marithis asked: Wow such an up beat style that is so different! I'm an artist just starting out and I really admire you! But something that has always eluded me that I have always been interesting in selling my own nicknacks with a design of mine own but customized stuff seems expensive that in order to make a profit I'd have to sell even a pencil case for 20 bucks! You seem to be able to keep your prices so reasonable. Can I ask you who do you go through to get your stuff printed up?
thanks!! i have my stuff printed through about a million different places, i really just google what sort of merchandise i want to make and then shop around to see who has the lowest prices and minimums. there’s a ton i still wish i could make but haven’t been able to find anyone that does it for less than like 200 pieces per order, or they charge so much per piece that i’d never be able to resell the stuff…
keep an eye out for any special offers you can hunt down too (sometimes places have offers right on their site, or on their facebook/twitter accounts, or you can check on retailmenot, ebates, etc.)
if you think you can rally enough support for any one project in particular, you can try kickstarter — i know some artists go there to fund print runs for shirts, books, etc.