For the third (See parts 1 and 2 here and here) installment of our exploration into which bottled water brands work best with our labels, we chose some 16.9 oz bottles that can be found around the Pacific Northwest. We’re working on getting some brands that are more popular on the East coast, but until those arrive we thought we’d look at some local brands of bottled water.
[singlepic id=140 w=240 h=160 float=center]Pure American, a brand we were able to find at Safeway grocery store, is bottled spring water with an easy-to-remove plastic label. Our large labels fit nicely on these bottles, with a 1/8″ overlap, and the bottles are sturdy and easy to work with. The only down side to these bottles is the cap, which is bright blue. These caps aren’t going to look great with every label design, so watch out for that if you’re planning to use these bottles for your event.
[singlepic id=139 w=240 h=160 float=center]The Refreshe brand of bottled water, which is the Safeway generic brand, also works well with our labels. Their paper labels are easy to remove, and our large labels fit perfectly on the bottle. There is a 1/4″ overlap of the labels with these bottles, however, so be careful if you label design has images or text that goes all the way to the edge of the label. The clear caps and sturdy bottles make this bottle a versatile and inexpensive choice.
[singlepic id=138 w=240 h=160 float=center]Aquarius Spring, which is purified spring water, is carried at Safeway. There are a few disadvantages to this brand. First, the water is more expensive than any of the other brands we tried. Two, there is a nearly 3/8″ overlap of our large label on the bottle, so if your images or text run right to the edge you risk covering them up. Though the cap is attractive and the bottle itself is sturdy, we would not recommend using this brand if you have other 16.9 oz bottle options.
If you’re curious about a specific brand or have had good luck with a brand we didn’t mention, please let us know in the comments section!
***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.***