Agree despite the frame date, it probably went on sale towards end of '95 or maybe first half of '96. I believe the black logos/text relate to this period, where as the earliest ones probably had the purple text stickers.
My experience is different.
I bought my nickel P7 new in 1994 (I have the receipt) and it was stickered exactly as Kell's, with the exception that my F7 forks (which I later snapped) had no decals. Even came with the same purple bottle cage bolts. Mine had the "old logo" hot rod bars.
My dad later bought a '95 nickel P7 (he still has this) and i's sure that has purple stickers in the same style.
My bike was ordered at a discount with '93 LX (Orange had some surplus 93 non compact groupsets) but when it showed up it had '94 compact with an stx front mech downgrade for the same price.
Kell - what size is yours? and would you sell it....?