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Print-on-demand that isn't CafePress, Zazzle, DA, or RedBubble?
December 1, 2009 1:48 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a print-on-demand site for prints and possibly calendars of my illustrations. But not CafePress, Zazzle, DeviantArt or RedBubble. Who's left?

DeviantArt has worked well for me in the past, and RedBubble seems pretty good too, but I'm looking for something with less of a community vibe to be my main storefront. I just want to sell the things! I've never been crazy about the quality of CafePress and Zazzle prints. I would even be willing to print some things the traditional way, but I'd still need someone else to handle the orders and shipping, and I like the upload-it-and-forget-it convenience of on-demand.

So... are there any other options?
posted by katillathehun to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
 
snapfish offers something similar.
posted by Babblesort at 2:04 PM on December 1, 2009


Isn't Snapfish for photography, though? I'm selling illustrations.
posted by katillathehun at 2:04 PM on December 1, 2009


Qoop?
posted by mattbucher at 2:09 PM on December 1, 2009


Snapfish is geared at photos but since you'll have to send [whoever,snapfish,cafe press] the image digitally it shouldn't make much difference what the source of the image is. If the illustrations are hand created you're gonna have to scan or photograph them to make them available online.
posted by Babblesort at 2:09 PM on December 1, 2009


iprintfromhome.com is excellent.
posted by Ostara at 2:26 PM on December 1, 2009


I've been pleased with the art prints that I've sold through ImageKind. They also do quite a good job on framing, if you're into that.
posted by ericc at 2:55 PM on December 1, 2009


ImageKind seems pretty close to what I'm looking for. They don't do calendars, but I can live with that if the quality of their prints is good. And they have customizable storefronts. Yay!
posted by katillathehun at 3:15 PM on December 1, 2009


Lulu.com does calendars (don't know about their storefront or if it has one).
posted by labwench at 3:38 PM on December 1, 2009


It's a bit old, but I believe it's still valid: not everyone's ImageKind experience has been positive. You might want to look at Zenfolio.
posted by jdfan at 3:59 PM on December 1, 2009


I've printed calendars at Lulu the last two years and been quite happy with the price, quality, and service.
posted by COD at 6:19 PM on December 1, 2009


So far, my experience with ImageKind has been pretty good. It's only been a couple of days, but I haven't yet experienced any of the problems that the guy in jdfan's link experienced. Being able to customize my storefront (I went for a premium account) is a major plus, too. I had kind of forgotten about Lulu, but I've always had a good experience with them as well, so I'll probably use them for the calendars. Thanks for the help, all!
posted by katillathehun at 9:40 AM on December 3, 2009


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