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Old 24-11-2016, 07:52 PM   #1
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I thought I'd share my first go at labeling my bottles as I'm very happy with the result.

First off you have to design your labels. The shape can be circular or square. Square is a hell of a lot easier to cut out than circles especially if you have a proper slidey cutter do dab.

You'll want the type of beer. If you've got a name for your beer, abv, where it was made and by whom, the date brewed is also a good one. You can also put on og and fg if you like but I didn't bother. Few borders and pics but you make it look however you like.

Then measure the size in order to print. They are more of a square shape than rectangular after printing loads that were too big I found this out.

Then print them out. If you have a printer then brilliant. I did not so I nipped into my local photo printing shop and while in store I emailed my word document to them will loads of labels all over it. They then printed them in store on plain paper.

Got home, cut them out.

To glue them I have read that milk works a lot better than glue as it's easier and easier to remove if you want to reuse bottles. So I gave milk a go.

Put some milk on the back of the label and stuck it on the beer bottle. A very simple thing to do but if your planning on giving some to friends for Christmas or whatever reason it's nice to personalise them.

Here's a pic of how mine turned out.

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I print at home but otherwise same process...


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I'm lazy and use this https://www.beerlabelizer.com

easy to use and adjust, and to be honest the free ones don't look too bad

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That's excellent. Very easy to use. It recommends a laser printer rather than inkjet - understandably. Is that what you use or have you managed with inkjet?
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Do you print from a laser printer or just a standard inkjet with normal paper?
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This is the exact method I use - I use word or Powerpoint to design the label.
Print it, cut it and stick it on with milk.
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That's excellent. Very easy to use. It recommends a laser printer rather than inkjet - understandably. Is that what you use or have you managed with inkjet?
inkjet, just have to be careful with the milk
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branded caps!? Where did you get these bad boys?
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That's great to hear. Just to help me get my head round this:
Is your paper just normal printer paper, or something thicker?
The milk...how do you avoid overladling it? Apply to the bottle and press dry label onto that?
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That's great to hear. Just to help me get my head round this:
Is your paper just normal printer paper, or something thicker?
The milk...how do you avoid overladling it? Apply to the bottle and press dry label onto that?
I use 130gsm glossy inkjet paper and simply paste the back of the label with milk. Then stick it on the bottle, adjust position and smooth down with a bit of kitchen roll, removing excess milk.

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