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Old 11-15-2006, 12:01 AM   #11
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You sprayed some in your mouth, too???



I was serious though. its water soluble and it gets sticky when it dries.

 
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Old 11-15-2006, 02:43 AM   #12
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Seems like it might work... might be a kind of expensive option. I usually buy KY in the family size to save money, though, so it might not be too bad.

Getting back to serious... what kind of milk? Does skim work? 2%? Whole? Chocolate? Egg Nog? Does it matter?

I was thinking of getting a cheap little spray bottle and using that to apply the milk. I'm definately going to try this next time I need to label bottles.

 
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Old 11-15-2006, 12:41 PM   #13
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Seems like it might work... might be a kind of expensive option. I usually buy KY in the family size to save money, though, so it might not be too bad.
I hear ya, I find the Sam's Club 5 gallon pump top to be the most economical.

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Getting back to serious... what kind of milk? Does skim work? 2%? Whole? Chocolate? Egg Nog? Does it matter?

I was thinking of getting a cheap little spray bottle and using that to apply the milk. I'm definately going to try this next time I need to label bottles.
I used 2%. I suspect any kind would work, it's the proteins in the milk that bind so fat content shouldn't make a difference. It only takes a few tbsp to do 50 bottles so I just use what's on hand. A spray bottle would probably work, but I've had no problems just dunking the entire label into the milk which is probably quicker and less overspray. I'm also using lables printed on a thermal wax printer though, so I'm not worried about running or anything, with other types of ink you might have to worry more about not getting the front wet.

 
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Old 11-18-2006, 04:27 AM   #14
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I just put on some labels with whole milk because it is what I had on hand. Worked just as advertized.

I just learned a new trick at 59 years old!
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Old 11-18-2006, 06:33 AM   #15
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If you get a sponge that is slightly larger than your label and saturate it with milk, all you would have to do is press the label down on the sponge, and voila! an evenly moistened label, ready to apply.
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:09 AM   #16
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incredible! this works amazingly well! forget label paper or glue!!!
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:01 AM   #17
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cheapest trick i have ever learned
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:44 PM   #18
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I have been using the dunking method and I have noticed that the paper tends to wrinkle and doesn't lay flat. I suspect too much milk. Next time I will try the sponge method. I bet that would solve this problem.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:05 AM   #19
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Just use watered down pva. It's dead cheap, works well and is easy to remove.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:40 AM   #20
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Sponge method didn't solve my wrinkle problem. Maybe I need a different kind of paper. Anyone have any ideas?

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