here have a poring ( ◕ヮ◕)
onoes another shop post
just here to say everything is packed and labled if you ordered in the last few days EXCEPT for preorders, if your payment didnt go through yet, and if you only bought 1 button
otherwise, if you didn’t get a shipping confirmation and/or don’t receive your stuff soon, let me know! thanks! everything will be dropped off first thing tomorrow morning~
I’ve also enabled international shipping to test some stuff out, if the cost of shipping is actually higher than what I’ve listed I’ll pay out of my own pocket so don’t worry ^^!
your whole blog turned into a business now..
haha I think it’ll just be the first few days since I’ve actually had things to put in my store, but it’ll settle down and go back to normal soon :3
sorry for all the store spam! I’m just excited that people are interested in my art, a lot of this stuff will be the same things I’m selling at cons later this year and early next year
if it makes you feel better anon, store related asks will be answered privately from now on ^^b
Alright guys here is the comparison photo of the buttons from cheapestbuttons.com (on the left) and purebuttons.com (on the right)… there are pros and cons for both buttons so where you buy your buttons, consider these points (also if anyone knows another button printing place, please let me know)
The left one is a typical button that is pretty common everywhere, lightweight mylar button (prob made with a tecre button press). The print quality is not the best (slightly grainy) but the colors are accurate and the grain isn’t noticeable unless you look closely. The mylar coating is extremely shiny/glossy.
The right one has better print quality (crisper and smooth) but something went wrong with the colors, the tongue is really orange looking irl and it looks like the contrast is too high.. the darks are too dark and lights are too light. The coating is less shiny and has a slight texture to it. It’s thinner but ever so slightly heavier than the other button. They are listed as 1.25” but imo it seems slightly smaller than the other button too o.o
edit: I should mention I made no edits on the file I sent both places so I’m not sure why the purebuttons order came out with strange colors XP
For placing orders themselves, purebuttons is not as friendly for small orders, the smallest order you can place is 50 buttons for ONE design (I have so many poros now!!). Pricing seems alright but their shipping makes small orders even worse (I had to pay like $11 shipping “orz). They don’t offer proofs as far as I know.
Cheapestbuttons has no design limit so you can make a ton of designs with only a few buttons each and they are ok with it, so its great for smaller orders. I don’t remember if shipping is always free over only over a certain amount but my last order shipped free which was awesome. You can add a $5 proof to your order and ask them to mail a physical proof and they will do it, which helps for color adjustment.
Hope this review helped someone out there thinking about printing buttons from third parties!
re: free poro button; if I order some buttons and ask for a poro button, do I get two poros?
Yes :3 all the orders that have currently been placed that asked for a poro button now have 2 poro buttons in their order, I’ll be sending an email out later today to ask previous orders if they would like to change their order because of this promo
Hiii. your work is so cuuuuuute *.* I just ordered a 4 button set yesterday. Can't wait for it ^___^
thanks!! and thanks so much for buying some, means a lot to me ^w^
I hope you like them when you get them!
you should put a link to your store in the sidebar of your blog or something :P
I should also really clean out all the links on the sidebar @_@
but its there now! thanks for reminding me XD
Wow, I love you're art and the different styles that I see in each. Amazing!
aww thank you!! I like doing a variety of things, so I’m glad you like the different styles X3
Do you have any tips for people who want to get into the business of sellin prints/buttons/etc? :o
I wish I did but I just started myself XD
Do lots of research! Esp shipping research @_@ it can be a headache sometimes. I really recommend catprint.com for prints! They have a huge selection of paper types (ask them for a paper sample), reasonable prices, and quick turnarounds (and great customer service to boot)! For other products besides prints, I’m still experimenting haha
I think attending/selling in artist alleys in cons is a good way to get yourself known ^^ I personally haven’t attended a con yet so I can’t comment too much on it x_x