Printful Sample Order

How To Place Your First Order With Printful The Right Way (with FREE Shipping & 20% Off)

Last Updated: February 20, 2020

If you’re thinking of using Printful as your Print-on-demand fulfilment partner – then placing a sample order is an absolute must.

By placing a sample order you’ll get familiar with Printful’s website and ordering process, plus you’ll be able to judge for yourself the quality of Printful’s products and printing.

In this article I’ll show you..

So let’s get to it!

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Print-On-Demand FAQs

Print-On-Demand For Beginners: Your FAQs Answered

Last Updated: February 15, 2020

If you’re new to Print-On-Demand and selling your art online, then you probably have questions. Lots of them.

I get a lot of Print-On-Demand questions, and I see the same ones popping up time and time again.

So I thought I would start a ‘FAQs’ page for common print-on-demand questions that can serve as a useful resource for beginners and veterans alike.

I will keep adding FAQs and updating the information regularly – so if you have a question you’d like to ask, please do so by commenting below.

I hope this helps!

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Jim Benton

Billions From Bunnies: An Interview With Jim Benton

Last Updated: February 12, 2020

Is it a cartoonist? Is it a children’s author? Is it the mind behind the licensing behemoth ‘It’s Happy Bunny®’?

The answer is yes – because it’s Jim Benton.

I bumped into Mr. Benton at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas last year, and he was kind enough to let me pick his brain for this ‘ere blog post.

My personal thoughts and takeaways follow, but first let’s dive into the incredibly productive mind of the man himself.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Jim Benton

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David Olenick

From Print-On-Demand To Brick & Mortar: An Interview With Illustrator David Olenick

Last Updated: January 30, 2020

There aren’t many T-Shirt designers whose work is as recognisable as that of David Olenick.

David is a T-Shirt OG – and his quirky, pun-heavy designs have been a hit across multiple platforms and products since he started submitting to Threadless in 2012.

In this interview David spills the beans on his journey and his methods – whilst sharing a wealth of advice for aspiring artists – plus some of his predictions for the future of our industry.

Enjoy!

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How To Sell On Redbubble (& Actually Make Money)

Last Updated: January 30, 2020

This is my new and updated guide on how to sell art on Redbubble.

If you want to learn how to sell on Redbubble – and how to make money on Redbubble – then this guide is for you.

I’ll explain exactly how Redbubble works, how to sell on Redbubble, and give you some practical Redbubble selling tips.

These are the same tactics I’ve used to grow my Redbubble sales income from zero to $1000+ dollars a month, every month.

I’ve been selling art on Redbubble since 2013, and in that time I’ve learnt a lot about what works and what doesn’t.

So in this Redbubble tutorial I’ll spell out the mistakes to avoid, and give you everything you need to help your Redbubble store make regular, repeated sales, month after month.

Sell On Redbubble
 

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The Best Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Fulfillment Companies In 2020

Last Updated: February 20, 2020

This is my guide to the best print on demand T-Shirt fulfillment companies in 2020.

Print-On-Demand T-Shirts have been around for a while, but Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Printing and Fulfillment services are a relatively recent development.

In fact, today’s two biggest Print-On-Demand T-Shirt companies (Printful and Printify) only launched within the past 5 years.

Reflecting the growing trend for on demand T-Shirt printing and T-Shirt fulfillment, this guide focuses on companies that will do the product printing, packaging and shipping for you.

Best Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Fulfillment

In this guide I do a deep-dive review into three of the biggest Print-on-demand Fulfillment companies:

…plus some detailed thoughts on others including CustomCat, Printaura, Teelaunch and more.

Reading this guide will help you decide which white-label POD company is the best choice for your business – whether you’re an independent artist just finding out about Print-on-demand drop-shipping, or a seasoned POD seller looking for the best Printful alternatives.

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Steven Rhodes T-Shirts Illustrator

“Let’s Summon Steven” – An Interview With Retro T-Shirt Illustrator Steven Rhodes

Last Updated: December 5, 2019

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you will already be familiar with the work of Steven Rhodes. (heck, you probably own a shirt or two).

Steven has had an incredible couple of years, due to his hilariously dark and perfectly illustrated takes on 70s and 80s style children’s books.

He’s dominated all the major print-on-demand sites, and has broken out beyond the internet to see his work sold in Hot Topic and Spencers stores across America.

I’ve admired Steven’s work and watched his growth from afar, and he was recently kind enough to answer some questions from nosy old me.

So without further ado – and with lights off and candles flickering ominouslyI hereby summon Steven:

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Tobe Fonseca Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Artist

“It’s Not Art – It’s A Business” – An Interview With Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Artist Tobe Fonseca

Last Updated: July 5, 2019

Tobe Fonseca is a real T-Shirt Artist OG – with over 10 years experience in the Print-On-Demand T-Shirt world.

With top-selling designs on Threadless, Teefury, Redbubble and Teepublic – and new designs dropping all the time – he’s someone that all T-Shirt designers can learn something from.

Tobe was kind enough to share his experiences and advice – especially around what it takes to grow a sustainable business from your T-Shirt designs in the world of Print-on-demand – and about the transition from being a one-man-band to overseeing a team of other illustrators.

Read on and enjoy!

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Organise Your T-Shirt Designs

10 Reasons To Organise Your T-Shirt Designs In a Spreadsheet / Database (And How To Actually Do It)

Last Updated: May 31, 2019

If you’ve created more than a handful of T-Shirt designs, then you’ve probably discovered that maintaining a well-organised portfolio of artwork can get very tricky, very fast.

And having hundreds (or more likely thousands) of designs is increasingly becoming a necessity for any T-Shirt designer who wants to maintain a steady royalty income – through organic, search-driven channels like Redbubble, Teepublic, Etsy, Merch By Amazon and others.

So what’s the best way to stay on top of a catalog of T-Shirt artwork containing thousands of individual design pieces?

Well in this blog post I’m going to share the basics of my own organisation system – and explain why this is not just a ‘nice thing to have that makes you feel more organised‘ – but is actually an incredibly powerful tool for…

  • taking advantage of new opportunities in the print-on-demand space
  • automating painful, repetitive tasks
  • maximising the value of your work so you can squeeze as much benefit as possible from your T-Shirt design portfolio

sounds good right?

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Vincent Trinidad T-Shirt Artist Designer Interview

“Draw Until Your Back Hurts” – An Interview With Best-Selling T-Shirt Artist Vincent Trinidad

Last Updated: January 17, 2020

Vincent Trinidad is a natural-born artist – and his creative output is nothing short of staggering.

For the past few years he’s focused that talent on designing T-Shirts, and he’s achieved enviable success.

Chances are you’ve seen his designs somewhere – from his bestsellers on Threadless, Teepublic, TeeFury and others to Redbubble’s Christmas Marketing Campaign, or even on Samuel L Jackson’s chest.

Vincent is not just a highly skilled artist – he’s also proved himself to be a brilliant ‘ideas man’ – producing original work that sells consistently, alongside pop culture inspired designs.

Vincent has been a valued member of my Facebook group since the early days – and was recently kind enough to answer some questions and share his advice for T-Shirt designers everywhere.

I’ve summarised some takeaways at the end of the post – where you’ll also find links to Vincent’s stores and social media.

OK – let’s get to it!

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