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Old 09-02-2012, 08:17 PM   #11
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I've used Avery shipping labels in the past, but they're really difficult to remove. Most guys just print on regular paper and affix them using milk (yeah, milk). I did that on my last batch and they stick really well. Haven't tried to remove one yet though.

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Old 09-02-2012, 08:21 PM   #12
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I've used Avery shipping labels in the past, but they're really difficult to remove. Most guys just print on regular paper and affix them using milk (yeah, milk). I did that on my last batch and they stick really well. Haven't tried to remove one yet though.
I've never had any problems with the Avery labels, I soak the empties in warm water for about 20 mins and they peel off mostly OK, any residue I just use a nylon scourer to remove.
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Old 09-03-2012, 01:27 AM   #13
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I bought a pack of dry-gummed paper from www.coasttocoastlabel.com, and with my design software (and, I might add, chops at graphic art), beer labels come cheap and easy. I spend maybe 4 bucks for beer bottle labels for an entire batch, full color, by taking some paper and a USB jump drive to Kinkos, and they crank 'em out for me.

Here, let me show you them.





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Old 09-03-2012, 01:30 AM   #14
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IMO, Dry-Gummed paper is THE.WAY.TO.GO.

Moisture activates the gelatin-based adhesive on the back of the paper, which also means that five minutes in water, and the labels come off effortlessly.

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:21 PM   #15
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I have done over 20 batches with laser printer paper and milk. One of the coolest tricks i have learned on this forum. The thinner the paper the better. Always impresses my friends and labels come off easily for reuse. They also do not bleed. Only downside is that you cannot submerge them in ice water in a cooler without loosing labels. I overcome this by freezing water in plastic bottles to keep them cool in a cooler during transport.

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Old 09-04-2012, 01:04 PM   #16
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At The Studio Pub we use laser printable White Polyester Labels that are permanent, however, they are completely waterproof, hold up great....and ultimately I've found that the strength of the labels make it easy to rip them off in one piece. Worst case scenario you use a bit of Goof-off to wipe off any residual glue. These are definitely not the cheapest labels, but you get what you pay for. www.thestudiopub.com

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Old 04-01-2013, 02:47 AM   #17
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I started offering "small order" paper and vinyl label printing.

Check out my online shop here... http://garagemonk.com

My favorites so far for my own use are the "Naked Labels" there sold on Etsy here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/126243997

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