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 Post subject: How to cut stickers
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:32 pm 
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*Sorry if there is already a similar thread to this one. If so, please direct me to it and then this one can be removed (I don't have the attention span to search through 138 pages :D )*

Some of you may know that I'm going to starting modding and casting puzzle soon. However, I don't know how to cut stickers. I am going to order Cubesmith vinyl sheets if everything goes to plan but want to ask skilled puzzle makers about stickering puzzles.

*Please do not suggest Dr.Sticker, I can't afford to get stickers cut at the moment.*

I am going to use a Cubesmith blade to remove stickers but to remove residue rubbing alcohol/white spirit have been suggested. How do you use these to remove residue (technique)?

How do you cut custom stickers? I am assuming that it requires measuring the pieces but am not sure how to cut the stickers.

I would appreciate some help with this.

Thanks to everyone who helps.

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 Post subject: Re: How to cut stickers
PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:03 pm 
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Stickers come off better if you warm them a little. A rubber (eraser) will often remove residue. As for cutting new ones, see this video about 5 mins in- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSNvyuEN5no

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 Post subject: Re: How to cut stickers
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Thanks Tony. I had actually seen that video before and was trying really hard to find it on YouTube. I couldn't for the life of me remember the puzzle video that it was. Thank You.

How do you warm the stickers?

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 Post subject: Re: How to cut stickers
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:49 am 
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APJ wrote:

How do you warm the stickers?

Alex


heat gun or a hair dryer.

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 Post subject: Re: How to cut stickers
PostPosted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:22 am 
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Okay, thanks for the help, I will try those techniques. I've just checked Cubesmith's shipping to UK - I'm going to order if the mod (3x3x3 HD - starting on Saturday :D ) is successful but at worst case scenario I could be waiting 10 WEEKS!

I'll put up pictures of the mod to see how the stickers compare to more experienced puzzle makers' puzzles.

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