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Old 07-26-2012, 10:43
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Default Bottlecap questions for the Pros :D

Do customers seem to prefer regular bottle caps or the flatten ones on their bows, flowers, necklaces, etc? I went out and bought an Xyron sticker maker after so many people recommended it,but my images are lifting off the sides of regular caps, but they don't seem to be doing that on flatten caps. Has anyone else had this problem? Could it be the caps? If more customer prefer the reg. caps I don't want to only use flattened, so I wanted your professional opinions . Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-26-2012, 06:31
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Default Re: Bottlecap questions for the Pros :D

I guess the preferences vary really. Some people seem to like the flat caps while others like the regular...most go for the image not the cap (if that makes sense). Did you get the permanent tape for the xyron? I use that and have never had a problem.
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Default Re: Bottlecap questions for the Pros :D

Hi there,

I have found that most of my customers do not have a preference. I use the Flat Caps as a standard and those seem to get positive reviews. I have only had one customer ask for Regular Caps.

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I do not like to use the sticker maker because I personally had the images not stay. What I do, and it works the best I have found, is to take a knife, or I use needle nose pliers and scratch the surface of the cap (this helps the adhesive stick better - trust me this works
Then I use a very light application of Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive Photo Safe Glue 3M. This bonds within seconds and holds! Once my image is placed on the glue, I hold it for just a few seconds, then place a heavy book or in most cases my glass cutting board on top of it. Then once I go back and apply the epoxy a few minutes later.

I hope that helps. I know it is a miracle worker for me. Good luck!
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Hi there,

I have found that most of my customers do not have a preference. I use the Flat Caps as a standard and those seem to get positive reviews. I have only had one customer ask for Regular Caps.

Also,
I do not like to use the sticker maker because I personally had the images not stay. What I do, and it works the best I have found, is to take a knife, or I use needle nose pliers and scratch the surface of the cap (this helps the adhesive stick better - trust me this works
Then I use a very light application of Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive Photo Safe Glue 3M. This bonds within seconds and holds! Once my image is placed on the glue, I hold it for just a few seconds, then place a heavy book or in most cases my glass cutting board on top of it. Then once I go back and apply the epoxy a few minutes later.

I hope that helps. I know it is a miracle worker for me. Good luck!
Thanks! I will try that
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Thanks! I will try that
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