Advice from cigar smokers please

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  1. eliasbboy

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    Hello folks! I've asked in the lounge but thought I'd ask some advice from the fine folks in the Howard forum as well.

    I'm working on some pens that look like cigars, and I need to apply a label to them to finish the project off. i want to make sure I'm not putting something crappy on, and I'm not a cigar aficionado myself. i picked up a handful of bands from Ebay and a local cigar lounge and wanted to ask for some input.

    Would any of these go, or are they not quality enough?

    Any help and/or mocking would be greatly appreciated. At least if I don't find an answer I can laugh. :hat:

    Here's a shitty cell phone pic of the labels:

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    ...and here's what the pen will look like. This is just the first one I made. I don't have pics of the newer, gooder ones.

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    Just be sure to make a couple Swisher Sweet ones for your black/stoner friends.

    I know nothing of cigars, but i'd write with one of those pens.
     
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    you want he should make a pen that costs more than the actual cigars?
     
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    I LOVE those labels, and you've cursed me by showing me those.:jj:

    I can't find them anywhere. :pissed: I'd hate to have to start buying cigars just so i can use the bands.

    I really do appreciate all the suggestions you've given me by the way.:hat:
     
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    Shit. This is a listing for a ton of labels but the guy wants $75 bucks. :eek:

    I do see a few Cohibas in there.

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    Is this the Monica Lewinsky Signature Edition pen.
     
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    well those are the cubans. the dominican republic ones (that you will find in stores) are similar but the colors are black on white.

    maybe you know someone in canada who can buy a couple of the cubans and send you the bands
     
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    Gary likes girly colored dildos.

    Thanks for sharing. :hat:
     
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    The hunt for labels is killing me. I just found a guy that sells counterfeit labels, but he only has misprints left.:jj:

    I think maybe I'll let the customers send me their favorite label and then I can apply that. :banghead:
     
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    My fav cigars besides maybe Cohiba esplendidos...
     
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    Look for some Choad brand labels. I know for a fact there are a lot of Choad smokers in the bar.
     
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    Label them "The Monica" plz.
     
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    :lol:
     
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    You could make a limited edition "Goatse Howard Stern" pen. It would sell like Sirius stock.
     
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    I am a big cigar smoker and used to know a lot of people in the industry. None of the cigars in your photo are really first-rate, although I do like La Aroma de Cuba fairly well.

    Personally, I wouldn't run the risk of using any of the existing brands on anything you're going to sell...it could have unintended consequences. I do like your idea about having people send you a band from their favorite cigar if you can custom make them like that. Every real cigar smoker has his favorites and probably has spare bands...plus if you're selling them at a premium price, folks would probably prefer to have you customize it for them.

    The other thing you might consider is to find some old cigar band artwork on the internet and see about having a print shop work some up for you. New bands are mostly embossed, but you could probably get away without that on reproduction antique bands. If you go this route, you might want to do a quick Google search to make sure that the brand is no longer in production...but since there used to be literally thousands of brands, you probably won't have too much of a problem.

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    it's nice and stinky in here