Saturday, September 1, 2012

This Year's Jazzy Labels

You can make great labels if you have a colour laser printer,  Inkscape, and Broderbund collection of clip art and fonts.  With IrfanView you can even swap colours on things like frames.  With GIMP you can make the "white" in your clip art transparent so you can layer things like pepper pictures on frames.

I print on plain multi-purpose paper.  I use school glue to glue them on to the jars (after they've cooled from water-bath processing).  A little soaking is all it takes to get them after the jars are emptied -- much nicer to deal with than the sticky adhesive on Avery labels or the labels that come with canning jars.

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