Puma Man & Dan Danger T-Shirts!

Cartoons | Dec. 10, 2007

Some time ago, I had the brainstorm of making a T-shirt featuring the Puma Man of MST3K fame. I’m proud to say it was received with great enthusiasm! And zero sales. Big surprise. In fact, the only feedback was when a friend posted a link on A Special Thing and got back, “Neat shirt, too bad it’s on CafePress.” Yikes, I guess my one sale’s dog got run over by Baron Von Cafepress when he was a kid. But looking back at the shirts, I did have one legitimate design gripe:

I needed to make the logo bigger.

Enter Printfection. Though it has the look and feel of a beta of Windows Explorer, Printfection handles the nuts and bolts of creating merchandise better than CafePress: lower prices, multiple pricing levels for items, better image management tools, the ability to sell multiple designs for each clothing item. And yes, you can make the logo bigger (up to 4.67″ high)! All Printfection needs to do is fix their clunky and occasionally unclear interface.

But the most important question is: how do the shirts look? I took a chance on Printfection’s $2 t-shirt offer and printed up a quick Puma Man shirt for myself. Printfection doesn’t seem to handle solid, non-web-safe colors especially well,Puma Man printed image which resulted in a shade of yellow something like the one here. But switching to the similar #FFCC00 for the color of the text seemed to fix that problem.

The PUMA MAN tee is perfect for wearing to the gym, as if to say to the world, “I’m out of shape and a huge nerd!”

Puma Man!

And there’s a shirt depicting the cold-war kid’s drawing Dan Danger, available in special commie red:

Dan Danger!

Bigger logos, smaller prices. These as well as womens’ styles and other apparel are available all at a reduced price at my Printfection store!

Comments

4 Responses to “Puma Man & Dan Danger T-Shirts!”

  1. Mighty Jack says:

    I’ve been planning a contest to celebrate the 6th anniversary of my MST3K website, and the 2nd for my Superhero Marathon reviews – but what to give away as the prize?

    I stumbled upon this shirt while tooling around the net and it was as if an ancient Aztec God was giving me a sign. Superheroes/MST3K, it’s perfect.

    I love this design, great work!

  2. Kristyn says:

    Oh my god… I HAVE to have a puma man shirt!
    Will you make me a shirt?? How much??

    I have been watching Puma Man over and over laughing my ass off… it’s the funniest thing I’ve seen in a long time.
    “I’m going to tell my boss I’m Puma Man, maybe he’ll let me off early”
    hahaha

  3. Tim says:

    Well you’re in luck! They just happen to be on sale (in men and women’s styles) here:

    http://www.printfection.com/timtoon

  4. Ryan says:

    Haha, kudos to you on an awesome t-shirt idea. I will definitely be purchasing one.