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Old 02-26-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
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whats up fellow zymurgists? scanning through some of your awesome looking labels and noticed a reference to "GIMP" as though it was a software product. i'd appreciate any info about it as i am interested in making labels for my fine homebrew. also, does anyone know of a paper or plastic product for labels that will stick to the bottle, but is able to pull off without leaving a layer of adhesive.

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Old 02-26-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
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Download GIMP here for free
http://www.gimp.org/

I (and many others here) use milk and regular paper for labels. You read that right, milk. Any ('cept maybe chocolate) 1%, 2, Skim, Whole.

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Old 02-26-2007, 08:01 PM   #3
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Download GIMP here for free
http://www.gimp.org/

I (and many others here) use milk and regular paper for labels. You read that right, milk. Any ('cept maybe chocolate) 1%, 2, Skim, Whole.
indeed. ive tried buying 'label paper' with 'glue' on the backside, and experienced very very very unsatisfactory results. then i tried the milk method...using some decent quality color laser paper at work, and fat free milk i got what i would consider ultimate results. easy to apply, stay on until you want them to come off.
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:15 PM   #4
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i tried the milk method...using some decent quality color laser paper at work, and fat free milk i got what i would consider ultimate results. easy to apply, stay on until you want them to come off.
Holy crap, that is awesome. I've never heard of this milk technique. Must...google...now...
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I just use a water soluable glue stick. It works well and hot water gets the labels off.

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Old 02-27-2007, 05:34 AM   #6
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Download GIMP here for free
http://www.gimp.org/

I (and many others here) use milk and regular paper for labels. You read that right, milk. Any ('cept maybe chocolate) 1%, 2, Skim, Whole.

so How big is gimp, I am in dial up land here....... I have to plan.

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Old 02-27-2007, 02:25 PM   #7
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so How big is gimp, I am in dial up land here....... I have to plan.

thanks
I don't know. I dont use the program.

Presumably if you would have clicked on the link last night at 11:34 PM It'd be done by now.
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Old 02-27-2007, 02:50 PM   #8
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The GIMP bianary is 7.7 MB. You also need the GTK runtime environment which is 5.5 MB (make sure you get the right version for your Windows edition). Here is the link for the Windows port.

I've used both the Windows version and the Linux version for ~8yrs now and would never use anything else.

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can someone explain the "milk" method to me? it sounds very unique.

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I place a folded paper towel on a shallow dish and add just enough milk to get the paper towel wet. I use this to moisten the back of the label. Thnn stick it on the bottle.

Try it out.

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