Concerning print on demand

April 26, 2022 2 min read

Concerning print on demand

So concerning the issue of print on demand…

If you purchased my files prior to may of 2022, please don’t worry as I am NOT going to remove any previous usage rights ever. I advertised them with POD usage and I know what that means. I would, however, recommend not using copyrighted words like “jeep” when posting files on larger sites. As a fundamental rule, I am very careful about creating original and unique designs, but still, you can never be too careful with trademarked terms as they tend to pop up quite often (being that anyone can trademark things these days).

So please, do your own research. 

Going onward, I’ve decided not to support print on demand any further and ask that any new files I create not be used as such-at least exclusively. That being said, I don’t go out looking for them and have/always will only made copyright claims on shops that are selling my actual digital files. For me, it is unrealistic and in bad form to hunt down my designs beyond digital reselling (which of course is totally prohibited and just rude). I simply would rather my files not be all over Amazon Merch, Redbubble, or any other digital marketplace as pod exclusively.

Concerning things like Printful and Printify: It’s kind of a grey area for me. I understand the idea of not having the physical location to do printing and sympathize with it. My own office is very small and I have to use the laser cutter in the less than ideal location of my floor. So before you use these services, please just take care to at least build a brand and a shop presence on sites like Etsy or Shopify.

I think in the end, I would rather my designs be attached to a shop and actual person. I know I can’t control most aspects of what people do with the files I sell them (and have no desire to) once they are downloaded, but it’s just something I wanted to put out there. 

That’s all I have to say on the subject for now. Thanks for reading!