If you ever visit a youtube channel or blog, more often then not you are going to be asked to "check out their store for branded swag." Generally this merchandise is limited to apparel, like tee-shirts and some posters. Youtubers and content creators generally don't add anything else because it's either not very profitable or not very unique. T-shirt designs stand out, keychains do not.
But with 3D printing it is now possible for everything from toys and statuettes of the host to keychains and pins to be made for the store and truly differentiate what the channel has to offer. 3D printing also helps with the business model, because the channel can run preorder campaigns on websites such as Celery and then have the 3D printer manufacturer make only the volume of units ordered. Even custom t-shirts have minimum volumes that must be created to make it worth it.
3D printing lets creators, control their brand merchandise at a level that has never been possible. And 3D printing companies often have partner programs, where they will handle 3D design of merchandise in order to partner with creators. Simply contact 3D printing manufacturers, like Slant 3D, and let us know what you want.
Here the step-by-step how to create 3D printed merchandise for your blog, website, or youtube channel.