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Old 09-24-2009, 07:01 PM   #1
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Is is okay to use shrink wrap for gm soaps? I would like to put on my label and shrink wrap the bar, so that way my band or label wont fall off. I have read you should and I have also read you shouldn't, so what is right. If you can, should you only do it right before selling them, or will they keep in the plastic for a while?

I would love to use an adhesive label, but haven't been happy with the colors offered. I have a really pretty paper I am using now and print my band for my soap right on my computer. It looks great on the soap, but falls off after just a week or two...would never work in a place where people are handling them much.


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Old 09-24-2009, 07:18 PM   #2
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CP soap should be able to breathe. On the bars I shrink-wrap, the ends are left open and the soap does well.


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Hi awi! I've just ordered shrink wrap bands that are perforated so your soap can breath. I'd also like to hear from our experts-would these bands allow enough air on my soaps? The ends are open also.
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Hi awi! I've just ordered shrink wrap bands that are perforated so your soap can breath. I'd also like to hear from our experts-would these bands allow enough air on my soaps? The ends are open also.
Sounds like I could just slip these bands over my band of paper I use as a label and shrink it and that would hold on my label! If you dont mind me asking, where did you find these bands at? Can you just use a hair dryer or does it require something special to work?

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Old 09-24-2009, 09:21 PM   #5
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Hey really make sure that your Gm soap is cured, it still weaps for a longtime after making, or feels a little damp at least, I reckon that if you shrink wrap it would have a tendancy to go mouldy if you dont let it have air - at least 6+ weeks
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:02 PM   #6
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Thanks Ishbel! So you think with the perforations it will be ok after it dries completely?
Awi, I ordered them From WSP. They are supposed to be here tomorrow. They say to use a hairdryer. I hope so! I dont have a heat gun!
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:32 PM   #7
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CP soap should be able to breathe. On the bars I shrink-wrap, the ends are left open and the soap does well.

Mine too.....But, I bought a roll of shrinkwrap tubing from www.uline.com and I cut my own bands. A roll will last forever...lol. I have had mine a long time.

I have some wider so if I want the opening to be at the top to let my HP humps stick out. And some that is a little more narrow so If I want to wrap it the other way, and for it to be open on the sides instead of the top.

I feel like it protects my soap. And if your soap shrinks a little after you wrap it....just a little zap with the heat gun will tighten the shrink wrap back up.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:43 PM   #8
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Thanks Vic! That would be great to cut to size. I've got some really odd shaped soap!
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:54 PM   #9
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Where is "WSP"?

Edit - Nevermind, I think I got it ... wholesalesuppliesplus?
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Where is "WSP"?

Edit - Nevermind, I think I got it ... wholesalesuppliesplus?

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