As in the previous post concerning shirts and such, I have been trying to learn the art of designing a few products. I will say, that the resolution and dots per inch and image size had me stumped a bit, but I got the bugs out and now have a really good idea how it works.
I offer here, and please note this is a working product page that I hope believe is coming together nicely. I have a lot of work ahead, but am actually having fun and learning the art of online sales - albeit a humble start, I think I can make some very nice Forum Souvenirs and gifts that you may enjoy, at the very least like to look at :) I've asked for years to offer something, they also have several hat/cap ideas available besides shirts and tons of other stuff that makes very little sense to me, minus bumper stickers and calendars. I always dreamed of a calendar with the best photos from the members gleaning each months calendar!
I'll include the artwork below, photos from the CafePress are NOT easy to display here, I would need to do screen capturing, cropping and uploading to Image-shack. But if you wish to get right to the page and see multiple photos and read about the products, please click here http://www.cafepress.com/beemaster
These three products done are:
A serious collector coffee mug is for those of you who appreciate a vibrant looking mug that will stand out at home or at work. Note, the photos at CafePress show the product, this is just the artwork.
Then there is the can thermos, a nifty 12oz can holder that CafePress claims keeps beverages colder 10 times longer than no insulator at all. It is made by Thermos, and seems very nicely made.
Lastly, I saw a 4 cup set (all different interior colors that are stackable and see useful for many reasons - frankly the artwork fit pretty good with little trimming and the two items seemed lonely on the page. But I put it together for both practice and page look and it isn't bad at all :) Someone here (many moons ago) came up with the Slogan shown on the products. I went with that to see how it would look in print and like it.
The one think I'd like to do is mess with the image a tiny bit to make the yellowy color more honey colored. I think that would be better fitting our group for sure.
Again, I can't show you the items as well as their website - please let me know what you think.http://www.cafepress.com/beemasterNote... originally I had a mug designed for those who attended Bud3 - I took this down for now because I saved the image in a format that does not complement text. I will work on the Bud3 mug soon using the proper .png image file saving format.