Cafe Press - noob question

Right, I'm trying to raise a bit of pin-money with cafepress, but I'm confused, and I can't seem to find the answer to my question in the FAQ system there.

I want to sell the same items (t-shirts and hats), but with a variety of images.

Somehow, that does not seem possible. I can only sell one item with one image. I can't seem to add the same item again, but with a different image.

I know I'm probably missing something obvious, but does anybody else know enough about cafepress to help me?

(Note - to prevent accusations of spam, I will PM the shop's URL to anybody that asks for it, rather than posting it in the thread)

Humorous note - my Firefox spell-checker wants to change "cafepress" to "depressants"

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NachoMahma9 years ago
. Me and my new Kiteman t-shirt.
Kiteman (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Kiteman (author) 9 years ago
One solitary T-shirt, but the new owner is very happy with it.

It's pathetic, really. Kitewife and I are both trying to raise a bit of holiday money, me with cafepress, her with old knitting patterns on ebay. So far she's outsold me $40 to $1.
Would you be surprised if I told you she's a Business Studies teacher?

They've disabled the function where you can use one URL to link to several shops, but if you do a search for ''kiteman'', only my stuff shows up. I seem to be the only member using that tag on my images.
NachoMahma9 years ago
. While posting the URL(s) might technically be considered SPAM, I have to believe that anyone with a Law named after them can get away with it. :)
. Certainly no worse than the "check out my contest entry" posts that "some ppl" make. ROFLMAO
. But seriously, I think you have enough cachet around here that ppl wouldn't mind you posting the link when asking for help. Might be a little different if it was a "Hey, come buy my stuff" kind of post.
. But since you've found how to fix the problem, I guess the point is moot.
. Good luck with your business venture. If you decide not to post the URL, please PM it to me. TIA
Kiteman (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
Ah, what the heck. I'm not trying to rip anybody off, and the images are certainly all my own work, so here you go:

My first venture into designer imagery. If there's anything that should / shouldn't be there, let me know.

I keep hearing stories of people making a mint from ideas that they pinched from elsewhere, so I thought, can't hurt, the most it's cost me is a couple of hours of drawing time that I enjoyed anyway, plus about 2 pennies worth of electricity. If it crashes and burns, I've lost nothing. If it succeeds...

. That Captain Pinata logo looks familiar, but I can't bring the company name to mind.
Kiteman (author)  NachoMahma9 years ago
If it does match something, it's purely coincidence - I just thought the C and P together made a hero-worthy logo. Although I have few qualms about putting a dent in copyright laws for non-profit purposes, I expect things I pay for to be original, so if I want others to pay for my stuff, I'd better make sure it is also original. If you ever remember where you've seen the similar logo, please let me know.
. Well, it's not Cole-Parmer and it's not Ocean Pacific. Hmmmm. I KNOW I've seen it SOMEWHERE (or something very similar).
. I believe that Captain Pinata is your original creation (you just don't seem like the type to steal and I have a hard time wrapping my brain around the idea of a plagiarizing teacher), it's just that it looks REAL familiar. Of course, even if it does turn out to be exactly like somebody's logo, probably all that would happen is you would get a cease-and-desist letter from the company and have to remove those items. Since you are not carrying inventory, all you'd lose is your design time.
. No, but that's close. No telling where (or even if heehee) I saw it. Maybe I'll run across it again, someday (maybe not).
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