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Getting the Most From Your Weatherproof Labels

  • FYI: This white material is inkjet printable and is designed to repel water.  Water-resistant (also referred to as waterproof) vinyl label sheets manufactured for an inkjet printer are top-coated with a substance that "locks in the ink".
  • Different ink qualities vary; so to prevent ink from scratching off in high-contact applications an additional topcoat spray may be necessary.
  • Optimal Printer Settings
    • In advanced printer settings you can adjust for the different media types you might put through the printer. When you hit print, find the "paper type" or "media type" box and select premium paper (or experiment with the many media settings for best results)
    • To prevent bleeding: turn down your ink volume. When you hit 'print', select the advanced features (you may have to look under different tabs to find this, it's different on every printer) -under the 'advanced settings, you should be able to turn down your ink volume resulting is a better-quality waterproof label.
    Rinsing
    • If you are printing using heavy graphics, rinsing of your waterproof label sheet might be required. Print as usual and let the ink set for several minutes. Then, simply rinse sheet under cold water to wash away any "unlocked" ink that is sitting above the top-coating - this will leave you with a perfectly bleed-free and waterproof label sheet.
    Sealing
    • You can also add your own top-coating, giving it a bit of extra protection. This is especially useful if you will be using the waterproof label as a bumper sticker or some other outdoor use label. It is also useful when you are needing waterproof labels for your line of bath and body products. We recommend Krylon's Preserve It (matte finish) spray on top-coating. It will leave a chemical smell, however, if you leave your waterproof labels sit in open air for 48 hours, we have found the chemical smell to dissipate and that it will not interfere with your scented bath and body products.