Zombie Pumpkins! wrote:That's right, the current printing system doesn't allow for multi-page patterns. So the previous 2-pages have been scaled down slightly to fit the entire design on one page.
For some (like Undead Ted) it might make sense to offer the extra parts (in this case, his hands) as an entirely different pattern. So users could print just the head, or print the head and hands. Of course, choosing to print the hands would use one of your allowed pattern prints, which might be frustrating if you're on the Bare Bones plans which only allows for two patterns total. To do the full Undead Ted set would hit your limit.
What does everyone think? Should I offer wide patterns (like Rick Grimes with his gun) as two separate patterns, giving the user the choice of printing the "accessories" or not?
Another example is the Thor design, which is already set up with 2 unique patterns. You have to use another pattern print to get his hammer. Splitting these two into individual patterns was a slightly easier choice, since Mjölnir is a large weapon and actually has it's own name.
I think it would be best to have the extras as different pages. Honestly for those who can end up small pumpkins I think it's much easier to have the extra parts as separate pages, that way we can scale the parts we need not the whole pattern, say if we don't want to use the hands or want to do them on a different pumpkins? I understand about not wanting to eat into pattern allowances on the limited accounts.
Hmm can you do some work behind the scenes where the extras would appear to your system (not the public) as freakish freebies? They could be paired with the pattern and only viewable there? I know that might allow for people to print a hammer/hand/gun freely but are they really much use without the main pattern, well zombie hands and Thors hammer can be..Oh IDK, it could be a temporary compromise until something better is worked out
Just throwing an idea out there