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Old 11-14-2017, 06:53 AM   #1
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On liquid soap bottles, regular labels that get wet run like mad. I find weatherproof label paper very expensive, so Iím experimenting with spray-sealing my labels. I bought a can of matte-finish acrylic spray seal for this from Amazon (the kind people use on finished paintings.) I find that it doesnít matter if I spray the label on the bottle or on the sheet, I still get a nice water-proof effect. So very much cheaper than weatherproof labels! Is there a downside Iím not seeing?


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Old 11-14-2017, 07:19 AM   #2
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you would be much better off with the weatherproof labels. If you are doing these to sell I would highly recommend the weatherproof or have vinyl labels made, since the package is the first impression for a potential customer.


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Old 11-14-2017, 07:32 AM   #3
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Vinyl, thereís a thought, Iíd forgotten they existed. *facepalm* I guess I can have them printed for me. ^_^;
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I have used a variety of supposedly waterproof labels for my products. I haven't found one that truly impresses me yet. I have been using Onlinelabels waterproof labels for shampoo and lotion, but find that they scratch easily and the labels fall off the shampoo bottles in the shower. This last time, I bought some labels that I know are very sticky but not waterproof. I am spraying mine as well. I am not ready to break the bank buying vinyl labels, and I find that sprayed labels look just as nice as not sprayed labels. Onlinelabels recommends you do this for body and bath products anyhow, even when using their waterproof labels.
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Old 11-25-2017, 07:29 PM   #5
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Itís a relief to know someone else does it too. Weatherproof labels cost SO MUCH.
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I've used both the inkjet and the laserjet weatherproof labels from onlinelabels and had the same troubles. The are easy to scratch and mine ultimately would start flaking. I've since switched to their weatherproof vinyl and LOVE them; no sealing necessary! They are for laser printers only, and there is a learning curve to get them to work, but I couldn't be happier. I can fit enough on one sheet for 12 bottles and with toner, I figure about $0.15 per bottle. I have a Silhouette and use that to cut them out. I've never had toner flake of of these. In fact, there is a slight stretch to the labels when the backing is off and I've tried to flake the toner off by stretching. It sticks tight. I've been refilling the same labeled bottle of shampoo in my shower since mid summer; the label still looks great. If you've got a laser printer, try out the vinyl.

I've included a link above because they never come up in their website's search bar; I always have to use google.
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I've used both the inkjet and the laserjet weatherproof labels from onlinelabels and had the same troubles. The are easy to scratch and mine ultimately would start flaking. I've since switched to their weatherproof vinyl and LOVE them; no sealing necessary! They are for laser printers only, and there is a learning curve to get them to work, but I couldn't be happier. I can fit enough on one sheet for 12 bottles and with toner, I figure about $0.15 per bottle. I have a Silhouette and use that to cut them out. I've never had toner flake of of these. In fact, there is a slight stretch to the labels when the backing is off and I've tried to flake the toner off by stretching. It sticks tight. I've been refilling the same labeled bottle of shampoo in my shower since mid summer; the label still looks great. If you've got a laser printer, try out the vinyl.

I've included a link above because they never come up in their website's search bar; I always have to use google.
Any chance you can post a picture of your shampoo bottle? I looked at their vinyl labels, but they don't have "shapes" in them, and I don't have anything to cut them with except for a pair of scissors. I would be willing to invest if they are as fantastic as you say!
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Any chance you can post a picture of your shampoo bottle? I looked at their vinyl labels, but they don't have "shapes" in them, and I don't have anything to cut them with except for a pair of scissors. I would be willing to invest if they are as fantastic as you say!
If your labels are square/rectangle, you could try the vinyl labels and cut them with a rotary cutter (like quilters use). My labels look like a square with an arched top (I have no idea what that's called!) which is why the Silhouette works so well for cutting. Like I said, there is a huge learning curve, but when the stars align, it's great. I'll see if I can get a picture for you today. . . .
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Another less expensive cutting tool that I use for labels is scrap-booking scissors. They come in a variety of designs and you can buy them pretty much anywhere that sells stamping and scrap-booking supplies. I have even seen them at my local Goodwill once. I got mine free from my MIL after she stopped that hobby. You could even use pinking shears if you happen to already have them and don't care about destroying them for fabric use thereafter.
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Any chance you can post a picture of your shampoo bottle? I looked at their vinyl labels, but they don't have "shapes" in them, and I don't have anything to cut them with except for a pair of scissors. I would be willing to invest if they are as fantastic as you say!
https://www.onlinelabels.com/weather...inyl_laser.htm

These have 6 different shapes to choose from including custom.


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