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Adam Beck

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So I’m making wine and that’s meant to be kept for a while, but in the meantime I like to make things like tepache and root beer, and for those I’d like to add a label that I could easily remove and replace. Any suggestions on printer sticker paper that I could easily take off?
 

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Well damn, found a thread about using non-sticker paper and a glue stick, sorry for wasting anyone’s time that opened this! Sounds like that’s a great solution for most.
 

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On plain paper label and glue stick spray the full sheets of labels with a clear acrylic that keeps them very water resistant.
 

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I was using plain copier paper printed on inkjet which would run if or when wet. That acrylic stopped all that. Never tried it on labels with adhesive backing but why not.
 

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Avery makes labels with a wide variety of adhesive some identified as Removable Matte White. You can also order any number of sheets much cheaper than going to the store.
I ordered 400 (100 Sheets) of their arched top label and they cost $.42 each. You can use their online design tool but of course you can also do your own thing as well.


https://www.avery.com/blank/labels/94600
 

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I purchase label paper from the suppliers. This has a water soluble wheat glue on the back side. I take this to a commercial copy place, give them my finger drive with label on the drive and they print. The ink is water resistant and will not run. I hold the bottle under the faucet when I want to remove it for about 30 seconds and it comes right off.
 

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The trick for me is in gathering a new supply of bottles from the recycling center. I have some "YellowTail" wine bottles soaking over night. After about 10 minutes last night they were no where near ready to give up. I might end up returning them to the bins. So I have slowly begun to compile my personal list of favorite bottle shapes and colors and the brands that use labels that don't involve using petroleum based solvents to remove.

I've also found that some of the prettiest bottles are the hardest to get a label on smoothly.
 

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