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Old 08-23-2006, 07:13 PM   #1
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Hi guys,

I work at an online label company that sells blank labels for users to print at home on their computer. We're currently expanding our selection of items to include labels for those wish to create custom beer, wine, and water bottle labels.

I'd love to get some feedback from you guys and hear what's desirable.

What shapes and sizes? Waterproof material? Non-permanent adheisive so the bottles can be reused? Colors other than white? Let me know.

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Old 08-23-2006, 07:14 PM   #2
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Easy removal!

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Old 08-23-2006, 07:16 PM   #3
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Easy to remove...tough to smudge when used with an inkjet. Precut like Avery.....

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Easy removal. If I've got to struggle to get them off, I'm not going to bother labeling.

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What about a label for the neck of the bottle or the cap? How would you guys like a sheet that has cut outs for all 3 sections (body, neck, and cap)?

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I rarely bottle (have kegs) but I think the neck & cap would not be used that often. The main body of the bottle is probably where you'd get your sales as long as they'd adhere sufficiently and removal is addressed. You could search here for removal + label and get a lot of hits on their frustrations and this is commercial beer labels we're referring to. sticking while in a bucket-o-ice would not be the main objective as much as easy to print, stick & remove. 8x11 sheets right guys?

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Neck would be fine, and possibly less work. If you're going to offer all three sections (neck/body/cap) on a sheet, make sure to offer just a sheet of neck sections if that's all the brewer wants to add.

- Easy to remove
- Easy to apply
- Precut
- Inexpensive
- Waterproof doesn't matter since I usually cool by fridge and not ice water

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I agree with the easy removal. I tried using sticky labels from an office supply store and it was a huge pain. I currently print out labels on regular paper, cut them down and tape them on, even though that is a bit time consuming it is real easy to remove. If you could sell me sheets of precut stickers that could go through my printer at home, that are about as sticky as a post it note, I'd give you my CC # right now.

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Thing is, if the sheets are going to have sections for all three label types, what kind of software will we be able to use to print them out? Does your company also provide that?

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good point about the three different sizes of labels. I believe that MS word has a template built in to make labels formated for a standard size of label paper so that when you print it out each sheet has the label printed out right on the precut label part. I imagine you could format it to work with any type but that seems like to much effort, particularly once I've had a homebrew or three

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