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My DIY travel mug sticker experiment *pics*

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#1 calchik

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    Posted 27 March 2009 - 12:36 PM

    i got blank travel mugs for my OOT bags and i'm putting my logo on with stickers, fully aware that the stickers may or may not last the week. but i was concerned that if the mug got wet the logo would smear or run so i did a water experiment. thought i'd share in case anyone else wants to go this route

    - sticker paper: from office depot - photogloss, inkjet, do it yourself stickers, 5 sheets $14. the whole sheet is stickers then you can cut out whatever shape you want. my 28 mugs took me 2 sheets of stickers
    - printer: xerox something or other, i used the one at work so it's a higher quality printer than your normal home printer

    here we go:
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    sticker on the test mug

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    wet sticker, i wet my hand then palmed the mug over the sticker. it wrinkled it but didn't run or smear

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    i ran the bottom part under water for 20 seconds, then tried rubbing the ink. ink intact but the sticker was losing it's stickyness and really started to wrinkle

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    while showing FI the stickers would be fine when wet, i said 'but it can peel off really easily' which i peeled it off at the top...and lost the ink that was there. oops

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    sticker when dry. it's sticky again and not that easy to peel off

    the stickers serve my purpose for the week we're there. and if ppl want to use the mug after, they can peel the sticker off

    #2 merocket59

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      Posted 27 March 2009 - 05:22 PM

      Those will be great for the week, I agree with you it doesn't matter if they don't last b/c people might want to reuse them again without the sticker afterwards.

      #3 jennwo

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        Posted 29 March 2009 - 03:27 AM

        Thanks for doing the research, and thanks even more for sharing!!!

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