Minimate T-Shirts #2
September 17, 2009
- Project Date:July 2, 2008
Since there was no need for transparency, I used Printfection for printing like I did for my other Minimate shirts. Their prices on dark shirts had gone up, but I knew what I'd be getting in both sizing and quality.
For whatever reason, I didn't take any photos of the shirt right after I got it. So I dug it up out of the clothes hamper and took that picture a little while ago. (Sorry I didn't bother to wash it first.) There's a usual amount of fading that you'd expect over a year of regular wear. I've probably worn (and washed) it three or four times per month.
Here's a tighter crop that shows the wear on the screen print itself. Most of that wear is from the '08 and '09 SDCCs. While walking around the convention I'll have a bag over my shoulder with the strap across my chest. Over the course of a day, the continual rubbing slowly wears away the print. I can't fault Printfection for that. Actually, I kind of like the worn look. It looks natural, not like that artificial weathering on the 80's print t-shirts you see at the trendy, hipster, mall stores. No cheating here. All natural, baby.