So here in all their glory are my first two dyes. I won't start a new thread again after this...
1. Blue Champ Wraith, Chinese Kanji for "I Throw Far" to honor Markus Kallstrom
2. Last night's dye: Yellow Champ Wraith, black and golden yellow. Props to anyone who guesses where this came from. One big bleed at the top left corner, and some spillage on the backside due to pan jostling by my wife (who was making us soup last night at the same time). The yellow came out much darker than I expected, although that could be attributed to the yellow in the disc. Also, the yellow was still very translucent/transparent, I wasn't sure that the dye had set in until I took off the vinyl.
Last point: contact paper is good for practice cutting, but using the sign vinyl is so much easier to use. The increased thickness makes it easier to cut, tape, apply, weed, remove. Best $10 investment in the whole setup process ($10 got me fourteen feet).
PS: Here's a hint about the yellow wraith logo ... "No Mercy."