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Old 10-06-2011, 12:15 PM   #481
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Printing? I do it at work on the laser colour machine, and cut 'em out and use milk to stick them on. I kinda like the no-gloss finish, and think it gives the bottles that "homebrew" feel, ya know?
Will you share your milk technique?
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:18 PM   #482
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Apply milk. Stick label on.
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Old 10-06-2011, 12:20 PM   #483
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Will you share your milk technique?
You just take a little bit of milk and put it in a mug or cup or something. Then I take a BBQ basting brush and put milk on the back of the label. Make sure you get all the edges, then stick-on and smooth out the edges. Wipe the excess away if you want, but I don't bother. Some find this tedious, but I find it relaxing like bottling. Get a couple beers, some good tunes, and hide in the basement for a while by myself.

It's quick if you get one of those speed-cutter things where you just line up the paper and slide the blade back and forth.
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Old 10-06-2011, 01:44 PM   #484
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So it's that blatantly easy? I'd heard it called milk glue so I assumed there was something y'all did to make it sticky.
I'll have to try it. Thanks.

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Old 10-06-2011, 01:47 PM   #485
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I don't know why, but the milk thing didn't really work for me. I ended up just using a glue stick...

Heck, if you are willing to hassle with it, even powerpoint will work for this, it just isn't quite as easy to work through.

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Old 10-06-2011, 04:06 PM   #486
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Old 10-06-2011, 04:30 PM   #487
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While I'm by no means a professional, I've learned a lot just from using online photoshop tutorials. What'll happen is I'll think something will look cool with a certain effect, so I'll just type in "how to [effect] photoshop" and learn it. There is a TON of photoshop tutorial stuff on the web.

SO just keep messing around with it - you could even start by just outright copying someone, and while you're doing it all you'll probably start to go down your own path.

Printing? I do it at work on the laser colour machine, and cut 'em out and use milk to stick them on. I kinda like the no-gloss finish, and think it gives the bottles that "homebrew" feel, ya know?
I'm good with photoshop, it was the labeling process itself (printing) that I was curious about. I will have to get some laser prints made
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Thanks. I cannot take the credit for it however. I had a design company do it for me.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:48 PM   #490
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