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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…

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.

One of them is a bit older and I forgot to post it. But that doesn’t mean I am not happy about it. I love receiving reviews on my products although not all of them are positive and justified but you cannot please everyone, right?

I have received 5 stars from Deb:

“Customized Wall Clock
Reviewed by Deb 12/28/2013
Product Quality: Excellent
Print Quality: Excellent
Recommended: Yes
Recommended for: Christmas
Shipped on time: Yes
About the product:

I ordered this clock for my daughter and her boyfriend for Christmas. It was just a few days and it arrived. I was delighted that it didn’t take very long. I put best recommended for Christmas because that’s what I bought it for, but it could be for any occasion.
About the print:

I uploaded a picture from facebook, so I wasn’t sure how it would look. When I got the clock and opened it, it was very pretty. It looked exactly like the picture, which I was excited because it was a picture from their cabin up north. I would definatly recommend this. I was glad however, that I ordered the large one, I don’t think the smaller one would have done it justice and it wasn’t “that” big.

 

And I have received 4 stars from Lara:

“Great Quality”
Reviewed by LaraC 1/24/2014
Product Quality: Good
Print Quality: Excellent
Recommended: Yes
Recommended for: Myself
Shipped on time: Yes
About the product:

This paper is a great, thick paper and the lines are great for new writers.

About the print:
The lines are printed nicely so they can be used for new writers and the graphic colors are great.

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Yay, I am pretty proud of my latest review as it is the best I have received so far 🙂

 

I have received 5 out of possible 5 stars:

 

Reviewed by Jules 7/31/2013
Product Quality: Excellent
Print Quality: Excellent
Recommended: Yes
Recommended for: Myself
Shipped on time: Yes
About the product:

I chose this magnet for the in/out board at my work and to remember my trip to LA. I liked the picture of the pier and the colors used. It reminded me of my first trip there.

About the print:
I was very pleased with the size and quality of the picture. The picture was better than I thought it would be.

 

Thank you so much, Jules!

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