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Old 08-01-2005, 08:59 PM   #1
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Does any one know of a way to paint a label on glass bottles, like corona bottles, so the label doesn't wash off every time you clean the bottles?


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Old 08-01-2005, 09:04 PM   #2
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those types of bottles are screen printed, much like a T-shirt. Except that since its a cylindrical surface you need a special kind of press that will roll the substrate (the bottle) along as the screen and squeegee come into contact with the surface of the bottle.


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I was going to make a stencil out of heavy mil plastic and paint or spray it on. Does any one know anybody that has done this. How about what paint to use.
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...or you could just grab some paint and a paint brush and go to town yourself.

Depends on the purpose....do you want professional looking labels?
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I don't know what kind of paint would hold up to repeated washings and sanitizing. The printed bottles use a plastisol ink that is cured as it comes off the press making it quite durable.
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Found multiple kinds of paint designed for glass. I will try freehand and a home made stencil. They say it will stand up to washing.
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I'd say try a Stain Glass supply house. I think they have stains for painting on glass.
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you will probably need an oil-based paint of some sort... water based will come right off if you are planning to clean them for the next round of brew. Getting it to look like the paint on a corona bottle is going to be a bit tricky... but good luck! take a pic.
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What do you guys use to make your labels (software or other)? Are there some labels at Office Depot type stores? My 1st batch is fermenting and seems to be going well (woohoo!)
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theres loads of posts on thjis in other threads u may find something useful. i use gimp to design it, print them on plain a4 paper and use polybond to stick them to the bottles. comes right off easy when refilling.../


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