Hi my graphic designer is working on custom logo and mockup for my ice cream lid. The company I am buying ice cream pints and lids from doesn't sell shrink bands with the items, so i have to go to a different site to get those. The shrink band site has A lot of different sizes so I'm not sure which one will fit my products.

Any idea how I can figure out the proper dimensions for a shrink band from the photo? The measurements are in inches.

Photo of lid dimensions

The site I'm trying to get the shrink bands from says to use this formula to find the dimensions but this is where I get confused:

Site description how to find measurements

  • It would be a good idea to post a photo of your tub, so we can see what we're dealing with. In the UK, we have tubs that come up to a lip where the lid is, the lid sitting in a grove that runs round the top of this lip.
    – Paul
    Commented Nov 5, 2021 at 11:56

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This is much more a "basic math" question, than a graphic design one.

You simply need the circumference of a circle, given its diameter. The formula is C = πd, so circumference of your band equals roughly 12.742 (3.14 * 4.0709) inches.

The height of your band is up to you, but probably taller than your lid (which seems a bit taller than 0.65 inches)

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