Every year, for the past 8 years, we’ve done a hike from our Friends house (in Phoenix), to Los Dos Molinos (The best Mexican Food anywhere). The hike goes over South Mountain, and takes 5-6 hours. It’s that time of year again. We’ll be hiking on Feb 25th. We missed last years, so I’m really looking forward to it this year.
For the past few years I’ve designed a shirt for the event (because no one else would do it… hint, hint). Here’s this years. I wanted to do something fairly simple, and the O’s in Los Dos worked well with the number 8. I think it came out pretty well.
In past years, I used Cafe Press for the printing, but this year I chose SpreadShirt. In the past, Cafe Press didn’t offer black t-shirts, and I really wanted that. They currently have a new black t-shirt beta program, but I hear it’s not very good (check out this review). SpreadShirt offers a different process, called plot printing. It’s limited to 1-3 colors, but it allows you to print on dark cloth, and is supposedly better quality. I’ll know more when I receive my shirt.
UPDATE (02.14.06): I just received the shirts from SpreadShirt, and they look great. I did the plot printing (flex), and I’m very happy with the quality. I’m curious now about their digital printing quality. If anyone has used digital, please leave a comment and let me know what you thought.
I haven’t washed the shirt yet, so I can’t say how well it will hold up. The spreadshirt site says it will be fine as long as you wash it inside-out. We’ll see.