Welll...... Checked the TRACKING after getting emails from Cafepress.com and my T-Shirts are on the way! Expected delivery day by Wednesday, which coincidentally is the same day my coffee mugs will arrive.
I'll have a youtube video up showing the items for everyone to judge quality and use their imagination to help in the contest for best slogan, artwork (or photos) and the most request Beemaster product - 2012 Calendar using the photos of the members,
Mind you, use your imagination on the calendar and have months in mind surely we don't want a workers collecting pollen in January, so even though I'll be arranging the images to best serve the calendar layout, we will need images for all seasons.
Next I want you to imagine the sizes of the product's, and if it is a 2.5X5 inch - and if you are doing images or photos or drawings, it is important to give the HIGHEST RESOLUTION POSSIBLE, so that shrinking them will improve the artwork and fonts.
At the site www.cafepress.com
, they give you minimal setting for the overall artwork and slogan. You don't need to be a pro digital artist - but I have chosen 300dpi (they as for at least 200) and give you the exact dimensions you need to work with. And if you use Paint.net (actual name) then you MUST choose resolution (300dpi) first that image size. Remember too that you are working in INCHES not PIXELS - they cafepress gives you the dimensions and SOMETIMES you get two sizes....
1) Bleed - this is a number that allows your image to expand past the limits of the image, so they can crop it to fit perfectly and
2) actually size - this is as it states, the working parameters so that you have EXACTLY what you need to stay in. Many image editing programs have the same limits that you need to establish prior to working with artwork. You CAN make artwork bigger, but then you need re-size the image to fit and this could/will mess up pixels, causing sharp jagged fonts and blurry images.
So read the info, you don't need to open a store, you can just go in and get the specs and go from there. You can also SAVE your ARTWORK (no charge and limited info required) and go back to it later. But keep it in your drive, makes for finding so simple.
Lastly - hand drawing it/them and posting it here is easier too - I can always do the final cuts. The members want nice stuff, I hope to give it to them in many styles and of course add them to the collective of images (that 36,000 image collection) that has LOTS of nifty ideas to work off of too.