What’s in Your Blank? How to Label your EX Blanks…
Date Posted: May 8, 2014
This is how things may go when you first experiment with DIY e-liquid in your ecigarettes: You place the order online and your vape-mail arrives quickly, full of flavored e-liquids and shiny new EX Blanks (plus a fresh EX Battery, because you deserve it). Anticipation grows as you carefully unpack the box and then spend time creating brand-new electronic cigarette flavors, mixing them and trying to keep things organized. You end up with three EX Blanks filled with delightfully flavored e-liquids, all perfectly mixed for your unique palate. Let’s call your three new flavors A, B, & C.
With flavors mixed and blanks filled, you sit back to enjoy a special session with your electric cigarette, starting with flavor A. After so much anticipation, you MUST enjoy a few puffs of each new, tasty creation – immediately.
As you relish the flavors of your dreams, you decide to have a longer session with flavor B; so you go to pick it up. But, suddenly, you stop: which blank is filled with flavor B? You realize that you overlooked something: how will you know which flavor is in which blank?
You need a labeling system and you need it now. And you’ve come to the right place to find it. Here are some tried-and-true methods for labeling your electronic cigarette blanks; so you always know what you’re vaping.
The Clear Tape & Marker Method: All you need is a permanent marker and some see-through tape. Write the flavor (or a code name) directly on the tape and wrap it around your blank so the last flap of tape overlaps your writing, keeping it safe from smudges.
The Sticker Method: We’ve read about people using all kinds of stickers to label their e-cig blanks; they (discreetly) take them from the office, get nail art kits with no intentions of doing any nail art, and even use those little round multi-colored stickers known to mark prices at yard sales. All of these sticker methods work well, as long as you’re not a picker – people who like to pick at things should see the Nail Polish Method.
The Label Maker Method: Lots of people already have a label maker for tasks unrelated to ecigarettes – just make your labels small and stick ‘em on your blanks! Cover with clear tape so the ink doesn’t get smudged over time.
The Nail Polish Method: This method has no limits. Nail polish comes in every color imaginable. You can even get a matte top coat to avoid the super-glossy look, textured polishes, and/or extra thin brushes for detailed work.
- Label each bottle of e-liquid using the same method you used for the blank – you’ll have a consistent ID system running smoothly, in no time!
- Mixing flavors? Use one color or type of label per flavor – label each bottle of e-liquid with its own type, then label your blank with both so you know the exact mixture.
- Write down recipes for your favorite flavor combinations so you can easily replicate them when it’s time for a refill.
*Credit must be given where it’s due: Many thanks to V2 Forum members for sharing so many helpful tips about labeling e-cigs!
How do you label your blanks?