Well, as predicted, EOD (Embroidery on Demand) has arrived at Cafepress. Today Cafepress had some downtime for “maintenance” but really it was to provide us with these new products. When I saw the little banner in my control panel I got a little rush of excitement. I quickly clicked on it and, I’m sorry to say, my excitement just as quickly disappeared. To be honest I don’t really know what I was expecting but it wasn’t this. Cafepress has added some new products, such as the cap in the previous post and a denim shirt, which it seems are the only products on which the embroidery (called InfiniStitch(TM)) can be used. And as you can see below the embroidery area is tiny. The size is the source of my disappointment.
The caps are pretty cool but I really don’t know who these shirts are for. We could just get the patch made and then sew it onto the clothing of our choice. Maybe people will use them as uniforms or something? Who knows? The jacket would be pretty sweet for POD though.
Recently we were given bulk tool over at Cafepress which enables us to add new products to many sections simultaneously but alas they cannot be used with these products because the image guidelines are different.
When it comes to POD I think the print area is a priority. Increasing the print area allows for more creativity. I really think that, instead of these items, Cafepress should have been working on how to increase print size. I don’t think we can even print on the back of dark t-shirts yet.
Finally I would like to say that EOD hasn’t arrived yet. I don’t really consider these to be embroidered products but rather products with embroidered patches on them. Oh well.
You can find out more at the Cafepress web site.