The GRcade Shop is exclusively run by myself at BJUM digital design studio in Lewes, East Sussex to provide cool merch to GRcade. It helps support my involvement in the forum, and from time to time help cover running costs. Head over to http://grcade.co.uk/shop/ to add things to your basket, simply pay with PayPal or bank transfer and I handle the rest. Shipping to UK and Ireland within 10 working days.
Each item is handmade by me using a variety of cutting edge, high quality processes that ensure nothing leaving my studio is anything but an awesome keepsake to bring GRcade into the outside world. Each item you buy really helps me out and allows me to continue running GRcade.
At the moment there are a few key items on offer:
I only use 100% preshrunk colour-fast heavy cotton shirts that I would wear myself. The graphics are a precision cut vinyl process that do not crack or fade and usually outlast the shirt itself, so this is not a cheap throwaway shirt you might get at a small stall or event somewhere, it is a piece of clothing that should last a long time and is superior to most printed shirts.
The eponymous "Larger, as in the drink Larger" glass is hand etched by myself with a permanent, high quality pearlescent finish similar to sandblasting, that is 100% dishwasher safe and will never fade away. It has a certain subtlety and etched on authentic, best-in-trade Arcoroc tempered (hardened glass, up to 5x more shatter resistant than typical glass. The glass is thicker with a weighted base and good formation. It comes in two styles, tulip or conical shape.
Vinyl decals (sometimes called stickers but much better than a paper sticker) are great for decorating things like laptops, windows, cars, or pretty much anything you want to stick them to. At the moment I have the GRcade logo cut in full precision from the vector files, available in black, white or crimson red (very close to the "GRcade" red). Adherence is to basically anything, resistant to heat, sun, oil, dirt, water and most things, with a durability of up to 10 years indoors and 5 years outdoors (for example on a vehicle).
I'm still looking to expand the range of items to include mugs, keyrings, more shirt and glass designs etc., but if the meantime you have any ideas or custom colour/text/design requests please feel free to post and let me know and I can probably make it happen!
Cheers for your support.
Update 19th February 2015
I'm pleased to announce the shop is back open following the big move. It can now be found at http://grcade.co.uk/shop/ with slightly improved URL structure (some bookmarks may have changed).
I also have 1x XL pac/invader T in white in stock for immediate dispatch as well as 1x Large GRcade Logo T in black so if you fancy these you can have them as soon as Saturday. Other orders will go out within 7 working days as I have to make them.
The much anticipated Larger pint glasses will be on sale NEXT WEEK after considerable "R&D" (ie I design and etch them myself!!). It will be available as both conical and tulip shape, the tulip will be slightly more expensive as it is very difficult to do, but this means I can offer a cheaper glass for those that like that shape anyway.
I hope to share more cool stuff with you all soon.
Update 9th August 2014 - WE ARE OPEN!!
Check it - the GR MERCH SHOP is finally open, after several late nights coding it up!
FOR THOSE WHO HAVE PRE-ORDERED, PURCHASE NOW VIA THE SHOP AND YOUR - ALREADY MADE IN ADVANCE AND READY TO SHIP - T-SHIRTS WILL BE SENT OUT FIRST!!!
Here on out I will be doing T-shirts and stickers on a back order basis - with a lead time of up to 7 days - and each purchase will fund gear to bring this down!
I look forward to receiving more suggestion for stuff you want, and I will make it happen!
Please do visit the shop, leave reviews, upload photos of your merch (upload a photo via Twitter or the Forum to receive a 10% discount off your next order!!) and spread the word!
SPECIAL SHOP LAUNCH OFFER
Order ANY T-shirt and 1 GRcade vinyl decal to receive 20% off your 1ft pro-grade GRcade Vinyl sticker AND FREE POSTAGE for the sticker! Simply use voucher code STICKERSAVE at the checkout with these items in your cart.
Update 29th July - TAKING FINAL PRE-ORDERS FOR LARGER GLASS
LIMITED ED. HAND ETCHED LARGER GLASS
I will be opening an official GRCADE MERCH SHOP this month!
Please vote above for the merch you want to get made, and contribute to the ideas in the thread!
========== Production is scheduled for the following: ==========
• GRcade branded T-shirts - Full Colour GRcade Logo or Pac + Spacer Invader Emblem on white, grey, black, red - S to XXL • Grcade branded mugs • etched "Larger" pint glass • Wearable LED T-Shirt featuring hundreds of Hugo quotes. A new Hugo quote every day!
Manufacture is wk. beginning 14th July
Stocking is wk. beginning 21st July
FIRST COME FIRST SERVED. LEAD TIME FOR PRODUCTION IS, of course, INEVITABLE (for first run or two). Please PM me to make a pre-order of any of these, especially the mug and larger glass, as these are pretty solidified in my head and are proving popular. I will post designs end of wk. beginning 30th July. Quantities will be very limited. Prices to be announced pending negotiating subcontracts and will be what you would expect for this sort of thing.
========== CURRENT PRE-ORDERS ==========
9/10 GRcade branded mugs (30 vouches) * 12/10 etched "larger" pint glasses (28 vouches) * 14/10 GRcade T-shirts (13 vouches) * 2/10 GRcade logo keyrings (14 vouches) * *arbitrary stock indication until stock level projections are possible
Green Gecko originally wrote:Who is interested in some vinyl GRcade stickers or tshirt prints?
I'm a professional vinyl graphic cutter, basically you know these as the sharp edged transfer stickers with very high quality block colour. Common for sticking on stuff like skate/snowboards, bikes, cars and even game consoles or phones. They can be as small or as massive as you like. I actually produce lettering for gallery walls. These are precision machine cut to exact curves and edges.
For example you could have the GRcade logo on your wall, car window or whatever you want, they will adhere to virtually any flat surface. Or I could create some designs based on memes.
I can also design and commission (or accept designs) to be professionally screen printed onto tshirts, canvas or pretty much any flat/fabric surface.
I'm thinking of opening a small shop to raise some funds. What do you think? And how much might you pay for a product like this?
I could even make that as a massive sticker it looks cool, as it is like floating text wherever you stick it.
T-shirts would be subcontracted to a screen printing artist so would have to figure out if it's worth it, alternatively I could get some high end iron on, also a few different image transfer techniques. I'll experiment.
How much of a lead time would you be willing to wait (e.g 10 days) and would you be willing to pay upfront to cover the material costs (obviously t shirt and adhesive sign vinyl comes in at £10 per square metre)
This would probably be via PayPal so guess you could claim a refund if you were really pissed off.
There are some great ideas, you really need a site with numerous shirt designs you can update, it can't be that hard because I always see people doing that. As for stickers etc, it would be better to buy them in bulk, and then sell or use them as prizes.
Ideally you would set up ads, and then use the revenue you get off that to fund activities like this. Then it wouldn't be as painful ordering 20 cups etc.