printing beer labels

I’ve been approached by small, craft brewer to print less than 1K labels for a new beer. I would love to hear from anyone with experience printing small run labels. Especially interested in stock options (they think want pressure sensitive) and die-cutting to shape.

Thanks in advance.

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I’ve done short-run labels. Most of them were done on my windmill using Strathmore label stock. It’s uncoated, though. You might want to test wrap a beer bottle, put it in the fridge, let it sit out, check condensation, etc. and see how the label holds. I believe Mohawk has a Superfine label stock that should be smoother, although still uncoated. I also used oil-based inks. None were for beer, though. Wine labels, salsa, candy, etc. Never had a problem.

I don’t die-cut myself, but I haven’t had problems having the Strathmore either die- or kiss-cut.

Thanks for the insight!