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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!



pics:

Zazzle close up:
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/562/closeupnewzazzle2127ly8.jpg
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/167/cloeupnewzazzle2133aa3.jpg
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/9489/newzazzle2133dz4.jpg
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/9461/newzazzle2127bb9.jpg

Cafepress:
http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/724/closeupnewzafe2143uu0.jpg

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

Edit: Spreadshirt quality pics on page 3!
 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

I think that is what would make me not sell my designs with fullfillment services as you have no control over the product that is produced and sent out. Those pics above are a perfect example of this.
 

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Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

That's exactly why I haven't put mine on CP yet. The sample I got was so far below my standards that I just can't bare to sell them on CP.

The thought of no money tied up in inventory is great, but I'd like to have return customers as well.
 

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Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

I just don't see how CP will be able to keep customers with shirts like that. They won't stay big long, and then they'll have more time to produce better quality prints.

I watched a TV spot where a fellow uploaded his same design to Spreadshirt, Zazzle and CP. In his review, they came back in that order for quality.

It's alot like what the OP is doing in this thread, so I am waiting for his Spreadshirt shirt to come back. Can't wait to hear his review.:)
 

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Re: Zazzle Vs. Cafepress, my pics!

The moral of this story is: Avoid CP unless you want half (or more) of your customers to receive crappy prints. With CP, you never know how bad the shirt is gonna end up.

CP is surviving because they have economies of scale to keep them going, meaning they have a large volume of shopkeepers (millions) and they survive on that.
So, if 25% of their stuff gets returned, they still have 75% to keep them going, unlike smaller boys like PF.

But then, PF can be trusted and you can sleep soundly at night.
 
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