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Offline Artelf2xs

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Am I insane????
« on: October 24, 2011, 03:20:14 PM »
Or just " Crazy Like a Fox????

So here is my latest little brain fart.... and this came about do to the number of request and yes actual jobs....

So my peep's, You tell me.... Crazy Can-O-Copyright-worms....Or brilliant scheme?

http://tshirtrestoration.com/ or http://t-shirtrestoration.com/

This is not a complete site, just a landing page for now, Wanted to see what all you crazy Mo-Fo's gotta say!!!
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Re: Am I insane????
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2011, 03:31:07 PM »
Great idea.  Except everyone wants a 'vintage' shirt so you'll need to recreate the original and then mess it up to be 'vintage' again. 

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Re: Am I insane????
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2011, 03:33:26 PM »
Copyright stuff aside (I have no idea how that works, you are allowed to make a backup copy of software)
my friends ask me to do this all the time. Usually shirts of bands that no longer exist, barely
hanging on by a thread. So there definitely is a market for it. I always mention the copyright thing
and the response is always "I already have one and I'm just restoring it".


There's a couple shops around here that print and sell shirts of bands that no longer exist. That to me
is an outright no-no, even if they are defunct.



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Re: Am I insane????
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2011, 03:35:48 PM »
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Except everyone wants a 'vintage' shirt so you'll need to recreate the original and then mess it up to be 'vintage' again

Yeah, we already do that. Now we can go both directions. Got the whole gamut covered!We actually have people bringing in the oldest deadest shirts you've ever seen. They cannot find replacements anywhere.... typically it is the wife who has tried to throught the thing away only to have the husband scream about his favorite shirt....
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Re: Am I insane????
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2011, 03:38:48 PM »
 :o So that Fruit-like named high tech store in China should have billed themselves as high tech device restoration rather than selling their bootlegs as legitimate Apple. Then there would not have been an issue? I don't think so. :o Certainly filling a need, but not exactly worthy of the
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Re: Am I insane????
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 03:42:24 PM »
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So that Fruit-like named high tech store in China should have billed themselves as high tech device restoration rather than selling their bootlegs as legitimate Apple.

this is not a store offering quantity of 1980's pac man shirts! I've seem sites selling real retro prints.....
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Re: Am I insane????
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 04:02:13 PM »
Look, I love the idea, but it is not a "restoration", it's a copy.

I have to walk this tightrope weekly, if not daily sometimes. Digital, direct or transfer, makes it easier to copy an existing design, not more legitimate.

In the end, if you accept insect wisdom, you can just follow Jiminy's advice and let your conscience be your guide.

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Re: Am I insane????
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2011, 04:04:52 PM »
Conscience wise I would have no problem printing one shirt for my friend who's favorite shirt
has fallen apart and is no longer available. I just have no idea of the legalities.
Add money to that equation and the scales might tip the other direction.



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Re: Am I insane????
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 04:14:17 PM »
There's a couple shops around here that print and sell shirts of bands that no longer exist. That to me
is an outright no-no, even if they are defunct.

This is very common place I see people selling them on ebay more so punk and indie rock bands though, bands that couldnt afford  to copyright their name or wasn't smart enough to.  I've printed a few for myself and friends but never sold them for profit.
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