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I am so happy about the latest 5 star product review by a satisfied and happy customer:

Zazzle Product Review on Sculpture Unconditional Surrender in San Diego Ceramic Ornament

Zazzle Product Review on Sculpture Unconditional Surrender in San Diego Ceramic Ornament

 

Thank you Steve, I am very happy that you are happy 😁

Dear Puzzlers,
Dear POD Artists,

You do know I LOVE sharing new print on demand opportunities with you and who on this planet does not love to either solve or sell (I myself hate solving puzzles 😂) puzzles? A few days ago I literally stumbled upon the Ravensburger Puzzle World by German puzzle manufacturer Ravensburger – a really renowned company in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

They have started their own print on demand service embedded in their community for puzzlers where everyone may upload their own photos and graphics to be either solved online for free by other members or to be printed and shipped within Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

At first, I was THRILLED! I mean it’s Ravensburger! It’s huge, it’s THE puzzle company in my area. The puzzles might even be sold in retail, who knows! And they promised an “attractive royalty” which got me hooked right away. Off I was, created a free account and uploaded 5 of my photos to test them. One of the five did not pass their quality test – god knows why. Four had made it and are available.

But on the next day I tried to find out what exactly was their promised “attractive royalty”. At first, I found out it was 5% of the puzzle’s sale price. Ok, that’s a fair amount. But then I dug deeper to look for information on how they would pay me. I mean, bank transfer or Paypal?

The information was hidden really really really deep and I started to wonder… until I found it and what I read was NOT pleasant at all!

You will be paid in points… puzzle points that can be redeemed in their own online shop… for puzzles… ARRGGGHHH! Not exactly what I had expected…

So here I am, with four uploaded photos to test the service and I will probably not upload any more. Unless these four will sell so often that I can get gazillions of free puzzles per year – which is slightly unlikely to ever happen…

At this point I cannot recommend Ravensburger Puzzle World to pod artists / designers for earning money with them. It might be a nice idea to order a puzzle with your own photo to brag that it’s a Ravensburger puzzle… who knows…

I would like to share two reviews I have received lately for my designs, I am rather proud and very, very happy whenever I do receive a review 🙂

Zazzle product review: Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Cloth Face Mask

Zazzle product review: Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Cloth Face Mask

Amazon Merch product review: Womens Spirit of Rosa to remember Alabama 1955 T-Shirt

Amazon Merch product review: Womens Spirit of Rosa to remember Alabama 1955 T-Shirt

Womens Spirit of Rosa to remember Alabama 1955 T-Shirt

Womens Spirit of Rosa to remember Alabama 1955 T-Shirt

Yay, my four cloth face masks I had ordered from Redbubble in May have already arrived – one week earlier than expected! They came in an envelope straight from San Francisco. They are beautifully printed and much lighter and easier to breath in than the usual heavy cotton masks. Well, they are made from Polyester which probably is not as effective as the heavy cotton cloth, though… They are a perfect fit for me, but would be too small for my husband. So I guess they are good for women and older kids.

Nyx clicking on the photos of the four masks you will be directed to the mask available on Redbubble.

Impulsive Color Splash Toddler Art Mask Designed by stine1

Impulsive Color Splash Toddler Art Mask Designed by stine1

Neon Nights on Curacao Mask Designed by stine1

Neon Nights on Curacao Mask
Designed by stine1

Crinkly Tie-Dye Santa Monica Pier Mask Designed by stine1

Crinkly Tie-Dye Santa Monica Pier Mask
Designed by stine1

Pixelated Doctor Mask Designed by stine1

Pixelated Doctor Mask
Designed by stine1

The back / inlay is all white

The back / inlay is all white

One (or two three) thing(s) I do not like very much is the quality of the stitches. I will share a photo of what I mean. The thread is a bit lose and might fall apart soon:

Product Quality - Redbubble Cloth Face Masks

And I checked on Redbubble, there is no way a customer could review the product. I did not really notice this before, it was my first order from Redbubble. What a pity…

AND – most important – the colors are not as vibrant and bright as you might expect them. The pastel colors of the Santa Monica Pier mask are not printed very strong. Yes, it’s pastel colors and they are not supposed to be bold and bright and a statement piece BUT the mask is white in places where it should be turquoise. If I was a regular customer, I would be disappointed by this mask.

Please compare the abover photo of the third mask with this preview product photo on Redbubble:

Preview of Crinkly Tie-Dye Santa Monica Pier Mask

Preview of Crinkly Tie-Dye Santa Monica Pier Mask

The good news is that the printed masks have all designs centered and correctly placed. There had been some issues before which I had seen on Facebook by some other artists before.

Overall and to come to a conclusion: I would order again when they get on sale again. I would not pay the full price plus shipping. You do get 20% off when you buy 4 or more, so that is the reason why I had ordered four although I only needed three 😆

You can breathe easily in them, but might be too small for most men.

Yay, I have ordered 4 cloth face masks from Redbubble to try and test them. The cut of the cloth does not look very convenient, I am excited to really see them live and put them on. I did buy 4 because you do get 20% off when you buy four or more face masks. Since I already have one and will hopefully be able to go to the office again soon, I will need more masks.

These are the four designs I picked:

Cloth Face Masks on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1

Cloth Face Masks on Redbubble by Christine aka stine1 – click on the screenshot to open my shop in a new tab

The mentioned “Buy any 4 and get 20% off” deal should be deducted automatically.

Now the first disadvantage of ordering masks online… the delivery time! The delivery is currently promised for somewhere betweek June 8 and 11. That’s 4 weeks from now. So we will see whether they will be delivered to Germany on time.

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