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Wordans Custom T-Shirt Review

by Amy_F on November 19, 2012

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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101 Robot T-Shirts [Lists]

by Andy on June 19, 2009

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With the release of what is almost certain to be the greatest movie of all time today in the UK and across the world over the next week, I thought it would be an excellent opportunity for me to hunt down some robot t-shirts, especially as the previous robot-themed lists have are two of Hide Your Arm’s most popular articles to date. I must admit that I was a total child for the first Transformers live-action movie, even though I realise that in many, many ways it is utterly terrible, but I still smiled throughout the whole thing because it was goddamn awesome. Robots, fighting, and Megan Fox, what more could I possibly want? I’m pretty sure that you could rob my house whilst that film is on TV and I’d only realise you were doing it once you unplugged the Blu-Ray player. I guess you could say I’m a little excited about Revenge of the Fallen being released, which is why I went a little robot crazy and compiled this huge robot tee loving list. Enjoy!

*Update* If you’re in the mood for lists of t-shirts, check out this post: The Ultimate List of T-Shirt Lists!

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1. Robots in Disguise by getslapt – $15 – Available from getsplapt

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2. Terratag x Hokkusai’s Great Wave – £19.99 – Available from Urban Retro

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3. Paintbot by digisin – $19.49 – Available at MySoti

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4. Robotic Tacos – $18 – Available from Foe Paws Apparel [previously featured here]

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5. Robotrock (Gundam x The Clash ‘London Calling’ Album Cover) – $20 – Available from Chop Shop [previously featured here]

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6. Robot SMASH – $16 – Available from Raygun Robyn

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7. Mighty Robot – £24.99 – Available from Rimo-To [previously featured here]

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8. How awesome would it be if the Dinobots were in one of the movies? – $20 – Available from 80s Tees

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9. RoboShake – $17.95 – Available from Nerdy Shirts [men’s small only, more options for the ladies]

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10. Robots wish they could do the human – $15 – Available from Threadless

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11. The Robot Blues – $20 – Available from Always Urban

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12. Run R2! – $17.95 – Available from Split Reason

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13. Robot Leg by Digisin – $19.49 – Available from MySoti

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14. Krushbot – Available from Zero Boutique

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15. Terror Bot T-Shirt – $19.99 – Available from Jinx!

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16. Atomic Robot Smash – $28 – Available from Raygun Robyn

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17. You Complete Me – $11 – Available from BustedTees

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18. Mr. Roboto – £25 – Available from Drop Dead Clothing

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19. Johnny 5 – $21.90 (CAD) – Copyright infringeingly available from Wordans

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20. Ocu-Cop by Mediocre Design – $25 – Available at MySoti

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21. The DaVinci Hax – $18.95 – Available from SplitReason.com

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22. Mr. Roboto Goes Sightseeing – $18 – Not available from Threadless [sold out but too awesome to skip over]

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23. Robo Power – $30 – Available from Epic Props

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24. Torchbot 3000 – $17.95 – Available at Fuzzy Ink [robots and mustaches, what more could a hipster want?]

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25. Helbotica (a robot made of Helvetica characters) – $20 – Available at Chop Shop Store

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26. Terratag Hizashi White – £19.99 – Available at Urban Retro [previously featured here]

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27. New World Order – $15 – Available at Threadless

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28. Robot Decapitation – $19.99 – Available from Stabb

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29. Robots in Disguise – $17.99 – Available from Jinx!

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30. Toi Robot – $20 – Available from Toi

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31. Flaming Robot Destroy – $28 – Available from Raygun Robyn

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32. Dtoid Kamikaze – $15.95 – Available from Split Reason [Destructoid.com shirt]

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33. Dead Robot by Mediocre Designs – $25 – Available at MySoti

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34. Primordial Duel – $20 – Available at Design By Humans

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35. Panda 2K – $15 – Available at Threadless [in women’s sizes, at time of writing]

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36. Robot Gorilla Suit – $19 – Available from Springleap

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37. J-5 is Alive – Available from Slowshirts [actually, no, sorry, it’s sold out]

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38. Sunbot – $22 – Available from Enclothe

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39. Duh Zombie – $19.95 – Available from Split Reason

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40. Klaatu – $17.95 – Available from Jinx! [was Klaatu a robot or an alien? Or an alien robot? Or a robot alien?]

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41. Skull Cahote – $12 – Available from Alphabet Arm

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42. Prepare For Robots – $18 – Available from Robit Studios

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43. Make Love Not War by Paul Burgess – $18 – Available from Threadless

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44. Robots No Follow – $20 – Available from Chop Shop

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45. Funkbotics (if you look hard enough you can see that it looks cool) – £25 – Available from Funkrush

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46. AL Robot – $49 – Available from Tookata People

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47. Roskel – $20 – Available from One Way North

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48. Sleeping Robot – $20 – Available from Ha Ha Press

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49. Humans are Dead – $17.99 – Available from Jinx!

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50. The 209 (Robocop) – $22 – Available from Mini Cassette Tees

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51. Horsebot – $19 – Available from Enclothe

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52. Robot Chasing Horses – $15 – Available from Robot Shirts (who only have one robot-based design)

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53. Recycle – £20 – Available from Funkrush

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54. Shoot the Baddies by Olly Moss – $18 – Available from Threadless

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55. Big Robot – €16.90 – Available from RDTS

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56. Brobot – $19.49 – Available from MySoti

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57. weRobot – $20 – Available from Chop Shop

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58. Robot Attack – $19 – Available from Design by Humans

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59. Glasgow Robot Riot – £15 – Available from My Robot Overlord

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60. Androids Dream of Electric Sheep – $17.99 – Available from Jinx!6

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61. Grandpa! – €22 – Available from Conkershop

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62. Tofu Robot – $24 – Available from Spicy Brown

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63. Obey Your Robot Overlords – £15 – Available from My Robot Overlord

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64. Robot by digisin – $19.49 – Available from MySoti

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65. R2 Manual by Reece Ward – £14.73 – Available from RedBubble

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66. I taut I taw a torm-trooper by Reece Ward – £14.73 – Available from redbubble

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67. Modern Science by Travis Pitts – $20 – Available from Kindercore

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68. Kid-Robot by Studio8Worx – $25 – Available from designbyhumans

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69. Halftone-Robot by Old30Bastard – $20 – Available from designbyhumans

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70. H1-N1 – $17 – Available from Loiter Ink

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71. Deconstructo-Bot – $12 – Available from Suburban Hijinx

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72. Bear vs Robot – $21 – Available from Bear Annihilator

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73. Don’t Be A Robot – $10 – Available from Out Loud Clothing

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74. Giants – $10 – Available from Scale the Summit

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75. Robots Like Art Too – £15 – Available from Bang Bang T-Shirts

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76. Wind-Up – £15.21 – Available from redbubble

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77. R21DT – $18 – Available from Single Second

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78. Cruelbot – $24.90 – Available from E.T’s Tees

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79. Diamond Geezer – £20 – Available from Funkrush

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80. The Robotanist – $19.99 – Available from Uneetee

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81. Chaos came from the Ocean – $19 – Available (for women only at the moment) from designbyhumans

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82. Robotz – $11.99 – Available from the Appreciation Post

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83. Bedo Bot – $19.95 – Available from Bedo Shirts

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84. Nouveau Mechanica – $21 – Available from Enclothe

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85. Giant Squid Eating a Robot – £12 – Available from Lhome

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86. Robots Are a Nerds Best Friend – $13 – Available from Crazy Go Lucky

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87. Roboticus Carpalium – $12.48 – Available from thinker Clothing (featured on The Big Bang Theory… obviously)

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88. Robots by luchaworkshop – $20 – Available in womens small or large from Etsy

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89. Robot by happyfamily – $16 – Available from Etsy

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90. Robots In Disguise by jamjamtees – $12.99 – Available from Etsy

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91. Robot Attack by rainbowswirlz – $25 – Available from Etsy

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92. Wise Robots by binarywinter – $24 – Available from Etsy

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93. Robot Philosopher by ScreamPrinting – $19.95 – Available from Etsy

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94. Robotech Valkyrie – $24 – Available from Etsy

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95. Robot Brain by dylanS – $21 – Available from Etsy

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96. That robot owl from that one movie…. [that’s seriously what it’s called] – $14 – Available from Etsy

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97. Astroborg by spaghettikiss – $20 – Available from Etsy

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98. Do the Robot – $9.99 – Available from 80sTees

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99. Optimus Prime 84 – $24 – Available from 80sTees

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100. Optimus Prime says ‘Stay In School’ – $20 – Available from 80sTees

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101. What Would Optimus Prime Do? – $20 – Available from 80sTees

This post took around 15 hours to compile, if you could take a few seconds to tweet about the post, stumble it, bookmark it on delicious, digg it, possibly even mention it in a blog post, I would be incredibly grateful, not only because it would send more visitors to my site, but also because it would help to support the brands featured, many of whom are pretty small and need all the exposure they can get.

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Ok, so you’ve got Cafepress, Zazzle, Spreadshirt, ShirtCity and a whole host of others that I’m forgetting, but you know what Wordans has that the others don’t? They’re Canadian!

I guess I’m being a bit flippant, Wordans do appear to offer a good service, plenty of high quality products, direct to garment printing for regular orders, screen printing for orders of more than 35 tees and the usual ‘design it yourself’ features that you’ve come to expect from the print-on-demand industry. Oh, and their blog is pretty cool too, its not all ‘look at us, look at us, look at us’, its more like ‘look at us, look at our competitors, look what our community did’.

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