Standard Band A 1969 to early 1970s -- Discontinued Non-embossed paper
Standard Band B Early 1970s to c1993 -- Discontinued Non-embossed paper
Standard Band C c1993 to 2003 -- Discontinued Non-embossed paper
Standard Band D 2003 on -- Current Embossed
Standard Band E - Maduro 2007 to 2016 -- Discontinued Embossed
Standard Band F - Behike 2010 on -- Current Embossed. Incorporates two security holograms. Sometime in 2013 the design of the holograms was changed slightly.
Standard Band G 2012 on - initially for the Piramides Extra, with other cigars starting mid-2014 Embossed, with hologram logo and strips top and bottom. Since 2017, there is a hidden code on the right wing of the band that can be revealed with a UV blacklight.
Standard band H - Maduro 2016 onwards. Embossed, with hologram logo and strips top and bottom. When exposed to UV light, a code appears below the A.