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Old 01-27-2012, 01:38 PM   #1
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Default Waterproof Label Printing Company?

I am looking for a company or just labels and software to print waterproof labels for my bottles. I want to be able to upload some of my own photos and just print them up so I can always reuse the bottles for different batches. I will be putting these on 22oz and champagne bottles so I want a larger label. Something around the size of 4" by 4" or the like.

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Old 01-27-2012, 02:26 PM   #2
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Default sells waterproof labels. But...I think you need to have a certain kind of ink printed on them for the ink to be waterproof. I've always thought about putting the labels on the bottles, then spraying a thin layer of polyurethane (or something similar) over top of them.

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Old 02-08-2012, 03:56 AM   #3
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If you want these to be really long-lasting, you might look into screen printing them, like what Rogue, Corona, and Rolling Rock do to their bottles. Granted, that's a bit of extra expense if you're not set up to do it. And doing multiple colors is a pain as well.

I hear Star-San will take the paint off, but haven't tried it myself. Just something to keep in mind.
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I used the waterproof label W38-WB1. I used the bubble jet printer ones.

Made for a wine bottle, but the best size they had for beer bottles.

Worked OK. Casual water was fine, ie: bottle sweating, wet hands. Long term water contact, not so good. Needed to spray the labels with Krylon clear, and still not that great. Brought a bunch of bottles camping in a cooler and wrapped them in plastic bags and it was fine.

So in a nutshell? semi-waterproof.
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Old 02-17-2012, 04:52 PM   #5
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Here's the company I use. I reuse bottles and have put these thru the dishwasher and the ink has not smudged at all.

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