We spend part of our winter in Arizona, and the rest of the year at our Michigan home. I have found that leaving baking supplies in plastic during the intense Arizona summer while we are in Michigan, is not a good idea. The heat causes the food to absorb an odor from the plastic containers. I prefer to keep my dry goods in glass jars anyway, so I will begin transferring dry ingredients to the jars this winter.
- Inkjet vinyl (I purchased from HH Sign Supply)
- Make the Cut Software
- Glass Jar
- Red – capped blade
Settings for KNK ZIng:
- Force – 40
- Multi-Cut – 1
- Speed – 10
- Import design and pixel trace in MTC.
- Print design
- Complete Print and Cut
- Clean the glass jar. I like to clean the area which is going to receive the label with rubbing alcohol.
- Apply label to glass jar.
Tips and things I learned during this project:
- I was having trouble with my Print and Cut, even though I usually get a perfect result. So…. this should have been common sense and I almost hate to mention it. But, perhaps someone else will make the same mistake, so I will swallow my pride and tell you that I failed to consider that I was using a new computer and hadn’t calibrated the software yet. When I finally figured out what was wrong, I simply looked at my X Y values in MTC on my other computer and plugged them in. Perfection!
- The printed vinyl seems to be waterproof. (I used an Epson printer with pigment ink. Your results may be different, depending on the ink used.)
- Some of the detail of my original image didn’t show up in the printed version, even though I printed at a high quality. While I still like the result, I will keep that in mind when I choose/ design my next image.
My local Walmart only had one of these jars. I will be making be making more labels when I am able to purchase more of these cute jars.