Yeah, that title sucks, and that’s why I’ve being posting boring titles recently, I’ve lost my titling mojo!
On the face of it, Bountee looks good, their site is good, their designs/designers are good, and their pricing is good (for an English site). The interesting thing about Bountee to me is how essentially they are a print-on-demand company (designers upload and sell their designs through Bountee), and yet their designs look nothing like anything that I’ve seen from other print-on-bemand services. I mean that in a good way, the designs look far more like items that you’d see from a regular tee company who had their tees screen printed. I do wonder whether they’re printing and producing garments that match up the quality of the designs though, because if the other print-on-demand services don’t print designs like this, how come Bountee can?
Well, this issue as actually been covered by Karl already (there’s a lot of discussion on that post Tcritic post as well), and whilst I don’t really understand the technicalities of ‘Direct-to-Garment’ printing, they seem pretty confident about it, and the results seem to speak for themselves.
Their organisation is very web2.0 (well, they were on Mashable!, after all), with lots of big fonts, tagging, star ratings, and integration with social sites like Digg and del.icio.us, but one feature I really like is the ability to browse by colour. Usually, I don’t have a particular colour of tee in mind if I’m shopping, but it is quite a cool feature and I’m surprised that more companies don’t feature it as a search/browisng option.
My personal favourite design at the moment, ‘Last Fairy on Earth‘ (pictured), and if you’re thinking the design looks quite Threadless-esque, thats probably because the designer has had a tee printed at Threadless (even though those two tees are in completely different styles…).