Author: Barry

A Note about USPS Shipping Costs

We love the US Postal Service around here. They are our default — and by far our preferred — shipping option. And as is to be expected from time to time they have to raise their shipping rates. They have recently done so. Normally, we don’t even mention this sort of thing. Shipping costs increases are expected …

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On Trademarks, etc.

Since we announced our new policy on trademarks in sketchbooks and art prints, etc. (actually a return to our original policy but I’ll get to that in a moment) a few days back there’s been a fair amount of buzz — some of it bordering on hysteria — regarding the decision. So let me clarify a few things …

First, we’re talking about a tiny portion of our business. The overwhelming majority of that which we print is original, creator-owned content. Second …

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Can I print posters or sketchbooks using well known characters?

Effective immediately, Ka-Blam will print no item containing ANY material under trademark to any person or entity other than the user or publisher actually placing the order WITHOUT written confirmation of a waiver or license from the trademark owner. What this means is that before we can print any sketchbook or artbook or mini-poster or doujinshi that contains a Marvel character, a DC character — or ANY trademarked character REGARDLESS of ownership — you’ll have to demonstrate to us that you have permission either by license or waiver to use that trademark in your work. There are no exceptions. This applies to new orders as well as to re-orders of previously printed items.

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