Here is a quick status update, as we wait for the shirts to arrive in their full glory.
Sizes S - 2XL
These are the original, all-over print shirts that kicked-off this project. As of today, they are still in production. Since the prototype came so quickly, I did not expect a wait this long for the full order. It is possible that the large order is taking the vendor more time than thought. I reached out to them recently and the shirts are in fact in production. I hope to see these shirts any day, and anxiously visit my mailroom every day with fingers crossed.
These are the shirts that were added late-stage, at the request of some hopeful backers who were looking for larger sizes. This is a total of 7 shirts. As you may recall, I was not able to use the same vendor or printing technique for these shirts. There was also no time to order prototypes and still make shirts available for the campaign. I decided to use another vendor that I have had success with in the past, and grilled them extensively (in chat) about what I could expect. These shirts are now in my hands.
There are two concerns that I have with these 7 shirts.
1) The printed area is smaller than it was in the vendor's template. It may be fine for the backers that ordered these sizes and I will be reaching out to you directly about this to see if you are OK with this print size. I will include pictures.
2) Most of the shirts have subtle printing errors. I am in a constant back and forth with this vendor. Currently, they have agreed to take these back and re-print. I need to document each shirt separately in order to get them re-printed.
I wish that this was the "They Are Here and Shipping Tomorrow" Update, but for now we are still in a waiting period.
More news as soon as I have it!