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Francesca Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:19 AM
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advice on tee shirt making
My cousin (who 2 years ago was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 26) participates as a team captain in the Avon Walk for breast cancer and her teams name
is the "pink panther" and she uses a logo of the pink panther.. Cafe press would not allow her to use the logo to make tee shirts so she designed one herself and they denied her again as its still considered a "likeness" and requires a license. Can anyone recommend a reputable online site were there might be some more flexibility.
The first 2 years she was doing this she had no problems getting teeshirts made for her team. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Here is the link to her
Page for the walk http://info.avonfoundation.org/site/TR?px=1275910&pg=pe...
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meegbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:25 AM
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1. Why not let her fingers do the walking ...
She should be able to find a local Silk Screener in the area to make them.
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Francesca Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:27 AM
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2. I think she's trying to keep the cost down
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:30 AM
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3. There is a reason CP won't allow the Pink Panther...
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 09:33 AM by Atman
Please, don't use it without seeking permission from the copyright owner. Since this is for a worthy cause, such permission would probably be easy to obtain, but if you just go ahead and use it without asking, you are violating U.S. copyright law. You are using someone else's work to make money.

If you can't get around it, then come up with something different -- perhaps a bright pink shirt with a stock/royalty free panther image. Or, a bright pink shirt with just the word PANTHERS on it, in a stylized type. No one can stop you from doing that, and it probably wouldn't cost you money. OR -- a bright pink shirt with a pair of panther eyes on it, no character.

Again, when you have a worthy cause you'd be surprised at how many silk screeners, printers, designers would be willing to help you out for little or no cost. It'll give you a warmer fuzzy knowing you've done it without resorting to stealing someone else's copyright.

(EDITED TO ADD SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR ALTERNATIVE DESIGNS)
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:11 AM
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7. me too nt
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sui generis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:33 AM
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4. how many is she printing?
if it's under a few dozen and the decal isn't too crazy big, ink jet iron ons are pretty reliable and cost effective.

I did some recently for a corporate team event and they turned out perfect and have held up wash after wash without any change.

If it's a bigger area though or complicated dropouts (i.e., color on dark t-shirt) then I would recommend a local t-shirt shop where you can get them to run a proof for you first and you can actually see the t-shirt quality and color before you buy.

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displacedtexan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:35 AM
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5. If you know an experienced crafter, this might work.
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:41 AM
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6. How about this
http://www.stencilrevolution.com/tutorials/tutorialsvie...

And check out their design?! (I just got lucky with Google)
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Francesca Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:17 AM
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9. thank you everyone for the suggestions
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SmokingJacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:16 AM
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8. How many shirts?
If you go with a company, there will be copyright issues.

It's easy enough to make them yourself, though, with iron on paper and images downloaded from the Internet. My kids do it all the time...
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Francesca Donating Member (452 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:18 AM
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10. She needs at least 8 I believe
but of course is hoping to gain some team members so that number may go up.
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Poiuyt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 11:00 AM
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11. Why doesn't she make her own with iron on transfer paper?
Available at any office supply store. It may not look as nice as a silk screened one, but at least she'll have it.
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