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Topic: Sweet Maria Labels (22 msgs / 432 lines)
1) From: Jay S. Tung
I have a large variety of coffees from Sweet Marias.  I roast in small
batches and keep a variety of roasted beans (sometimes roasted to different
degrees) available to me to choose from.  I store the beans in the small
plastic bags that Sweet Maria sells.   I like to scan and print the labels
from the original bean package and slap that onto the bags that are roasted.
The labels never come out quite right since there are beans in there when I
scan the label (plus I have a crappy scanner).   I was wondering if Sweet
Marias would be willing to let us download the labels for their coffees so
we can print them....   Would anyone be interested in this.
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2) From: Eddie Dove
Jay,
That would be convenient ...
Recently, I notice that the labels peel off the bags rather easily
when I first receive them.  Try peeling them off and sticking them to
a piece of paper (mark the bags in the interim) then scan them and
print as needed; even with an older scanner it should do better if you
can get them to lay flat.
For customer bags, I make my own labels.
Hope this is helpful ...
Respectfully,
Eddie
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3) From: Peter Zulkowski
Yes,
great idea!
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4) From: Jared Andersson
I love the fact that the new labels come off easily.  I buy in one pound
portions, roast one pound at a time and transfer the roasted coffee into a
one quart freezer bag.  The label transfers from the original not so air
tight green coffee bag to the bigger air tight freezer bag with ease.  Jared
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5) From: MichaelB
I don't think this is a good idea. I believe that many items I bought in
China bore genuine product labels - perhaps the only thing genuine about the
items. I'm sure you wouldn't misuse the labels, but they should not be in
the public domain.
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6) From: Dan Kellgren
I like the idea too.  I would love to have the original labels.
Dan K
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7) From:
OK Michael, I agree with you.  I think we should take a few minutes, if we want, and make our own stinking labels for how we want our cabinet-o-beans to look.
Cut, paste, zip toons  i Tunes for your greens to listen to and paste them on the bag, whatever.
I bet there is not one person in the group that would want the same label. Too small, too big, too long, too wide, it sticks in my computer, the black is not really black, I want a refund.
Tom's labels are his property and if anyone is goofy enough to scan them, with a seriously bad scanner, with a bag full of beans should have their roast-o-beans license taken away.
make you own stinking labels.
tape post it's on the darn bags. do you want someone to come and roast your coffee as well?
Jay, come on.
ginny
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8) From: raymanowen
"I'm sure you wouldn't misuse the labels, but they should not be in the
public domain."
I agree- Although nothing prevents the misuse of labels that are easily
peeled from the bags, nobody with half a mind would buy something that was
not ordered and shipped from SM in Oakland.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
As they say in southern Russia, "Tough Myerdski, y'all!"

9) From: Coffeenut
I store my greens in FoodSaver bags and just peel the labels from the SM
plastic bag.  Then I transfer the label to the FoodSaver bag and put a piece
of clear shipping tape over the transplanted label which holds them very
nicely.  I recall a period of time in the past when the labels wouldn't come
off the SM bags without tearing no matter how I tried to peel them.  During
that time, I simply cut them out of the plastic bags and re-taped them to
the FoodSaver bags.  My thought is that things are working well enough as
they are for the very limited amount of time I spend transferring the label.
If I really wanted to get fancy, I could create my own on my Brother Ptouch
label maker.
Rick

10) From: Eddie Dove
For my greens, I do the same thing.  For my roasted coffee, I use
scotch tape and a sharpie.  One end of the tape is folded over to make
a tab so that I can get the tape back off.
By the way, did you know that the sharpie ink on scotch tape on a
mason jar survives the dishwasher fairly well.  It suffers, but not
completely obliterated.  The scotch tape, on the other hand seems to
become fused with the glass.  Just thought I would save someone the
time of testing this ...
Eddie
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11) From: miKe mcKoffee
For a short time I too taped the labels to the outside of the Foodsaver
greens vac bag. But for a number of year I've simply cut the label off and
put it IN the Foodsaver vac bag, making sure it's visible not covered by
greens. Why bother with taping it to the outside!
For gifted roasts etc. I print my own labels for valve bags. Sometimes I cut
& paste part of Tom's write up for a bean sometimes not.
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
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12) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
They are in the public domain the moment they are shipped out (on the 
bag... easily peeled off.)  And could easily be copied as well.  Not 
that we would do anything dishonest with them.  Our intentions are 
good.
Michael
On Apr 3, 2007, at 5:13 PM, MichaelB wrote:
I don't think this is a good idea. I believe that many items I bought 
in China bore genuine product labels - perhaps the only thing genuine =
about the items. I'm sure you wouldn't misuse the labels, but they 
should not be in the public domain.
 
 
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13) From: miKe mcKoffee
I think not, see that little "c" with a circle around it on the label?
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/
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14) From: Edward Rasmussen
 "In the public domain" has a very specific legal meaning.  Those labels
are most certainly NOT "in the public domain."
Ed
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15) From: MichaelB
Lawyers 1, home roasters 0
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16) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
I thought that stood for coffee!
Michael
On Apr 3, 2007, at 7:46 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
I think not, see that little "c" with a circle around it on the label?
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I 
must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal 
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone 
before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/<Snip>

17) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Agreed... I should have consulted my lawyer wife before opening my big 
mouth (fingers?).  What I meant was they are out in the public.  But it 
would be illegal to copy them.  I know that.
Michael
On Apr 3, 2007, at 8:34 PM, Edward Rasmussen wrote:
  "In the public domain" has a very specific legal meaning.  Those labels
are most certainly NOT "in the public domain."
Ed
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18) From: Jim De Hoog
Or does that mean that the Sweet Maria's name is copy righted?
Jim "Ice Bucket Roaster" De Hoog
But not wanting to infringe on our host.
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Subject: Re: +Sweet Maria Labels
I thought that stood for coffee!
Michael
On Apr 3, 2007, at 7:46 PM, miKe mcKoffee wrote:
I think not, see that little "c" with a circle around it on the label?
Kona Kurmudgeon miKe mcKoffee
URL to Rosto mods, FrankenFormer, some recipes etc:http://mdmint.home.comcast.net/coffee/Rosto_mod.htmUltimately the quest for Koffee Nirvana is a solitary path. To know I 
must
first not know. And in knowing know I know not. Each Personal 
enlightenment
found exploring the many divergent foot steps of Those who have gone 
before.
Sweet Maria's List - Searchable Archiveshttp://themeyers.org/HomeRoast/<Snip>

19) From: Larry English
Not illegal to copy - the fair use doctrine says that you can make copies
for your personal use.
You just can't distribute them without consent of the holder.
But I'm not a lawyer - I just play one on the internet ...
Larry
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20) From: MichaelB
I'm not a lawyer either - but I did have a holiday in espresso last night.
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21) From: Brett Mason
Must have been cold to have that Holiday Inn espresso.  Frankly, it was so
cold that there were some lawyers seen dipping into their own pockets...
Brett
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22) From: L. Michael Fraley, MD
Thanks Larry.  Good to know.
Michael
On Apr 4, 2007, at 12:54 PM, Larry English wrote:
Not illegal to copy - the fair use doctrine says that you can make 
copies for your personal use.
You just can't distribute them without consent of the holder. 
But I'm not a lawyer - I just play one on the internet ...
Larry
On 4/3/07, L. Michael Fraley, MD  wrote:
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