We are home winemakers ourselves, and specialize in printing custom wine labels. All of our labels are printed on 8.5 in. x 11in. sheet fed, peel & stick label stock. Our solid ink printing process provides bright, saturated colors, and makes all of our labels water resistant. That means our custom wine labels will not smear or smudge.
Here’s some basic information about our different label materials and adhesives.
1. Vinyl Waterproof Labels
Your synthetic labels are completely waterproof and are perfect for long soaks in ice buckets and coolers. Perfect for sparkling wine, beer, and chilled wines, they also work great for all of your wines as well. The permanent adhesive is aggressive and keeps it on the bottle no matter what. Due to the material surface of these labels, the printed label tends to have a slightly crisper look and a raised texture.
2. Paper Label with Permanent Adhesive
Your paper labels are water resistant and won't smear, smudge or run. They hold up well to moisture and condensation, although long soaking in water is not recommended. The permanent adhesive keeps it on the bottle no matter what. The adhesive is water resistant and will stand up to condensation and moisture.
3. Paper Label with Removable Adhesive
Your paper labels are water resistant and won't smear, smudge or run. They hold up well to moisture and condensation, although long soaking in water is not recommended. Our removable adhesive is strong enough to keep your label on the bottle, but makes it easy to remove when you want to. Repositioning of the label is also possible in case things go a little wrong when placing the label on the bottle. The adhesive is not 100% water resistant, but will stand up to slight condensation and moisture. We don’t recommend soaking these labels in water.
4. General Labeling Practices
For best results your labels should be applied to clean, oil-free, room-temperature bottles. Obviously room temperature is relative, but warmer is definitely better. We recommend 70 degrees F or higher. Cold surfaces or condensation on a cold container will prevent labels from adhering properly.
Important: If you are reusing bottles and you used a solvent to remove a previous label, ensure the glass is thoroughly cleaned before applying the label. Any solvents used to remove a label will prevent a new label from adhering properly. Keep in mind the adhesive bond becomes stronger the longer it’s been applied, so it may take up to a few days to completely set (again, depending on temperature). This can be especially important with the removable adhesive.