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Old 01-16-2012, 08:52 PM   #11
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They are great looking !

I'm pretty happy printing one label and sticking on my Keezer however.

An old trick which we used to do back when I owned a print shop was to stick a color print under some parchment paper and put some heat to it (iron). It would remelt the toner and give some nice extra gloss effects. Not sure if current toners will behave the same way - but it might eliminate the need for spray.

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Old 01-16-2012, 08:57 PM   #12
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labelsbythesheet.com sells some great blank beer labels too. They are 'removable' as well. They print great and yes, they do come off easily when you want them too and without soaking. Also, about half the price as what you spend at the office supply stores.

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Old 01-16-2012, 10:26 PM   #13
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I think sometimes I use the preview button and then forget the post. Must be old age!

anyway for the second time. Nice job. I'm not so talented so I just use Avery 8163 Mailing labels. Ten to a page, 2" x 4". Glue releases w/o trouble in Oxyclean. But I do have the "bleeding" problem if they get wet. Here is a sample:

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:00 PM   #14
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Awesome thread! I'm going to give this method a shot soon with the two batches I just bottled.

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Old 09-26-2012, 07:12 PM   #15
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Awesome! This thread makes me want to start bottling!

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Old 09-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #16
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I use the same technique but with self adhesive address labels. They are not the same size as a standard label but I get 8 per page and can edit up some pretty great labels with Paint.net and the internet.

The labels stay pretty easy to read in a cooler and come off with little effort.

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Old 09-28-2012, 12:15 PM   #17
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Awesome write up. I'm going to be doing that with my bourbon stout.

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Old 09-28-2012, 04:22 PM   #18
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What computer software do you use to create the label? They look great and I would like to try my hand at some creative labels.

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Old 10-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #19
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What computer software do you use to create the label? They look great and I would like to try my hand at some creative labels.
I use Photoshop and Illustrator. I usually do start with a background in photoshop and then lay everything out in illustrator and then mix them together.
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What are the dimensions of the labels if they fit on an 8x10?

I made mine 3.5x3.5 so I am trying to get an idea of what mine are gonna look like in comparison to yours

I'll post a pic of my label when I get home.

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