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Offline dirtybiz

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Beer Labels?
« on: February 15, 2013, 03:18:56 PM »
Do any of you guys print beer labels for your brew?  If so what websites do you reccomend or other ideas that might work. 


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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 03:34:10 PM »
I really like onlinelabels.com.  They have some nice free software called Maestro.  Often times I'll build images in powerpoint and add them into their software.  They have a great selection of label shapes and sizes.  I really prefer their waterproof laser labels.

Here the latest label I made that I'm pretty proud of!


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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 03:40:40 PM »
Google images and MS Word or Publisher.
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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 04:07:48 PM »
Google images and MS Word or Publisher.

Same here
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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 07:03:59 PM »
I have a Hallmark program on my PC that the wife uses to make Birthday cards, etc......It also has a section for making shipping labels which I use to make labels for my special brews.  The last 2 years, the kids have made the drawings that were used to make the labels on my Christmas Ale.
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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2013, 08:41:29 AM »
Right on!  Thanks

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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2013, 06:49:04 AM »
Does anyone use any freeware and/or open source software that would be comparable to Publisher? I find that word processing apps (i.e., Open Office/Libre Office) aren't robust enough for me and image/photo editing software (i.e., GIMP) is too cumbersome for this type of editing.
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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #7 on: March 08, 2013, 11:42:48 AM »
Just thought I'd chime in and say that if you rub skim milk on the back of home printed labels it works pretty well as a glue.
I've even had some withstand a cooler on a beach.  But I think that depends on the paper you use and also if you get them printed on a laserjet printer so the ink doesn't run.

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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2013, 02:29:16 PM »
If you have a Mac, Pixelmator is absolutely brilliant for $15.
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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2013, 05:27:17 PM »
I have recently started making labels for tap handles. I use a combination of label sites on the web and Publisher. I just import images and put text boxes/word art/etc on them. Try these sites out for ideas, plus you can make your own labels on them (some cost money to download the images, though):

http://www.beerlabelizer.com/
http://labeley.com/beer
http://www.grogtag.com/

Here are a few labels I made:


I have also used Adobe Illustrator to make a brewery sign (see below). It's very expensive, but a 30 trial can be downloaded for free. It's definitely combersome if you haven't ever used it, but you can do just about anything with it. You can see it here with my kegerator build post: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=10259.0
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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2013, 09:26:39 AM »
I have recently started making labels for tap handles. I use a combination of label sites on the web and Publisher. I just import images and put text boxes/word art/etc on them. Try these sites out for ideas, plus you can make your own labels on them (some cost money to download the images, though):

http://www.beerlabelizer.com/
http://labeley.com/beer
http://www.grogtag.com/

Here are a few labels I made:


I have also used Adobe Illustrator to make a brewery sign (see below). It's very expensive, but a 30 trial can be downloaded for free. It's definitely combersome if you haven't ever used it, but you can do just about anything with it. You can see it here with my kegerator build post: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=10259.0
Those look awesome!
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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2013, 01:25:59 PM »
I have recently started making labels for tap handles. I use a combination of label sites on the web and Publisher. I just import images and put text boxes/word art/etc on them. Try these sites out for ideas, plus you can make your own labels on them (some cost money to download the images, though):

http://www.beerlabelizer.com/
http://labeley.com/beer
http://www.grogtag.com/

Here are a few labels I made:

I have also used Adobe Illustrator to make a brewery sign (see below). It's very expensive, but a 30 trial can be downloaded for free. It's definitely combersome if you haven't ever used it, but you can do just about anything with it. You can see it here with my kegerator build post: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=10259.0
Those look awesome!

Thanks! It's been a lot of fun putting these together. My plan is to eventually have a different label for each beer style I brew.
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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2013, 08:45:42 AM »
I love making these labels as much as I love making the beers.  I use Paint Shop Pro.  Elmer's Memory Book Glue stick is really nice for putting them on a bottle.




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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #13 on: March 15, 2013, 05:19:37 PM »
Check out the labels and templates...easy breezy with this one  8)

http://www.onlinelabels.com/Templates/beer-bottle-label-templates.htm

Buddy told me about this one...

http://www.bottleyourbrand.com/custom-beer-labels/funny

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Re: Beer Labels?
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2013, 10:06:55 AM »
Mine are really boring, all text. But I'm just calling my series of beers "Nerd Girl Ale" and giving them number designations.  So something blocky and computer-formatted-looking seems appropriate.

I used Inkscape to make the initial "NGA" logo, then assemble my basic labels in GIMP. Turn that into a PNG, paste a page-full into LibreOffice Impress, and export it as PDF for printing. There's probably a better way of doing it, but I'm lazy and using Linux. For my quick-and-dirty labels, it works great.
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