Every Friday I feature some of the products, services and machines I use in my projects. Let’s help each other find the best things for our hobbies or businesses! \(^o^)/ Use #HisameReview to find more recommendations and #HisameMerch to find more of my merchandise.
This week I featured the unboxing my proof copies from Lulu. And if you have any questions or suggestions feel free to share them in the comments bellow.
Hi everyone! So I’m happy to announce that I was just made a Teepublic affiliate. All these banners were made by them especially for me!
For those of you that don’t know, Teepublic is a print on demand service provider and part of the CollegeHumor and Vimeo group. They have apparel, office merchandise and art prints on various types of canvas.
Now what is an affiliate you may ask? Well it’s an artist invited to join the affiliate program and if he joins he’ll get extra visibility though their “featured artist” section (and you do need to have min. 15 prints to apply for that)…aaand if you’re the artist in question, most importantly, you get an additional 11% from your sales on top of the 20% you get by default.
So that is a 30% cut , who gives you more? I know Society6gives me 10% for merchandise and I can set my rate for the big art prints and they have discount events and art events so I’m happy with them.
RedBuuble on the other hand you can set the cut how much you want for all prints, it will just increase the base price. Also Redbubble doesn’t do much of anything to promote artists…no featured list, no curators, they don’t police for art thieves and don’t even get me started on Zazzle and Etsy…and there is more but I’ll rant another time. This post is about Teepublic and
get this, the T-shirts are 14$! So the extra cut you get as a creators doesn’t mean higher prices for the consumer as the T-shirts are cheaper than what is the normal price for these in the west. I’ve only seen lower prices for P.O.D. companies in Asia where a T-shirt I design can be 8$ without my cut or 10% cut but the shipping for custom items is big from there to here so it depends where you live. Conclusion of this horrible horrible math: Teepublic is a good deal.
And an extra bit of good news is that on top of the “3 days new print discount” they also organize site-wide discounts periodically. So subscribe to the newsletter so you don’t miss the extra discounts!
Either you’re a designer yourself or one of my fans, you can get your loved ones some personalized merchandise at your doorstep.
Take care everyone and if you have any questions, feel free to write them in the comment section bellow.
Hi everyone! I’ve finished a new tea set, the illustrations are hand drawn with metallic markers. And from the metallic markers that I have tested Crayola and Sharpie seem to fare the best and after the ceramic have been cured for 30 min in the oven the markers no longer smudge. Hope you like it, I’m always looking forward to your feedback so feel free to leave your thoughts and ideas in the comments bellow.
Behold the big dragon egg I made for Easter! If you ever wanted to own your own dragon egg now you can be a little bit closer! These will be available for sale soon!
The mosaic egg has an outer shell of metal and the inside a light styrofoam, it weighs 1 pound and is 6 by 4.5 inches (0.5 kg with 16x12cm ).