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Re: Cafepress, or?

From: Jim Nasby <jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com>
To: elein <elein(at)varlena(dot)com>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, pgsql-advocacy(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Cafepress, or?
Date: 2006-06-08 18:45:53
Message-ID: A8BF1717-A7F0-47EE-8311-A96FAE7DDDD4@pervasive.com (view raw or flat)
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On Jun 8, 2006, at 1:06 PM, elein wrote:

> On Wed, Jun 07, 2006 at 05:57:00PM -0500, Jim C. Nasby wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 06, 2006 at 10:23:48PM -0700, Josh Berkus wrote:
>>> Folks,
>>>
>>> Now that we have an official place to collect money, and some t- 
>>> shirt designs,
>>> I wanted to set up something like a CafePress site for PG  
>>> paraphenalia.
>>>
>>> However, I've heard some grumbles about CafePress quality.  Are  
>>> there real
>>> complaints?  If so, are there alternatives?
>>
>> I've had issues with cafepress quality. The shirts tend to fade  
>> pretty
>> quickly.
>>
>> I've got http://lnk.nu/spreadshirt.com/9ul.php and it's held up well.
>> One issue is there's some glitch where the front graphic shows up  
>> wrong
>> in the detail section (the inside is actually white, not red).  
>> Also, the
>> process used is more like an iron-on, whereas cafepress uses some  
>> kind
>> of screen printing process. The upside is a lot more color  
>> options; the
>> downside is the shirt doesn't breath through the graphic.
>
> Iron-ons also are tacky and get cracked and wrinkled in the wash.   
> Screen
> printing is better.  I have no opinions on cafepress, etc.--just on  
> the
> iron-ons.  Ugh!

Well, it's not actually an iron-on. They call it 'flex print',  
whatever exactly that means. It's kind-of a step between an iron-on  
and screen printing.

If anyone's curious about it, I can bring the shirt to the anniversary.
--
Jim C. Nasby, Sr. Engineering Consultant      jnasby(at)pervasive(dot)com
Pervasive Software      http://pervasive.com    work: 512-231-6117
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