CafePress has nixed this design. I’m guessing someone has a copyright on copying the colorado license plate.
On May 1 , 2013 I ordered a small dog bowl from CafePress. When you design these products the CafePress site specifically says “What you see is what you get.”
What I saw:
What I got:
On May 7, I received the above product. The quality of the bowl is quite nice but they cropped off the bottom of the design. I submitted a complaint to CafePress: “Quality Comments: The image on the bowl was cropped off the bottom by about 1/4 inch.”
CafePress responded promptly:
I am sorry the Pet Bowl you received was not printed perfectly! I want you to be 100% satisfied with everything you purchase at CafePress.com. I am ordering you a replacement right away at no additional charge. You should receive the replacement by May 17, 2013
and your new order number is 199456951.
There is no need for a return! I do not want you to incur any additional shipping charges. Please discard the original bow.
If there is anything else I can do for you, please let me know.
Your ticket code is LTK1115702246846X. Please use this code in any further communication.
CafePress.com Support Representative
1-877-809-1659 Toll-Free (US)
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM EST, Monday – Friday
What I got:
Around May 14, I received the above product. The quality of the bowl is quite nice but they again cropped off the bottom of the design and sent the wrong size. I am submitting another complaint to CafePress.
CafePress nixed this design, but these are OK… ?
A new Momma’s Lil’ design for Doctor Who fans.
At the end of 2008, Pepsi Co. went through a major rebranding of their product lines. Here is a concept logo if they had pushed their Pepsi format across to Mountain Dew as well.
I came up with this design in early 2009. I made it available for sale on a variety of products on my CafePress store. A brief search showed that they had sold at least three t-shirts. On October 26th, 2009, I received two emails from CafePress stating that the image was being moved to “pending” status. (Pending Status = Design Death Warrant)
I wonder if I can send this to Pepsi and see if they would be interested in the design…
Today I sold my first product with the new and allowed “Momma’s Lil’ Klingon” dSign. After selling a dozen or so infant bodysuits, children’s t-shirts and bibs, CafePress decided my original Klingon dSign no longer met their guidelines. At this point ,I considered taking down my store. This wasn’t the only dSign they nixed and they were announcing their new pricing system. The new pricing system has so far increased the price the customer pays and has decreased my profit margin. (I wonder who is making out in this deal?) In digust, I went a while without a Momma’s Lil’ Klingon. I still don’t have a Mamma’s Lil’ Trekkie. CafePress banned two of my dSigns and inspiration hasn’t hit me yet for a third try. Anyway, here are the two Klingon dSigns. What do you think?
If you do a search on CafePress for the word “Jedi”, your search will come up empty, not a single entry. Considering the popularity of Star Wars, I find it hard to believe that no one in this great big internet has every tried to tag a Cafe Press design with the word.
Honestly, I could see using the tag “Jedi” on designs that have nothing to do with Star Wars just to bring searcher to my designs.
I assume that at some time in the past, George Lucas’s lawyers came a-calling and Cafe Press (wanting to stay in business) put “Jedi” at the top of the list of tags shopkeeppers are not allowed to use. I thought people should be warned. (By the way, I did not use the tag “jedi” myself otherwise, I am sure the store would be empty.)
CafePress took down another one of my images. This time it was one I had titled The Obama DeathStar. I do wonder how they decide which of their own rules to follow. Manipulation of someone elses logo is not allowed. I admit that is exactly what this is. But, I have have seen much lower quality parodys of other logos, such as Wal-Mart.