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Title: Labeling
Post by: phillamb168 on August 10, 2011, 02:52:07 PM
What's a good resource for good quality printed beer labels? Ideally sticker variety, because otherwise you need a labeling line with that glue....
Title: Re: Labeling
Post by: corkybstewart on August 10, 2011, 06:26:20 PM
In France most labels are applied with a glue that allows easy clean up for recycling.  If you plan on using new bottles for every batch that's not an issue, but I think that might get very expensive.  I know wineries use bottle recycling co-ops, maybe breweries do to.
Title: Re: Labeling
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 11, 2011, 03:03:19 AM
I do not know how about in France but here are label printing companies that print labels.
They print labels for any bottle including beer bottles.
Title: Re: Labeling
Post by: phillamb168 on August 11, 2011, 09:55:49 AM
I do not know how about in France but here are label printing companies that print labels.
They print labels for any bottle including beer bottles.

But do they require glue? That's what I'm hoping to avoid. And as far as recycling, stickers are IMO a better option, because you just peel them off. I'm thinking the Heineken-style "clear" stickers.
Title: Re: Labeling
Post by: tschmidlin on August 11, 2011, 06:31:10 PM
Steffan's Alder Grove Brewing uses (used?) stickers on their bottles, they peel off very easily in one piece and the bottles are easy to reuse for homebrew bottling.  Their website is gone and I'm not sure how to get in touch with him to figure out what he used.
Title: Re: Labeling
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 12, 2011, 03:06:30 AM
I do not know how about in France but here are label printing companies that print labels.
They print labels for any bottle including beer bottles.

But do they require glue? That's what I'm hoping to avoid. And as far as recycling, stickers are IMO a better option, because you just peel them off. I'm thinking the Heineken-style "clear" stickers.
Yes, printing companies can print on pressure sensitive material (sticker).
You would talk to your rep what you want and they tell you if the can do it.
I just have this kind of meeting a two days ago.
Title: Re: Labeling
Post by: Kit B on August 12, 2011, 07:37:05 PM
Yes, printing companies can print on pressure sensitive material (sticker).
You would talk to your rep what you want and they tell you if the can do it.
I just have this kind of meeting a two days ago.

Are you speaking 'Sconnie?
 ;)
Title: Re: Labeling
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 21, 2011, 08:32:53 PM
Well I got a quote from Label Lady.
What a fiasco.

Labels what I am using right now (I print them myself) are about $0.013 a piece.
Got a quote for $0.20 a piece.
What a disappointment.
Title: Re: Labeling
Post by: phillamb168 on August 22, 2011, 01:12:44 PM
Well I got a quote from Label Lady.
What a fiasco.

Labels what I am using right now (I print them myself) are about $0.013 a piece.
Got a quote for $0.20 a piece.
What a disappointment.

 :o
 :D

Surely that's a typo? twenty cents EACH?
Title: Re: Labeling
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 22, 2011, 02:25:45 PM
Well I got a quote from Label Lady.
What a fiasco.

Labels what I am using right now (I print them myself) are about $0.013 a piece.
Got a quote for $0.20 a piece.
What a disappointment.

 :o
 :D

Surely that's a typo? twenty cents EACH?
No typo at all.
Twenty cents each neck label sticker 1.5" round.