Okay folks, you asked for it, so over the weekend I set up a Shapely Prose store with t-shirts and sundry other merchandise! We’re starting out with five T-shirt designs, some of which are on other items like mugs or buttons, and a few kinds of stickers. At the moment, there are three types of shirts — unisex, ladies’, and plus — but CafePress has others available, as well as various gift items and whatnot. If you want a particular item with a particular design, like say you’re dying for a baby donuts baby onesie, just let me know. And of course let me know if you have ideas for other designs, or if you want to send me a high-res PNG of your own work for inclusion in the shop.
A few apologies, off the bat: I’m really sorry that plus-size shirts cost so much more. We went with CafePress because their plus shirts go up to a 5x, which is greatly appreciated, but the markup is ridonk. (Our profit margin on those shirts is lower because I couldn’t stand to increase the price too much, so buy lots! We need to keep ourselves in donuts, and web hosting!) And the plus shirts also only come in white and black, and that is kind of ass as well. That said, I think most of the designs look best on white or black anyway, and CafePress is still the best custom printing biz for the plus-size market. Midsize fatties are especially well-served; the non-plus shirts go up to a 2x if you pay their $3.00 markup. The size chart says that’s a 52″ bust, which could theoretically fit up to like a 22! (Please let me know if you have experience with the CafePress 2x that corroborates or contradicts this claim.)
Again, don’t hesitate to let me know if there’s a specific item you want, or you have an idea for a new t-shirt design — shapelyprose@gmail is the address to reach me (and Sweet Machine). Oh, and ideas for bumper sticker slogans are particularly appreciated. I might not respond right away, because this week is crazy for me, but I will consider all ideas, and I should be able to honor all requests for particular items using the existing designs.