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Old 01-29-2010, 10:33 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I'm in the process of making my 1st label for my 1st batch of beer that is bottled in 1/2 Litre brown plastic bottles. The label is 3" x 4".

I'm confused as to what type of label paper to buy and the best place online to get it. I don't think I want standard shipping labels as I imagine they could be a pain to remove but I may be wrong. Also I don't plan on chilling my beer in tubs of ice if that matters.

If someone could let me know what type of label paper is standard for beer bottles that sticks but is also possible to remove so the bottles can be re-used that would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-29-2010, 11:09 PM   #2
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I bought shipping labels and they're not so bad if you soak them OVERNIGHT.

Just print your labels out on regular paper, tiled on a piece of regular paper, and use a plain old kiddie glue stick (my kid has a half dozen in his craft room).

I've also read milk works fine to stick with. I bet adding a pinch of flour and/or sugar will not hurt the sticky either.

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Old 01-29-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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Regular paper...sticky glue the edges...no problems unless the bottle develops condensation...then the ink bleeds.

I usually do this for gifts with conditioning bottles and tell folks to remove them when they chill/drink.

Milk does work but you are likely to have ink bleed...and it really makes a sticky mess!

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If you have access to a laser printer(if not go to Kinkos) then just print them on plain paper and adhere them with milk. Sticks really well and comes off easily.

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Old 02-01-2010, 05:09 PM   #5
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Hi I'm working on making my first set of labels. I see a lot of people on here use a thick stock paper with milk, but I was hoping to make some on a pre-formatted labels with self-adhesive. Is it possible to do this and still have them be waterproof? I found these labels: http://www.onlinelabels.com/products/ol500.htm

or would I be just as well off going to with Avery?

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I bought shipping labels and they're not so bad if you soak them OVERNIGHT.
Spoke too soon, they stick like mad to PET bottles after they've been on there a week or more! They come right off glass bottles though, go figure.
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Old 02-02-2010, 03:15 PM   #7
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found these:

http://www.labelsbythesheet.com/items/water-resistant-vinyl-labels~inkjet-/water-resistant-vinyl-rectangle-inkjet-labels/4-x-5-rectangle-water-resistant-white-vinyl-inkjet-label-sheet-br-usually-ships-same-day-wv2-24r-detail.htm

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I use the small labels from walmart. they come 14 to a page and cost about 2 cents a piece...they are not big though. enough room to write the type of brew and date bottled. Labels come off easy if removed before they get wet. I just peel them before I wash my bottles.

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I use ones like these

http://www.labelsbythesheet.com/items/standard-white-labels/standard-white-round-labels/3-4-diameter-round-white-label-sheet-brusually-ships-same-day-w10-12c-detail.htm

They fit perfectly on Grolsch tops.

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Spoke too soon, they stick like mad to PET bottles after they've been on there a week or more! They come right off glass bottles though, go figure.
Ok HOT soapy water takes the glue right off. Like HOT, nearly boiling, soapy water, dip the bottle in for a bit, and the glue/label comes right off. Stumbled on this tonight, dropped my 2 PET bottles into a hot bucket of soapy dish water (straight hot from the tap, no cold tap was on at all) and let them soak, maybe 20 minutes later I wiped and the glue just slid off. Also emptied 2 glass bottles and dropped them in there, few minutes later and they also slid right off. Yay!
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