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    Question Waterproof Labels???

    We are having issues with the labels on the top of our plastic maple cream jars. After taking the cream out of the freezer or fridge to sell, they quickly create condensation and the labels then bleed (even though they were supposed to be "waterproof.") I guess my question is, where do you all get your labels?

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    Been using these for years. In and out of refrigerator or freezer no problems.

    https://www.onlinelabels.com/sheet-labels
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    Call Shawn at Syrup Labels.com.
    Been using for 11 years now no issues at all and a great product.
    John Allin

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    Vistaprint is another option. They can design something for you and print different quantities. Like most everyone, more volume equals lower price.
    270 taps on 2 Shurflo's, 31 taps on 3/16" and 229 taps on gravity. 530 in all
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    You must use a laser printer. Ink jet will always bleed if they get wet. Color laser printers are cheap now compared to what they were in the past.

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    If you set your ink Jet on glossy photo paper there is absolutely no smudging or bleeding. If you leave it on standard paper setting and print on a waterproof label you will have a mess. Ask me how I know. Been making my own labels for my value added products since 2008.
    Last edited by Father & Son; 06-22-2022 at 03:21 PM.
    12 x 16 Sugarhouse, 12 x 16 Woodshed
    2 x 8 “The Mutt” Evaporator
    Leader oil fired arch, Dallaire raised flue, Smoky Lake syrup pan and hoods with pre-heater
    New Leader Clear Filter Press/Air Diaphragm Pump
    5” Hand Pump Filter Press from Daryl-One of the first three! On loan to a friend.
    Deer Run 250 gal/hr RO
    Marcland Drawoff
    A Very Understanding Wife
    VP Northwest PA Maple Syrup Producers Association
    "At any time during the day you're only 10 seconds from disaster!"

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    I too use an ink jet to print my labels. Works great, with no smudging or issues when the labels get wet. I bought blank labels from onlinelabels.com, and yes, I use the special glossy paper setting on the printer.

    Gabe
    2016: Homemade arch from old wood stove; 2 steam tray pans; 6 taps; 1.1 gal
    2017: Same setup. 15 taps; 4.5 gal
    2018: Same setup. Limited time. 12 taps and short season; 2.2 gal
    2019: Very limited time. 7 taps and a short season; 1.8 gal
    2020: New Mason 2x3 XL halfway through season; 9 taps 2 gal
    2021: Same 2x3, 18 taps, 4.5 gal
    2022: 23 taps, 5.9 gal
    2023: 25 taps?
    All taps on buckets

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