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Old 11-06-2008, 04:48 PM   #1
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I'm going to start labeling my Christmas IPA in the next few weeks. I've seen many "standard" labels from Avery, Staples, etc. I'd really like to get a nice beer label to show off this brew. It would be even better if the labeling works with most printers for templates...

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Old 11-06-2008, 05:15 PM   #2
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I believe most people print them on standard paper (not inkjet, it will run) and then brush them on with a bit of milk.

Kinkos will do color laser prints for cheap, pack a bunch on one sheet of 8.5x11. Cut them out and lightly brush some milk on the backside like glue. It's enough of a bond to hold, but will come off with warm water (unlike stickers, huge plus!).

I would imagine the sticker paper would be nice if you do one or two batches with it, but prohibitively expensive as a long term deal.

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Old 11-07-2008, 09:05 PM   #3
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Avery labels - I forget the number, but there's six to a page - work like the dickens for bottle labels. You can make semi-nice labels in Microsuck Word, using a document template you'll find under 'Envelopes and Labels'.

The two caveats are, as Kilgore noted, expense; and they're a cast-iron bitch to remove. If you're going to recycle or toss the bottles, fugeddaboudit, but if you're taking the bottles back home, I'd give the sticky labels a miss and use the paper-and-milk method.

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