companies, Cafepress (on the left) and Zazzle (on the right).
Which shirt is better depends on your tastes, I guess. But there are clear differences between the shirts.
Saturday, January 21, 2017
In the photo to the right, the Cafepress shirt is on the left and the Zazzle shirt is on the right. I've already worn and washed the Cafepress shirt in this photo (which explains the wrinkles) while the Zazzle shirt is straight out of the mailbox.
Other changes I made: I changed the color and fuzz level of the blue leaves, I used the exact same surfboards and yellow flowers on both shirts, so we should be able to compare those elements directly. Let's do it!
Also, I forgot to add in the text to the Zazzle shirt - something else I need to remember next time!
Remember, don't compare the blue leaves as I modified them between shirts.
To me, I'm going to use Cafepress over Zazzle whenever my design is 10" wide or narrower. But if I need the width, I'm going to have to go with Zazzle for right now.
I'm also going to try two other companies here shortly, I'll report back on them also.