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Riox

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EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« on: 09.09.2013, 09:28:09 »

I've just put my con-shirt through the washing machine (40°C,800rmp, inside-out) and sadly most of the text got obliterated. The main logo is perfectly fine, just the text suffered. My cellphone is bust so no picture at the moment but you can see that this is not random damage done bye the washer.

Anyone else has this problem?


Edit log: Changed EF20 to EF19
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Re: EF20 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #1 on: 09.09.2013, 11:14:33 »

You mean EF19, I guess :)

My friends and I had similar problems with the EF17 one, while the EF{15,16,18} ones are doing just fine.
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Re: EF20 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #2 on: 09.09.2013, 11:29:48 »

The Aoha Hawaii shirts shrunk easily 5 cm in length and girth.
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Re: EF20 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #3 on: 09.09.2013, 12:02:38 »

Mine didn't shrink, but the print got lots of tiny cracks in the first washing.
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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #4 on: 09.09.2013, 13:47:34 »

I'm having the same problem with mine, when all other EF t-shirt I have are fine after years ... :(
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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #5 on: 09.09.2013, 16:47:54 »

I'm sorry about the shirt quality. Funny enough, these shirts are the same brand like last year, printed by the same company as last year.
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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #6 on: 09.09.2013, 18:38:52 »



Just the text, everything else is fine. And if you look closer -> Hawaii

Same damage on the same letters (i and a)... that's what baffled em  ???
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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #7 on: 09.09.2013, 18:46:36 »

Uhm --- that's no damage. That's part of the design.  m(
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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #8 on: 09.09.2013, 18:59:12 »

:DDDDD
thank you sir for offering me a good laugh at the end of an otherwise crappy monday ;)
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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #9 on: 12.09.2013, 09:41:40 »

Uhm --- that's no damage. That's part of the design.  m(

   When I returned to my room at the InterCity on Wednesday night, I took a good, hard look at my T-shirt, and discovered that splattered printing.  I thought that perhaps the fabricators had issues with the silk-screening process - which was plausible if they had been made by hand in a garage somewhere, like a lot of tourist T-shirts were - but couldn't square that with the crisp, sharp detail of the actual scene depicted beneath it.

   When I got a chance to step into the Dealers' Den and visit the EF merchandise table, I brought my shirt with me, and asked if I could get it replaced.  I was told that there was nothing wrong with it, that it was intentional.  I had trouble believing this...until I looked, really looked, at the shirts arrayed across the table.  They were all showing that same flawed lettering, precisely duplicated on each and every one, in perfect registry.  This wasn't a flaw in a silkscreen, this was engineered to look like that.

   I'm still not quite sure why; but I do recall seeing "baggies"-style swimming trunks, white with a blue design in a hawaiian motif, done this way some years ago.  Also it suggests the labels on sacks of hawaiian sugar and coffee.
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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #10 on: 12.09.2013, 10:40:18 »

 I had trouble believing this...until I looked, really looked, at the shirts arrayed across the table.  They were all showing that same flawed lettering, precisely duplicated on each and every one, in perfect registry.  This wasn't a flaw in a silkscreen, this was engineered to look like that.

Thank you for your story, I am deeply moved, but ... I just told you so, three postings ago. The lettering is not flawed, it was the artists decision to give it a worn-out look.

 (Which is a current fashion trend, by the way. That style may or may be not your thing, it's a matter of taste, I guess. But I can't help being slightly amused by how furries sometimes seem to live in an alternate reality so far removed from normal society that it obviously didn't even occur to some that this might be intentional.)

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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #11 on: 12.09.2013, 20:59:05 »

To me it still looks like a fox erupted or that the paint decided to go elsewhere.

I bought this T-Shirt as a souvenir and it was handed to me in an anonymous darkened plastic bag. I had a first look at it after washing and I thought that this had to be a quality issue rather then artistic freedom.

Some folks do not read the conbook, some do not look to careful at the premium merchandise they buy... please understand that to some, there is reasonable dough about this.
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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #12 on: 12.09.2013, 21:19:47 »

I never thought for one second it was anything but intentional! Surely the fact that all 3 "a"s and both "i"s have the exact same marks on them is a dead giveaway? It's hardly plausable for washing to damage the same letters in the exact same way!
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Re: EF19 Con T-Shirt quality issue?
« Reply #13 on: 12.09.2013, 23:19:11 »

Well, I think we all got it now ... so I'll declare this topic closed. Have a nice evening :)
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