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Old 03-26-2008, 06:02 PM   #1
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what is good to use for bottle labels?? somthing that is easy to remove

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Old 03-26-2008, 06:38 PM   #2
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I've never tried it, but a previous poster recomended using a bumpersticker stock for his labels. I have used an Avery label before.

Others suggest using paper and adhering with milk. They slide right off when you wash them I think.


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Old 03-26-2008, 09:18 PM   #3
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Austin Homebrew Supply sells beer label paper. I ordered some, and have yet to use it, but it supposedly works fine with an inkjet or laser printer, and adheres with water(preglued back).
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Old 03-27-2008, 12:01 AM   #4
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I've been using avery labels, nothing fancy.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:54 AM   #5
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Possibly the best thing I've learned from this site is to make your labels out of normal paper, and to stick them on the bottle by brushing the back with milk. They stay on great, and when you want to take them off, you soak them in water and they come right off. It sounds stupid but works fantastically well.

Unless you want to serve your bottles in a bucket of icy water, in which case it sucks. But otherwise it's great.
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Old 03-27-2008, 02:37 PM   #6
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I've been using avery labels, nothing fancy.
This is where I started. You are setting yourself up to hate bottling. These things are a bummer to get off.
I label EVERY bottle I brew...with plain paper and milk, both beer bottles and wine.
Check out my gallery and you'll see at least 1 set of bottles labeled this way...including the Apfelwein.
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Old 03-27-2008, 03:57 PM   #7
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I work in a sign shop, so I thermal print vinyl - CMYK or spot colors. Easy on - easy off.
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And the milk-regular paper labels don't come off when the bottles sweat and get transported?
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I work in a sign shop, so I thermal print vinyl - CMYK or spot colors. Easy on - easy off.
It's the same stuff as those window stickers your oilchange place sticks on your car, right? I've been wondering if that could be done...they'd even be reusable I would think....Can someone who doesn't work in a sign shop do it let's say on a home computer printer?
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Avery 6464 removable laser jet shipping labels. Do not run, even in ice bath. Peel off in one pice wet or dry wiht no residue. I just printed 200 labels for my wine/cider and beer today. I use them all the time.

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