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Title: Easy Inexpensive Homemade Beer Bottle Labels
Post by: Kimberly Dolan on January 11, 2019, 09:55:47 PM
I recently discovered my daughter's sticker maker, the 5" Xyron "Create a Sticker" machine, produces excellent, inexpensive make-at-home beer labels. I design rectangular labels in Powerpoint, print in 2 slides mode on regular 8.5 by 11  paper on a color printer, cut them to size with a paper cutter, and run them through the sticker machine.  The labels are somewhat water resistant and when you are finished drinking the beer, they come off easily.  No spray on/roll on glue mess, and no fumes!!
Title: Re: Easy Inexpensive Homemade Beer Bottle Labels
Post by: travistmccall on January 15, 2019, 04:39:53 PM
This is great! My wife has a Silhouette, I'll have to see if it can do the same thing.
Title: Re: Easy Inexpensive Homemade Beer Bottle Labels
Post by: David on January 16, 2019, 04:20:14 AM
I recently discovered my daughter's sticker maker, the 5" Xyron "Create a Sticker" machine, produces excellent, inexpensive make-at-home beer labels. I design rectangular labels in Powerpoint, print in 2 slides mode on regular 8.5 by 11  paper on a color printer, cut them to size with a paper cutter, and run them through the sticker machine.  The labels are somewhat water resistant and when you are finished drinking the beer, they come off easily.  No spray on/roll on glue mess, and no fumes!!

Excellent idea, may have to raid my wife's scrapbooking stuff.....
Title: Re: Easy Inexpensive Homemade Beer Bottle Labels
Post by: Silicon on February 20, 2019, 01:56:55 AM
You can also use a flour+water solution or Karo corn syrup to adhere plain paper labels to bottles and they later remove easily with minimal soaking in warm water. Remember starch and paper mache back in 1st grade? That works too, but it takes longer to soak 'em off later. ;)
Title: Re: Easy Inexpensive Homemade Beer Bottle Labels
Post by: bigpete225 on March 01, 2019, 06:41:00 PM
Excellent tip! Thanks!


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Title: Re: Easy Inexpensive Homemade Beer Bottle Labels
Post by: brew inspector01 on March 02, 2019, 08:07:57 PM
I just have an image of my logo with a blank area where I write the individual beer name and info.

I dupplicated it on a single word doc with 8 images. Print when ever I need a few. For a better label I'll go to Kinko's or similar for a brighter image. I use plain milk brushed on the backs to attach to the bottles. Easily removed with water.  No it doesn't stink... There is not enough there to sour.

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