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Old 11-01-2008, 07:36 PM   #1
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Any suggestions for printing clear vinyl labels at home? Can it be done, if so what do you use? Thanks!
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Old 11-03-2008, 02:53 PM   #2
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I've printed clear labels at home with some "clear sticker inkjet paper" from best buy. Not as crystal clear as I would like but looked nice. Not vinyl either, felt more like PET or something. When you say clear vinyl, I think of the static cling sticker that comes on your clock radio when you buy it (with the time printed on it) that protects the screen. THAT would be cool. I did buy some very thin clear vinyl from the fabric store that I use over the screen of my cell and GPS. Also stuck my parks pass windshield sticker to it so I can move it between cars! (cost me $.28 for a 6inch x 6foot chunk!)

 
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:03 PM   #3
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How does the clear sticker inkjet paper work for you? It to the bottles ok? No air bubbles?
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Old 11-05-2008, 09:50 PM   #4
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It was for a wedding present mead so there were only 3 and I put them on carefully. Doing 24 would be tedious keeping the bubbles out. Actually, I did pop one small bubble with a pin.

 
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:16 PM   #5
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I have had success with waterslide decal paper. I used it on pint glasses too, but they only held up for a few washes on them.

No bubbles.
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