Yay! My first approved Amazon Merch shirt! It’s actually the second design I uploaded but it’s the first one they’ve approved. The first one is the “Be Yourself” quote which is still in review.
Amazon Merch is Amazon’s program where you upload the image and they manufacture and ship.
For this one, I did my morphed cactus photograph that I photographed while geocaching with TammyB. A couple weeks ago, the psychedelic cactus had also become the image for my Cactus Dreams but I think it might be something other people might like.
Then of course I looked at it again and realized that the title just said “Cactus Dreams” and not “Cactus Dreams T-shirt”. So went back and hit the edit button to make the title “Cctus Dreams T-shirt” and it put it back into the review queue but the shirt is still up under “Cactus Dreams”. So I’m a little confused. I thought if it went into the Review queue, it was taken off the circuit.
Since it’s still up, I’m buying one. Amazon says you have to turn it in as a png which is lossless compression but I’ve always worked with Tiff which you don’t have to compress. So I’d like to see how it comes out. Plus the file was huge. 25megabytes. I had to shrink the image a little to get it under the 25megabytes rule so it’s not as wide or tall as it was originally.
I’m also curious to see if printing and shipping is faster with Amazon than Zazzle. Amazon subcontracts the work to Port & Company so it might depend on where it ships from.
Disclaimer: I am an Amazon affiliate so I may get a small payment if anyone buys anything by clicking a link. I am also the t-shirt designer. I photographed the cactus and morphed it in Photoshop. I think Amazon requires this next quote but I’ve noticed on some sites they have written their own personal text so I’m not sure. “We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.”