Tag Archive: Print on demand


Oh my gosh, I should have seen this coming… 2 (or 3?) years ago I had joined a new print on demand service focussing on wall art: Noir Gallery had many promises and as always I uploaded a few of my photos and digital artwork to test it.

Focussing on just wall art when other pod services also feature a wide array of various products did not seem too risky since they partnered up with e.g. Walmart and Etsy to sell their stuff in many online shops. I think during this “test period” I even managed to sell one piece.

But the truth is, I will never see my money and we will probably never see Noir Gallery back online.

With a recent increase in my activity and productivity I remembered Noir Gallery and intended to upload some more designs to it – but the website I had bookmarked to enter my account was offline. I tried again a few days later and tried the main homepage for customers – everything offline!

So yesterday, I finally managed to find some time to investigate whether this is a bigger problem and yes, looks like it.

The service is completely offline, the Facebook page has been deleted, Twitter account seems to be still online but not updated recently.

I checked online reviews and the ones they received in 2022 where all very negative… like cheap printing quality on thin cardboard.

The server for noirgallery.co is not found, emails I tried to send to them bounce back and do not get delivered. I do believe Noir Gallery is as dead as it could be.

If you happen to have any more information or questions, please leave a comment. I am always happy to hear from you, even if it’s just to say hi and hello 🙂

After months and months of not finding enough energy for adding many new print on demand products, I stumbled across the awesome NightCafé which let’s you create digital art with their own Artificial Intelligence (AI) for free.

I have played around it with testing the engine and it’s quite impressive.

My first publication that has made it to some of my pod webshops is:
Santa Monica Pier – Candy Wonderland aka Santa Monica Pier swirly Candy

Santa Monica Pier - Candy Wonderland by Christine aka stine1

Santa Monica Pier – Candy Wonderland by Christine aka stine1

Check it out in my various shops:

Multi-Use Square Scarf Artwork: Santa Monica Pier Candy Designed By: Christine Aka Stine1

Multi-Use Square Scarf Artwork: Santa Monica Pier Candy Designed By: Christine Aka Stine1 on VIDA

 

Santa Monica Pier swirly Candy AI Art Christine aka stine1 Zip Hoodie from Amazon

Santa Monica Pier swirly Candy AI Art Christine aka stine1 Zip Hoodie from Amazon

 

Santa Monica Pier swirly Candy AI Art T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on TeePublic

Santa Monica Pier swirly Candy AI Art T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on TeePublic

 

Santa Monica Pier swirly Candy AI Art Throw Pillow Designed and sold by stine1 on Redbubble

Santa Monica Pier swirly Candy AI Art Throw Pillow Designed and sold by stine1 on Redbubble

 

Santa Monica Pier swirly Candy AI Art Framed Mini Art Print by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Santa Monica Pier swirly Candy AI Art Framed Mini Art Print by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Not much ado about it, let’s just take a look at some of the sold products on Zazzle that made me smile or ponder:

Just a little post from me so that you know I am still alive. I can’t believe I haven’t posted my Zazzle sales since last January. To not bore you with a loooong list of products, let me just share the remarkable ones – the ones that made me smile:

This Route 66 design is sooooo old and to be honest – not really nice to look at. It was the result of me playing with some horrible cheap filters and somehow landed on a bunch of quick create templates many, many years ago. And now someone bought 100 invitations with this design! WOOHOO!!!!

It’s similar with this St. Patrick’s Day vintage image, I finally managed to sell something with it!

Scenic Caribbean Island Saint Lucia Beach Towel
Scenic Caribbean Island Saint Lucia Beach Towel

I have not sold many beach towels yet and this one was a rather new photo design that was sold very shortly after product creation. I must have hit a niche.

Dark be the Night - Luminous Seattle Skyline Magnet
Dark be the Night – Luminous Seattle Skyline Magnet

This one was also sold a few days after creation!

I love Aruba - One happy Island Adult Cloth Face Mask
I love Aruba – One happy Island Adult Cloth Face Mask

One customer from the USA bought 24 of these – maybe for a family cruise?

With a total of ~ 70 sales for 3 months it was a rather mediocre three months.

Ever since I had found the first stolen design on the Amazon marketplace, I tried to figure out WHAT makes the Chinese copycats decide what to steal and what to copy.

One might think they copy the most popular designs and most popular products but then you take a look at the following list and none of these on Zazzle have been sold so far…

The first two are a byproduct and massive quick create use and not even that good… I would delete them but I do need them as a proof for Amazon that this is MY creation 🤦‍♀️

So here it goes, a list with Zazzle products that I have fought to remove from Amazon:

This Christmas stocking contains template text, the “Add a Name” can be edited. But this only works on Zazzle. Guess what the Amazon copycats are selling? Right, the exact thing you see in this picture!
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