I don't think the quality is substandard at all. The zazzle/cafepress type sites aren't get-rich-quick sites at all.I would avoid it personally. not only will the quality be substandard but it's just another get-rich-quick site that sucks people into selling their ideas for little return while zazzle reap the benefits. has always struck me as the lazyman's website for selling cheap crap
Yes, most businesses improve over timemaybe their techniques have changed since they first started but I remember cafepress having cheap iron-on graphics that were destroyed through one wash cycle. zazzle looks like more of the same. if you're a business it's not the best route to go imho, especially if you're starting out. also, these sites mass produce the same things and tend to stick to the "quantity not quality" mantra of doing business. their business model doesn't inspire confidence imo. I would rather order a quality screen-printed t-shirt from a struggling company that only has 12 designs than some poor looking cafepress/zazzle company that has thousands of poor designs.