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Mr Four Fingers T-Shirts

by Mr Four Fingers on December 10, 2012

Mr Four Fingers T-shirts

I’m so used to reviewing and photographing other peoples t-shirts with a pretty quick turnaround but it takes us ages to do our own Mr Four Fingers t-shirts! HYA has reviewed Digisin before and it’s Digisin that  Mr Four Fingers has partnered up with to print our range of t-shirts.

There is another review on HYA of Digisins special edition packaging and there are  detail shots of hem tags if you are into that sorta thing but for now we are sharing our designs with some background info on the illustrations. [click to continue…]

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Wordans Custom T-Shirt Review

by Amy_F on November 19, 2012

Wordans-Shirt-Review

I’ve been asked to do Custom Reviews before and really enjoyed myself since I got to try out the companies website and custom design process and design my own shirt.  Not that I don’t already design my own shirts for a living but it’s always fun to try out other ways to go about it.  This most recent Custom Review was for a company called Wordans.  I had never heard of them prior to this so I was eager to check out their website and design center online.

Wordans logo

Their website is clean and designed well making it very simple to find the “Create Your Own” custom t-shirt section in the top left corner on the front home page.  They give you a drop down menu which sometimes I personally find annoying if there’s too much clutter happening in there or too many options, but they give you a reasonable amount of items/products to select from to custom design yourself.  I think it’s great that they’ve given you so many different items to custom design because there are so many creative people in the world that could just sit there for hours designing things which will in turn become lots of orders for them.

Wordans website

 

Let’s get right to it so I can start showing you my custom shirt.  I obviously clicked on custom T-shirt and while that page is loading they give you a brief 1-2-3 step process of how the website will work.  Once the design center loads they give you a slew of t-shirt styles and brands to choose from on the right hand side and color options for each shirt underneath plus sizing and quantity and all that good stuff.

design center screen shot

Wordans gave me a lot of options which I liked but disliked at the same time.  Let me explain; I’ve done custom t-shirt websites that give me 4 shirts to choose from and I hated it.  But too many options, especially options that are very similar where a normal consumer (not a clothing company owner/designer such as myself) would know the difference between the brands and fits and styles.  I’m not sure if they get a lot of every day people shopping for a few custom shirts or more so clothing companies or business’s purchasing in bulk since they have that option as well.  If it’s more consumer-related then I think you should limit the brands and styles of the clothing.  What do I mean by that?  I mean don’t give me the same style shirt in a Gildan and an American Apparel because a normal person isn’t going to know the difference they are only going to look at color, fit and price.

Amy-Wordans-Custom-Tshirt The Gildan-Women’s vneck fits perfect!

I chose a Gildan Women’s fit v-neck t-shirt in white though the color options were endless I was in a simple mood.  The next part is simple, simply choose your text or image to place on the shirt.  They give you a much broader range to place your design on the shirt than most other custom design websites do.  They basically give you the entire front or entire back to maneuver your text or image around.  This was great because I got really frustrated on other websites with the small limited area they allowed me to play around with.  Now you have the option of typing your own text and playing around with styles, fronts, colors, etc. which could be an all day process.  Or you could upload your own image for the t-shirt or even better CHOOSE from one of the MANY selections they give you.

Amys-Custom-Tshirt-Design I actually overlapped two separate designs together to create MY custom t-shirt design at Wordans!

Now here’s where the fun began because they gave me a lot of different categories of images to choose from from “Funny” to “Love”, “Music”, “Animals”, “Sports”, their Top 25 image selections and a ton more.  Plus, every category had sub-categories which killed me because there were even MORE options to choose from.  Again, something that could be good or bad.  Here’s why I say that; because I love options but with more options comes perhaps me making more shirts = good for Wordans.  With more options comes me sitting on their website longer = good for Wordans.  Here’s why it’s bad.  More options could mean I get frustrated and don’t want to deal with it and just give up on the designing thus Wordans loses a sale.  Too many options can give one a headache and drive them up a wall.  This is sort of what happened and I ended up having to stop searching for more images, rethinking the design and starting over.

Amys-Custom-Tshirt I am so excited with the final result of my custom t-shirt!

I have to give it to Wordans though because overall they were the best custom t-shirt website I’ve tried out in my short 28 years on earth.  Their pricing was stellar starting t-shirts at $9.95 before the design.  If you recall I did a review for Zazzle and their pricing was outrageously high before the design amongst a lot of other poor qualities about their website and custom t-shirt center (ie: limited design area on the t-shirt, poor blank t-shirt selection, etc.).  Wordans made me happy and pleasantly surprised with the overall quality of their website, design center and product.

Wordans-Custom-T-shirt

Thank you Wordans for allowing me the privilege of reviewing your custom design feature.  I had a lot of fun and am thrilled with the final product I created on your website.  Next time I need a custom product made I will be heading your way!

FUN FACT: Wordans hails all the way from Montreal, Canada!

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xtremeplaypen t-shirts

I don’t have any kind of a problem with people putting half naked women on t-shirts, I just don’t know when I’d get to wear them, perhaps on a night out clubbing, but even then I wouldn’t want to be stood next to my girlfriend with that image on my t-shirt.

It is a cool design though, if I remove my personal feeling about ‘boobs on tees’ I like the style of the photo and think it works well as a design. I guess I’m not their target demographic. Still, I’m always going to post this stuff because it lets me get away with posting boobs, because despite being 26 I’m still very much a child inside.

Costiness=£10 Buy it at Xtremeplaypen

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Shield T-shirt by Megabolt

by Andy on May 28, 2011

megabolt t-shirt

It feels quite rare at the moment that I just post a random shirt from a company I’ve never heard of that haven’t e-mailed me, I’m constantly trying to give you the latest and greatest news, but there’s just not enough time in the day without me posting even more than I already do, so here’s a tee that I just really like.

Costiness=$20 Buy it at Megabolt

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Puns Not Guns by the Punning Man

by Andy on July 14, 2010

Puns Not Guns t-shirt by the Punning Man

You all know that I enjoy a good pun, and when the pun itself is about puns, well, that will tickle me just right.

Costiness=£9 Buy it at the Punning Man

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“Stag” tee by Alive & Well

by Andy on April 14, 2010

stag t-shirt

I’ve been sent a couple of tips from people to check out Alive & Well, and I’m really glad that people have let me know about them because they’re a really promising new brand by the looks of things, with some good tees and a well set out site. What more could I want? Well, hoodies, obviously, but they can be a bit of a budget killer so I’ll let them slide on that one. Interesting story, we were having a problem with deer coming into our orchard (yep, that’s just how I live) and eating the flowers, a few days later I was eating some lovely venison, I’ll let you figure out how it went from garden to plate, but either way, you can’t beat those food miles!

Costiness=£12.99 Buy it at Alive & Well

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Rain Drops & Rhombuses by Plink Design

by Andy on January 28, 2010

Post image for Rain Drops & Rhombuses by Plink Design

As fas as t-shirt names go, this one is certainly informative. The colourway is pretty summery, which you can either view as being a bit early, or a bit of positive thinking from people that don’t care for the cold; either way, it’s a pleasing shirt.

Costiness=$20 Available from Plink Design (cool product page too)

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I Heart Realism by huntingbears

by Andy on January 10, 2010


I’d seen this tee around a few times, but it was jsut a picture and there was no store associated with it, so I wasn’t able to add it to the epic (and not particularly popular) list of 109 I heart NY style tees, but I’m glad I’ve tracked it down because it’s one of my favourite examples of the genre.

Costiness=$20 Available from huntingbears Big Cartel store

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Octopus by Brutali

by Andy on December 9, 2009

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This artwork really suits the black and white colourway and that place works nicely too. And good to see a brand called Brutali doing their photoshoot in a churchyard too!

Costiness=£10 (on sale, and get a further 15% off with the coupon code CHRISTMAS1 during this most festive of months) Available from Brutali Apparel

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burnkylie3

In their words:

My clothing line, Grim Threads, blends the darkness of the macabre with bright, bold colors of graffiti
and street art.

It’s unusual to find a brand that has designs focused on the more macabre side of life (though I don’t find these designs to be that ‘dark’), and yet they’re totally onboard with non-depressing colourways. It’s unusual, and I like it.

Grim Threads

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Irregular Times, who don’t appear to spend all that much time talking about tees normally, have taken a look at print on demand companies and judged them based upon where the stock tees come from, and how ‘ethical’ those suppliers are (American Apparel = good, Gildan = bad, for example) . I don’t know if its the best metric for judging where you set up your virtual shop, but it is certainly something that you should think about when using a POD website.

Irregular Time: Review of Eleven Websites To Design and Sell Your Own T-Shirts, Considering Shirt Source [via that other t-shirt blog]

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Not a t-shirt blog: The Unknown t-shirt

by Andy on August 16, 2006

llama lovin model.jpg
Now, I’m sure that Nate from The Unknown T-shirt would be the first to admit that he doesn’t own the flashiest website in the world, but this guy is an artist, and I like his tees, so I ain’t going to rag on his site.

A lot of the tees have some kind of an animal theme to them, with a comic/cartoon style, and usually with a hand drawn look. There’s a lot of fun designs on show here, even if I don’t completely understand most of them ( maybe that’s the point?), and they’re offerend at a price that might persuade you that you don’t need another tee from Threadless.

The tee’s are printed on Gildan stock, which I personally like because it tends to be a bit heavier than AA (and the summer days are certainly getting shorter), and I’ve got a Gildan tee which is 4/5 years old and hasn’t got out of shape or faded at all.

Costiness=$12 (via Paypal) URL

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