Boss Bands

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  1. webmost

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    Rolled these fine fectos fulla mata fina and piloto yesterday
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    Went looking round the innerwebz for an image to make a fine band for them and found this:
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    Printed a page full, scissored them, and stuck them on:
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    Zat look good or what?
     
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    yes! but, did you mean to post the whole img file? if not, can you please? that would be very nice. ... never mind, I found one.

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    You've inspired me!
    san visente, mata fina, pabl, piloto cubana viso, criollo98 seco filler, Ecuador shade binder and criollo98 wrapper.
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    I did post the image, MarcL. No idea why it disappeared on me.

    We gotta find some more boss band pics like this.

     
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    Really?.. .. are you gonna call yourself a nerd now too?
     
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    Do you mean this image, images with this type of feel to it or, can you not obtain a copy of this image? this is larger. I printed it at 25 percent.
     
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    Because, well, its just so fitting! lol
     
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    That's a good'n
     
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    I really love those old 1800s pre-litho labels.
     
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    I've been so close so many times picking some up. so much good stuff. love-um!
     
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    I own a massive collection. 1000+.
     
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    pix, pix please!
     
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    Yes yes!
     
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    I did pick some up. A batch just like these, at Etsy. Those Sheiks I made, for instance, were labeled with Etsy bands. Embossed, colorful, cut shapes, lick & stick adhesive at the end. Look good and work easy. Problem is, they're all too short. 2 5/8" won't even wrap around one of my fectos. Have to cut the end off one to lengthen another. I wrote three of the listings I bumped into following your link ... asked them the length ... and the two who replied reported similar shortness ... 2 1/2" to 2 3/4". Musta made some tiny gars back then.

    Then there's this, too: You could buy your cigars, but they wouldn't be your handiwork. Likewise with bands.

    Once upon a time, I made some Mataloto bands on line, like so:
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    Picture of Sopowa, the Indian Scout, up on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Those came out nice... not embossed, of course, but nice enough. Here's the problem with those: They are sticky all along, and not just at the end. Sticky enough to peel bits of wrapper. I went back to the maker and got a less sticky variety. Those would un-stick from themselves at the ends. Had to use a smidgeon of scotch tape.

    All in all, I think the bossest bands are the ones you make yourself.
     
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    Has anyone ordered from Cigar Rings? I want to see how much of a wallet buster they'd be when I get my Home Rolls in order
     
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    Their web site is mostly blank pages. I'll ask Smith whether he's ever run into them.
     
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    This site? http://www.cigar-rings.net/
    I know that they have a ridiculous flash on there that gave me some trouble the first time. Lots of clicking around. If they aren't crazy expensive I wouldn't mind banding my home rolls with the same bands that grace the premium sticks
     
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    That's the site.
    Flash sux.
     
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    yes indeed
     
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    Well I just fired off an email to Cigar Rings who produce bands for the premium cigar lines inquiring about prices. I will post the info when/if they get back to me. I think it would be pretty cool to slap some of their bands on our sticks.
     
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