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Old 12-28-2012, 07:11 PM   #1
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I do not want to use a sticky label paper or glue.... It is a pain in the a** to soak and then scrape labels off to sanitize before you bottle the next time...
I know you can soak them in Oxy clean and the labels will come off but still I would rather just use an alternative because then you have to get all that slimy Oxy Clean off as well...
I heard there was a really cool alternative?
The alternative that I'm speaking on is "milking the labels".
I heard one time that you can somehow use milk to adhere labels to bottles and then when you want to remove them you can just run some warm water and it comes off...

Has anyone heard of this and if so what is the procedure?
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:28 AM   #2
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Anyone out there have any ideas....?
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:35 AM   #3
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Yeah, just fill a plate with milk, lightly coat the back of the labels and stick them to the bottle. Works brilliantly.

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:39 AM   #4
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^^ what he said.

Sounds crazy but it's common and a good way to do it.

 
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Yeah, just fill a plate with milk, lightly coat the back of the labels and stick them to the bottle. Works brilliantly.
Does it leave any funny white residue or funky Elmers glue looking residue or anything like that?
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Yeah, just fill a plate with milk, lightly coat the back of the labels and stick them to the bottle. Works brilliantly.

Does it leave any funny white residue or funky Elmers glue looking residue or anything like that?

And what is the best paper to use, I would assume something not too thick?
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Does it leave any funny white residue or funky Elmers glue looking residue or anything like that?
Nope.. and more importantly, no sour milk odor or anything. It really a dreamy way to affix labels. Quick, easy, cheap and they come off easily.

Note that it can cause problems for some ink-jet printed labels.

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:07 AM   #8
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Nope.. and more importantly, no sour milk odor or anything. It really a dreamy way to affix labels. Quick, easy, cheap and they come off easily.

Note that it can cause problems for some ink-jet printed labels.
So what kind of paper and what kind of printer do I want to do this with?
LaserJet as opposed to inkjet or what? And should I just try to find some thin computer paper?
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Use a good quality printer paper and a laser printer and you'll be fine.

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:20 AM   #10
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Use a good quality printer paper and a laser printer and you'll be fine.
Cool, thank you
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