Missed part 1? Don’t worry, you can read it here!
Printfection has only been around since 2006 but they have gained a loyal following of folks who have been printing tees ever since.
They give you all kinds of free features for your shops such as allowing custom logos for your shops, nine custom shop themes, and customer search capabilties. Did I mention that it was free? While their website was not the easiest on the eyes, it was and is very functional. Think Soviet era design meets Apple simplicty here.
The setup of a shop took even less time than Cafepress if you can believe that. I was able to create a shop in about a minute. And where did I find the Upload Image button? Under the ‘My Images’ sidebar menu… nice huh?
Once I got there I was presented with the following file format options for design uploads: PNG, JPEG, GIF, and BMP. There goes my Digital Printing Only Alarm again. Serious designers, you may want to hold out for one of the other sites in this review.
Once the images were uploaded I was given tons of garment choices and colors. Much better but again not enough for my personal liking. If I want American Apparel shirts for this design and Gildan for that one, I like to have that flexiblity. Our comrads at Printfection have a you don’t choose shirt in russian designed site, shirt choose you. Overall, not a bad experience. I gotta bust their chops on something right? Da!
- Super fast shop setup
- Free Premium Level shop features
- Easier to use interface than Cafepress
- Lots of shirt colors
- Only digitally printed shirts pass the Lenin statue on their way out of the factory
- Again, not for folks that want to have 5 different lines of shirts that you will be selling to Marc Ecko
- Need I say it again? You no choose shirt, shirt choose you.
Tomorrow we’ll take a look at Spreadshirt.