Recommendations for quality online vendors?

I have read on the web that some people are not happy with the quality of the t-shirts and other soft products on cafepress.com. Does anyone here have experiece with this? And if you have had problems have you found a viable alternative to cafepress?

Best,

R. Joe

Re: Recommendations for quality online vendors?

I’ve ordered several cafepress products and I think the quality is good.

Probably, as with any product or company, you will find those that are
unhappy with the service. I know that cafepress does a great job at customer
service, so they stand behind their products.

As for an alternative that does what cafepress does as well as they do it
(one at a time printing of as many items as they do). I haven’t found it.

If you’re ready to take the next step into screen printing and embroidery
fulfillment, stay tuned to http://www.printmojo.com :slight_smile:


Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net

“I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray

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> of the t-shirts and other soft products on cafepress.com. Does anyone
> here have experiece with this? And if you have had problems have you
> found a viable alternative to cafepress?
>
> Best,
>
> R. Joe
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a new alternative to cafe press

i hated the stuff cafe press was sending to my customers and i got a bunch of complaints about it too…then i found this indie company that offers an eshop service…you have to pay a little bit upfront so that they will keep your screen and you can’t create your webspace yourself, but they will work with you to set your store up with the look you want and the products they ship are actually screenprinted products, not heat transfers…and they are of way better quality than cafe press…their base prices are also generally $4-5 cheaper than cafe press and you are not limited to shirt and ink colors…so for the one con of having to put a little $ down up front, you get huge benefits…and you are helping an indie company too!! so check them out…

you can also email them any questions at answers@reali-tees.com

Zazzle.com is an alternative. They use Dye-Sublimation.

Stan

Hi there -

This is Gayle from www.reali-tees.com

We have received several inquiries regarding our eShop service from this forum, so I thought I would stop by and post some information.

Our eShop service is an online storefront creation and hosting service for quality screenprinted apparel. It is similar to CafePress, but our products are not produced using heat presses and transfers. Screenprinted products generally outlast heat transfers and generally “look better” than heat transfers.

So why would anyone use heat transfers?

The downside to screenprinting is that it is more expensive (on the front end) than heat transfers. What I mean is that heat transfers are printed from a printer, then pressed onto a shirt. The cost for this is the basically the transfer paper and toner. So companies like CafePress can offer their service with no setup fees. Screenprinting, on the other hand, requires the creation and setup of a screen (similar to a stencil). Each color in a design, requires an additional screen - the time and materials used to “setup” a screen costs money.

So how much does this cost, exactly?

Reali-Tees offers our customers the ability to sell screenprinted designs via the internet for a reasonable price. We charge flat fees of $50 per screen. So if you have a simple one color design, we will create an online store for your design for a setup fee of $50. We offer a variety of products that can be found on our website here: www.reali-tees.com/new/services.html , including t-shirts, baseball jerseys, football jerseys, girly tees, sweatshirts, and even some organic alternatives and our base prices are competitve, if not less than CafePress.

So is an eShop right for you?

If you have 1000 t-shirt designs that are made up of several colors each, then probably not. If you have a couple of designs with one or two colors, then maybe its right for you. We would be happy to answer any other questions anyone may have. You can feel free to write me at gayle@reali-tees.com

Thanks for the interest. This is a great forum!

Gayle Woodbury
gayle@reali-tees.com
www.reali-tees.com

Re: Recommendations for quality online vendors?

I’ve ordered several cafepress products and I think the quality is good.

Probably, as with any product or company, you will find those that are
unhappy with the service. I know that cafepress does a great job at customer
service, so they stand behind their products.

As for an alternative that does what cafepress does as well as they do it
(one at a time printing of as many items as they do). I haven’t found it.

If you’re ready to take the next step into screen printing and embroidery
fulfillment, stay tuned to http://www.printmojo.com :slight_smile:


Rodney Blackwell - http://www.5r5.net

“I’m the latest craze” - Macy Gray

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> I have read on the web that some people are not happy with the quality
> of the t-shirts and other soft products on cafepress.com. Does anyone
> here have experiece with this? And if you have had problems have you
> found a viable alternative to cafepress?
>
> Best,
>
> R. Joe
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