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Old 25-11-2016, 07:41 PM   #11
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What's a slidey cutter do dab?

Guillotine?
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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 normal paper and use the same process as Dads_Ale, but that's only if I'm dishing it out to someone, if its for home consumption its either a sharpie on the cap or some masking tape !!
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I use normal paper and use the same process as Dads_Ale, but that's only if I'm dishing it out to someone, if its for home consumption its either a sharpie on the cap or some masking tape !!
I just had to have a go at this so printed off a few labels - normal printer paper - from the web site mentioned earlier by Neal https://www.beerlabelizer.com/
I notice that, after moving to the print stage it suggests using milk to stick to the bottles, with a link to a discussion about it.

For me, I just rubbed a very thin amount of skimmed milk with my finger tip onto a glass bottle and pressed the label to it. It bonded immediately and held really well. No ink leakage or paper wrinkling at all. Excellent result.
I also tried a plastic bottle. The same thin smear I applied to the glass bottle wasn't enough for it to stick. I needed to rub a slightly more generous amount of skimmed milk for this to bond but still no ink smear. I did notice a tiny bit of wrinkling, though. That may disappear when it dries.

It has also occurrred to me that it might be a good idea to leave the labels for a while after printing, so the ink has had a chance to dry thoroughly before sticking to the bottle.
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Do you print from a laser printer or just a standard inkjet with normal paper?
I use a laser printer. But have done them on an ink jet too. Both work fine.

Publisher to design. Print. Milk to stick. Simples.

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branded caps!? Where did you get these bad boys?
There is a whole thread on them somewhere. They're not the best quality but they only cost £1.50 for 30. Not sure if they are still going though. It was a trial and not heard anything since.
www.yourbrew.com I think it was.

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What's a slidey cutter do dab?

Guillotine?
Haha that the name. For the life of me I couldn't remember the name
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Well, after this thread I was inspired to have a go! Some of the labels I got on straight, and some I didn't smudge, but they look OK for a first attempt.
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Well, after this thread I was inspired to have a go! Some of the labels I got on straight, and some I didn't smudge, but they look OK for a first attempt.
A great result. Looks pukka.
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Milk or flour paste is another alternative
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Well, after this thread I was inspired to have a go! Some of the labels I got on straight, and some I didn't smudge, but they look OK for a first attempt.
Im glad you were inspired. They look awesome and put mine to Shame haha

Think I'll have to go a bit more professional next time
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