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Old 01-03-2010, 11:38 PM   #1
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I'm new to the hobby and I'm going to put some fancy labels on my first brew. Based on what I've read I can use milk as an adhesive.

My question is this. I was going to use regular paper to print the labels. My concern is that when I use milk the ink on the labels will run. What is the best paper/adhesive combination to keep the labels looking nice?

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:45 PM   #2
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I use this http://www.finevinewines.com/ProdLis...Category=Paper as its pre gummed with my inkjet. Spray the sheet with some lacquer when done printing if using an inkjet and then just lick the back after cutting them out and stick them on. They stay on good but wash off with a quick hot water soak.

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Old 01-03-2010, 11:50 PM   #3
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I use regular 'ol printer paper (recycled, of course) and a glue stick. Low tech, works great, comes off easy in a soak.

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I use regular 'ol printer paper (recycled, of course) and a glue stick. Low tech, works great, comes off easy in a soak.
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Glue stick works great.
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Milk + laser printer= easy labels. If you use an inkjet printer they will run but not with a laser.

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Milk works incredibly well, but you must use a laser printer instead of inkjet. If you do not have a laserjet, just print one sheet on the inkjet and then go to Kinko's and get a few color copies made and use those.

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Milk works incredibly well, but you must use a laser printer instead of inkjet. If you do not have a laserjet, just print one sheet on the inkjet and then go to Kinko's and get a few color copies made and use those.
Kinkos should be able to print your document instead of copying it... as it will lose quality... you can make it a PDF - there are several FREE PDF makers on the net. (PrimoPDF is nice)
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product

I'm gonna try those for my labels anyone used them?
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._ya_oh_product

I'm gonna try those for my labels anyone used them?

My concern would be how hard they'd be to get off when you are ready to reuse the bottle.
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Grimster - I have used the Avery ones similar - 5164 - work great until you have to get them off the bottle - if you buy new bottles everytime you brew then go for it - otherwise I'd go an alternative method - I think this round I'm going to laser print/glue on so I stop driving up the cost of my homebrew with new bottle purchases

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