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shermnatman

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I really like the smaller, flatter, wide-mouth Mason Jars for keeping my various bulk tabaks in; but, I can't stand the hand scrawled labeling.
So, I contacted an artist friend who can print out the labels I need, AND, has a plotting-cutter which cuts perfect circles.
Quick as a flash, the postman was at my door.
Putting it all together made for some great looking eye-candy.
And another perspective
I am now waiting on a new order of bulk tabaks to add to my collection, so it's off to get more of these great wide-mouth jars - which hold +/- 2 Ounces of most tabaks - Sherm Natman


 

shermnatman

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Apparently I still haven't mastered putting pics with a post; so I'll try again here with just the Before and After shots





 

shermnatman

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Ummmmm, and I would cut the perfect circles with a "basic printer" how?
As stated in the OP, my artist friend has a plot-cutter which cuts perfect circles; which I do not have, nor have I ever seen the ability to cut perfect circles made possible as a feature on a "basic printer" - Sherm Natman



 

milehighpiper

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Shermnatman,
Those are some handsome jar labels. They add a touch of class to your collection. If you decide you want to do these on your own, you can get the Avery labels (2 3/4” I believe) and print them at home with any printer. They are round labels and Avery even has a user-friendly design website where you can work on these. Let me know if you need any help with them in the future. Your friend did a great job compared to my labels.
Stay lit!


 

mikethompson

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Well the coloured labels certainly look better than my plain sharpie ones that's for sure.

 

bassbug

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Why overcomplicate things? Here's a way to cut those perfect circles at the exact right size without the need for any expensive equipment.

Just place the lid over the picture and cut with scissors or exacto knife. Perfect size, perfect placement.

 

bassbug

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It would appear that many pipe smokers have indeed completely abandoned the KIS principle.

 

shermnatman

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MileHighPiper - Thanks for the offer. If she (the artist with the plot-cutter) should decide "enough is enough" after I put in my list for the next round of lids I need, I may take you up on that. It will be interesting to see what happens when I get to tabaks for which is there is no established tin art/label. I am hoping that for those cases where new label-art would need to be custom created, I can offer her a "graphic-arts challenge". Not being an graphic-artist, nor a computer-art person, it is always good to have a friend who is both - Sherm Natman


 

npod

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@shermnatman, I love your jars and labels. Strong work.
As stated in the OP, my artist friend has a plot-cutter which cuts perfect circles; which I do not have, nor have I ever seen the ability to cut perfect circles made possible as a feature on a "basic printer"
I agree that cutting perfect circles is difficult. I also print labels like you and have never been able to get them perfect and it drives me crazy. That’s just the way I am. So I’m glad you had a contact to do it right. Three cheers.

 

bassbug

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I don't mean to sound like a naysayer, but how exactly can you not get a perfect circle at the perfect size if you use the lid as a guide?

 

kola

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Great idea, looks slick too. I'm too lazy to copy, print them and then cut them out.