View Full Version : Ubuntu Vinyl Stickers

March 25th, 2009, 11:25 PM
I'm new on the forums, so I'd like to begin with a hello to everyone! :) Anyway, I was looking at System76's website, and noticed the really cool designs on the back of their Gazelle Ultra laptops. You can view it at http://system76.com/product_info.php?cPath=28&products_id=89(sorry for the link in the post, html acting up.) I very much like the chrome standard design, so I called up System76 and asked what material the logo was, how they went about making it, etc. They told me that they apply a vinyl sticker to the laptop, and paint a clear coat over it. I then asked if these stickers were available for purchase, and the gentleman I was speaking with let me know that they are, for a very complicated reason, not available, and that there are only enough stickers for the amount of computers they make. He was very nice about it, and told me that if there was just a stockpile laying around he would be more than happy to send me one. :) However, since this is not the case, I'm wanting to make my own chrome vinyl sticker, and I have no clue how to go about doing that. Any suggestions/references? Thanks!

March 26th, 2009, 12:20 AM

March 26th, 2009, 12:27 AM
Wow... Didn't think of that.#-o

Thanks! :)

March 27th, 2009, 03:31 AM
Sorry about the double post, but I'm thinking... I like the ones on Ubuntu's website, but I like diy as well. Gramps, your response was greatly appreciated, but what do you guys think about making custom Ubuntu stickers to look appreciably like the standard design on System76's website?

March 28th, 2009, 01:26 AM
Okay, so I've done it! I've created a sticker that meets my needs, and here's how I did it.

Step 1:
I simply went out to the store and bought some Avery CD Labels
Step 2:
I used a white Ubuntu logo found here:
and printed it onto the CD label.
Step 3:
I cut around everything, so the white parts of the logo were independent of themselves, and made sure no faux black was showing anywhere.
Step 4:
I stuck it onto the back of my hp. :) Now I have something very similar to the System76 Gazelle Standard Ubuntu logo on the back of my very own computer. You may not think it, but it looks sharp.

Anyway, problem solved.