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OK. I have a question about labels for my b&b products.

I bought waterproof labels but they still smear when wet. I have an idea and want some feedback as far as if anyone thinks this will work.

I'll print my labels, and for color I want to spray them with a pastel sheer spray then I'll spray them with a sealant spray (such as Krylon Preserve-It), hang to dry then spray sealant spray again. Once dried (I'll give it a couple of days) stick onto my containers. This should keep them from smearing if the container gets wet.

I thought about the pastel spray so instead of just white labels, I can spray different sheets with different colors.

What do you think? Will this work?
 

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I do remember that thread. I started it. DUH! I think I will try it out with one sheet and see how it works out. Thanks for pointing me to that thread. I re-read it and will try it out.
 

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sometimes simply 'waterproof' isn't enough ... I get my label stock from Online Labels ( http://www.onlinelabels.com ) , the vinyl weather proof ...they aren't cheap but your product will look professional & stay that way! I have bottles in my shower that look as good as the day I printed them - HTH!
 

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But with the weatherproof labels, is your ink waterproof as well? I have lexmark therefore no waterproof ink will the weatherproof still work?
 

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I spray my labels with a clear acrylic sealer after they are printed.
 

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thenaturalway said:
I thought about the pastel spray so instead of just white labels, I can spray different sheets with different colors.
What is a pastel spray? :?
 

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I spray mine with clear enamel after printing a sheet. I spray once lightly then apply a second light coat. I used to hear clear lacquer, tried that but didn't like the results. The clear enamel works much nicer.
 

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thenaturalway said:
I thought about the pastel spray so instead of just white labels, I can spray different sheets with different colors.
I really like this idea... I have been thinking of a way to spruce up my labels, as I print them myself, when I need them (I have "issues" with bulk/mass production :lol: :lol: ) I've never bought a printer, I take in ones people are throwing away and I fix um up. But I can never bring myself to buy expensive colored ink... :oops: (My apartment is a safe house for old technologies! :lol: )

Anywho... Just a little high jack...Any other ideas on how to jazz up your labels by hand? :D And I still have no clue what this pastel spray is :oops:
 

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Lane said:
Anywho... Just a little high jack...Any other ideas on how to jazz up your labels by hand? :D And I still have no clue what this pastel spray is :oops:
How about stamping? There are so many out there, along with inks and embossing powders. Of course, that would be very time consuming.

I think she means a pastel colored spray paint.

Digit
 

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Lane said:
thenaturalway said:
I thought about the pastel spray so instead of just white labels, I can spray different sheets with different colors.
What is a pastel spray? :?
Lane, just indoor/outdoor spray paint in pastel colors (i.e., pink, lt. blue, lt. green, etc.) I saw the cans in the store and saw that there was a wide selection of spray to choose from in different colors. Just to give the labels a color instead of just white. I did order labels from onlinelabels.com but I figured that to make them really waterproof, I would spray them with a protective spray. I'm going to buy one can to start with and see how that works. I'll let all know the results.
 

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There is several places to buy labels that are colored. This sounds interesting, spraying the whole sheet, printing the info, then spraying a clear coat on top. 8) Keep us informed.
 

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I'm going to micheal's today.

Digit- great idea about stampin! I could get one of those large stamps and stamp different colors on the paper before printing! Ohhh something neat and leafy and stamp in shades of pastel green! *wheels turning*

Soapmaker Man Clear enamel? Hmmm... Going to pick some of that up too!
 

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pepperi27 said:
But with the weatherproof labels, is your ink waterproof as well? I have lexmark therefore no waterproof ink will the weatherproof still work?
good question ...my ink may be waterproof ...my printer is 2 years old & I think I remember reading something about the ink being waterproof or resistant at least - you can request samples ( at no cost I think) from Online Labels, so you can test ...you may still need to spray with a sealer, but the label quality is great, it won't dissolve/rip if it gets wet ...HTH!
 
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