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homebrew label question

Postby abe0llis » Thu Jun 17, 2004 12:44 pm

i currently make labels for my varieties of beer and am wondering if anyone knows where i can find labels that wont be ruined as soon as the become wet. right now i use the inkjet dry-gummed back paper and once its wet the colors run horribly. how can i make labels that stand-up to moisture like store brand bottles?
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Photo gloss labels

Postby cobster831 » Fri Jun 18, 2004 1:17 am

Try using photo gloss labels. It's a bit more expensive but should solve your problem. Or purchase a color laser printer, which cost around $500.
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Epson DuraBrite Inks are water resistant

Postby danno » Mon Jun 21, 2004 9:23 am

Abe, go get an Epson printer that uses DuraBrite Inks. They are pigment based inks instead of dye based and hold up to water, UV and time better than typical ink jet pinters. The C84 pinter is easily found under $80.

I am affiliated with Epson so I don't know what the competition is offering today bt I think we are the only ones offering pigment based inks for low cost ink jet printers.
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Spray coating

Postby jcassady » Mon Jun 21, 2004 3:07 pm

I don't remember what its called but I went to Wal-Mart and in the craft department they have a spray can of an acrlyic (maybe) sealant that will "waterproof" your labels. I used this stuff a while back on mine and it worked fairly well. I had a six pack of bottles in a cooler of ice for several hours and they held up pretty good until all the ice melted and they were sitting in water. All of the major details of the labels were still good they just lost a little color.
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Try this...

Postby Brew Daddy » Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:52 pm

myownlabels.com I've done business with them before and I was very satisfied with their work and turn around time.
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Postby DreamWeaver » Sat Jul 31, 2004 10:45 pm

I use packing tape to stick my non backed paper inkjet labels to the bottles then trim the tape with a razor blade. (I got way too much time on my hands huh?) 8) My feable attempt at labels is mostly a skull & crossbones with the warning/disclaimer "If I gave you this beer, drink it, if not it could be deadly"!) Including ABV% and date brewed & bottled.
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Scotch Book Tape

Postby Gmku » Thu Sep 23, 2004 2:56 pm

Transparent. Permanent. Conformable. Easy Unwind. So says the box.

Easy stuff to work with. I do simple laser jet labels on sheets of standard paper or even better kinds of stationery paper. I just design them in word, print a page, copy, tape over each page with the Scotch book tape, cut out the labels, and brush on a little milk or cream to the back sides. Works.
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Drop those labels!

Postby Push Eject » Fri Sep 24, 2004 1:35 am

Give up and start kegging. :)

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Postby Gmku » Fri Sep 24, 2004 10:57 am

I can understand the appeal of kegging. But I really enjoy bottling for some reason. Just like the old world feel of it, I guess. Love to see those cases of beer waiting.
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