In view of the cooler days ahead, we have begun adding long-sleeved tees and hoodies to out shirt line. As each one is added, we will list it in the buttons under the similar tee shirt, which will link you to the shirt's page on our store. They will generally have a smaller color selection than our regular tees.
Our New Store on Merch by Amazon
We do have a new store on Merch by Amazon. It's called CPubfl Tease. Just starting, but there are twenty-five shirts there that you can buy right now. The Amazon store offers very little choice in colors, but the website is much easier to navigate than the Shopify store. They also have a strict policy against using any trademarked name in any way, so we are told that our "I stand with Nike!" shirt will not fly in Amazon's universe, and probably some others as well--like we had to change the New Year's Eve beverage in our "Cool Yule and Frantic First" shirt. Anyway, here's the link to our store home page amzn.to/2CPTMyP
Tee Shirts that Tease!
This is our new line of tee shirts, some of which may be offensive to some viewers, but anyone should be able to find shirts here that they love! These are high quality shirts, designed by the crew here at Crossroads Publishing of Florida, and totally unique! All shirts are copyright 2018 and/or 2019 by Crossroads Publishing of Florida.
A Word of Warning
Be certain that you look carefully and be sure that you are satisfied with your choice of text color against the background color. The Gildan shirts only give you three choices of background color--White, Black, and Navy Blue. We have limited the text color choices on these accordingly. However, with the Bella and Canvas shirts, they are available in about 30 different colors. We have left some questionable combinations available, in case some customers prefer them. That's the problem with being a liberal--you want everyone to have maximum choice and freedom. If you cannot see the text in the little thumbnail on the Shopify page, with a specific color combination, that is a pretty good indication that the contrast is fairly limited. Look at the larger image. You can change the color of the larger image at the top of the Shopify Store page by clicking on the fabric color that interests you in the thumbnails below the main image. If you like it on the larger image, you probably will like it on the shirt.
Tips and Hints
Click on the image for any shirt, which is linked to that shirt's page in our store. Links for other variants are below the image, in the buttons. The Gildan shirt is a lower-priced shirt with coarser fabric, while our standard shirt is a Bella and Canvas shirt with a much smoother fabric which is better for printing. Prices range from $17 to about $45 depending on shirt style, brand and size, and sometimes color. Shipping is set to free for all orders, at least here in the USA, and we offer discounts of 5% for two shirts and 10% for three or more shirts. Use code "Two shirts discount" or "Three or more shirts discount" at checkout. You can also have six months no interest through PayPal Credit if your order exceeds $99.00 and you qualify per their terms. We recommend that you always choose PayPal to be your card processor, instead of using the Shopify processor, because PayPal makes the funds instantly available to the printer, thus speeding up the process of getting the shirt printed and shipped to you.
We Cannot recommend the lower-priced Amazon shirts
Like our Shopify store, Amazon has two different price levels for their tee shirts. Unlike the Shopify store, Amazon's lower-priced shirts are made by Port Corp, a company we had never heard of. There is only a three dollar price differential below the Bella and Canvas shirt. We just got one in for a look-see, and we're not at all happy with the image on the shirt. In addition, we have heard from others that they shrink badly in the wash. We will know more when we get this one back from its first washing, but we expect to drop the $19.99 shirts and stick with the $22.99 shirts in the Amazon line. The $17 shirts on our Shopify store are Gildan shirts. We don't think they take the ink as well as the Bella and Canvas shirts, but they are a reputable brand, a very sturdy shirt, and they don't shrink noticeably. They are a good value at the $17 price. The Port company shirts not so much. The price differential is lower, and the shirt is not nearly as good as the Gildan, based on first appearances.... UPDATE 31 January 2019: We obtained shirts with the same graphics as two amazon shirts where we were not happy with the printing of the Amazon shirts. The photo of Blackie, my old dog was MUCH better on the shirt from our Shopify printer. Very noticeable difference. We posted a comparison photo of the two shirts side by side on Facebook. With the other one, part of the difference was because the image on the Amazon shirt was larger. Amazon gives designers a lot more printable area. Not sure that is a good thing, but we will be going through the Amazon shirts and reducing the image sizes in the future. We think our Shopify printer does a much better job of handling the white mask that all printers put behind the image so that the image holds color regardless of the fabric color. This difference would show up regardless of whose shirt you buy on Amazon. It may also be somewhat dependent on the image. Items with sharp edges would be better, but any image with a textured edge--such as the hairs on our dog--will have a problem with the white mask showing through around the edges of the image, and we feel that this would likely be more pronounced on the Amazon shirt than on our Shopify shirts. The Port Company shirt did certainly shrink in the wash, though perhaps not as badly as we had been told. We will be switching those to the Bella and Canvas shirt shortly. And if you buy the Port Company shirt from Amazon, you might consider going with the next size up....
Holiday Cheer Shirts
Just in time for the Holidays this year, and great for you to wear, or give as gifts!
You CAN, in fact, upload your own artwork for some of our shirts. It is a fact that the artwork we upload includes both the image and the text, so you would have to upload a similar artwork, including both image and lettering, to customize the shirt. This is not difficult to do using the GIMP, which is a free program that runs in Windows or Linux, and possibly for Apple also. The artwork should be 3600 x 4800 pixels, at 300dpi, so the artwork should be 12 x 16 inches--twelve inches wide, and 16 inches tall. If you are shorter than about 5'-8", however, you might raise the artwork up from the bottom of that template. Some of our shirts lose the bottom line of text on our short and stubby bodies, and we have to pull the shirt up in the front a bit. These will be the only shirts that are customizable, but they are completely customizable by you, if you have the ability to do so, or we can customize any shirt for a nominal artwork fee, though if it requires hours of work, we would have to charge by the hour for that work. After we came up with the brilliant idea of putting public figures behind bars, it dawned on us that other shirts might readily fall into the customizable category, and the first one we thought of was birthdays. If you are not comfortable with designing your own artwork, we would be happy, for a nominal artwork fee of $10.00, to put your image of your friend or relative who is having a birthday, on a shirt, and we will customize the text as well, so you can include name, date of birth or age at this birthday. You can specify any text you want on there, but remember that more text equates to less picture and/or reduced text size. It would be our practice to remove the background and crop to a tight head-and-shoulders picture, so be sure to tell us if you do NOT want that! Weddings and anniversaries would also fit into this category, for instance.
Be sure that you contact us a MINIMUM of three weeks before the event and preferably four weeks, as it could take us several days to make the changes and then upload the image to the store. We would then send you an email or text when the shirt is ready to be ordered. Be sure to tell us in advance, which text color you want, and which brand of shirt you want, as we don't want to load up our store with nine pages of a shirt that will only be bought once or twice. You WILL have a normal set of fabric colors to choose from, which may be up to 20 colors for the Bella and Canvas shirt. Let us know also if you will be wanting any size larger than XL. We will leave the shirt up on the store for a week or two in case friends or relatives want to buy the shirt as well.
You will need to send the photo to us via email or Facebook messenger (or by snail mail), and the money either by snail mail (allow extra time) or by sending it via PayPal using the email address email@example.com, or by sending us your credit/debit card details, including card number, name as it appears on the card, expiration date, billing ZIP code and the CVV security code, and we would process the card through PayPal. Since the shirt will technically be available on our store for anyone to see, you must keep the image and text decent.... (We might be able to arrange other means for sending the shirt to you if you REALLY want to do something nasty....)
Old British Sports Cars and Motorcycles
Hence the British Racing Green background color....
UPDATE: We are working to add more cars to the "Only View" series--see the XK 150 as an example. You may always let us know if you want something in particular that you don't see here, or if you want a size that we don't normally produce. We would have to add that as an additional shirt, and larger sizes do cost more, in general. Be aware, however, that some of our shirts--like the long sleeve Gildan--already come in sizes up to 5XL. If you want a different shirt that large, it might have to be in a more expensive brand of shirt. Our Bella and Canvas shirts only go to 4XL from the manufacturer. But we have similar shirts from other manufacturers available in more sizes. Contact us for details.
Notice that the shirts below say "I" where the shirts above say "you." "You" might be more appropriate when someone first opens the gift, but after they start wearing it, we thought "I" might be more appropriate. And if you buy it for your own use, "I" might be more appropriate as well.
Some of you may have gotten here from the Tabernacle's Live Broadcasts on FaceBook and YouTube. Any shirt purchased from this collection will result in a $3 donation to the Tabernacle's Equipment fund, to purchase things like the new microphone they just added to improve the sound quality of their broadcasts. For that reason, we beseech you to purchase lovingly and often from this collection.
We say it like we see it here, and right now things don't look so good, but they are looking forward to November! We are hopelessly progressive, Bernie fans in 2016, and these shirts reflect that. We had to hold our nose to vote for Hillary, but we did, because we knew there would be consequences for voting for anyone else. That election proved that the Electoral College does not work, and must be done away with! You can't lose by nearly 3 million votes, and claim to represent the country! The shirts, because we designed them in house, are unique, and you won't find anything like them anywhere else. And we know that 70% of you agree with us, at least in general! But we have selected specific incidents to object to, for the most part, so our shirts are definitely not run of the mill shirts. We will be adding a few pro-candidate and pro issue shirts as well. If you don't like anything here, please consider some of our other shirts--after all, we have a right to our opinions, and you to yours.
Note the new shirt featuring a corrupt State's Attorney. For a nominal art work fee of $10.00 US (plus the cost of shirt), we can put almost any politician, law enforcement officer, prosecutor, or public figure behind bars. We won't use terms like corrupt unless we are aware of verifiable circumstances that would lead a reasonable juror to agree with that term. But we can make a generic term like "Put THIS Guy behind bars." You can send $10 to us at P. O. Box 222, Worthington Springs, FL. 32697. Or you can use PayPal, where our email is firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can send us the usual info from your credit/debit card, and we'll process the card through PayPal. Send us the name of your intended subject, and how to locate photos of him--ie, what is his/her position, or send us the photo you'd like us to use. We will remove the background and turn it into a pencil sketch or something similar, to get around any copyright issues. This could become a cottage industry!
The perfect cap to go with the shirt above! Embroidered Cap $22.99
Writing and Publishing
We have Tee Shirts based on the covers of of some of our books, especially our response to #COCKYGATE. But someone might want to wear our SOLAR ENERGY shirt to a science fair or a solar energy gathering, and someone who is buying a car might want to wear our HOW TO BUY A CAR shirt to the dealership so the salesman knows the customer knows what he is doing there. And we also have some other shirts pertinent to writing and publishing.