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Old 02-02-2014, 12:50 PM   #11
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I have used 2% in the past with great success

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Old 05-01-2014, 12:51 AM   #12
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I tried this for the first time yesterday. Decent quality printer paper with a laser printer at work. Cut the labels out carefully with scissors. I took a basting brush and and sauce cup filled with 2% Canadian milk I did a wet coat on the back. The edges tried to curl back, so I grabbed it and stuck it on the bottle. Smoothed the label with some paper towel to blot the excess milk that comes out. At this point I just put the bottle in my holding cabinet. Today I pulled one out and it was quite firmly attached. By that I mean I could not even get a corner to peel, handed it to my fiancé and she couldn't scratch it easily.

So it seems to work. I would advise to use enough but don't soak it to avoid excess bottle grime. And after it's dry you can clean up any remaining dried milk.

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Old 05-02-2014, 10:24 PM   #13
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I'm glad it worked out for you. They look awesome

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Old 05-02-2014, 11:17 PM   #14
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Milk has worked great for me. Skim, 2%, whole, cream, lactaid. it doesn't seem to matter. The easiest way I have found to apply it is to poor some onto a sponge on a small plate. Then press the label onto the sponge to get it a little bit damp.

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Old 05-03-2014, 04:15 PM   #15
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Are you ppl just using regular copy paper or something different? In theory this technique just seems like it would look like crap. But im printing some out and trying it tonight.


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Old 05-03-2014, 07:35 PM   #16
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I use regular 24 lb bond. I have used 20 lb bond before, but I like the 24 lb better, it has more opacity. BTW, you can cut out really nice shapes and stuff, but I've found that the 8-1/2" width of the paper makes a great full bottle wrap with just a little overlap to help seal the ends.

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Old 05-04-2014, 01:09 AM   #17
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The milk worked awesome.




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It is possible to use a regular inkjet printer and plain paper. I also use a corner cutter that I borrow from my daughter. This seems to prevent edges from peeling and I like the look. I just use a paper towel to put the milk on the back side of the label. It will start to curl outward but then I use another paper towel to press the label and hold for a few seconds and it adheres.

Both are using a Canon Inkjet printer. The first is using plain copy paper. The second is using glossy presentation paper.

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