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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 7:27 am

I have created a couple of Mozilla bumper sticker graphics and posted them here:

http://toastytech.com/good/bumpersticker1.png
http://toastytech.com/good/bumpersticker2.png

What do you folks think? Any good?

If anyone wants to use these to make real bumper stickers, please do. I'm not quite sure yet how to make these in to real bumperstickers. I hear you can use a quality color inkjet or color laser printer with large shipping labels, but I don't think those would last long if they got wet. Perhaps covering it with some of that sticky transparent plastic sheet stuff (I forget what it is called) would make it last longer. A real plastic bumpersticker would be be better though.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 7:34 am

There is probably some sort of service somewhere that could knock you up some stickers, else how do other people get them done. BTW nice designs....
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2003, 7:57 am

SomeGuy wrote:If anyone wants to use these to make real bumper stickers, please do. I'm not quite sure yet how to make these in to real bumperstickers. I hear you can use a quality color inkjet or color laser printer with large shipping labels, but I don't think those would last long if they got wet. Perhaps covering it with some of that sticky transparent plastic sheet stuff (I forget what it is called) would make it last longer. A real plastic bumpersticker would be be better though.


Actually I had some stuff from Avery that worked pretty well for bumperstickers. I may make one of these tonight, if I can find the stock. Nice work.

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Post Posted August 6th, 2003, 1:48 pm

I found this stuff http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?id=922811 at Office Depot yesterday in the specialty paper section and tried printing out a couple. They look better than I thought they would. Amazingly so far this stuff does seem to be fairly water resistant, especially amazing since I just used my crappy old inkjet to print it.

Glad you guys like them. Thanks!

BTW, I just touched up the first graphic a tad to make the "z" look a little better.

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Post Posted August 6th, 2003, 2:01 pm

Nice design.

Keep up the good work.

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Post Posted August 27th, 2003, 6:58 am

Just a little follow up, that Office Depot stuff has already started fading a bit, the T-rex is supposed to be red not pink! :shocked!: Anyway, I just touched it up with a red permanent marker for now and it looks ok again.

I also printed a couple up on a color laser printer, the toner seems to bubble a little on this type of paper (could just be the printer) but it otherwise looked pretty good and should last longer than anything printed with an Inkjet.

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Post Posted November 12th, 2003, 12:15 pm

<a href="http://www.cafepress.com">CafePress</a> allows you to upload artwork and put it on a variety of items including shirts, bumper stickers, etc. They also allow you to set up a storefront with it, and they handle all the order processing and fufillment. You also get to set the price on your items so you set your profit on each sale. Just an idea.

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Post Posted November 17th, 2003, 9:49 pm

get thje spash screen image form mozilla v1.3b that owuld be awes

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Post Posted December 1st, 2003, 5:21 am

SomeGuy wrote:I have created a couple of Mozilla bumper sticker graphics and posted them here:

http://toastytech.com/good/bumpersticker1.png
http://toastytech.com/good/bumpersticker2.png

What do you folks think? Any good?



I like the first, but I'd like some background colour -- I loved the Mozilla banner they had before doing up the site.
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Post Posted December 1st, 2003, 10:40 am

eeried wrote:I like the first, but I'd like some background colour -- I loved the Mozilla banner they had before doing up the site.

You can still see it (and save yourself a copy) if you do a search from the front page.

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Post Posted December 1st, 2003, 2:18 pm

Thanks for the tip Mooquackwooftweetmeow!
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Post Posted December 1st, 2003, 9:02 pm

Will these look correct printed? I thought that they would need to be a pretty high resolution to look good when printed.

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Post Posted December 2nd, 2003, 6:42 am

yeah they are prettydamn low res for printing, at 300dpi they'll only be a few inches long.

but for a bumper sticker you could probably get away with it :)

isnt there an svg/vector image of the lizard somewhere?
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Post Posted December 3rd, 2003, 8:12 pm

here's a larger version i made from the svg.

i took screenshots from the svg viewer but if somebody knows of an svg plugin for photoshop please let me know. :)

http://users.bigpond.net.au/nexx1/ps/mo ... icker1.png (56kb)
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Post Posted December 6th, 2003, 10:12 am

That SVG version looks cool.

At any rate I though the resolution of mine came out "good enough" for the size I made it although the bigger the bumper sticker the better!

The bumper sticker graphics I made came out 10 inches wide with a 0.5 inch margin in each side. I pasted the graphics in to M$ Word (Should work in Star Office too) and when printed it smooths the edges decently. BTW, the template I made is here http://toastytech.com/good/bumperstickertemplate.zip if anybody wants it.

:) If you can see pixels then YOU ARE *WAY* TOO CLOSE! :)

Also I didn't put in any background color because most printers can't physically print in certain margins of the paper.

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