How to Print Cigar Bands

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Things You'll Need

  • Computer
  • Printer
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Graphic design software
  • Measuring tape
  • Glue

Name brand cigars come with a band around them that has the manufacturer's logo on it. You can give your own a cigars a personal touch and a professional look by designing and printing your own custom cigar bands. You can make your own custom cigar bands with your name or logo on them with a graphic design program such as MS Paint, Photoshop or GIMP, and a home printer.

Measure the circumference of the cigar with a piece of measuring tape and write down the measurement.

Using a graphic design application such as MS Paint or Adobe Photoshop, click on "File" then "New" to create a new document. Set the width of the document 1/2 inch longer than the circumference of your cigar, and set the height at 39 pixels. Make your design and save it as a JPEG file.

Double click on the JPEG file you just saved to open it. Click the printer icon to print the image on your home printer.

Use a pair of scissors to cut out the band. Wrap the band around the middle of the cigar and place a drop of glue on the backside where the ends meet and overlap to seal the cigar band.


About the Author

Jason Jensen began his professional freelance writing career in 2010. He is an ACT-certified personal trainer and longtime vegetarian with an enthusiasm for fitness and nutrition. Jensen has also worked as a musician, freelance photographer, audio engineer and Web designer.

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