It's been a while since our last update. (We did not have as much time as we would want to focus on our baby). Nonetheless, we did some progress.
As a part of moving printing operations in-house, we have completed DIY printing press and are now busy mastering our printing skills.
You can read more about it on our hubzilla channel (link below).
If you haven't yet, check out our webshop at https://aptgetshirt.com and get some SWAG!
In past two weeks we've worked on cleaning a mountain of garbage from our new workshop. We had to let all the arcade cabinets go to make up some extra space (we hope new owners will bring them back to life which is something we did not manage due to lack of time).
We've gathered most of the material needed to build our very own DIY printing carousel. In the coming two weeks this is what we will focus on. We hope to be ready to make our first test prints by the end of the process.
While researching equipment we need to purchase for our new workshop, we've stumbled upon DIY Printing Press carousel. We wouldn't feel well if we would just ignore it. So instead of buying cheep crap or investing thousands of euros in proffesional equipement, we are going full DIY. Below you can find a link to the website with plans.
Finally, we are back on track. We are starting our shirt printing production in our own place. 100% DIY. As you can see on the picture its a huge mess. A lot of work is still ahead of us, but once its all done it will be a joy to start printing again. We cant wait!
But first, big cleanup!
If you ever wondered what was in the Loot Crate, check this link: https://aptgetshirt.com/items/lootcrates/crate01
Our T-shirts are finally out! The pre-order batch is sent and we managed to order some extra shirts to have on stock, ready to be shipped as new orders come in. This concludes our campaign. However, the amount of shirts that were ordered during this period was not exactly as high as we wished for which forces us to really think about the future of the project.
read more >> https://pod.disroot.org/posts/1508896
Shirts are on their way! expect a package in the coming days \o/ https://social.tchncs.de/media/-aI1vHyjfByJVkXZYaQ
Finally as you can see on the pictures, the shirts have arrived. That means there is nothing left to do but ship them. :D We are very happy with the results. We hope you're going to like them too.
Yesterday i finally brought my arcade cabinet back home. It needs some serious renovation. https://social.weho.st/media/LCZ6VFQnUfPP_FL8QH8
Here is an overview of shirts sold during the campaign and the donations to the relevant projects: https://social.tchncs.de/media/qO1J_cBjp6RqJLuFMaE
Our campaign has reached its end.
It's been great four weeks, full of new experiences. The result is a bit below what we were aiming at, but since this is our first time launching a project this way, we are pleased with what we have achieved; we reached so many and we got a lot of positive feedback.
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