ThunderThighs wrote:Sorry for the problems with the shirt. If you could send pictures along with your email to firstname.lastname@example.org, they'll help you out.
Hey, I'm glad I came over and checked out the thread!
I was a bit nervous about my prints, but overall, I am ecstatic about how all of my designs printed. I've only gotten about half of them so far- the rest are in transit. Anyways, on my two copies of Haunted Robot, the blues ghosts in the people don't pop out as much as in the mock-up, but they definitely are visible (I didn't mind the obfuscation since they're ghosts). In the printer's defense, the half toning on this design is really tight, so there's not much room for error. Fortunately, the design is kind of built so if there is a little registration error (the blues and yellows on the bot, for example), it would be OK (and may even work in the design's favor since the aqua color isn't even there- it's the blue and yellow next to each other). I hope my justification here doesn't sound over-optimistic, but I really wasn't bothered by the lack of crispness. Anyways, I'll try to post some pics tonight when I get home to see if mine printed better than others.
I can say that I'm never 100% pleased when my tees arrive, whether they print at woot, Threadless, Good Joe, or DBH- there's almost always some kind of issue (and sometimes it's on me in my decisions (my Dark Side of Oz design has a goof which I traced back to my print ready file (but I don't think anybody caught it)), but I was overall pleased with Haunted Robot and very pleased with the printing in general. I think there was definitely something awry down there these past few months- I remember emailing Travis after my Springatron reprinted so poorly, but honestly I think they nailed the printing on my side sale (so far, like I said I've only gotten half of them).
Other notes is that the GITD ink on Squeeze was THICK so that thing lights up light crazy. It is definitely visible in the day light, but I think it's cool looking. Also, my Tin Old School hoodie printed absolutely perfectly. Much better than the original run when it debuted (it's a challenging print, too, esp. on a darker color). Eager Robot looks great (even better than I thought), You mean 10? looks good (although the highlight color is maybe too subtle- that's on me I think. Still, the design works overall and I was happy). I agree with the others that were disappointed in the coffee mugs a few side sales ago. That seems like a different issue, of course.
Anyways, like I said, Haunted Robot had a lot of supertight registration requrements the way we half toned it, but I'd be pretty bummed out if the blue ghosts disappeared completely (which they might have based on your photos, Goldenthorn), but they were, in fact, visible in mine (although not crisp like the shirt comp). If it's a problem, Goldenthorn, please PM me and maybe I can help out.
2:40 EST, edited to clean it up a bit
2:44 EST, edited again for correction