This has been a fun week here at Bottle Your Brand! In response to the steady number of inquiries we get inquiring about what bottled water brands work best with our personalized water labels, we decided to do a little experiment. We went to as many grocery stores as we could find, bought as many different bottled water brands as we could fit into our car, and started labeling! Six hours and nine different brands of water later, we finally have some answers for anyone who’s curious about what brand of bottled water to buy for our labels only.
We’ll split the information into a couple different posts, showing you photos of our labels on the bottles, tips and tricks, and letting you know which brands we recommend and which brands we found difficult to work with. Let’s get started with the small bottles, which we normally recommend for use with our small labels only size.
[singlepic id=133 w=240 h=160 float=center]The Arrowhead 8 oz bottle is a nationwide brand. The bottles are pretty sturdy, and the clear caps look nice. This bottle looks great with our small water bottle label size, though the edges of our small labels do not quite meet at the back of the bottle. There is a 1/2″ gap at the back. The original label was easy to remove, and our label fit perfectly from top to bottom. A great recommendation for anyone who wants to serve 8 oz bottles.
[singlepic id=132 w=240 h=160 float=center]The Refreshe (a Safeway brand) 10 oz bottle is available at Safeway grocery stores. This is a strong little bottle, so it’s not likely to dent, and we think the clear caps look great. Our small label size fits the bottle really nicely, with a 1/8″ gap, and as you can see, the bottle looks really lovely with our custom label on it. Since this is the generic brand of water carried at Safeway, it’s usually less expensive than the other brands. A great option for someone with a Safeway store nearby!
[singlepic id=131 w=240 h=160 float=center]The Dasani 12 oz bottles are carried nationwide. The interesting thing with this brand is that you can use either a small or a large label for the bottle. The small label looks great in proportion to the rest of the bottle, but there is a sizable gap of 5/8″ in the back where the two label ends don’t quite meet. If you use the large label, the ends have only a 1/8″ gap in the back. Aesthetically, we think the small label fits the bottle porportions better, but you have to decide for yourself whether you’re ok with the large gap in back. Here’s a close-up of the gap difference between the two label sizes.[singlepic id=130 w=240 h=160 float=center]
This bottle is a light blue color, with a dark blue cap. As long as these colors won’t interfere with your event’s color scheme this is a great bottle as well.
Coming up next? National 16.9 oz water bottles! Stay tuned for which brands we thought worked well and which brands we don’t recommend at all.
***Please note: It is not legal to re-label bottled water for re-sale. These posts are intended to demonstrate how our labels can be used to re-label bottled water for non-commercial uses only.***