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Old 01-29-2011, 05:18 AM   #1
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So i decided to test out milk for and adhesive. The next day i picked up a bottle and the label fell to the floor. I used my finger on some, a sponge, and putting the label directly in the milk, all failed. Can some one please help?


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Old 01-29-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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I'm not sure what other people do but I make labels just using regular paper and a color laser printer. Once I have them cut out I take a bowl of milk and a basting brush and brush the back of the label. It needs to be wet but not soaked. I've not had any fall off unless I soak them in water. We usually have 1% in the house but I doubt in matters.


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Old 01-31-2011, 03:44 AM   #3
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I always used 2% and never had a problem with it. Same method with the basting brush.
I think it's the protein that actually bonds so skim might be a bad choice but I don't know.
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Old 01-31-2011, 05:36 PM   #4
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Skim still has proteins - just no fat -

that said, I too, have problems with the milk method. I've tried it but to me, a glue stick is as easy as anything, and it soaks off easily.
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a glue stick is as easy as anything, and it soaks off easily.
^^^^ What Glider said...works great...no mess...just run the stick over the edges...done....


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