What kind of ink works best? - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Label Display & Discussion > What kind of ink works best?

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-04-2008, 12:25 PM   #1
jtvinny
 
jtvinny's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 160


I have tried making labels with my home printer and had to be so careful about not getting the front wet when applying. Had anyone tried printing with pigment vs. dye? I believe pigment takes longer to dry when it is printed but is more moister resistant. I would like something that I could print on self adhesive labels for a "cooler beer" that I wouldn't be afraid to throw on ice when camping etc.


__________________
Definition of an Irishman: "a complex mechanism for turning Guinness into urine." - The Stout Book by Brendan O'Brien

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 02:21 PM   #2
anderj
 
anderj's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2007
Boise, ID
Posts: 331
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts


Toner is the key, print one page on your printer then make copes on a standard copy machine. An architect friend gave me this tip and it works great and is waterproof.
-ander



 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 02:25 PM   #3
jtvinny
 
jtvinny's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Fayetteville, NC
Posts: 160

Thanks for the reply, I'll definitely try it.

Dumb question- This method limits me to B&W though doesn't it?
__________________
Definition of an Irishman: "a complex mechanism for turning Guinness into urine." - The Stout Book by Brendan O'Brien

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2008, 02:58 PM   #4
Greenspey
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Eugene, OR
Posts: 53

There are color laser copiers at any copy shop (Kinko's, etc.) Kinko's just had a 49cent color copy sale the other day. Not sure if they still have it going, but I had a few dozen 22oz labels printed up at 4/page and they turned out great for $4.

With them you can even upload the file off of your computer and get a perfect color match and really sharp fonts.
__________________
Pride must die in you, or nothing of Heaven can live in you.
~Andrew Murray

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2008, 11:59 AM   #5
EvilTOJ
 
EvilTOJ's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Dec 2005
Portland, OR, Oregon
Posts: 6,401
Liked 50 Times on 35 Posts


Or print them off of the color laser printer at work
__________________
There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."

 
Reply With Quote
Old 04-10-2008, 04:06 PM   #6
IrregularPulse
Hobby Collector
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
IrregularPulse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Nov 2007
Posts: 50,235
Liked 3332 Times on 3198 Posts


Laser printers work good for moisture/ That's what I'll be doing


__________________
Tap Room Hobo

I should have stuck to four fingers in Vegas. :o - marubozo's mom

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tell me how this works Mustangfreak Bottling/Kegging 2 09-21-2008 06:25 PM
What You Do First Never Works... Kevin Dean Bottling/Kegging 5 04-26-2008 01:45 PM


Forum Jump