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Old 06-08-2009, 04:12 AM   #1
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Thinking about making up some labels but is there any way to make them so they wont come off next time we sanitize the bottles? We dunk our bottles in a big bucket of sanitizer and it seems like they would just come off every batch.


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Old 06-08-2009, 05:45 AM   #2
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Full Sheet Labels - Sheet Labels - OL175 - 8.5" x 11" - 1 Labels Per Sheet

Those are full 8.5x11 sheet labels. It would be better to print them on that and cut the labels out, because I went with the 4x3 labels (6 per page) and it's impossible to get them to print perfect. I don't know if there is a cheaper alternative, but those weatherproof material labels should work.


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Old 06-08-2009, 10:03 PM   #3
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FYI, If you get the Avery brand waterproof labels, you can't use them in an ink jet printer since the ink will just run off.
Ask me how I know.. hehe

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You might try either silk screening your logo(s) onto the bottles, or (I know this sounds incredibly ghetto) try using a stencil & enamel spraypaint. I think either one will give you a waterproof finish, stay on through washing & sanitizing & be reasonably cheap. If you decide to use those inked/painted bottles for another brew, you could always cover the logo with a paper stick on label. Just a thought. Regards, GF.
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Thanks gratus, those are both the kind of ideas I was looking for. The stencil and spraypaint could be just ghetto enough to be perfect. Not too worried about changing for individual brews so much as just a general brewing co label.


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