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post #11 of 46 Old 02-27-2014, 12:21 AM
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I've got some jars on order. Mind letting me know how you did the labels?
For sure, always glad to help! I've had this question before.

I used the Avery Round 2" Jar Labels that can be found at Walmart:
Avery 22807 Print-to-the-Edge White Round Labels, Glossy, 2" diameter, 120 Labels/Pack: Office : Walmart.com

They work well with both laser and inkjet printers and don't smear if you give them about 10 minutes to cure.

I got the template for the stickers at the Avery website here:
Templates - Print-to-the-Edge Round Labels, 12 per sheet | Avery

I actually bought the jars at Walmart too. Here in Fort Wayne the 12-pack of 4oz Ball jars was $8, and the 12-pack of 8oz Ball jars was $9.

For the template itself I used a font called Quill Perpendicular Regular for the brand and Bebas Neue for the information below it. I'm a huge font nerd, so it literally takes me 30 minutes each time I make something to choose the right fonts. Those are two of my favorites for "fancy" looking designs :mrgreen:.

Let me know if you need any more info!

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post #12 of 46 Old 02-27-2014, 12:24 AM
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Re: Storing pipe tobacco

Also, there is a trick to applying the stickers...

Hold the stickers between your middle finger and thumb (on the very outside edges) and lower it toward the jar lid as if you were just going to drop it straight on to it. When you have it lined up perfectly, slowly push your thumb and middle finger together, folding the label until the middle almost touches the jar lid in the exact middle of the lid. Then push the middle down using your other hand and begin to smooth it toward the edges!

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Re: Storing pipe tobacco

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For sure, always glad to help! I've had this question before.

I used the Avery Round 2" Jar Labels that can be found at Walmart:
Avery 22807 Print-to-the-Edge White Round Labels, Glossy, 2" diameter, 120 Labels/Pack: Office : Walmart.com

They work well with both laser and inkjet printers and don't smear if you give them about 10 minutes to cure.

I got the template for the stickers at the Avery website here:
Templates - Print-to-the-Edge Round Labels, 12 per sheet | Avery

I actually bought the jars at Walmart too. Here in Fort Wayne the 12-pack of 4oz Ball jars was $8, and the 12-pack of 8oz Ball jars was $9.

For the template itself I used a font called Quill Perpendicular Regular for the brand and Bebas Neue for the information below it. I'm a huge font nerd, so it literally takes me 30 minutes each time I make something to choose the right fonts. Those are two of my favorites for "fancy" looking designs :mrgreen:.

Let me know if you need any more info!
Awesome, thanks so much for the write up!
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Re: Storing pipe tobacco

I keep all my "sample" baggies in Sterilite locktight containers based on type (aros, English, VA/Burley). If it is two ounce of bulk, or more, it gets jarred. Tins are jarred when they are cracked open.
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Plus Ball jars looking freaking awesome!

Wow nice job i have a small collection a dozen jars just like yours. Now i know how to make nice labels. Instead of the marker to write on top. Very nice as mine sit on a table out in the open. Thanks for sharing! Bump for ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Here's some useful info:
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Very nice read but i disagree with the don't add a slice of apple if your baccy dries out. A Real FOG taught me that trick long ago and it works like a dream.

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Very nice read but i disagree with the don't add a slice of apple if your baccy dries out. A Real FOG taught me that trick long ago and it works like a dream.
That sound's pretty interesting.

Also can used jars, such as pickle, salsa, jam, and whatnot, be used to store pipe tobacco?
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That sound's pretty interesting.

Also can used jars, such as pickle, salsa, jam, and whatnot, be used to store pipe tobacco?
I don't know why not! If you soak them or run them through the dishwasher there shouldn't be any remaining scents or flavors to taint the tobacco. But I've never tried it, so don't blame me if you have a new VaPickle tobacco!

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I don't know why not! If you soak them or run them through the dishwasher there shouldn't be any remaining scents or flavors to taint the tobacco. But I've never tried it, so don't blame me if you have a new VaPickle tobacco!
Gotcha. Think I'm gonna go for salsa jars since I prefer their taste.
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That sound's pretty interesting.

Also can used jars, such as pickle, salsa, jam, and whatnot, be used to store pipe tobacco?
Those jars are not meant to be resealed. The rubber under the lid degrades when washed. Just use mason jars and if you want to re-use them, spring for a $5/dozen box of new lids. It's a small investment to ensure your baccy is kept well.
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