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  1. #1
    Jim Guest

    Default Labels for Ball Jars

    Has anyone come up with a good method of labeling
    their jars after canning? I now use a permanent
    marker on the lid, but a nice, tough, waterproof, durable
    label would be nice. Something you could put
    in an ink jet printer would be even better.

    I'm curious to what others have found best.

    Thanks,

    Jim



  2. #2
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 12/22/2011 6:28 AM, Jim wrote:
    > Has anyone come up with a good method of labeling
    > their jars after canning? I now use a permanent
    > marker on the lid, but a nice, tough, waterproof, durable
    > label would be nice. Something you could put
    > in an ink jet printer would be even better.
    >
    > I'm curious to what others have found best.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jim
    >
    >

    Look around on line for some round labels that will fit on jar lids. I
    think they are 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Barb Schaller uses them all the
    time.

    I mostly use a Sharpie on the lid with product and date of manufacture
    but have used shipping labels with fair results. The only problem with
    labels on jars is that they are often a real problem to get off to reuse
    the jar. Good luck.

  3. #3
    The Cook Guest

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    On Thu, 22 Dec 2011 08:52:38 -0600, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 12/22/2011 6:28 AM, Jim wrote:
    >> Has anyone come up with a good method of labeling
    >> their jars after canning? I now use a permanent
    >> marker on the lid, but a nice, tough, waterproof, durable
    >> label would be nice. Something you could put
    >> in an ink jet printer would be even better.
    >>
    >> I'm curious to what others have found best.
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >>
    >> Jim
    >>
    >>

    >Look around on line for some round labels that will fit on jar lids. I
    >think they are 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Barb Schaller uses them all the
    >time.
    >
    >I mostly use a Sharpie on the lid with product and date of manufacture
    >but have used shipping labels with fair results. The only problem with
    >labels on jars is that they are often a real problem to get off to reuse
    >the jar. Good luck.



    I use the round labels on the lids of my jars. Since most of my jars
    come back to me, I know what a pain it is to remove the labels. I use
    the Avery label # 5294.

    Found my source.
    http://www.buyonlinenow.com/viewProduct.asp?SKU=AVE5294

    I have ordered from them before (not the labels) and got very good
    service.
    --
    Susan N.

    "Moral indignation is in most cases two percent moral,
    48 percent indignation, and 50 percent envy."
    Vittorio De Sica, Italian movie director (1901-1974)

  4. #4
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Labels for Ball Jars

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Jim <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Has anyone come up with a good method of labeling
    > their jars after canning? I now use a permanent
    > marker on the lid, but a nice, tough, waterproof, durable
    > label would be nice. Something you could put
    > in an ink jet printer would be even better.
    >
    > I'm curious to what others have found best.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jim


    I use Avery 5294 - 2-1/2" diameter rounds labels. I use Discus software
    to make them.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

  5. #5
    Lyn Murray Guest

    Default Re: Labels for Ball Jars

    I've been using standard Avery address labels for years - 2.5 inch by 1 inch
    and I put them on the jar itself. I use Word and Avery template # 5160.

    To get them off - pour a little boiling water over them for 15-30 seconds
    and the labels peel right off with no residue. If they have been run
    through the dishwasher with the labels on, soak them in hot water, peel off
    what you can and remove the rest with a plastic scrubber.

    "Jim" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Has anyone come up with a good method of labeling
    > their jars after canning? I now use a permanent
    > marker on the lid, but a nice, tough, waterproof, durable
    > label would be nice. Something you could put
    > in an ink jet printer would be even better.
    >
    > I'm curious to what others have found best.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Jim
    >
    >




  6. #6
    Dave Balderstone Guest

    Default Re: Labels for Ball Jars

    In article <tGAWq.7750$[email protected]>, Lyn Murray
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > I've been using standard Avery address labels for years - 2.5 inch by 1 inch
    > and I put them on the jar itself. I use Word and Avery template # 5160.
    >
    > To get them off - pour a little boiling water over them for 15-30 seconds
    > and the labels peel right off with no residue. If they have been run
    > through the dishwasher with the labels on, soak them in hot water, peel off
    > what you can and remove the rest with a plastic scrubber.


    Lee Valley sells water soluble labels. Wash the jar and the label
    dissolves.

    <http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=52558&cat=2,2120,33279>

    --
    Woodworking and more at <http://www.woodenwabbits.com>

  7. #7
    NT Guest

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    On Feb 5, 4:36*am, Dave Balderstone <dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderstone.ca>
    wrote:
    > In article <tGAWq.7750$rV2.3...@newsfe11.iad>, Lyn Murray
    >
    > <lyn2...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > > I've been using standard Avery address labels for years - 2.5 inch by 1inch
    > > and I put them on the jar itself. *I use Word and Avery template # 5160.

    >
    > > To get them off - pour a little boiling water over them for 15-30 seconds
    > > and the labels peel right off with no residue. *If they have been run
    > > through the dishwasher with the labels on, soak them in hot water, peeloff
    > > what you can and remove the rest with a plastic scrubber.

    >
    > Lee Valley sells water soluble labels. Wash the jar and the label
    > dissolves.
    >
    > <http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=52558&cat=2,2120,33279>


    Why would one need to buy labels, just print what you want on paper
    and stick it to the jar with wallpaper paste. Soak in cold water to
    remove.


    NT

  8. #8
    Shawn Martin Guest

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    On 2/8/2012 1:25 AM, NT wrote:
    > On Feb 5, 4:36 am, Dave Balderstone<dave@N_O_T_T_H_I_Sbalderstone.ca>
    > wrote:
    >> In article<tGAWq.7750$rV2.3...@newsfe11.iad>, Lyn Murray
    >>
    >> <lyn2...@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >>> I've been using standard Avery address labels for years - 2.5 inch by 1 inch
    >>> and I put them on the jar itself. I use Word and Avery template # 5160.

    >>
    >>> To get them off - pour a little boiling water over them for 15-30 seconds
    >>> and the labels peel right off with no residue. If they have been run
    >>> through the dishwasher with the labels on, soak them in hot water, peel off
    >>> what you can and remove the rest with a plastic scrubber.

    >>
    >> Lee Valley sells water soluble labels. Wash the jar and the label
    >> dissolves.
    >>
    >> <http://www.leevalley.com/en/garden/page.aspx?p=52558&cat=2,2120,33279>

    >
    > Why would one need to buy labels, just print what you want on paper
    > and stick it to the jar with wallpaper paste. Soak in cold water to
    > remove.
    >
    >
    > NT


    I just write the processing date on the lid. If I can't tell what it is
    by looking, it's too old. ;-)

  9. #9
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Labels for Ball Jars

    In article <63wYq.12527$[email protected]>,
    Shawn Martin <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 2/8/2012 1:25 AM, NT wrote:
    > > Why would one need to buy labels, just print what you want on paper
    > > and stick it to the jar with wallpaper paste. Soak in cold water to
    > > remove.
    > >
    > >
    > > NT

    >
    > I just write the processing date on the lid. If I can't tell what it is
    > by looking, it's too old. ;-)


    LOL!
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

  10. #10
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 2/18/2012 8:37 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article<63wYq.12527$[email protected]>,
    > Shawn Martin<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 2/8/2012 1:25 AM, NT wrote:
    >>> Why would one need to buy labels, just print what you want on paper
    >>> and stick it to the jar with wallpaper paste. Soak in cold water to
    >>> remove.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> NT

    >>
    >> I just write the processing date on the lid. If I can't tell what it is
    >> by looking, it's too old. ;-)

    >
    > LOL!

    I take it you're home again. Welcome back to the mainland.

    George

  11. #11
    Carol S Guest

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    I write the date on the lid and stick a post-it note on the shelf in
    front of the jars telling what's in them....Carol


  12. #12
    George Shirley Guest

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    On 2/20/2012 1:42 PM, Carol S wrote:
    > I write the date on the lid and stick a post-it note on the shelf in
    > front of the jars telling what's in them....Carol
    >

    I just do like Shawn does, use a Sharpie on the lid, if the contents are
    ambiguous I just write what is in on the lid too. The only time I use
    labels is stuff I'm giving to the Altar Society for their sale or I'm
    taking to the Farmer's Market. Then I use round Avery labels with the
    details on it. State law here says I can sell to the public at Farmer's
    Market or church sales as long as I put all the ingredients on the label
    in order of magnitude and my address or phone number.

    Home canned jellies and jams are sold for about $8 a pint around here.
    Same goes for home made cakes, pies, cookies, etc. as long as they're
    properly labeled selling is not a problem depending on the venue.

    Tomorrow we're putting up Dilly Carrots, got a good crop this year and
    the great grands love those things. Of course we do too.

  13. #13
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Labels for Ball Jars

    In article <4f4271db$0$18161$[email protected] >,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 2/18/2012 8:37 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > In article<63wYq.12527$[email protected]>,
    > > Shawn Martin<[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> On 2/8/2012 1:25 AM, NT wrote:
    > >>> Why would one need to buy labels, just print what you want on paper
    > >>> and stick it to the jar with wallpaper paste. Soak in cold water to
    > >>> remove.
    > >>>
    > >>>
    > >>> NT
    > >>
    > >> I just write the processing date on the lid. If I can't tell what it is
    > >> by looking, it's too old. ;-)

    > >
    > > LOL!

    > I take it you're home again. Welcome back to the mainland.
    >
    > George


    I am home. Thanks. Waiting to get more pics before I publish.
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

  14. #14
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Labels for Ball Jars

    In article <[email protected]>,
    [email protected] (Carol S) wrote:

    > I write the date on the lid and stick a post-it note on the shelf in
    > front of the jars telling what's in them....Carol


    Now that seems to be just begging for a 13-year-old to rearrange those
    post-its, Skeezix. <grin>
    --
    Barb,
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller September 5, 2011

  15. #15
    songbird Guest

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    George Shirley wrote:
    ....
    > Tomorrow we're putting up Dilly Carrots, got a good crop this year and
    > the great grands love those things. Of course we do too.


    glad the rains held for you George!


    songbird

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