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.
onlinelabels.com 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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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.
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.