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Post by Bovril » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:22 pm

Hi everyone, can anyone recommend a good website for getting beer bottle labels printed....spent 30 mins designing some lables on the avery website and they wanted £20+ for delivery to shetland!!!! for some labels!!! So any suggestions for me?

many thanks

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Re: beer labels

Post by Raize » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:33 pm

You could buy some adhesive backed paper and print the labels yourself.


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Post by Bovril » Sun Nov 22, 2015 5:35 pm

probably a sensible idea...thanks :-)


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Post by BenB » Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:07 pm

Milk works well as an adhesive providing you don't stick the bottle in an ice bucket.

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Post by BigMouth » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:07 pm

I second that Ben.
If just giving bottles to friends and family I print off on a4 at home several a page, cut out and brush on with the tiniest among of milk.
It won't survive an ice bucket.

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Post by wezzel01 » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:12 pm

I've used a pritt stick to apply home printed labels. It sticks well and they come off easily with a rinse in warm water.

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Re: beer labels

Post by Jim » Sun Nov 22, 2015 8:41 pm

I've tried both Pritt and milk. Both work well, but Pritt is less messy.
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Re: beer labels

Post by JimsBrew » Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:23 pm

I'll certainly second milk, works a treat! Fixes the labels really well, but then soaks off in seconds once you've drunk the beer / wine. Normally only bother labelling wines / meads as I keg most of my beer.

To avoid the milk causing the print to bleed, I avoid inkjet printing in favour of laser.

If you dont have time to design your labels all the time, and need a quick fix solution once in a while, has some good free examples. Enter the details, then download the jpg, collate several on an A4 word document or image editor, then print on standard plain paper and use milk.
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Post by JimsBrew » Tue Nov 24, 2015 9:48 pm

Here's a batch of last years mead (variant of JAOM), with labels stuck on with milk.

The labels themselves could do with a more refined trim around the white-space, and I only had access to an inkjet at the time, so some slight bleeding of ink occurred.
That being said, they looked good, and tasted even better! only two left :cry:


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