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Old March 2nd, 2008 Mar 2, 2008 8:29:34 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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So i ordered a shirt i made from zazzle and cafepress for the first time, and i just got them and i was amazed on the big differences of the quality between zazzle and cafepress, zazzle having the best quality and cafepress having a really bad quality print. i cant believe how cafepress would send this tshirt!



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Zazzle close up:
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/5...zle2127ly8.jpg
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1...zle2133aa3.jpg
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/9...zle2133dz4.jpg
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/9...zle2127bb9.jpg

Cafepress:
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/7...afe2143uu0.jpg

http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/1691/zafe2143gi7.jpg

Edit: Spreadshirt quality pics on page 3!

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Old March 2nd, 2008 Mar 2, 2008 9:18:48 PM -   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

Looks like CP print head was 1/4+ from the shirt. Quality control
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

Wow those cafe press pics look awful, it definately looks like the head was way to far away from the garment.
I would contact them and tell them how bad the print was. The zazzle ones look good.

Cafe press is sure making kornit look bad right now
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

they are both done with DTG
 
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

Yep I can tell they are both dtg but it looks like cafe press is printing with the printhead too high above the garment which is making it blurry.
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

yeah that sucks because i paid $30 for that cafepress tshirt, and it was a glidan only.. while $20 for zazzle
im waiting for 2 shirs from spreadshirt.. well see if they are better
 
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

Has anyone heard that these company actually sub out to smaller DTG companies to print? If so, maybe that's where the inconsistancies are coming in?
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

I believe cafe press uses the kornits. I have not heard of them subbing out jobs.
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

it looks like cafepress used spray paint and a cardboard stencil. they need to tighten up quality control.
 
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

Yeah, the CF unit is junk. I'd be embarrassed to place my brand on that.
 
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

The kornit machine is actually a really nice machine but if you have a bad operator it doesnt matter how nice the machine is.
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

i hear cafe press has like 10 of the kornits maybe one was having a "bad day"...the operator is key to any DTG that is for sure.

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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

I just don't get it. It would seem that they would take the time to hire people that gave a crap about quality prints but I guess the almighty dollar goes further with cheap help. Even if they have to replace it.
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

I think the problem could be they dont have enough quality control. Maybe they have grown too quickly to keep up
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Default Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

I guess, but the part that gets me the most is that the idiots making these horrible prints either don't care that the prints are bad or weren't trained to know the difference. I guess they just have too many fires burning.
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