Sunday, 31 May 2015

Zazzle T-Shirt Review

After buying and being disappointed by my Snaptee t-shirt I decided to try Zazzle. I already make and sell t-shirts on zazzle, but I have never bought any of their t-shirts before. I did buy a couple of hooded sweatshirts last year and they were ok. So I gave it a go to see if they were any better.

Firstly the actual website is far better than using an app. The website is clear, easy to use and is great for editing your designs. It is also easy to edit your design on any number of tops, including women's and children's. Zazzle does have a sizes and measurements chart and you can view this from the product page. Ordering again was very easy.
I was able to get a discount and use my own designer discount!
The one thing Zazzle has over Snaptee is the free shipping.

I went for exactly the same kind of design: Mermaid Sunset on a Men's Basic White T-Shirt, 
XL size.

Full Price                                 £17.95
Discount 15%                          £2.69
Designer Earnings Discount    £1.55
Shipping                                   FREE
Total                                        £13.71

Zazzle emailed me with the order confirmation and the next day they emailed me again saying my order had been shipped.
This time the tracking was available to my country but the only information it said was it was shipped and when. I guess as it's standard free delivery there isn't any actual tracking.
The order arrived about 10 days later which is in the 5-12 days after manufacturing time given.

Below are the photos of the t-shirt that arrived so you can see the packaging.

The packaging looks professional and survived fully intact all the way from America to Britain.

Below are photos of the t-shirt straight out of the packaging.







The shirt itself is of very good quality white cotton that is of a good weight and has been well made. The printing is very good. As you can see I did a few close up shots of the printing to show how clear and crisp the image is. The colour is very close to the original artwork. The photos don't really do it justice due to the lighting.

Below is the original artwork.


Now to the fit of the t-shirt. Below are photos of me wearing the t-shirt.



As you can see in the photos it's a very good fit. I like the length too as some shirts, especially the women's ones tend to be too short on me, (I have a slightly longer body type). The sleeves are not at all tight and the whole shirt feels comfortable and looks flattering.
The sizing is correct. This is definitely an XL size t-shirt.

Next I washed the t-shirt so we can see how it fairs in the washing machine. Obviously a very important test to do, because we do need to wash our clothes after wearing them and getting them dirty. If a t-shirt can't survive a wash or two then there isn't much point in getting a t-shirt printed with a personal or special design. 





As you can see the t-shirt washed up really well. The shirt itself wasn't very crumpled or creased. The fabric is as white as it was when it arrived new. The print is still crisp, clear and unmarked. The colour is still strong and not at all faded. It still looks as good as new. Ironing the shirt was easy and I am very happy to wear it again.
I think this t-shirt and it's image will last for ages and I will be wearing it for a few years to come!

My Rating For This T-Shirt And The Company Zazzle.

Overall Rating
Arrived On Time
Yes

Would You Recommend This Product
Yes

How It Fits
True To Size

Product Best Recommended For
Myself

Product Quality
Print Quality
After Washing

To buy this t-shirt or other similar ones visit my new Zazzle shop Mermaids Paradise:







Snaptee T-Shirt Review

I recently bought a Snaptee t-shirt because I had been making them for a couple of weeks to sell on the new app on my smartphone. They offered me a discount code and it lowered the price enough for me to want to buy one.
It's always nice to be able to buy a t-shirt that you have had a hand in creating.
I wouldn't say that the app is very good overall. It lacks a lot of editing choices and you can definitely tell they are fairly new. However, on the plus side, they are pretty easy to use and ordering was a breeze.
So I created a mermaid t-shirt on a men's standard white t-shirt. Mainly because I usually wear those ones as they are considered to be unisex, but also because no matter how hard I tried I couldn't actually figure out how to create a woman's t-shirt! 
I'm 5"6' in height and I need to wear a size XL. I'm from Britain so clothes sizing is different here to other countries. 
Snaptee doesn't explain anything about how their sizes work or offer any measurements to help you.
My t-shirt order apparently came from China, as that's where Snaptee is based. 
I ordered my t-shirt on 29th April 2015.
Full price was £13.99
Shipping         £3.00
Discount        -£7.00
Total               £9.99

The next day I received an email to tell me it had been shipped by standard shipping.
Although the email said I could track the order the tracking was not available in my country.
About 10 days later it arrived at my home. I would say this is quite quick as it did say anywhere up to 3 weeks!

Below are photos of the t-shirt that arrived so you can see how it was packaged.















I have to say the packaging itself was very good. I also liked the t-shirt being wrapped in tissue paper.
It all arrived in very good condition, as you can see for yourself from the photos. Pretty good considering it had come all the way from China!

Below are photos of the t-shirt itself.
















The t-shirt isn't too bad. The actual t-shirt itself is not of a particularly high quality. It looks and feels like a value t-shirt. The image printed onto the t-shirt was clipped slightly due to the editing being very basic on the app. It is quite a big transfer that has been put onto the t-shirt. The actual image is not very clear but slightly undefined and the colours are not true to the original artwork.
I felt quite disappointed about that.

Now to the fit of the t-shirt. Below are photos of me wearing the t-shirt.

As you can see it fits but it is very tight! I think Snaptee has a very strange idea what XL size is. I would say that's more like a Medium size!
For a man's XL t-shirt I am very disappointed. 

Next I washed the t-shirt so we can see how it fairs in the washing machine. Obviously a very important test to do, because we do need to wash our clothes after wearing them and getting them dirty. If a t-shirt can't survive a wash or two then there isn't much point in getting a t-shirt printed with a personal or special design.







It came out very crumpled for a t-shirt. Unfortunately the printing got a little damaged too. Even after ironing the shirt is still not very crease free and the image still has white lines going through it.
I fear that after a few more washes the image would be completely ruined.

My Rating For This T-Shirt And The Company Snaptee.

Overall Rating
Arrived On Time
Yes

Would You Recommend This Product
No

How It Fits
Runs Small

Product Recommended Best For
Myself

Product Quality
Print Quality
After Washing
For futher information on the Snaptee app go to either the Apple app store or Goggle Play store.
This app works on smartphones and tablets using android or iOS.


Saturday, 9 May 2015

Funny Jesus Coffee Mugs

12 Very funny coffee mugs with Jesus on them. Please don't take offence because these are just for fun. Show everyone that you might be a Christian but you still have a sense of humor. A great way to enjoy your coffee (or tea)! 



Funny Jesus Mugs
Funny Jesus Mugs
by Heather Morgan

See more Christian gifts from my new store Christian Heaven:
www.zazzle.com/christianheaven

Summer Beach Bags

A collection of beach bags, including travel accessory bags, toiletries/cosmetic bags, passports holders and compact mirrors. 
All these accessories are both useful and stylish for your summer vacations.
These bags are great for taking on vacation to carry all your essentials like sunglasses, sun tan lotion, books/magazines, swimwear, hats and more!
There are more than 56 great beach accessories.
Check out this exciting big collection below now!



Top 10 Funny T-Shirts

Here is a collection of 10 very funny t-shirts. 
I selected 5 men's t-shirts and 5 ladies t-shirts.
We all love a funny t-shirt to express ourselves and make everyone smile. Whether it's a funny quote, a funny cartoon or a fun image of a cat, there's a t-shirt to bring a smile to most people's faces.
Make people smile with your favourite shirt and brighten their day.


Top 10 Funny T-Shirts
Top 10 Funny T-Shirts
by Heather Morgan

For even more awesome clothing check out my store:
http://www.zazzle.com/stargiftshop+clothing