A Love Letter to the CEO of Cafepress


email sent to: bmarino@cafepress.com

CEO of Cafepress


I have been a member of cafepress since 2005. I went from making thousands to hundreds and now I barely get $300 per month from Cafepress. Traffic is lower now, and I know this from collecting 5 years of Google Analytics reports and tracking. My fan portal designs outperform all my designs in total by 87%. I understand the company must stabilize during weak economic times but you can’t take away the incentive for us shopkeepers to want to willingly continue to design new art at cafepress. Going from 20% in 2006 to 15% in 2009 to 10% in 2010 and now being told 5% is wrong, plain and simple. All your competitors are handing out 20-30% commissions to shop keepers. I understand the competitive market but the recent business strategies are killing the income of the people who are designing the products for you to sell. My primary business model is fan portal shirts from movies and tv shows. Doing a flat 5% for fan portal and name brand products are giving us all pay cuts and you know it. I understand there is a higher cost for attaining licenses from license companies who own the movie and tv show properties. Do like the plus size apparel though, and charge those products are a higher cost, not effecting our commissions. There have to be more alternative choices to make.

There’s no more motivation for me to continue making new products or designs in my shop.  I’m not sure you are aware of the ripple effect this will cause to us, the people who even give you a job. Please reconsider your new commission rates and if anything, raise the product prices and give us the power to control our own commissions again. This is an outrage, please don’t do this to us.

-Mike Sorensen

I suggest you all write him a love letter.  bmarino@cafepress.com



KaptainMyke Shirt Designs at Several Online Distributors

We recently have updated and added new products to the following online distributors:

Cafepress (main distributor)

MySoti (bold colors and larger printing across front)

Redbubble (great service, bold colors, high quality prints)

Skreened (2nd pick, offers a much larger graphic screenprint t-shirt)

Zazzle (best alternative to Cafepress, cheaper prices, great selection, super fast shipping, too.)

You can find most of the links at our Main Site New t-shirts are added daily to the different websites. Some carry different styles and colors. Some offer different shipping rates and bulk discounts. Many offer a variety of different sizes and plus sized apparel, too. Be sure to check out all our many online galleries before you make a purchasing descision.

Remember, if you don’t see a t-shirt graphic screenprint offered at an online gallery just email us and we’ll put it up at the other sites within hours.


Super Weekend Sale at KaptainMyke Zazzle Store








Super Weekend Sale @Zazzle too.

$5 OFF all t-shirts
40% OFF cards and invitations
30% OFF framed prints and posters
FREE Shipping on orders of $50+
FREE 2 Day Shipping

Use code: “SUPERWEEKEND” at checkout.


This sale applies to all Zazzle stores.  Shop from many stores and checkout in the same shopping cart!  Shop these and other fine stores at Zazzle:

Movie Shirts
Star Wars
Cars 2
Looney Tunes
South Park
Deadliest Catch
Harry Potter
Seventeen Magazine
Quirk Classics
Dora The Explorer
Sponge Bob Squarepants
Pink Panther
Scooby Doo

Comic Book Heroes
DC Comics
Green Lantern
Marvel Comics
Iron Man 2
Justice League
Wonder Woman
Marvel Classics
Marvel Romantic Adventures

Music Bands
Jason Mraz
Rob Thomas
Paste Magazine
Cheap Trick
Lil Wayne
Black Eyed Peas
ZZ Top
Motley Crue
Gary Allan
Alice Cooper
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Brazilian Girls
Breaking Benjamin
Dream Theater
Folk Festival
Gene Simmons
George Michael
John ogerty
Lil Jon
Maroon 5
Michelle Williams
David Cassidy
Paste Merch
Plain White T’s
Preservation Hall
Rod Stewart


We wish to thank all of our Christmas 2011 Shoppers out there.  KaptainMyke gives you his deepest and sincere thanks.  “Thanks.”  We love you all!  Each and every one of you.  You are now part of a group of amazing people who wear amazing t-shirts. 

Seriously, if it weren’t for you folks out there wearing our artwork, we wouldn’t keep doing it.  It’s nice to know there is an entire army of geniuses out there wearing our “Science helps you prove others are dumb.” t-shirts.  It makes us giggle like the inner little schoolgirls that we are!

For those of you who haven’t bought our t-shirts and gifts:  Buy our gifts and t-shirts. You know you want to.

Buy a high-quality KaptainMyke T-Shirt, and wear it proud. Know that you helped KaptainMyke, and help remind others of how great television and film can be. We make t-shirts. You need t-shirts. You should buy our t-shirts. Put on a KaptainMyke Brand T-Shirt and go do something amazing today.

Server outage this morning

We apologize for the outage.  In the prime of our season for sales, Yes – we are down. I’ve been all over support regarding our ill timed server outage. Sorry, folks!

SAVE $5 use code “LRTXY99” http://htxt.it/7LbH

we are sorry for the server outages! In the meantime go to our RedBubble store, made in the USA American Apparel printed on 100% organic cotton… http://fb.me/OudHSWvr

PSSSssssss! Made in the USA Organic American Apparel Skreened t-shirts: http://bit.ly/8IXSH3 #gifts #christmas

24 HR SHIPPING! It’s not too late! Browse our TOP 100 T-SHIRTS: http://bit.ly/ibbcwV