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Old 04-23-2009, 06:05 PM   #1
Apr 2009
West Michigan
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Hello all, I did a quick check using the search tool and didn't find any threads that stood out on label glue. Key being something that stick decently to a bottle holds up well when the bottle sweats, but washes off easily when it's time to toss back in a case for another brew.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-23-2009, 06:09 PM   #2
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I don't have any personal experience, but I think some folks use milk.

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Old 04-23-2009, 06:10 PM   #3
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I've been using a glue stick lately. I'm not sure how easily the lables will come off though. Milk didn't work great for me, but it's possible I was doing it wrong. If I put too much on it would make the ink bleed (inkjet printer) If I put too little on the lables would come off the bottle.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:24 PM   #4
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Milk Milk Milk

If you want it to stick just 'a little bit better' put a dash of corn starch in it.
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Old 04-23-2009, 06:29 PM   #5
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Elmers glue stick here. I just put it on all the edges and a dot in the center. Comes off with a rinse and a rub.

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Old 04-24-2009, 01:02 PM   #6
Apr 2009
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Thanks for the info guys. I'm going to give the milk a try and see how that works. Will fall back on a glue stick if I don't get enough adhesion.

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Old 04-24-2009, 01:53 PM   #7
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I only use milk on mine. However, I print on a heavier paper and print on our big laser printer at my office so I don't have the bleeding problems as seen by some with ink jet printers.
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Old 04-24-2009, 02:06 PM   #8
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I use only milk as well, the key is to use laserjet printing, since there is nothing to bleed. Toner vs ink.

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Old 04-24-2009, 02:16 PM   #9
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Milk just be sure to use heavier paper and not inkjet ink. I go to the copy store and they do it automatically.

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Old 04-24-2009, 07:22 PM   #10
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I've heard that a light coat or two of clear paint can help the inkjet stop bleeding. But I have a color laser at work, so I'd use that. You might be able to get some color copies run off at a printing outfit for a few dollars too if you don't have access to a color laser.

But milk seems to be common agent. Just brush some whole milk on the back and place on the bottle. Let dry.
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