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Mon 11-Feb-13
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Amanda
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Hi new to this!! my labels seem to be puckering when gets cold, any special labels that will stop that.

Hope to solve the problem before start selling at food market in April for the first time.wave

Tue 12-Feb-13
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My labels do often pucker when they get cold or damp, but they usually then dry out once they are back at room temp, doesn't look great I admit, but have no solutions for you, I use simple address label sheets, so no great surprise.
The good thing about them is if they get really bad, I can sand the jar in a bowl of warm water for 10 mins and the label easily comes off to be replaced.

Tue 19-Feb-13
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Having spent a working life in the paper industry especially adhesive coated papers for a few of them maybe this will help, please forgive if it sounds a bit 'snotty' but as anyone will tell you I am the most unsnotty of people, so welcome Amanda enjoy this group of friends they are a bit special and will probably be very rude that having been quiet on here for a little while I have now poked my nose in. Or perhaps of course they missed me.....

The labels pucker not because it is cold but because they are taking in moisture and are expanding which of course the jar does not do, so the extra bit rucks up. Under that ruck you also now get moisture gathering a bit like condensation and that too goes into the label making it even more severe. This is why manufacturers of jarred products often use moisture resistant adhesives to stick their labels onto jars, thus it is often difficult to remove from the jar. Any temperature or humidity change will risk this problem, having said that the best solution I have found has been to label stuff up whilst it is still warm or even hot but I have no explanation as to why that works for me becauise as sure as eggs are eggs it wont be the universal answer and I can already hear Elsa or TA saying it never works for them...but you might give it a try.

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Tue 19-Feb-13
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Now then, young man, we have missed you and it is good to see you around again.  You won't hear me saying that it never works for me as I have never stuck a label on a jar.  The lid perhaps, but not the jar.  Thanks for the explanation.

I'll try that again!

Tue 19-Feb-13
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As for me.....I use a permanent marker....eeekeeek

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Tue 19-Feb-13
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Hi Chris, good to hear from you again - and where've you been?  whistle

 

I put my labels on when the jars are cold - and I haven't had any puckering ..... not yet anyway!

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brightspark said:

 - and I haven't had any puckering ..... not yet anyway!

Mistletoe's handy Val.....it's not only for Christmas...runawayrunaway

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Tue 19-Feb-13
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Elsa, what are you suggesting????   big_laugh   big_laugh   runaway

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Wed 20-Feb-13
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Lovely to see the fun is still here!
I also use a sharpie pen but my stuff is not for sale. You could perhaps try tying a ribbon around the neck of the jar with a piece of card attached bearing the name.

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Wed 20-Feb-13
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I often use a pen too , but mine are those gold or silver ones & I write & draw all over the jar itself. It makes a very special presentation when given as a gift. It also looks pretty when put on the table for a meal. The writing/drawing comes off easily enough with a softish scrubbing brush so you can reuse the jar. No danger of puckering , but then I never had that problem with the paper labels. 

 

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