Bluecotton review

By | June 6, 2015

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I don’t wear ties.  I don’t wear expensive button downs with contrasting cuffs and ivory buttons.  I definitely don’t wear cashmere.  I wear t-shirts.  Check that.  I rock t-shirts.  Old tees, new tees, borrowed tees and blue tees.  Why would you wear anything else?

Only a t-shirt can let you know the music I’m into, the accomplishments I’ve had, my favorite sports teams, the places I’ve gone and all the other need-to-know information about me.

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Just think of all the time saved by letting my t-shirt do my talking.  For me and people like me, www.Bluecotton.com is a service surely crafted in the heavens.  If you can dream it up, bluecotton can transform it into a t-shirt delivered to your mailbox without breaking the bank.

My recent order wasn’t my first foray into bluecotton.  The first was late last year when I was looking for a shirt with the art from my children’s book about zombies taking center stage.  Shopping around online will give you many options, but I found most lacking due to the cost, the timelines, the limited availability of quality shirts or the inability to print multiple colors.  Bluecotton really impressed me and took it to the next level with a button to make certain areas of the image transparent.  This helped erase the background of my art making the blue fabric the background.  I was super pleased with the result and still rock my zombie shirt on a weekly basis.

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This time around, my needs were completely different.  Instead of needing a service to print an existing image, I needed to create a design from scratch.  This is something I’ve never done before so I was apprehensive coming into it, but I went back to bluecotton.com.

My goal was to make a shirt communicating my love of running my local roads of Cabot, PA, and I wanted a play on the “I (heart) NY” shirts.  I wanted mine to say “I (picture of a guy running) Cabot.”  Bluecotton walked me through the process.  With clipart and text, I landed at this:

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It was good, but my designing partner/ wife knew that there needed to be something more.  I went back to the drawing board by reincorporating several new pieces of clip art, text and imported my own image.  For me, the secret was using a vector image so that I didn’t have a huge black patch on my cool shirt.  I tweaked the shirt colors, the clip art colors and the text options to land on this design:

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My designer was super into it, and so was I.  In no more than 20 minutes, I had a totally custom creation that no one else has ever had (or will ever have).  In the world of t-shirts, exclusivity is king.  I went with the American Apparel because it has a great fit and feel for my style, but so many other options would be just as good.

As always, bluecotton gives free shipping which is a huge bonus since other shirt sites will lure you into spending time and energy creating a shirt only to be shocked by the outrageous shipping costs in the checkout process.  A quick Google search gets you a 10% coupon code that brings my final price to a shade over $20.  For an Andrew Jackson, you get awesome quality delivered to your door.  In my experience, bluecotton overestimates the delivery time so the shirt will be on your door step sooner than expected.

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Bluecotton tries to provide the perception of a very individualized experience stating that a professional will lay eyes on your design to make sure it looks its best.  I can’t speak to the usefulness of this process since I’ve never needed it, but you will receive an email from what appears to be an actual person that serves as your point-of-contact.  If you are in the market, bluecotton must be your custom shirt destination.

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Consume.Review.Repeat. gives Bluecotton 8.8 zombies running Cabot, PA out of 10.

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