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Old 02-23-2009, 07:49 PM   #41
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I've never had an odor issue when using milk to stick on labels. I wipe them with a rag after dunking when I put them on so there's very little excess. Just enough to hold it to the bottle.

This trick is one of the most helpful bits of advice from this forum I've ever received. I print out my labels at work (like I'm going to pay for color at home) on 28lb. paper, cut 'em, dunk 'em, and slap 'em on.


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Old 02-23-2009, 10:03 PM   #42
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Also anyone find what paper to use with an inkjet printer so the ink doesn't bleed?
I just did a test batch of labels using milk, the ink ran a bit but I assumed it was because it was fresh printed...is that not the case? Will it run no matter how long I wait?



 
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:17 PM   #43
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I just did a test batch of labels using milk, the ink ran a bit but I assumed it was because it was fresh printed...is that not the case? Will it run no matter how long I wait?
Don't matter. The ink dries within a minute or two, and unless you use specific "no bleed" paper, it'll bleed when it gets wet.

 
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Old 02-24-2009, 02:33 AM   #44
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With the 28lb. paper I use my labels don't run at all, although I'm printing them on a laser printer so that makes a difference.
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Old 02-24-2009, 03:01 AM   #45
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Maybe it was the milk I used or the amount per label but the bottles did smell "ripe" while I was removing them. It wasn't overpowering but definitely in the vain of "there's something stinky in here". I'm just chalking it up to an experience, next time I'll use lowfat.
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:31 AM   #46
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How about using a spray bottle?

 
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:47 AM   #47
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I use 2% and it works great I just pour some into a plate and then I slowly let the back of the label touch the milk making sure that it is not to wet. The I stick them on and squeeze out the air. I have never had any problems with smell or anything like that.

To keep the Ink from running use as little milk as possible. It doesn't take that much really. Rotten milk does amazing things in small amounts.

 
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:47 AM   #48
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i have found that liquid starch in a spray bottle works great, and cleans off very quickly.

 
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Old 02-24-2009, 01:43 PM   #49
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color laser printer and a glue stick. No need to fix the inkjet prints and the glue stick was 25˘.

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Old 06-09-2010, 07:06 PM   #50
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Has anyone ever used this stuff?
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