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Old 04-15-2011, 01:55 AM   #1
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I used my ink jet printer to do labels. Some of the bottles were moved from cold to warm and back to cold. In between they began to sweat and blur the labels. Any ideas on a different ink, or do I just make sure they don't warm after being chilled?

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Old 04-15-2011, 02:00 AM   #2
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You'll need to use a color laser printer. Kinko's etc. have them.

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I used my ink jet printer to do labels. Some of the bottles were moved from cold to warm and back to cold. In between they began to sweat and blur the labels. Any ideas on a different ink, or do I just make sure they don't warm after being chilled?
I think its more the label then the ink. the labels I made from onlinelabels.com bled like crazy. turns out I didn't order the waterproof ones. my buddy uses the waterproof ones (printed on his inkjet) and they hold out like champs
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I got lucky and got an old model laser printer free from work,its way better than a ink jet printer as mine is a joke for buying new color cartriges after only using a certain color a few times. Go get copies on a laser printer. I think there is a waterproofing solution,but i bet cleaning them would be a pain.

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I think its more the label then the ink. the labels I made from onlinelabels.com bled like crazy. turns out I didn't order the waterproof ones. my buddy uses the waterproof ones (printed on his inkjet) and they hold out like champs
Sounds like an idea, but how about getting the labels off. The Avery Name Badge labels I'm now using come off pretty easy in OxyClean.
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The ink jet sticker project paper,just peels right off.No soaking. Avery 3383

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I got lucky and got an old model laser printer free from work,its way better than a ink jet printer as mine is a joke for buying new color cartriges after only using a certain color a few times. Go get copies on a laser printer. I think there is a waterproofing solution,but i bet cleaning them would be a pain.
Tks, I've got a printer w/different cartridges for each color, 6 I think so it's not to bad replacing them.
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I make too much beer to put labels on all the bottles. For special brews or friends I'll make labels, but not very many.

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yet to make lables but i nkow for essays for scholl (don't put me off as an inexperanceed brewer beuase imin schhol) iv'e used inkjet and hety smear. I'd use a laser peareinger.

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Labeling my beers is part of the fun! I print a full sheet of labels on my printer at home and take that to Staples for color laser copies. Stick them on with GluStic - they come off easily with a little warm water.

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