Construction

After the filler leaves are selected and gathered into a bunch.

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The bunch is tightly covered with a binder leaf.

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This basic filler is then placed in molds and the molds put into presses.The bunches are released from the presses and rotated in the molds to keep from forming seams on the bunch.

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When finally released from the molds the roller applies a wrapper leaf.

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Starting at the foot and finishing at the head of the cigar the wrapper is then finished by twisting into a pigtail or covering the head with additional pieces of wrapper leaf called caps.