Sticker Artwork

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Sticker Artwork

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"Gumball King" Bill Jones has a huge amount of ready-made artwork for gumball helmet stickers available in several Flickr albums here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gumballking/albums

Article on Bill here.

I am attaching similar sheets that I created myself for more recent leagues. Feel free to share if you have improvements.

Disclaimer: These are for personal use only. Commercial use involving active trademarks may present legal issues. I am not an attorney.
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Thanks for posting these and for sharing the information on my Flickr Page. I also have a more active Facebook page (search "Gumball King"). I am more than open to sharing my artwork with any fellow collectors. And thanks for sharing some of the newer teams and leagues - I really appreciate that. Keep the hobby alive!

Let me know if I can be of any help.

Bill Jones

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Gumball King wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 6:57 am
Thanks for posting these and for sharing the information on my Flickr Page. I also have a more active Facebook page (search "Gumball King"). I am more than open to sharing my artwork with any fellow collectors. And thanks for sharing some of the newer teams and leagues - I really appreciate that. Keep the hobby alive!

Let me know if I can be of any help.

Bill Jones
Thanks for chiming in, Bill!

Glad I could contribute a little bit.

There are a few Facebook pages related to gumball helmet collecting. I had been meaning to post links to what I had found and will get around to it soon. Bill's is at:

https://www.facebook.com/gumballhelmetking/

By the way, if I'm understanding the forum settings correctly (they are complicated!), you would have to register to post in any of the other sub-forums here; it was just a mistake that guests were allowed to post in this one. I won't fix it for now, but I'm afraid if I don't eventually I'll get spammed back to the stone age.

Thanks again for the kind words!

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I'm not sure who I got this idea from, but I like this version of the Barnstormers:

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That would print at roughly the same length as a top helmet stripe. I applied it to a newer 49ers shell.

EDIT - I see that Bill DID have that style in his library. I really shouldn't be surprised :-)

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Sec19Row53 wrote:
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:16 pm
I'm not sure who I got this idea from, but I like this version of the Barnstormers:
Thanks for sharing!

I haven't tried one like that for the Barnstormers yet. The stickers I was printing out with the Brother label printer were a little stiff and didn't lend themselves to following contours of the 3D surface. I have recently switched to a laser printer (which I will talk about in the other thread) and the stickers from the label paper I am using are thinner and more flexible. This has some advantages and disadvantages, but it works better for things like this. Below are versions of the Birmingham Thunderbolts of the 2001 XFL with both the traditional gumball stickering, and a more true-to-life wraparound design:

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Unless one is a strict purist, to me the wraparound looks a lot better and is preferable.

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Here's a custom Pittsburgh Power I did for someone. The wide stripes were challenging for me, but I came up with a unique solution. Since they were black on the shell color, I printed them on a clear label paper on a laserjet (black and white) printer. I really liked how it turned out.

By the way - it's the same helmet with different masks. I gave the buyer his option of mask.

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Sec19Row53 wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:32 pm
Here's a custom Pittsburgh Power I did for someone. The wide stripes were challenging for me, but I came up with a unique solution. Since they were black on the shell color, I printed them on a clear label paper on a laserjet (black and white) printer. I really liked how it turned out.

By the way - it's the same helmet with different masks. I gave the buyer his option of mask.
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Very interesting. I've never tried printing on clear label stickers.

The Power's black helmet didn't have a stripe to worry about:

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