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You Can’t Disparage Skreened When Wearing Skreened Shirts. The Lawyers Tell You So.

We use the Ohio-based shop Skreened for printing our sweat-free shirts, but I’ve got to say this part of their User Agreement, applying to everyone using their website, is almost completely assholic:

PUBLIC REPUTATION

You acknowledge and agree that you will not use any product ordered from the Site in a way that would be [...]

Fact Check: Did Barack Obama Order the USPS to Issue this Eid Stamp?

This morning, Irregular Times received the following message by e-mail, a cut-and-paste reproduction of a message you can find all over the conservative blogosphere:

Muslim Stamp…………….NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SAY NO TO A MUSLIM STAMP BUT YES TO A STAMP WITH “JESUS CHRIST” ON IT! ——————————————————————————–

Apparently they think that putting “hearts” and “butterflies” on the new stamp [...]

Zazzle Widens Lead Over CafePress After CafePress Disrespects Designers

June 2009: CafePress revokes graphic designers’ ability to set commissions for items featuring their designs on its “marketplace” search engine. Designers’ new mandated commissions are lower than before. At the same time, CafePress raises prices on customers. CafePress increases its own corporate profit margin per item at the expense of both customers and designers.

July [...]

Artistic and Ethical Disaster: CafePress Removes Designer and Product Discretion. Take Control of Your Destiny. Get Off the Marketplace!

The last time that CafePress made changes to its terms of service, it did so openly. The t-shirt, button and bumper sticker printer did not make that mistake again, making a quiet but fundamental change today that may nevertheless push more people away from doing business there.

Corporate, Capitalist CafePress CafePress is a “print on [...]

CafePress Loses Longtime Lead After Stiffing Customers and Designers

When print-on-demand sticker and shirt shipper CafePress raised prices for customers and cut pay to designers starting June 1, 2009, the manner in which they spoke to designers set the tone for all that would follow. Over the phone, CafePress representatives insisted that their decision to cut pay to designers and raise prices for customers [...]

Not a Good Way to Avoid the Lawsuit Thingy

shirtauctions.com is looking for a freelance programmer:

Budget: $250-750

Created: 08/06/2009 at 0:12 EDT

Hello,

We need a clone of cafepress.com or zazzle.com with exact features….

And with a paycheck of up to $750, these folks will be sure to get a mighty fine program.

New CafePress Marketplace Designs Down 22% since March 2009

When in the early summer CafePress raised prices for customers buying t-shirts and cut pay for designers making graphics for t-shirts, a number of observers predicted that CafePress would lose designers to competitors like Zazzle and Skreened. It was also predicted that CafePress would lose market share to these competitors as a result. Have these [...]

Zazzle Makes Ethical Advance: Select Your Own Shirt Lines

Zazzle is a website that allows you not only to design a buy a shirt for yourself, but also to sell the shirts you design to other people. As far back as 2006, we at Irregular Times have been asking the people who run Zazzle to let people who want to sell shirts there the [...]

Audit the Audit the Fed Tshirt

Ron Paul’s libertarianism would take the sweatshop conditions in which Paul’s tshirts are made overseas, and recreate them right here in the USA. [...]

Which Print On Demand Service Will Close First — CafePress, Zazzle or Skreened?

As the economy implodes, I’ve been watching my mailbox fill with more, and more, and more offers from the services that print bumper stickers, buttons and t-shirts with various designs on demand. These offers promise me $5 off a purchase of $20, free shipping, extra business cards included, even a chance to win a prize… [...]

I gave Governor Blagojevich a bribe, and all I got was this lousy t-shirt! (Get it Ethically Here)

One of the interesting things about designing t-shirts is trying to figure out which ones will be popular and which won’t. Nope, I’m still not good those predictions. I was pretty sure my Man Plus Woman Equals Thingy would be a wildly popular t-shirt zinging the fundamentalists for their marriage equation, but nope, I haven’t [...]