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Infiltration Forums > UE Main > UER Decals and Shirts!(Viewed 55547 times)
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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 120 on 1/2/2019 5:02 AM >
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Posted by goon1
2019 decals coming soon?

Here's the update (quick facts). The UER Store has seen:
  • 70 orders in 9 months
  • 44 from USA, 25 from Canada, 1 from Australia
  • 561 decals mailed out
  • Currently the store is 74% of the way to turning a profit.
And now in more detail:
  • Today I adjusted some of the prices to make less popular decals more affordable
  • I just sold out of Large Kirkbride design decals, while supplies of the Infiltration logo and website hex pattern decals are also dwindling (4 and 11 decals, respectively)
  • I've received orders from folks that didn't even know about UER, and one from someone who found UER through the Etsy site
  • Running a store like this one is a long game. Investing in inventory ($600 of my own money) with the potential to eventually cover all of Av's costs.
  • Buying decals in bulk saves money, so I end up with things like 96 Barn of Doom decals to move.. It also means I need to think orders through carefully and order lots of product in long intervals.
  • Because the store hasn't broken even yet, another order means investing more flySparro cash, at the risk of slump sales, but also with the potential of bringing in good money for UER. It could go either way.
  • I would like to include some more decals (like this or this) but it is difficult to know how they would sell.
  • I have added Donation 10 and Donation 25 items on the store for folks that want to get a lot of decals for their money and just pay a nice round amount. Better value than any of the combo packs.

  • Please take the time to submit thoughts on decals to this thread. Possible thoughts include:

    • "I'd love to see a UER _______, I'd buy it in a second"
    • "I would order ten decals of IndoAnomaly's butt"
    • "I think you should produce the ______ decal that ______ designed!"

    Providing feedback helps me avoid producing items that nobody would buy, and keep you, the explorers, satisfied and loaded with cool swag.

Thanks for reading! Visit the UER Store on Etsy and share your thoughts on future swag.




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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 121 on 1/13/2019 11:56 PM >
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Think I grabbed the last Kirkbride sticker which I bought for someone. I got a bunch of other ones, and really liked the manhole ones. Those straps were also a good idea to have in the shop.



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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 122 on 1/17/2019 5:20 PM >
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I needed to cover up the [company I work for] logo so I could use this notebook and not be embarrassed.
This is where I write directions to explores. I don't have a smartphone and I usually don't lug my laptop around. I had gotten my partner a GPS but he doesn't lock his car, so it's gone now. Anyway, this little black book is a great stash of coordinates, and now it's fashionable, in my opinion.

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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 123 on 1/20/2019 12:22 PM >
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Wanted to place another order, but I don’t see any more infiltration stickers??



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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 124 on 1/20/2019 5:05 PM >
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placed an order, thanks



flySparro location:
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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 125 on 1/21/2019 7:18 PM >
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Posted by totensiebush
placed an order, thanks

Received, thank you! I'm out of town for a few days but will get to them this Thursday!

Posted by Reverend Hearse
Wanted to place another order, but I don’t see any more infiltration stickers??

Hi Reverend Hearse!

We ran out of Infiltration stickers! Waiting for another order. It's just tricky because ordering in bulk can cut the cost in half or more, so it's difficult to just order more of one or two items without driving the prices up.



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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 126 on 1/27/2019 5:23 AM >
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Out here in my side of minnesota, its definitely farm country. i purchased a pack of the Barn Of Doom! i was glad to see something that fit my area so well. i feel like i can accurately rep it haha



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flySparro location:
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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 127 on 5/21/2019 1:05 AM >
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It's time!

We're now accepting suggestions / requests for any new decals (or swag).

I will be placing another bulk decal order in the next month here, to restock those oh-so-popular Infiltration decals, among others.

Let us know what you'd like to see here.



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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 128 on 8/12/2019 9:47 PM >
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What inspired the UER Yacht Club stickers? I feel like there is a story behind the name.



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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 129 on 8/13/2019 12:23 AM >
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Posted by goon1
What inspired the UER Yacht Club stickers? I feel like there is a story behind the name.


See here and here.



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Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
<Reply # 130 on 8/13/2019 1:16 AM >
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Posted by goon1
What inspired the UER Yacht Club stickers? I feel like there is a story behind the name.


Posted by flySparro


See here and here.



I think the sinking yacht sticker is great; most of what we explore is on it's way out.
Good lines, clean, simple, but eye catching and a bit cryptic.

Sinking ships are also a UER tradition; a way of indicating a crippled or hopelessly derailed thread.
Perhaps started by Sleeper Spirit, certainly popularized by him.



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<Reply # 131 on 8/24/2019 9:39 PM >
Posted on Forum: UER ForumQuote
Posted by flySparro

Here's the update (quick facts). The UER Store has seen:

  • Currently the store is 74% of the way to turning a profit.




  • Glad to see the store is almost profitable! I just got some fun stuff in the mail today!


    Edit: Just to be clear, I am NOT tagging anything with the "Nice to see you" stickers. I don't want the wrong people finding this site just because someone was stupid and tagged a spot. I need one to stick on my laptop to remind me to upload the hundreds of pics I've taken over the past few months onto here. I've been procrastinating too long.


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    flySparro location:
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    Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
    <Reply # 132 on 9/9/2019 4:34 AM >
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    Hey all!

    New decal order coming soon. Not anticipating any changes to the current stock, gonna load up on Infiltration, kirkbride and hex decals because those seem to be the profitable ones.

    Okay next up: SHIRTS. Woohoo!

    First of all let's talk quality, I'm aiming for an American Apparel 50/25/25 blend, which is a really soft and worn-in type feeling shirt. It has a little bit of stretch and sits nicely.

    Print wise, I can see three different ways to print the shirts.

    • Dye, where the print is printed by either black dye on the shirt, or if on a black shirt, the design is bleached and then dyed to get a colour lighter than black.
    • Ink, where the ink is thicker and somewhat rubbery. Gives a nice pop and durability to white designs printed on black, but not to be printed too large.
    • Vinyl, where the design is done in vinyl and heat transferred to the shirt. Decent durability, good colour, has different texture and sometimes care requirements from dye, which can be a nice gloss, but can also peel off if you aren't careful.

    Here are my references for the print types:

    1. Dye (black on grey, red on black)

    The grey shirt is an American Apparel 50/25/25:






    2. Ink (more rubbery, colour on black)




    3. Vinyl (black on black)

    This shirt is also an American Apparel 50/25/25:




    And now for the designs!

    1. Join the Yacht Club
    2. UER 1/4 chest logo
    3. MH Cover circular 1/4 chest
    4. Hex, chest, large
    5. Hex, lower right
    6. Infil 1/4 chest logo, army green shirt
    7. BANDOS BANDOS BANDOS chest large
    8. NO POE chest, white shirt
    9. NO POE chest, black shirt
    10. Kirkbride chest
    11. Kirkbride abstract
    12. UER logo, large, vinyl or dye
    13. UER logo, large, dyed





    Logistics:

    • I'm going to aim for the $20-25 CAD mark, depending on cost to produce
    • I want these to be comfortable shirts that you will enjoy wearing, unlike some cruddy random cotton tees I have in my closet
    • Shipping will obviously be more. I will look into having a US distributor
    • I have yet to sort out sizing. I imagine a handful of Sm, and then an even split between M and L, and a few XL + 2XL.
    • Packaging will hopefully be fully recyclable. I hate single-use packaging.
    • Still waiting to be legitimized with the ability to add swag stars. Maybe one day.. *sigh*

    Discuss the shirts and what you would consider ordering, suggest new designs, or give me shit for my mediocre work here. Please. Just write anything. It's honestly nice to not be designing and posting into a void.

    Looking forward to any and all feedback. Happy 'sploring!

    Sincerely,

    // Sparro





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    Re: 2018 UER Decals Are Here
    <Reply # 133 on 9/10/2019 8:54 PM >
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    Posted by flySparro

    Okay next up: SHIRTS. Woohoo!



    Is it a good idea to advertise UER on t-shirts? I already only put the stickers I buy on discrete locations that only I see (like the inside of my camera bag) so I don't accidentally attract any unwanted attention to UER.

    I'm all for UER growing an expanding with new members but I feel like t-shirts could attract taggers and Instagram people to the site.



    flySparro location:
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    Re: UER Decals and Shirts!
    <Reply # 134 on 9/11/2019 5:21 AM >
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    Posted by goon1


    Is it a good idea to advertise UER on t-shirts? I already only put the stickers I buy on discrete locations that only I see (like the inside of my camera bag) so I don't accidentally attract any unwanted attention to UER.

    I'm all for UER growing an expanding with new members but I feel like t-shirts could attract taggers and Instagram people to the site.

    Easy solution: Don't wear the shirt AND explain what it is, if think you might be standing in front of scrappers, taggers or Instagram bois.

    So:

    Wear the shirt everywhere, just tell people it stands for United Electronic Recycling (a real company based in Texas) or tell them you participated in Earth Day (earthday.org) by being an Urban Environment Reporter

    OR

    Continue to tell people when appropriate, and just be selective about wearing the shirt to functions like work christmas parties. For instance, do not wear the shirt to your job at a spraypaint store, anywhere that sells Yeezys, or your induction ceremony with the police academy.


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    Re: UER Decals and Shirts!
    <Reply # 135 on 9/11/2019 12:29 PM >
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    Posted by flySparro
    do not wear the shirt to your job at a spraypaint store, anywhere that sells Yeezys, or your induction ceremony with the police academy.




    Anyways, I love the designs and can't wait to get one on a T-shirt! I would prefer ink for durability.



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    Re: UER Decals and Shirts!
    <Reply # 136 on 9/12/2019 5:07 PM >
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    Dude, I love how you've taken initiative on the merch.

    Shirts look great! I'm partial to the "Bandos bandos bandos" design personally.



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    Re: UER Decals and Shirts!
    <Reply # 137 on 9/12/2019 5:26 PM >
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    A vote for Yacht Club to be smaller on breast like the others.
    Nice job setting all this up.


    [last edit 9/12/2019 5:37 PM by skatchkins - edited 1 times]

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    Re: UER Decals and Shirts!
    <Reply # 138 on 9/16/2019 9:12 PM >
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    Posted by flySparro
    Hey all!

    New decal order coming soon. Not anticipating any changes to the current stock, gonna load up on Infiltration, kirkbride and hex decals because those seem to be the profitable ones.


    Hi!
    I ordered some Infiltration decals (on Etsy) quite a while ago and haven't received them yet. Will you be able to fulfill it soon?

    Thanks!




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    Re: UER Decals and Shirts!
    <Reply # 139 on 9/16/2019 10:53 PM >
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    Shirts:

    I like 4, 5 (probably my favorite), and 6 the most.
    7 and 8 went over my head (no idea what they mean).
    Sorry, I suck at critiquing, lol.
    *****************************************

    I love it.
    I ordered the decals way back when and still have them. I think it's so awesome that you have taken the initiative to do this for Av and for all of us. That really says a lot about you, IMO. It's people like you that give me hope that all is not lost here in the wake a new era of likes and follows!

    Thank you for all your hard work (and I'm definitely getting a shirt)!


    Great job!!

    - DA



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