MagicMusic.net Logo Merchandise


Magic Music

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When should I expect a shirt with the new logo?
I have a high-resolution digital file that includes way more detail than what you can see up at the top of the page, and I do intend to put it on tee-shirts, embroidered polo shirts and ball caps, coffee mugs, and mouse pads. I'm researching various manufacturers right now. I don't want to rush out and use CafePress or Zazzle, only to find that the quality is sub-par.
 

The Trout

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Print-on-demand places like CafePress and Zazzle should always be a last resort. They're free, sure, but their quality leaves much to be desired - not much better than iron-ons, really. Plus, there's nearly no profit margin for the creators. Getting shirts screen-printed yourself by a reputable company offers far nicer merchandise with a much larger profit margin, though it requires buying in bulk with a greater up-front investment, which might be problematic in this case.
 

Magic Music

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Getting shirts screen-printed yourself by a reputable company offers far nicer merchandise with a much larger profit margin, though it requires buying in bulk with a greater up-front investment, which might be problematic in this case.
Finding a good source for the tee-shirts is going to take me a while. I found out where I can have extremely high-quality embroidery files created that can be used on polos, caps, jackets, etc. ($75-$100 set-up fee for each). I'm looking into mouse pads right now.

And, you're right, you end up having to order large quantities. I can see it now. I buy a case of 50 mouse pads, and only three people ever actually want one. It's worse where things like shirts or jackets are concerned, as then you've got to worry about sizes. You never really know how many of each size to have made. That, in itself, is probably why a lot of people resort to the CafePress junk.

I'm putting Horizons down for a $250 embroidered jacket (like Disney has done for Fantasmic and various events)! :cd:
 

The Trout

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Ultimately, you've gotta decide how many people would actually buy a Magic Music shirt / mousepad / etc. If that number is "five or ten," then it's simply not cost effective to do anything BUT CafePress. There'll be a drop in quality and you won't make much money, but it'd suck to have boxes full of stuff in your garage that no one ever buys. I've got friends that make their living on t-shirt sales, but it's all clever pictures and slogans stemming from their comics. I know that, in their experience, logo shirts really don't sell well at all.

Maybe you should just release an official "Magic Music Hi-Res Iron-On Logo" for people to make shirts themselves. :cd:

And personally, I haven't actually used a mouse pad in six years. *hugs his Wacom tablet*
 

Magic Music

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I'm putting Horizons down for a $250 embroidered jacket (like Disney has done for Fantasmic and various events)! :cd:
Um, no. :cd:
Too late! I already ordered you one! You can use it to sneak into the Tower of Terror control center. Some "Earning My Ears" kid will be convinced you belong there! :(

Maybe you should just release an official "Magic Music Hi-Res Iron-On Logo" for people to make shirts themselves. ;)
That's always an option. And temporary tattoos for Horizons! :lol:

I haven't actually used a mouse pad in six years.
I'm leaning towards embroidered ball caps, myself. We've got a blazing sun here in Florida. I'm sure it's similar in California. Who can't use another ball cap? ;)
 

Horizons

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Too late! I already ordered you one! You can use it to sneak into the Tower of Terror control center. Some "Earning My Ears" kid will be convinced you belong there! :cd:
Well, if it's a gift, that might be a different story. :cd: Anything to get me into command central, I'm all for it. I need that Tower audio!
 

eyore

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Maybe you should just release an official "Magic Music Hi-Res Iron-On Logo" for people to make shirts themselves. :cd:
Not such a bad idea.

A really good high-res picture for us iron-on buffs (especially those not in the US and for whom the shipping costs would rule out some things) to download would be good (and reusable)and could be applied to the shirt etc of our choice.
A reasonable charge for downloading it could be made via PayPal or similar.
You could also add a copyright mark and the site URL to it.
Free publicity :cd:
That could be in addition to any official ready made stuff, of course.
 

The Trout

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You could also add a copyright mark and the site URL to it.
Free publicity :cd:
From a designer's perspective, URLs on t-shirts actually look rather cheap and tacky. I know several people who make their living on shirts (mostly based on their webcomics), and they never include their URL. It generally just looks a bit lame. Besides, no one's gonna remember an URL they read off a t-shirt anyway. The best way to advertise with a t-shirt is to just make a really good design that people might ask you about, thus allowing word of mouth about the shirt's subject to spread.
 

Magic Music

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You could also add a copyright mark and the site URL to it.
Free publicity :cd:
From a designer's perspective, URLs on t-shirts actually look rather cheap and tacky.

The best way to advertise with a t-shirt is to just make a really good design that people might ask you about, thus allowing word of mouth about the shirt's subject to spread.
In this case, the URL is the design. The musical notes, which complete the URL, are the pièce de résistance.

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." (Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2, 193–206)
 

eyore

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In this case, the URL is the design. The musical notes, which complete the URL, are the pièce de résistance.

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." (Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2, 193–206)
DOH! Senior moment there. :cd:
Of course it is.
Now, why was I sitting at this computer.........................
 

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