Puffer Fish with many spikes
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NYC / NJ
re: Puff.com Tshirts, Mugs, Stickers, Etc Available
I've used Zazzle recently to print a t-shirt with my band logos. I did it with an image on the front and on the back. Here's my pro's and con's of Zazzle:
1. Excellent print quality and indistinguishable from other professionally printed shirts out there - they are NOT heat transfers like CafePress.
2. They can print full color on dark shirts - again, professional quality direct on shirt printing
3. Wide variety of shirt options. I used Hanes tagless
1. Very expensive!!
2. The image previewer they have does NOT accurately represent the image on the shirt, trust that it will print as it looks in your editing software. For example, on a black shirt it made most of one of my logo's almost impossible to see. So, I brightened the levels till it looked right. Well, it printed exactly as it looked in my photo editing software, NOT as it showed in their previewer. So, I had to return the shirt and submit it with it looking too dark to see to actually get it to print correctly.
3. The people working there are completely absent minded! They will frequently mess up and disregard all the settings you made in their designer and just slap the logo in it's default form on the shirt and mail it out to you. I enlarged the logo on the back of the shirt to maximum and it came out correct on the first shirt that I returned due to the front logo problem. Well, the second time around they completely disregarded my size and alignment settings! So, I contacted them and they sent me a reprint which was better on the back but still not correct. BUT... get this... on the reprint they used the OLD LOGO that was too bright!!! So the reprint was a waste too.
So now I have TWO Zazzle shirts to which neither is correct. Zazzle's staff are asshats and made me so angry dealing with them. It's a shame cause the actual print quality is excellent.
On a more positive note. I printed two mouse pads which did come out perfect.