where to begin...
i've ordered a stretched canvas with a painting i did on it as a gift and the quality was incredible. honestly!
now i wanted to spend some money there again and bought printed fabrics for the first time. the order arrived today and i am bound to say, that i am shocked.
after unpacking (Tri-Black v-neck and Brown t-shirt), there was a heavy smell of printed fabric for some time in the room and the shirts were stucked together (at the printed design), as if they did not have the time to dry correctly. while the fabric quality itself is really good (the shirt i mean), the prints are dull, the white layer and the colour layer are not alligned correctly at the edges of the design and the colour itself is already "detaching" as small dots if you look closer. the print is also a bit "sticky" if you go over it with your hand.
the t-shirt is the biggest problem, since all the details are drowning in some brown/grey mud, the file is completely fine
, i double-checked it and there's no problem at all.
the print on the v-neck shirt has atleast a bit more power on it, but the whole rectangular design is shifted in one corner
(it's not just the stretched fabric, even on the straight shirt it's distorted
i am really sad to experience this, because i really enjoy the paper/canvas art print quality they have, like their concept, the website layout, philosophy and offers. it's such a shame that so many great artworks from so many great artists don't shine through the fabric products. i know printed fabrics won't have the detail and "in your face" colours like art prints on high quality paper or on canvas, but thats quite not enough.
i really hope that these guys can change the printing process for fabric products, especially dark ones
(there's the biggest problem as it seems) in the future. until then:
I ADVICE TO NOT BUY (DARK) PRINTED SHIRTS ON SOCIETY6!
maybe white shirts/fabrics work better, maybe me and a lot of other people on the internetz just had bad luck, anyway:
i just pulled down all my shirt-designs and try to find a better provider for this. please don't get me wrong, the prints from society6 are fabulous according to my records
, thats why i keep them up! but the shirts... "beyond suck"
on the bright side:
i asked for a refund here, since i did some investigation and the internet is full of bad reviews of society6 fabric products - there are photos, videos and letters to back that up.
support answered me in about 5-10 minutes
(seriously! that was FAST!) and already processed my refund! payment has been processed too...
i don't have to send anything back, i can keep the shirts. at least really good service.
where do you sell your printed fabrics? are there good alternatives to society6?
i feel so sorry for all the people who've ordered (my) shirt-designs from society6, i hope that you're pleased with the result! i really do.
hope you all doing great, just wanted to post this real quick to warn you guys.
have a nice one,