What is the difference between PP and PVC Stickers

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  1. PeemPB

    PeemPB Member

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    Yeah..what is the difference between them which one of those is better ? Thanks for all reply.
     
  2. hr.mohr

    hr.mohr Member

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    I know two different types of stickers: Vinyl and paper with plastic film.

    Vinyl are the type sold by cubesmith.com and the other type are the stickers used on store bought cubes.

    The short answer is: cubesmith stickers rule all and are cheap!
     
  3. PeemPB

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    Thanks a lot !!!
     
  4. chimpzi

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    do cubesmith stickers or vinyl fade?..
    or they just tear apart like reflectorized stickers?..

    i dont have vinyl stickers so i use reflectorized stickers.
    vinyl and pvc are not available in our locality..
     
  5. Ton

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    Vinyl and PVC is toxic for children,,, if they are licking numerous time on the sticker

    This is some EU law, that assumes children would lick all day on a cube, to comply EU law the Rubik's cube has paper based stickers, that will not last long if you are speedcubing


    In any case do not lick on your cube :D
     
  6. hr.mohr

    hr.mohr Member

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    Thanks for that great piece of wisdom :D
     
  7. chimpzi

    chimpzi Member

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    i wonder what it would taste like...:p
     
  8. Ton

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    NOOOOO, no licking .... btw licking your cube should not be allowed in competitions. I wonder which WCA article I can use
     
  9. blgentry

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    I'd guess that PP stickers are similar to PVC ones, but I have no experience with PP stickers. Google searches turned up that PP bumper stickers fade badly when used outdoors, but that probably doesn't matter much for this application.

    More importantly, I find PVC stickers to not be durable enough for my cubing style. My (reasonably short) finger nails just shred them. They don't get all messed up like the factory paper/plastic stickers, but I do slice corners off of them frequently, so they don't look very nice.

    My cubesmith tiles though, are awesome. My fingernail kung fu isn't strong enough to even leave a mark on the tiles. :p

    Other people don't seem to have a problem with stickers and their cubes stay nice. I'm just reporting on what happens with me and PVC stickers.

    Brian.
     
  10. Kian

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    I think we should make the representatives who wrote that law lick a few cubes.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2009
  11. Unknown.soul

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    According to Rubiks.com, Polypropylene stickers have a life of 750,000 rubs, so I assume the color degrades over time.
     
  12. mcciff2112

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    how many licks does it take to fade a Polypropylene sticker?

    the world may never know...
     
  13. Sa967St

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    over 9000 probably :p
     
  14. rjohnson_8ball

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    The Cubesmith stickers are slightly more durable than the Rubiks.com stickers, which are in turn more durable than the laminated paper stickers of store bought cubes. The way they eventually fail is not so much that the color degrades, but the corners and edges curl up and get chipped or ripped. Tiles last virtually forever.
     
  15. BillB

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    Idea for side event: speed cube licking!
     

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