Reprolabel advice

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Reprolabel advice

Postby gbm » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:44 am

So I just purchased my first batch of these bad boys....whoooo hooo do they look awesome.

My question is, what advice can you provide me in regards to successfully placing these on TFs.

note: I did already buy an exacto knife....hopefully this will help with the meticulous placement.

Thanks everyone.
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Re: Reprolabel advice

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Re: Reprolabel advice

Postby gbm » Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:29 am

AdamFett wrote:I usually buy doubles, because i always screw up..No matter how hard i try..lol


oh noooooo, not the advice I was hoping to get! :lol:
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Re: Reprolabel advice

Postby Hip-Hoptimus Rime » Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:48 pm

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The blade is a good idea, to avoid getting your fingerprints on the adhesive. Just be careful not to cut the sticker with the blade.
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Re: Reprolabel advice

Postby Shadowstream » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:03 pm

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Exacto knife is an okay thing, but it's still kinda too big for some things, and risks puncturing stickers. I typically use rounded toothpicks, both for application and pressing into place.
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Re: Reprolabel advice

Postby gbm » Thu Nov 22, 2012 8:05 pm

Shadowstream wrote:Exacto knife is an okay thing, but it's still kinda too big for some things, and risks puncturing stickers. I typically use rounded toothpicks, both for application and pressing into place.


ah, good thinking. I was also anticipating using a qtip for certain things.

How easy is it to apply partially, then pull off if need be for adjusting? I'm afraid that this is a one shot deal when applying.
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Re: Reprolabel advice

Postby Shadowstream » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:04 am

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It's been awhile since I've done any major stickering, but ultimately it all depends on what kind of sticker material you're applying, how big the sticker in question is, ect. Vinyl stickers are the most resilient, foil stickers are the least resilient, from my experience anyway.
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Re: Reprolabel advice

Postby Breakdown 2099 » Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:59 am

Get yourself a fine pair of tweezers and a qtip. When placing the sticker, don't remove the tweezers until you're certain that's where you want them to go. If you're not happy, you can still peel the sticker off slowly and have another go. Then use the qtip to apply pressure. Works every time
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Re: Reprolabel advice

Postby Ravage XK » Fri Nov 23, 2012 4:59 am

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If you have to apply a long, thin sticker around a sharp bend give the sticker a bit of a bend before you apply it. I have had a number of stickers peel due to them wanting to return to their natural straight state.

Oh and don't pull them off the backing sheet too fast in case they weren't quite cut properly, doesn't happen often though.
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Re: Reprolabel advice

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Nov 23, 2012 1:37 pm

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gbm wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:Exacto knife is an okay thing, but it's still kinda too big for some things, and risks puncturing stickers. I typically use rounded toothpicks, both for application and pressing into place.


ah, good thinking. I was also anticipating using a qtip for certain things.

How easy is it to apply partially, then pull off if need be for adjusting? I'm afraid that this is a one shot deal when applying.


Fairly easily, but make sure you don't let go or press down if you think you need to adjust it. I usually line up one edge first where I want it to go, and work from there, pressing down to remove air bubbles as I go. Also, be careful when pressing down the vinyl ones into panel lines and whatnot... the color can be rubbed off, as I discovered with my G1 Jetfire set. Used a fingernail to try to get it down into the detail lines and ended up rubbing off some of the color. :HEADHURTS:

Also, the end of an unfolded paperclip might be a good implement for assisting with placement, but a little more hazardous to both the figure and labels than a toothpick would be, so proceed with caution.
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