Apparel, Mugs, and other Great Gift Ideas
I am in the process of revising individual design posts to reflect our 2019 authorized Production Partners. For our graphic designs, merchandise other than books or prints will most likely only be available from the following two:
The first has my Choose JOY™ and related designs on apparel and selected other merchandise. The other has text and photography on selected items.
TeeSpring features apparel, pillows and mugs, with some designs available on socks, totes and other items.
- Joy, Kindness, Love at GearBubble
- the Digital Gryphon at GearBubble
- Romanovsky & Phillips at GearBubble
GearBubble merchandise ranges from mugs to apparel to jewelry. The examples I’ve ordered are quite good. Their pricing is a bit lower than the other POD-sites; with a slightly slower delivery and smaller selection of products, styles, and sizes.
# The bulk of the purchase price, plus any Shipping Charges, go to the Production Partner(s) for processing your order and delivering a high quality item made-to-order just for you;
# Pricing and Product Selection varies by Production Partner, are beyond my control, and are subject to change without notice.
There are any number of other Print-On-Demand websites that offer books, apparel, art prints. mugs or other products. Some I just don’t know about, some I’ve investigated but decided against using, and a few I no longer use. I am open to checking out new sites, but find very few that offer me, or you, enough benefit to justify the work required to set up and maintain a strong presence at their site.
The following are sites that I no longer use;
CafePress was my first Print-On-Demand partner. They were once a leader, but are not able to adequately support designers. The company has been acquired by a retail-focused company. All my shops there are closed.
Skreened has been acquired by another company. They deleted my account- and those of many other designers- without notice. It is not known if our intellectual property has been deleted, and there are reports of many unpaid balances.
Spoonflower offers Print On Demand fabric, wallpaper and premium gift wrap. I loved all the sample pieces I ordered from them, but my work has not found buyers there and I’m not able to revise my work to fit, so I closed my account.
PrintFection no longer offers POD services to designers or artists. It is now a fulfillment house for marketing departments and others offering shirts as rewards or premiums. I did like them when they offered shops for designers.
I closed my account at Australian-based RedBubble over their refusal to enforce their ‘community standards’ or remove content so offensive that even I could no longer support them.
My decision to remove all my designs from Zazzle was a response to extreme changes in procedures that confirmed my existing concerns over their treatment of designers and artists.