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Hokie 02-16-2009 10:57 PM

DIY Custom Crown Caps!
 
So after many hours of trial and error, I finally got what I think are respectable/legit looking custom crown caps that I made with my inkjet printer (laser would work as well I think) and a few other ingredients. What I love about the process I used, is that as long as you can print your image within 1 square inch, the possibilities are endless. Let me know what you think and if you have any questions... I know there are a few people on the board who are interested in custom crown caps.
http://i725.photobucket.com/albums/w...IMG_5247-1.jpg

madewithchicken 02-16-2009 11:00 PM

so how did you do it? obviously you can not just feed caps into your computer printer.

Sea 02-16-2009 11:03 PM

That's sweet. How did you do it?

BugleBrew 02-16-2009 11:06 PM

Yes, how do you do it?

Hokie 02-16-2009 11:11 PM

Ha, I was afraid someone would ask. I was going to get around to writing a step-by-step, but essentially...
-Print mirror images onto a sheet of paper (I have limited experience so far, but I think the kind you use matters)
-Cut them out into 1x1 inch squares
-Apply a thin layer of acrylic medium onto the cap
-Place the image down onto the cap and burnish lightly
-Wait a few seconds and remove the paper
-Rub and wash off any leftover paper
-Lacquer

Probably not something you'd do for an entire batch, but they add a nice finishing touch, especially for presentation purposes. I think once you got the hang of it, it wouldn't be much of a chore.

sneakypete 02-16-2009 11:11 PM

That might be one of the top 5 greatest things I have seen in my life! Please tell us how you did this!!!

Maveric777 02-16-2009 11:43 PM

Now that is crazy cool....:ban:

Bobby_M 02-16-2009 11:57 PM

Crafty process and all, but you can get something like 300 clear printable circle labels for $7...

Circular Labels - Round Labels - Circle Label- lip Balm Labels - Laser & Inkjet Labels - OL5275 - 0.75" Circle - 108 Labels Per Sheet

Soperbrew 02-17-2009 12:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bobby_M (Post 1137990)
Crafty process and all, but you can get something like 300 clear printable circle labels for $7...

Circular Labels - Round Labels - Circle Label- lip Balm Labels - Laser & Inkjet Labels - OL5275 - 0.75" Circle - 108 Labels Per Sheet

That's nice & all Bobby, but Walmart sells those colored dots much cheaper than $7 a pack.

Bobby_M 02-17-2009 01:06 AM

.... er... Clear?


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