I wrote a few weeks ago about the custom stickers I had made at 123stickers.com. I was fairly pleased with the visual appearance of those stickers, but they were clearly of a different sticker stock than normal cube stickers. As I wrote in my review, the stickers were very thick (probably three times a normal sticker) and the UV coating was especially shiny. Also, I had printed only monochrome stickers (black/gray), so I wasn’t able to comment on 123stickers.com‘s full-color print capabilities.
When I posted to speedsolving.com, someone pointed me to Oliver Nagy’s sticker site. Oliver is based in Hungary, and apparently makes custom stickers for a lot of Euorpean cubers. I contacted Oliver through his site, and exchanged a few emails. He was extremely responsive and easy to work with. Here’s a link to the logo section of his shop. For €10.00 (~$13) delivered to the States, I wound up ordering:
20 3x3x3 Zhanchi stickers (~0.61″)
10 3x3x3 F-series stickers
10 2x2x2 V-Cube/Eastsheen stickers
The stickers arrived yesterday, about three weeks after I ordered:
The stickers are really nice, and closer to the quality of the Cubesmith center stickers than 123stickers.com. They’re a little thicker than Cubesmith’s, but probably half as thick as 123stickers.com’s. They also seem to be durable. Being picky, I would say that the printing seems to be a tiny bit pixelated and less sharp (perhaps ink jet-printed?), making the white outline around the G a little less clear. But I think I could simply thicken the stroke on the G for my next order.
The stickers look great on my black and white OEM-stickered Zhanchis. I’m skeptical that the design will look as great on my bright/fluorescent-stickered cubes; I’ll covert the image to fluorescent colors for my next order.
Overall, I’m really happy with these stickers. I’d recommend Oliver’s shop to anyone looking for a custom sticker. As much as I liked 123stickers.com, I like Oliver’s stock more, and I’d rather support another cuber. Plus, it’s always fun to get a package from Budapest…..