Zazzle: impressions after two custom t-shirt purchases

Zazzle is:

At Zazzle, you can share and celebrate your interests and passions with unique one-of-a-kind products from apparel to greeting cards! Whether those interests are pets, family, collecting, art, cars, or sports, you’ve found the place to express your creativity and share what is uniquely you! It’s easy, fun, and affordable. And thanks to our start-of-the-art reproduction techniques and unparalleled customer support, you’re sure to be delighted by the results. Now…prepare to be Zazzled!

I ordered two shirts from Zazzle. The first was a tribute to Avenue Q. It said “Say NO to SchadenfreudE” on the front and “Avenue Q” on the back. The t-shirt was men’s large black, with orange text. The font I chose (from a wide selection) was very Battlestar Gallactica.

That shirt turned out great and I like to wear it, but it was only a very basic test of what Zazzle can do.

The second shirt I bought was a green medium kids t-shirt with the ID symbol for Dalek Sec of the Cult of Skaro from Doctor Who: Doomsday. I ordered the shirt on Sunday and it was delivered on Tuesday. The graphic I used was a 100×50 png image I drew based on the show.

I guess the outer edge on my original had some translucency which created an excellent effect on the final product. The lines on the inside of the symbol are very clean against the green of the shirt, but the outside sort of fades nicely into the green. If I wanted clean edges, I could have edited the image to remove that translucency, but I took a risk leaving it in and it really payed off.

Anyway, great job Zazzle!!!

Update: Glen F sent me corrected spellings for the Daleks from the Cult of Skaro: “The cult is made up of Dalek CAAN, Dalek RABE, Dalek SEC & Dalek THAY”. Thanks Glen!

4 responses to “Zazzle: impressions after two custom t-shirt purchases”

  1. Frank Michlick says :

    We want some pictures 🙂

    Did you also try Spreadshirt(.com)?

  2. John Tokash says :

    Hi Frank,

    I haven’t tried SpreadShirt – have you? If so, I’d like to hear about your experience.

    I’ll try to remember to take some picures tonight.

  3. J. Rountree says :

    Zazzle has a great design process, but poor customer service. They make constant upgrades which is good, but it is obvious they do not test these upgrades well enough before going online with them! I have tried other services such as Cafepress, Spreadshirt, and Printfection, but Zazzle seems the best at this point.

  4. Saied says :

    I was looking to get a few shirts done at Zazzle and was looking for some reviews on the final product. After reading your experience I think I will go ahead with it. Thanks

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