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Old 09-13-2012, 12:26 PM   #1701
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While high contrast white labels can look amazing on a bottle, without label paper that's 100% opaque and a matte or gloss finish, it always looks terrible. I use label paper that has adhesive gum on one side (like a stamp) but once I wet it to get it to stick, the paper looses some of its opaqueness. With white labels, it looks like crap.

If you buy super thick finished paper, you could always use the milk method of applying the paper to the bottle.

It's all about production quality


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Old 09-13-2012, 01:53 PM   #1702
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Fished up the labels. Stuck one of each last night as even with three people tearing them, it was too late to glue them all on. 150 bottles to do tonight. Not the best phone photo but it's taken from inside a Pizza and Victory Headwaters coma.

They are 6" x 3.5" about a 3/4 wrap on the bottles. Printed on resumé paper for some added texture. Stuck with glue sticks.

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Old 09-13-2012, 01:55 PM   #1703
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Fished up the labels. Stuck one of each last night as even with three people tearing them, it was too late to glue them all on. 150 bottles to do tonight. Not the best phone photo but it's taken from inside a Pizza and Victory Headwaters coma.
These are really nice. What paper are you using? Do you mind sharing the Illustrator/PS file?
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:54 PM   #1704
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While high contrast white labels can look amazing on a bottle, without label paper that's 100% opaque and a matte or gloss finish, it always looks terrible. I use label paper that has adhesive gum on one side (like a stamp) but once I wet it to get it to stick, the paper looses some of its opaqueness. With white labels, it looks like crap.

If you buy super thick finished paper, you could always use the milk method of applying the paper to the bottle.

It's all about production quality
Yeah this issue is with the paper. Using what I have readily available, color is the best way for me to make it presentable.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:55 PM   #1705
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These are really nice. What paper are you using? Do you mind sharing the Illustrator/PS file?
Thanks, I edited the post to include some details and link to the ZIP.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:57 PM   #1706
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Thanks, I edited the post to include some details and link to the ZIP.
Thanks. Is the texture on the edges from the resume paper?
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:12 PM   #1707
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Thanks. Is the texture on the edges from the resume paper?
I put each label 3 up into a PDF and added crop marks. We used a ruler and ripped the excess off leaving the tattered edges. Butting the labels together it was 6 tears per sheet. Do the long edges first, makes for less tears
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I put each label 3 up into a PDF and added crop marks. We used a ruler and ripped the excess off leaving the tattered edges. Butting the labels together it was 6 tears per sheet. Do the long edges first, makes for less tears
Great idea!
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:36 PM   #1709
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The deckled edge on your labels really adds a lot to the finished look, very nice
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:55 PM   #1710
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