Print shop offer would save government thousands in portrait costs

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“We in no way intend to imply that portraits of outgoing Cabinet and top administration appointees are unimportant; to the contrary we are fans of art in all formats,” the letter reads. “We do however suggest that we can provide a model for saving money on this program.”

Instead of $40,000, CafePress says it will charge $350 for a 3 foot by 4 foot canvas portrait that can be completed in less than a week, as opposed to the eight to 14 months the government currently waits.

In addition to saving thousands of dollars, CafePress also touts that all their products are made in America, so every purchase of a portrait “helps the economy and helps keep jobs in America.”