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mattmeiske12 12-27-2012 07:39 PM

Label Paper
Just wanted to see where everyone orders their label paper from and if I could get higher quality paper that I could print at home where the ink won't run.

I get mine from onlinelabels.com, but they only have a select amount. I mainly buy from there because they are cheap (I just ordered 100 sheets w/ 6 labels per sheet for $25) and because I (and most of us) am printing labels themselves. I have issues with ink running when I put beer in the fridge to get cold. Just curious to see where ppl get there labels from and a ballpark what they pay for them.

xfevv 12-27-2012 07:41 PM

I haven't printed my own labels yet but I've heard that if you print them with a standard ink jet printer they will always run. You need a laser jet, genes the reason for not printing my own labels

OldBunny 12-27-2012 07:56 PM

You could try a coat of clear spray lacquer on your inkjet labels.

mattmeiske12 12-27-2012 08:48 PM

I was thinking of trying fixative, ever heard of it? I've used it for art paintings/drawings before to keep them from smudging. I'll give it a try and update.

OldBunny 12-27-2012 09:19 PM


Originally Posted by mattmeiske12 (Post 4720268)
I was thinking of trying fixative, ever heard of it?

Most pastel fixatives are lacquer or varnish based. Should work.

SaltyDog03 12-29-2012 05:34 AM


I purchased my labels from here. I have a photo inkjet printer that I'll be using. I did a test on one sheet and they do not run at all. I submerged the sheet in water, however; there is a problem. The special coating that they use to allow the inkjet ink to be water resistant scratches off. Now, I think in everyday normal bottle transportation and use, they will be fine. BUT, they will scratch if they rub up against pointy things. A person from the store suggested that you can always spray the labels with a clear coat which will help prevent scratching.

In all honesty, I don't think that scratching will occur with normal use.

Edit: These labels are expensive, but they are vinyl.

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