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Old 08-23-2006, 09:28 PM   #11
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Labels, labels, labels...la ti da...do-re-mi...blah, blah, blah...I think we are all looking for BEER-type labels.

All the other programs, MS Word, Labels Unlimited, Sure Thing, etc, give us tons of labels, but nothing beer bottle sized.

The other MAJOR requirement we are all looking for is ink that won't run when placed in a cooler of ice and water...now you know why many labels are foil-type.
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:59 PM   #12
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Neck and cap would be nice, but not on the same sheets as the regular labels, please! I don't think I would use them as often. I can't see myself ever using the cap labels, but I would probably use neck labels for special batches.

Easy removal with no residue to clean off is huge thing.

I'm not sure how you could make it not smear when going through an inkjet...maybe some kind of special paper? But if it's possible that would be awesome.

Primarily size to fit 12 oz bottles, but fitting the larger 22 oz bottles would be really cool too.

As for width, I think 3/4 of the bottles circumference would be pretty good.

These have to be affordable, too! Remember, in one batch of beer I'm going to be using something in the neighborhood of 54 bottles. The batch itself costs anywhere from 30 to 50 bucks. I'm not going to want to spend too large a percentage of that price on stuff that isn't contributing to the actual beer.

 
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Old 09-01-2006, 02:56 PM   #13
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As far as cost goes, I print it on regular paper so things are pretty cheap. I adhere with milk and the labels stay on really well, except when they get wet. They fall right off when wet. It would be nice if they could take a little bit more punishment but still come right off.
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Old 09-01-2006, 06:31 PM   #14
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Actually, I think we're looking for responses from those that pose the questions.

 
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:38 AM   #15
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I would like cap labels, not so much for the artistry of the label, but so I know what I am chilling. it sometimes gets a bit confusing when I have several different brews in the closet.

 
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Old 09-02-2006, 03:18 PM   #16
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I would like cap labels, not so much for the artistry of the label, but so I know what I am chilling. it sometimes gets a bit confusing when I have several different brews in the closet.
When I used to bottle, I'd use little dabs of acrylic paint colors to differentiate. Simple, cheap and worked like a champ. Just toss a color code page on the fridge for reference. Go to WalHell and get model car paint set.

 
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Old 09-03-2006, 04:19 AM   #17
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WalHell - funny.. You don't like walking around wallyworld for hours and hours on your day off to save 60cents on tube socks...

 
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