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For a big name T-shirt printing company, we were pretty unimpressed with the product we received from Café Press. Quality and value were nowhere near our expectations. Based on our reviews, this product will do in a pinch, but that’s it.
The Café Press custom T-shirt is a Hanes tagless white t-shirt. The color on the color grid is far from accurate and actually has visible streaks running through it. The colors on the entire shirt look faded. Detail is lost in all of the photographs that were printed on the tee. The drop shadow text looks surprisingly good, but the rainbow color text is uninspiring. The white text in the black box looks glossy, which was unexpected. The shape grids look faded and lack detail. Overall we give Café Press custom t-shirts a 2/5.
This T-shirt was the most expensive by far. It cost $21.99 with no discount. Shipping was an additional $6.49 bringing the total to $28.48. Considering the fact that the tee was simply lackluster in quality, we were floored by the price. Café Press deserves only 1/5 on value.
Our order arrived in a custom Café Press shipping bag and a custom wrap for the shirt. This was definitely a nice touch, but at the price we paid we expected some nice touches. We give shipping a 3/5.
The order process for Café Press is extremely easy and fast. You can choose to upload a design of your own or you can create one in no time. The ordering tool even shows you what your finished tee will look like. The ordering tool was the one aspect of the Café Press experience that did impress us and for that reason we give it 5/5.
WHAT WE ORDERED FROM CAFE PRESS: white custom printed T-shirt