8304Re: [PPLetterpress] wine bottle labels
- Sep 13, 2007The only labels that survive moisture are either stamped right on the
bottle or shrink-wrapped on. Paper never does well after a certain
amount of time. Maybe printing it with a coat of lacquer or something
like that will make it last a bit longer.
That's all I've got right now. A theory: probably tree-based papers will
disintegrate faster because their fibers are not only weaker, but tend
to be shorter, I believe, than hemp or cotton.
alex brooks wrote:
>On Sep 12, 2007, at 11:04 PM, itchybramble wrote:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
>>Does anyone have any advice for printing wine bottle labels?
>>Particularly types of paper that
>>is strong and soft enough for a good impression but still capable
>>of being glued to a bottle
>>and surviving a bucket of ice.
>As someone who opens wine bottles for a living [besides the whole
>printing thing] i can tell you that 50% of commercial wine bottles do
>not retain their labels in a wine bucket. Usually the problem is the
>adhesive, not the paper. This can be particularly troublesome when
>pouring a bottle over a table, with your thumb on the front label and
>fingers on the back label, and the bottle slips out of its labels.
>Most labels that do stay on in a wine bucket look like crap. And even
>if they stay on, they're different afterwards, the same as a novel
>that's been dunked in icewater.
>I would recommend a handmade paper, or a heavily sized paper, along
>with a waterfast adhesive.
>That's all the help i'm good for.
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