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 Post subject: I have stickers and Tiles as well..
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Hello Everyone,

I too have cube stickers and tiles for sale. I have sent a few sets out as samples and have gotten some

good feedback, thanks. I have the sets ready in the final colors, with pictures.

The stickers are solid viynl and very durable. The stickers are available in 2x2x2, 3x3x3, 4x4x4, and 5x5x5

Rubik and Eastsheen sizes available in all sets.

Please specify which sets and types in the paypal comments section.

The tiles are .007" thick with adhesive on the back, you just peel them and stick, like a sticker.

All the prices are in my sig. I also have Square-1 stickers.

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Chris
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Not sure why there's no pictures, but I'll try and fix it ASAP.

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Could it be that is because you have whitespaces in your file names? Try to replace them with underscores ("_").


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I posted links to the pics. I just couldn't get them to attach to the post.

Sorry for the trouble.

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Do you have a photo of the Square-1 with your stickers? Also, is there a choice of colours?

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Jello's stickers are great, received them this morning.

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I also got some stickers from Chris (Jello33) and I'm very happy with them. I'd like to add some closeup pictures (stickers, tiles, 4x4/5x5) and comments.

The quality of the regular stickers is as great as you'd expect from vinyl stickers :D. The tiles are a bit thin but quite strong, no need to round the corners. They are a bit flexible, though, so you won't break them like you can easily break tiles of those cheap 3x3 clones. This was useful for me a few times when I didn't center a sticker well.

Not sure which I like better, tiles or stickers. The tiles do have a nice look and feel but I'm of course used to normal stickers and like them, too. The tiles feel more "dry", so with dry hands one might prefer the stickers for a better grip and with "wet" hands one might prefer the tiles. Don't know...

The colors are mostly very good in my opinion, especially the green of the regular stickers is bright and very distinct from the blue. The yellow stickers and the orange tiles could be a bit brighter, but for some colors Chris has more than one shade so hopefully I'll soon have perfect colors. But they're very good already and some people seem to prefer the darker colors.

Last but not least the good prices help me to like them even more ;-).

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Updated first post with Square-1 pictures.

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Once I get my hands on a studio cube I'll buy some tiles :D . And when I get my 4x4 in the mail I'll see if that needs some stickers.


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Jello33 wrote:
Updated first post with Square-1 pictures.


Looks good. I'll be digging into my pocket shortly!


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Hello,

I edited the first post to include the 2x2x2 and all Eastsheen cube sizes as well.

Also to anyone who is ording, please put all the info about which sets you want in the Paypal comments section when you send payment.

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Man, whoever owned those two Square-1 must've been an awesome puzzler 8-) just kidding -_-" *yes, I'm lame*

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i never used paypal before, does anyone wish to walk me through as to what i would do with a credit card, (though i wish there was just a page i could place an order with, would be easier, to fill out application and stuff for what i wanted), Im curious how i would do this with paypal? do i send 8$ if i wanted 2 sets of tiles and probably if theres a comment put 2 tile sets?, and what about shipping (within us) to the billing address i signed up in paypal (i havent signed up yet, just imagining how it works), How long do you think shipping usually takes anyway for a tile set or two within US generally.


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All shipping is included.

Place all relevent sticker set info into the Paypal comments box.

Shipping time within the US should be 3-5 days.

Thanks a lot

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I just ordered 2 sets of rubik's cube tiles from Jello. I hope they come soon. :D


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Chris, these stickers are great. I've played heavily with the 3x3 sticker set and tile set since Saturday and yours are easily my first choice now. Neither show any wear yet. I didn't think I could get used to using tiles, but they're growing on me quickly. I've also been using the 5x5 supercube set and the lamination isn't peeling at all. Will you be producing a 4x4 supercube set, or maybe other variations like the tartan? I hope so, as I am miserable in preventing my own creations from becoming anything but Kindergarten art class nightmares

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Hey,

I'm glad to hear the Supercube stickers are holding up. If they continue to hold up I'm planing on doing more sets/patterns. I'm still going to make calander and sheppards cube for sure as I screen those myself and am 100% sure of the quality. The Supercubes were not printed in my shop so I am still testing them. If they do work good the posibilities are endless as to the patterns/pictures I could put on cubes.

Sugesstions?

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I am definitely interested in the Calendar stickers. I ordered some from Adam, but haven't heard from him since. So this is another solution ^^. Please keep us all updated when this happens :)~

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By the comments here, it seems these stickers are great! Just wondering, is there another place I could buy these stickers?... or any other stickers? I can't buy online, and I would like to know if I can buy it through stores. Thanks!

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Hey Jeff,

Try asking Chris for a mail order (you mail him the money and once he recieves it, he can send the stuff to you). Just a thought~

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Oh, okay. Thanks for the information!
Do you know any stores that sell them? :?:


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No, Chris makes them himself~

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Hey Jeff,

You could mail me a payment and I'd send out the stickers.

PM me with your order and I'll give you the address.

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Hello,

I will soon have a site up with paypal and mail payment options. I should have somthing up by the end this week.

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The site is up,I don't have the shopping cart or all the pics up yet but the basic site is in place.

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Well, do you know any retail stores that sell them? :roll:


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I received my sets of stickers on Monday.

I have so far only applied the supercube set to my eastsheen cube. It is a rotten job, removing and replacing 150 stickers one by one, but the end product looks fantastic, and I think the stickers will hold up quite well.

The square-1 stickers look like even better quality, and I'll use them next. Unfortunately I used metallic tape a few years ago to resticker my square-1, and all the glue gets left behind when I remove that. :-(

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Jaap's note has reminded me to report that Jello's square-1 stickers are excellent -- thank you Chris. Because the tips of the triangular stickers are the same as on the original paper ones (so less rounded than the vinyl stickers on Cube-21) I had wondered how they would stand up to heavy use. (The paper ones peel very quickly at the tips.) But there have been no problems.

Besides sq1 I have also stickered a 3x3x3 and a 2x2x3, but cannot face the job of finishing one of the big cubes yet. It is a fiddly job if you are fussy about accurate placement...


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What about East Sheen tiles? :P

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Sorry, I only have tiles for the 3x3x3. Mefferts has them though.

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You say the 3x3 tiles are $4 but when you add them to your cart they cost $4.50


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You're right, I changed it to reflect the corected price. I've adjusted all my prices just a little, just enogh to cover the paypal fees and website cost.


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what happened to the $10 for 10 sets?


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The cheap prices vanished :( :arrow: Economics


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Sorry guys, but I'm just trying to make it as easy as possible for ordering and keeping track of things. The web site will make this so much easier than before, but it cost me time and money to put it up.

Anyway sorry about the prices, but maybe I'll have a 10 for $10 sale once I get all the pics up and a few more things on the site.

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I have to say that Chris's stickers are nicer than the Rubiks.com vinyl replacement stickers and less expensive still. They're a great deal, I think paypal charges him about 13¢ for a $1 transaction so it's hard to break even like that.

I wish your sticker racket the best Chris, We really needed a good sticker source with the horrible ones that come stock on certain puzzles.

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I like the pictures :D


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Based on all of your comments I went ahead and ordered a set of vinyl stickers for each cube size. It only now occurred to me that there might be some skill involved in applying them.

Don't the Rubiks.com sets come with clear sticky plastic sheet to aid in applying all 9 stickers at once? I assume that these sets don't have them, and if so... any suggestions on applying them neatly and lined up?

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DavidF wrote:
It only now occurred to me that there might be some skill involved in applying them.


I just dressed up my first cube, and, I have to say, I'm mighty impressed! The hard part isn't putting the stickers on, it's getting the old ones off (lots of scotch tape, soap and water).

If you're a real perfectionist, you can cut each sticker out, uncover one corner, line it up, and then stick the whole thing on. Me, I didn't bother, I just eyeballed it, and, I think it came out pretty well.


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Hello All,

Thanks for all the good feed back on the labels.

As far as removing old sticker residue, rubbing alcohol works very well and doesn't hurt the plastic.

Aligning each sticker is pretty easy. I just pick them off the sheet with an x-acto knife, leaving it stuck to the blade on just the tip. Then keeping the entire sticker at an angle, line up the top edge of the label with the top edge of the cubie, once the top edge lined up, press down on the sticker and pull out the blade. Does that make sense? If there is enough need I can post pictures on my site, to help.

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I just ordered a few sets of 3x3x3 stickers yesterday. Jello, I didn't send any shipping cost, so would I have to re-pay it? Or did you not include it?
Anyways, I hope these stickers turn out great, since my old ones are rotting away. :D


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If you ordered through the website, then shipping is either added or not, depending on if you spent more than $10.

This was the easiest soulution to the shipping issue.

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I ordered the sets by money payment. Well, once I get them, I'll comment on whether or not it was useful. :D


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Jello33 wrote:
I just pick them off the sheet with an x-acto knife, leaving it stuck to the blade on just the tip. Then keeping the entire sticker at an angle, line up the top edge of the label with the top edge of the cubie, once the top edge lined up, press down on the sticker and pull out the blade. Does that make sense?

Yes it does, at least to me. Though I'm already doing it this way, too ;-). Using the blade I slide the sticker to the correct position, press down the rest and pull out the blade. But what do you mean with "at an angle"? I slide it almost flat over the piece and make sure all four edges look good (i.e. are similarly far away from the rounded cubie edges).


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Jello33 wrote:
I just pick them off the sheet with an x-acto knife, leaving it stuck to the blade on just the tip. Then keeping the entire sticker at an angle, line up the top edge of the label with the top edge of the cubie, once the top edge lined up, press down on the sticker and pull out the blade. Does that make sense?

Yes it does, at least to me. Though I'm already doing it this way, too ;-). Using the blade I slide the sticker to the correct position, press down the rest and pull out the blade. But what do you mean with "at an angle"? I slide it almost flat over the piece and make sure all four edges look good (i.e. are similarly far away from the rounded cubie edges).


Thanks both of you (and pkobayashi) for the advice on applying the stickers. I hadn't thought of using an x-acto knife for that (I was going to try tweezers, but they can leave marks).

As for taking the stickers off, I've always found it cleanest to use an electric hot air blow dryer (for drying hair) to heat up the stickers, and they just slide off. Is there any risk of damaging my puzzles by doing that? I haven't had any problems so far, and it was much nicer than dealing with any chemicals.


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Stephan,

What I mean by, hold at an angle, is that I only allow the top edge of the sticker to touch the cubie while I am lining it up. If the top edge of the sticker is aligned then I can just press the rest in place while removing the x-acto.

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Jello33 wrote:
I just pick them off the sheet with an x-acto knife, leaving it stuck to the blade on just the tip. Then keeping the entire sticker at an angle, line up the top edge of the label with the top edge of the cubie, once the top edge lined up, press down on the sticker and pull out the blade.

Your hands must be steadier than mine :wink:
Those with shaky hands might like to try the following idea described some time ago on this forum (sorry, cannot find the original):

Wet the peeled sticker by dipping it into a weak solution of washing-up liquid which has been allowed to stand until even the tiny bubbles have disappeared. (The detergent reduces the surface tension, so the solution just needs to be strong enough to ensure complete wetting of the sticky side of the sticker.) You then have plenty of time to slide the wet sticker into exactly the right position before pressing it down with a soft cloth/tissue, squeezing out the water as you go.

This method also prevents air from getting trapped under the sticker -- trapped air seems to be a problem in one of the photos posted earlier.

Was skeptical about this before trying it myself, but, surprisingly, it doesn't seem to cause problems with adhesion later. Apparently it is a standard technique for applying sticky vinyl (e.g., "go-faster" stripes on cars).


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Yes these can definatly be put on "wet" as you described. As long as sufficent drying time is allowed, it won't effect the addhesion.

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They also use that method for tinting windows.

I just use a pair of tweezers, start on the center cubie, then do edges and finally corners. I line the edge stickers up with the centers as best as my eyes will allow, then I line up the corners with the adjacent edges. If you're really careful you can avoid bubbles but every now and then one gets under there.

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Your hands must be steadier than mine :wink:

Not necessarily. Don't hold the knife free in the air. Press the blade onto your middle finger, the middle finger against the puzzle piece and the other fingers against the puzzle as well. This will be very stable. And to avoid bubbles, press down the edge first, then the rest bit by bit, sliding/rolling your finger to the opposite edge. Use the blade to hold up that opposite edge, only pull it out at the last moment. Actually, don't just pull, but rotate it so that it gets off the sticker nicely. But I'll try that wet way as well.


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