On-Demand T-Shirt Printing Review – Part 4

by liz on July 24, 2008

in reviews, t-shirt printing

Where where you this week?! If you missed it, here’s part 1, 2 and 3.

Wordans
www.wordans.com

A relative newcomer to the online t-shirt printing scene, I’d heard good things of these guys and thought that I should give them a shot. Wordans is located in Quebec, Canada though I’m sure most Quebecians would like to drop that whole Canada part.

Account creation was fast and the only downside for me was that upon completion of the account creation, I was dumped to their main page instead of to their shop creation page. In a way I can understand why they did this, the login is for folks buying and selling, but I guess I had grown used to being dumped right into the shop creation. No biggie though. I found the shop creation link up top and moved on.

I went into the shirt creation interface (they refer to it as their Wordans Experience) and was immediately greeted with a sign of hope. I found Gildan shirts mentioned by name and an icon for American Apparel shirts. I love choice, have I ever mentioned that? Anyway, moving on. Tons of shirt colors. All of them I think (all of the ones available by the vendor that is).

Now on to the image upload. It is built into their Jimi Hendrix… er Wordans Experience as a tab at the top, nice. I had one problem with the Wordans Experience interface… I couldn’t upload images. I remembered seeing an ‘Upload Image’ button outside the interface so I went there instead.

Do you remember where I said that Spreadshirt had two unique features? Well apparently they are unique just like everybody else. Wordans has a very similar “choose your commission” kind of thing except that you decide how much you want to make from each sale in currency.

And that other unique feature, the ability for designers to make commissions when their designs are used and sold on other people’s products? They have that too and more designs appear to have been uploaded than what I saw in the Spreadshirt archives. Good news all around. Where was I? Oh yes, I was talking about image uploading.

Once I used the other ‘Upload Images’ button that I told you about, you are given three choices for your image uploads: PNGs, JPEGS, and GIFs. They recommend a minimum resolution of 1000×1000. You may be saying to yourself, “Great, another digital printing operation” and to that I would say, “Whoa boy” not this time.

They do digital printing, vinyl (flex and flock), and SCREEN PRINTING!!!! Yes folks actual screen printing is available on orders of 35+ shirts. But wait, there’s more. I read in their FAQ that they will also make design changes/improvements on screen printed designs for free with 50+ shirt orders. Niiiiice. And remember what I said about finding Gildan and American Apparel shirts? They also offer Bella (great ladies tees) or the brand of your choice.

I should also mention that their shop also includes being able to select a featured star product, eight templates or you can roll your own in advanced mode, you can add a link to your blog, to your flickr rss feeds, and lots more. In fact, they also have little snippets of code to allow you to integrate your store with your blog or facebook page. Talk about going above and beyond. The only downside from these guys is that their interface needs to be fixed (the upload images button). That would make this site perfect in my eyes.

Pros

  • They do it all, digital printing, flex and flock, and screen printing
  • Easy shop setup
  • More premium level features than the other guys offered
  • Every shirt color from every vendor is available
  • You can use your own design or someone else’s
  • HUGE library of uploaded designs to choose from
  • Designers can make money here

Cons

  • Image Upload button broken in the Wordans Experience
  • Some additional premium shop features would be nice (Just Kidding)
  • I can’t think of anything else *shrugs*

Stay tuned for our final installment tomorrow, we’re taking a look at Zazzle.

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ntoine August 4, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Little corporate feedback from the wordans team ;)

To upload images, you need to first submit them for them to be validated by our team. You can do this on your shop homepage: upload the designs in the “welcome” section and them use them to sell your products (basically, we need to approve your design before you can create your products for sale, they are normally approved within 24 hours, this is to prevent any copyright infringement).

If you want to just buy a shirt with your design, just upload the image in the create your custom t-shirts section. Yours to enjoy!

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ntoine August 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Little corporate feedback from the wordans team ;)

To upload images, you need to first submit them for them to be validated by our team. You can do this on your shop homepage: upload the designs in the “welcome” section and them use them to sell your products (basically, we need to approve your design before you can create your products for sale, they are normally approved within 24 hours, this is to prevent any copyright infringement).

If you want to just buy a shirt with your design, just upload the image in the create your custom t-shirts section. Yours to enjoy!

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Bucktowndusty @ FromThePen.com August 22, 2008 at 3:38 pm

Wordans seems to be the top dog of all the choices you mention in this series. I likey!

Buck

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Bucktowndusty @ FromThePen.com August 22, 2008 at 8:38 am

Wordans seems to be the top dog of all the choices you mention in this series. I likey!

Buck

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Caza Creations December 5, 2008 at 10:43 pm

How does Wordans compare to T-Shirt Monster?

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Caza Creations December 6, 2008 at 5:43 am

How does Wordans compare to T-Shirt Monster?

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Caza Creations December 6, 2008 at 5:43 am

How does Wordans compare to T-Shirt Monster?

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IL 2 Def Clothing Co. December 6, 2008 at 9:39 pm

I had wordans didn’t like it to much. I do like redbubble though.

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IL 2 Def Clothing Co. December 6, 2008 at 9:39 pm

I had wordans didn’t like it to much. I do like redbubble though.

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IL 2 Def Clothing Co. December 6, 2008 at 2:39 pm

I had wordans didn’t like it to much. I do like redbubble though.

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liz December 7, 2008 at 5:40 am

I don’t think we covered redbubble in this review … the one thing I don’t think I’ve seen is any really customizable stores using redbubble.

Can you actually change up your layout?

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liz December 7, 2008 at 5:40 am

I don’t think we covered redbubble in this review … the one thing I don’t think I’ve seen is any really customizable stores using redbubble.

Can you actually change up your layout?

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liz December 6, 2008 at 10:40 pm

I don’t think we covered redbubble in this review … the one thing I don’t think I’ve seen is any really customizable stores using redbubble.

Can you actually change up your layout?

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IL 2 Def Clothing Co. December 12, 2008 at 4:34 am

they have that coming soon. I also like spreadshirt…they are the top dogs!

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IL 2 Def Clothing Co. December 12, 2008 at 4:34 am

they have that coming soon. I also like spreadshirt…they are the top dogs!

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IL 2 Def Clothing Co. December 11, 2008 at 9:34 pm

they have that coming soon. I also like spreadshirt…they are the top dogs!

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lipeicun March 14, 2009 at 5:29 am

How do you do! Shirt turn out merchant merchandise on hand has my my Chinese special field culture prepared 32 S 140 G 21 S 160 , 180 , 200, off the shelf, need to be able to contact mobile telephone 13780216755

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lipeicun March 14, 2009 at 5:29 am

How do you do! Shirt turn out merchant merchandise on hand has my my Chinese special field culture prepared 32 S 140 G 21 S 160 , 180 , 200, off the shelf, need to be able to contact mobile telephone 13780216755

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lipeicun March 13, 2009 at 10:29 pm

How do you do! Shirt turn out merchant merchandise on hand has my my Chinese special field culture prepared 32 S 140 G 21 S 160 , 180 , 200, off the shelf, need to be able to contact mobile telephone 13780216755

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wordans.com June 21, 2010 at 7:14 pm

This review is from 2008. I didn't even know it existed! Checkout our 2010 version.
We offer premium shops for free! Free aps, free white label shops, we print on all colours…

http://www.wordans.com/

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Hockey Blades June 30, 2010 at 3:46 pm

Wordans has made great strides in the past year or so and seems to be positioning itself as a major contender in the POD business. They've released several widgets and apps recently to help promote your store. They are starting to leap frog over a lot of its competitors in my opinion.

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Jenna February 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I have had the worst experience with Wordans! I ordered a shirt, which was poor quality. Wordans did agree to replace it. This took a month, and then Wordans notified me (after I sent three emails inquiring about my purchase) that they cancelled the order for my replacement shirt.

since they dont give refunds (though this was a christmas present and it is now Feb) I had to order a THIRD SHIRT!

It has now been a month, and I am inquiring as to where my THIRD RE-ORDER IS!!! I will never order from Wordans again.

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K Lie February 28, 2012 at 3:43 am

Wordans is a lousy retailer. I ordered a custom t-shirt:

– I did not receive an email confirmation with an order no.
– The T-shirt order was wrong
– I sent them an email about the wrong order and never heard back.

I do not recommend them. Unreliable and terrible customer service. Go elsewhere.

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Roland August 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

After a month of trying to get someone to answer my emails and posts because all my previoulsy approved designs for the MP were now set as not approved I get a email saying not all products are picked for the MP. These designs were selling then all sales stopped that is why I checked. I was told it was fixed and it was then in a few weeks went back to not approved. This is totally not right. I sell at 13 other POD’s and have never seen the likes of this, removing almost every design I submitted that was on the MP and selling?

I think that the people there are clueless at running a store and this was a tech glitch but they will not answer emails, and when they finally did say this which makes no sense at all. A waste of hours and hours of work.

Also the category links do not direct and show no products something they refuse to address and a contact button that relentlessly pops up while you are trying to work and covers where you are trying to go so you have to minimize it all day long. Asked them to move it over and of course again no reply. What a joke this company is.

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