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Post by JK » Thu, 03 Aug 2000 04:00:00



What does everyone use to create beer bottle labels?  Up till now, I have
subscribed to the Masking Tape and Sharpie Method, but figure I ought to be a
bit more creative.  I have heard of people using Avery mailing labels to print
on, but haven;t heard much along the lines of what software is used to create
the labels.  Any input is appreciated.

JKB

 
 
 

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Post by Dan Shookowsk » Thu, 03 Aug 2000 04:00:00


I use my InkJet printer, Microsoft publisher, and milk.

Design and print the labels, cut them to size, brush milk on the back and
apply to the
bottle.  It works like a charm.

I've stopped labelling my beer since I drink most of it (I'm friends with
 a lot of Bud fanatics) and I just have to remove the label anyway.

Somone else posted a template for avery labels for the beer caps....sounds
like a
good idea to me - you can keep the beer straight and the label is only on
the
throw away cap

I can't seem to find the actual link, but there's a site out there with some
beer label
templates in Acrobat format.


Quote:
> What does everyone use to create beer bottle labels?  Up till now, I have
> subscribed to the Masking Tape and Sharpie Method, but figure I ought to
be a
> bit more creative.  I have heard of people using Avery mailing labels to
print
> on, but haven;t heard much along the lines of what software is used to
create
> the labels.  Any input is appreciated.

> JKB


 
 
 

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Post by Phil » Thu, 03 Aug 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> What does everyone use to create beer bottle labels?  Up till now, I have
> subscribed to the Masking Tape and Sharpie Method, but figure I ought to be a
> bit more creative.  I have heard of people using Avery mailing labels to print
> on, but haven;t heard much along the lines of what software is used to create
> the labels.  Any input is appreciated.

Mike Uchima has a template for bottle cap labels in Word. Have a look at
his site at

http://www.enteract.com/~uchima/brew/

--
Cyclops

 
 
 

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Post by M Jarvis [The BrewDomain » Thu, 03 Aug 2000 04:00:00


[Please pardon the semi-commercial nature of this post, but it
seems relevant to the question asked]

JKB-

You might consider getting a program that tracks your recipes,
batches and allows you to print custom graphics along with your
batch data right on the label paper. It just so happens I have a
program that does exactly that <wink>  More information is
available at http://www.BrewDomain.com  .  Please note that I am
revamping the ordering pages so the whole ordering/pricing stuff
is out of whack. But you should be able to get a really good
idea of what this thing does by poking around the site and
looking at the Features page.

Ive found that if I print labels using my InkJet, go a bit easy
on the colors and let them dry well, that a little milk does a
great job as an adhesive for attaching the labels. And it allows
them to come off quick and easy.

Mike Uchimas idea (?) of printing on those little round button
tabs is a great idea, and one that I am soon going to be
incorporating into my program. Ive had a real problem finding
the labels that look like they will travel thru the printer
effectively, but the idea is still a great one. (thanks Mike).

Matt Jarvis

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Post by Bill Ri » Thu, 03 Aug 2000 04:00:00


: What does everyone use to create beer bottle labels?  Up till now, I have
: subscribed to the Masking Tape and Sharpie Method, but figure I ought to be a
: bit more creative.  I have heard of people using Avery mailing labels to
: print on, but haven;t heard much along the lines of what software is used
: to create the labels.  Any input is appreciated.

I bought some injet friendly labels at a local beer and wine making shop.
They were actually designed for wine, but there was a large assortment of
styles and sizes and designs, some of which were fairly plain and allowed
lots of customization via the software of your choice.

They come with a "template" page that can be photocopied and used
to check your print layout. As for software, I just used Appleworks (on a
Mac, but you could use Word on a Pee Cee or any graphics package). A
little trial and error with the template page and you're off and running.

--
Bill

 
 
 

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Post by Andy Daviso » Fri, 04 Aug 2000 04:00:00


On 02 Aug 2000, in

said ...

Quote:
> What does everyone use to create beer bottle labels?  Up till now, I have
> subscribed to the Masking Tape and Sharpie Method, but figure I ought to be a
> bit more creative.  I have heard of people using Avery mailing labels to print
> on, but haven;t heard much along the lines of what software is used to create
> the labels.  Any input is appreciated.

I don't do labels. I write on the crown cork with a CD-R pen I got at a
computer shop (it's a very fine indelible marker). I bought a pack of 4 for
about 1.50 in a sale. The only beer I labelled up had labels printed on an
Epson inkjet printer by my brother. I stuck them onto the bottles with
Pritt Stick.

--
Andy Davison                      

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Brus » Mon, 07 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Wow, a sharpie on masking tape... That's really high-tech!   ;-)

I worked to *** my brew (or I'm too damn lazy) to spend all kinds of
time, money, and creativity on labels.

A single letter on the bottle cap with the sharpie works great.


Quote:
> What does everyone use to create beer bottle labels?  Up till now, I have
> subscribed to the Masking Tape and Sharpie Method, but figure I ought to
be a
> bit more creative.  I have heard of people using Avery mailing labels to
print
> on, but haven;t heard much along the lines of what software is used to
create
> the labels.  Any input is appreciated.

> JKB

 
 
 

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Post by D & C Ashle » Mon, 07 Aug 2000 04:00:00


Quote:
> What does everyone use to create beer bottle labels?  Up till now, I have
> subscribed to the Masking Tape and Sharpie Method, but figure I ought to
be a
> bit more creative.

The Avery label method is great, but I only label the bottles I intend to
give away as gifts to friends and relatives.  The ones I intend only for
personal "at home" consumption just get a letter or two on the cap and the
bottling date on the case-- it's time consuming enough just putting caps on
all those bottles! <grin>

As for what software to use-- I've used several.  It depends on how fancy
I'm wanting to get with the label.  I've used Word for just simple brew name
and bottling date; I've used PrintMaster to include a glitzy graphic image
and maybe some color and text special effects.

You can print labels on plain printer paper, cut the labels out with
scissors and use a bit of milk to dampen the back-side of the paper and
stick to the bottle.  This really works great because the label will then
come right off with a warm water bath when you are ready to bottle the next
batch.  And, if you have some left-over milk in the saucer you used to
dampen the paper, and, if you happen to have a cat----  well, the cat gets
to*** up the extra milk and will be less antagonistic towards you the next
time you have to shoo the little *** out of the kitchen on brewing day!
<BIG GRIN>
--
DAsh

 
 
 

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Post by Jeff » Tue, 08 Aug 2000 04:00:00


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> : What does everyone use to create beer bottle labels?  Up till now, I have
> : subscribed to the Masking Tape and Sharpie Method, but figure I ought to be a
> : bit more creative.  I have heard of people using Avery mailing labels to
> : print on, but haven;t heard much along the lines of what software is used
> : to create the labels.  Any input is appreciated.

> I bought some injet friendly labels at a local beer and wine making shop.
> They were actually designed for wine, but there was a large assortment of
> styles and sizes and designs, some of which were fairly plain and allowed
> lots of customization via the software of your choice.

I use Microsoft PowerPoint or Publisher and a glue stick.  The labels come off
easily with a little warm water.

I haven't tried using printer labels because I was afraid they would stick a bit
too much, and be difficult to remove.  Have you had any problems in removal?

Jeff

 
 
 

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Post by Bill Ri » Wed, 09 Aug 2000 04:00:00


: I use Microsoft PowerPoint or Publisher and a glue stick.  The labels come off
: easily with a little warm water.

: I haven't tried using printer labels because I was afraid they would stick a
: bit too much, and be difficult to remove.  Have you had any problems in
: removal?

Not these labels, but these are specifically designed for wine (or, in my
case, beer) bottles. They're not like the peel & stick Avery labels - I'd
be afraid those might be really tough to get off.

The labels that I use come off quite easily with a soak.

--
Bill