PersonalizedPassions

Personalized Items that Make Your Mark

Cheverly, Maryland · 71 Sales

PersonalizedPassions

Personalized Items that Make Your Mark

Cheverly, Maryland 71 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(13)

Announcement   Thanks for visiting PersonalizedPassions! Our shop's vision is to bring you high quality personalized products that are a reflection of your own good taste. For starters you will find our designer coffee mugs, mouse pads, coasters, and more, all available with your very own personal touch.

We will be incorporating some of the imagery from our other shop ThePreciousPast.etsy.com where we have been successfully selling fine art prints since 2015.

Announcement

Last updated on Aug 20, 2017

Thanks for visiting PersonalizedPassions! Our shop's vision is to bring you high quality personalized products that are a reflection of your own good taste. For starters you will find our designer coffee mugs, mouse pads, coasters, and more, all available with your very own personal touch.

We will be incorporating some of the imagery from our other shop ThePreciousPast.etsy.com where we have been successfully selling fine art prints since 2015.

Steve Bunce

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Steve Bunce

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5 out of 5 stars
(13)
Britta D

Britta D on Jul 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Loved these coasters! I am a Realtor and they were a perfect gift for my clients who were selling their house and moving out of state. I love that I could personalize to have 2 coasters with the area they're leaving and 2 with the area they're moving to! The coasters shipped quickly and came in lovely packaging. Will buy again!

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Calling all #coaster fans and customerssunglasses
#PersonalizedPassions has just received our shipment of coaster holders to keep you looking stylish with our #Designer coasters and present them with these stylish mahogany and wrought iron holders

About

It All Started With a Single Sheet of Aluminum

Yes, a single sheet of aluminum, that, allegedly, I could print on with my main workhorse printer, an Epson SureColor P800 to produce metal prints. It came in an email marketing message from one of my main suppliers, BreathingColor. I have used their Lyve canvas exclusively for the past two years for all of my gallery wrapped canvas and flat canvas prints, it's the best there is and my customers deserve the best.

Well, then I found out that I would need a metal shear to trim the panels and a laminating machine to laminate the finished metal prints before I could sell them; two very large and expensive pieces of equipment that I neither have the room for, nor the budget.

Not being one to give up on anything easily (this helps tremendously when you have an Etsy shop) I started digging deeper into alternative methods of producing metal prints that would be feasible for me from both a budget and space allocation perspective.

Low and behold I discovered that Dye Sublimation printing would not only allow me to create the metal prints that I wanted for ThePreciousPast.etsy.com but it would also open the door to another whole universe of product possibilities, like what you're now seeing as the products in this shop, PersonalizedPassions.etsy.com

Yes, there are purists that will argue that the quality, clarity, and color gamut of dye sublimation prints doesn't compare to that of pigment based ink printing systems, but I'm not selling to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, I am creating products to be showcased on Etsy, so here we are.

The setup I have starts with an Epson Artisan 1430 which had to be equipped with sublimation inks for printing my images onto the various transfer papers that will be used to sublimate the image onto the product (aka substrate). These inks are horribly expensive, I still haven't quite figured that part out yet, but, I will.

After the images have been perfected in Photoshop and printed on the Epson 1430, it goes to my George Knight DC-16 Multi-Function Heat Press, which is truly the Cadillac of heat presses. I also opted for their mug press attachment and their steel stand which is on wheels so I can move it around my studio as the need arises.

See our complete catalog of items that can be personalized by visiting http://www.easycustoms.com/ then just send me a quick convo about what item(s) that interest you, and we'll take it from there.

Now that we have a finished product, it's time for the fun part, creating an attractive listing with clickable photography that will "get the click" and be purchased. That led to the whole mock up universe that exists in cyberspace, and Etsy is a great resource for some very affordable mock ups.

So there you have it, the journey of this shop so far. As you can see, I've started out with some of the simpler dye sublimation items such as mugs, mouse pads, and cuff bracelets. Once I have this shop up and running, I will then begin to produce metal prints in my other shop.

In closing, I think it's important to mention that I originally had all of these dye sublimated items in my fine art prints shop, and decided that it really was not the best fit for the target audience that I have developed there, so a new Etsy shop was born. I also was running out of categories quickly and that shop needs to be prints only.

This journey has only just begun and I look forward to the rewards of building a second Etsy shop. If you have any questions about any of the items I've mentioned here, just shoot me a quick convo, I'm always happy to share what I know.

Cheers!
Steve

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  • Steve Bunce

    Owner, Marketer, Creator

    Steve here, owner, designer, creator, marketer, shipping clerk, and anything else that needs to be done to run a successful Etsy shop. Two years & a few hundred sales later at ThePreciousPast.etsy.com we're launching PersonalizedPassions.etsy.com

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