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Tuesday
May012007

Espresso Powered T-Shirt: Printed Sample & Notes

espresso-powered-sample-300.jpgToday I received a copy of the black Espresso Powered T-Shirt I designed at GoodStorm and WOW! did it turn out well!

You can see me holding my son Nathan, wearing the new t-shirt. The red object in Nathan's hand is a petal from a tulip he picked from mom's garden. :-)

I was quite impressed with the print quality on black — the whites are bright and crisp, brown colors are rich and strong and there's even a nice, subtle speckling of the gradated tones in the artwork. Very nice.

I chose the heavyweight shirt and the quality is good. It's a nice cotton fabric, in a rich coal black.

Emblem Detail
Below I've posted a close-up shot of the emblem on the shirt, so you can see the print quality with a little more detail. Click the image below to see a larger version.

shirt-closeup-sm.jpgGoodStorm uses a digital printing method to create these shirts, with very good results. Now I wonder if complex shirt graphics might be better reproduced with digital printing than with traditional screen-printing.

If you like what you see, pick up your own Espresso Powered T-Shirt in one of three colors: black, pebble or white.

Espresso Powered T-Shirts
Espresso Powered Black T-Shirt: $12 + Shipping
Espresso Powered Pebble T-Shirt: $11 + Shipping
Espresso Powered White T-Shirt: $10 + Shipping
GoodStorm Rohdesign T-Shirt Store

Reader Comments (11)

Looks great Mike. I ordered one of your shirt designs yesterday, although I don't see it in your store today. I took a couple of my sketches into Photoshop and created a couple shirts myself.

goodstorm.com/stores/loudstyle

May 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJAbbott
Jeremy, thanks! I actyually removed that shirt last night then saw you ordered one! I'll put it back up there, but I think your order ought to be OK. If you encounter an issues with your order, let me know.

You stuff is cool too � keep exploring ideas! it's pretty fun doing t-shirt design, eh? :-)
May 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Nice design Mike! Just ordered one in pebble. I'll wear it proudly.
May 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMarc Orchant
Awesome Marc! Thanks for your support! :-)
May 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Marc, be sure to let me know how the pebble version looks, once it arrives. I'm very curous.
May 2, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Love the design! I wanted to buy one for me and another for a friend in the coffee business, but there is no shipment possibilities outside the US...
May 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJavier Marti
Mike forgot to mention that I have just bought a wonderful small expresso/capuccino coffee machine from "La Pavoni". Despite it is not the top of the range, it makes awesome coffee! It's just as the italians would say "come al bar!", creamy and dense... great expresso!
May 3, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJavier Marti
My t-shirt came in yesterday (that was fast) and it looks great. Thanks!
May 6, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterJAbbott
Jeremy, wow, that was fast! Had a look at the photo and it seems to fit in well with your artwork on the wall! :-)
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Javier, I just remembered that GoodStorm is limited to US shipments on shirts.

I think I need to setup Espresso Powerred t-shirt(s) on CafePress, since they do international shipping, though they have higher overall costs.

Regarding your espresso maker, that's very cool! I picked up a mid-line Krups XP4030 and have been very pleased with the shots it can pull. I feel like i'm in a real coffee shop as I play around with the machine pulling rich, tasty shots of espresso! :-)

Do you use E.S.E. Pods? I like the convenience, but I wiash they had doubles. :-)
May 7, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Dang, slogans are still hot? (about the Appolo 13...).
June 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterDesigner t-shirts

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